Gift Guide The Carolinas Equestrian 10

Whether you’re shopping for an anniversary, birthday or the holidays, gift selection for the equestrian enthusiast can sometimes be a daunting task. Here are a few items that we believe will not disappoint.

Holly Hudspeth The Carolinas Equestrian 03 If you are at a horse trial in the Carolinas, it’s pretty certain you will see Holly Hudspeth running from dressage to stadium to cross country, corralling her many riders, of every level.  Holly has had a career that many little girls dream about, built out of hard work and determination, but at the end a dream come true.  She’s ridden with some of the best trainers around, competed at Rolex 7 times (placing twice), and was short listed for the Athens Olympics in 2004.

Duke The Carolinas Equestrian 01Aubrey and one of her wonderful doctors at Duke Children'sThe Duke Show was founded in 1984 to reach out and help a little girl being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital.  The first two-day, local horse show was held on a rainy November weekend at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex.  The event raised $3,000 for Duke Children’s.  That first Duke show was in response to a need . . . that same feeling continues today with the ‘Jump for the Children’ Horse Shows.