November Means Annual Meeting!

Mark your calendars for 

Wednesday November 29th 

Educational Seminar and Meeting @ 

Landrum Depot, 211 N. Trade St, Landrum, SC

2017 has been a fantastic year and we are looking forward to rounding it out with our Annual Meeting Pot Luck and Educational Seminar on November 29th!

Bring your fellow FRC members and your appetite because this is bound to be quite a night! Starting at 6:00 our FRC hospitality committee will be catering entrees from Sidestreet and providing beer and wine. On the menu are 3 salads, Angel hair Tomato Basil Pasta, Tortellini with Meat, Chicken Alfredo.

We ask that everyone bring a dish to share....if your last name begins with A-K please bring an appetizer. If your last name begins with L-Z please bring a sweet treat.

After everyone fills their plate we will get down to business. Our President, Jodi Lees, will report on 2017 in review and share news for our future. We will vote on new board members and our yearly charitable contributions.

The evening will be rounded our with a presentation by HERD (Helping Equines Regain Dignity). This is a group of people who have come together to make a real difference in the lives of over 200 horses. They are working to create a new standard in the horse community and are doing it all right here in our own nook of horse country."Saving One Horse At A Time" is the motto of this rescue group that saves equines from dire conditions and in many cases slaughter. HERD volunteers have rescued, vetted, fed, trained, and given these equines a second chance at life. Members of their group will share how it all got started, how they function now and what they envision for the future!

Monthly Educational Meetings

Although the topic changes month to month, there is always a social time prior to the presentation and FRC provides the refreshments. For 2017 the FRC seminars will be held at the Landrum Depot, 211 N. Trade St. in Landrum, SC beginning at 6:30pm for socializing.
October Educational Seminar
Martha Kemmer spoke us to talk about the role of Massage/Muscle Therapy in rehabilitating the horse! She covered different rehabilitation scenarios and explained the benefits of massage therapy during the healing process.

Martha graduated from Purdue University's Veterinary Technology program and most recently became certified through Mike Scott's Equine Massage/Muscle Therapy course. She has been working in the horse industry for most of her life as a Veterinary Technician, USDF Certified Dressage Instructor/Trainer, and has now incorported Equine Massage/Muscle Therapy into her skill set. 

Congratulations to Patty Lovelace for winning a 2018 FRC Membership! and congratulations to Linda Lovelace for winning a massage (for her horse of course!) graciously donated by Martha!
Membership in FRC brings many perks...discounts for shows, earn Club Bucks to pay for camps, clinics or show entry fees, eligible for year-end awards, qualifies you to be awarded a scholarship, monthly newsletter, free admittance to educational seminars, social activities and much more!
We are offering an EARLY MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL... membership fees will go up!
And take advantage of the Business Membership which includes the option to have your business card printed every month in the newsletter!
Join us to achieve your goals or just have fun!  
Non-Members are welcome to join in any, or all, of FRC sponsored events... but you'll save money if you join! :)

Entry forms
, prize lists and further information are available here on our website, or check out our Facebook Page.

And The Winners Are.....

To support our community, FRC chooses 2 local non-profits each year to receive cash donations. The selections have been made and the Foothills Riding Club (FRC) 2016 charitable donations have been awarded. FRC is organized for the purpose of promoting equestrian interests for all horse lovers, including dressage and combined training, through sponsorship of educational and recreational activities. To support their mission, FRC chooses 2 local non-profits each year to give cash donations to. 

The 2016 donation for an animal non-profit is awarded to Paws Prayers & Promises based in Landrum, South Carolina. Kelly Vinesette and Yvonnne Bebber operate the “face” of Paws, Prayers & Promises at P3 Consignments in the heart of downtown Landrum.

Foothills Riding Club board member, Carrie Knox, explains, “the entire board of FRC chooses several non-profits for our members to select from. All the non-profits are so deserving and we are glad we can help them. Paws, Prayers and Promises is a wonderful, grass-roots group.” Kelly remarks, “ This has been such a humbling and uplifting experience (creating Paws, Prayers & Promises). The need is so great and the support we are receiving is so heartwarming.”

The profits from the Consignment shop benefit local animal welfare organizations and Paws, Prayers and Promises carries out the mission to care for animals and their people in their service area. P3 serves Polk County, North Carolina and Landrum, Campobello and Gowensville, South Carolina.

“We believe in building bridges for pets and their people in our community through humane education, assistance with special-cases, adoptions, community awareness and fostering of animals for people facing the ends of the their lives until forever homes can be found”, adds Yvonne.

For more information about Paws, Prayers & Promises see their web site at www.pawsprayersand 

The 2016 donation for a local non-profit (general) is awarded to Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC), located in Tryon, North Carolina. PAC president, Rebecca Kemp, says, “We are so grateful to FRC for this donation. We depend on community support to carry out our mission. We extend our humble thanks to all the members of FRC for their support.” PAC's mission is to protect and conserve natural resources in the Foothills of North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, with emphasis on the lands and waterways with scenic, ecologic or agricultural significance in the North Pacolet and Green River watersheds.

Foothills Riding Club board member, Carrie Knox, explains, “the entire board of FRC chooses several non-profits for our members to select from. FRC is very happy to we can help Pacolet Area Conservancy. PAC protects riding trails, hay fields, horse farms and other natural areas that are so important to the equestrian community”.

FRC is organized for the purpose of promoting equestrian interests for all horse lovers, including dressage and combined training, through sponsorship of educational and recreational activities.

For more information about Pacolet Area Conservancy see their web site at 

FRC Rider Scholarships


FRC is proud to be able to award four scholarships to riders annually. In order to qualify for an FRC Rider Scholarship, you must be a current FRC member at the time of your application. Additionally, your request must be for a rare educational opportunity or clinic or a championship competition purpose directly related to your riding discipline. In exchange, scholarship recipients must give back to the club in some tangible way.

For further information on FRC Rider Scholarship eligibility, rules and application form, click here for FRC Scholarship

special thanks to Erik Olsen for providing the fabulous images used on FRC's website.. Be sure to visit to see pictures from all FRC's shows!