Melissa Allen The Carolinas Equestrian 01 Melissa Allen is no stranger to starting new things ... she’s been starting young horses since her riding career began and she continues to try new things with her move from Kansas City, KS, to Waxhaw, NC.  Gone are the chilly rides bundling up in layers of warm clothing.  Now, Melissa’s winters will be spent at Robindale Farm, a premier facility boasting a covered arena with mirrors and GGT footing as well as 12x12 matted stalls, grass turn out, and a farmhouse style tack room.  Melissa hopes to turn Robindale Farm into a top-notch dressage barn, offering lessons, clinics and sale horses.  “I have a lot of goals that I want to achieve with this move.  I want to compete in the “big” ring at Tryon International Equestrian Center, while having a great group of sale horses ready.  I want Robindale and Melissa Allen Dressage to be a well-known program throughout our region and beyond,” states Melissa.

SCAD The Carolinas Equestrian 01 SCAD is the first art and design university in the U.S. to offer a comprehensive intercollegiate equestrian environment, with both a national championship winning competitive equestrian team, and an equestrian studies academic program.  SCAD provides students a lively, well-rounded environment that fosters camaraderie, team spirit and healthy competition.  SCAD equestrian epitomizes these principles.

TRHC The Carolinas Equestrian 05 From early June to mid-July the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club (TR&HC) showed why it continues to lead among equestrian organizations.  At the summer Charity Horse Shows there were classes offered from cross rails to International Hunter and Grand Prix.  On top of their stewardship of the sport, TR&HC knows how to have fun as well!