Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

Educational Seminars 2019

Show Dates





MAY 18




HELD AT FENCE (House), 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon, NC, seminars start at 6:30pm for light refreshments and presentations begin at 7:00 Free for FRC Members,
$5 suggested donation for Non-Members.
FEBRUARY 16 USDF Continuing Ed
FEBRUARY 20 Bodywork for Riders
MARCH 20 Saddle, Bit & Bridle Fit
APRIL 17 Polk Equine Emergency Rescue lecture
Seminars will be added throughout the year so check back !

Foothills Riding Club

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Equine Emergencies and Rescue presented by PEER.... 
The next FRC Educational Seminar will be held on Wednesday, 17 April 2019 at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE), 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 28782. The seminar starts at 6:30pm, for social hour and light refreshments, with the main presentation 7:00pm. This seminar will cover Equine Emergencies and Rescue, as presented by Polk Equine Emergency Rescue (PEER) Executive Director Anita Williamson. PEER team members met every single flight into Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) for escort to the World Equestrian Games at TIEC. Additionally, PEER provided on-call emergency services for any of the horses competing at the WEG with two horse ambulances on the competition grounds at all times. Anita will present some advice on safety in / on your property for all large animals, including information on what to do should you find your horse in an emergency situation. Anita will also bring the horse ambulance so attendees can see the equipment available and how it can be used to assist in a horse emergency. PEER services Polk and surrounding counties in Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. A majority of the PEER are volunteers who go through extensive training in the specialized effort of large animal rescue. Additionally, PEER does not charge for their rescue services and relies on the generosity of donors and sponsors in order to operate.

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MAY 15 Stable & Home Fire Safety
JUNE 19 Everything the Horse Owner Should Know
The First Clinic of 2019.....
Intro to Working Equitation with Megan Malan
Date:  Sunday 28 April, 2019     **Note: Entry Deadline is 18-April-2019**
Location: Red Gate Farm, 200 Rabun Run,Columbus, NC 28722
Costs: FRC Members: $60, Non-Members: $75 per horse/rider combination. Auditors welcome: $20 per person, Club Bucks can be used.
                Checks made payable to FRC,  Club Bucks accepted!     
Entry Form:   Click Here to download  entry form and FRC Release
Send Entries to:  Jan Bellows, 5 Amber Knoll Ct. ,  Weaverville, NC 28787
About our clinician: Megan Malan is an Advanced PATH, Intl. instructor in addition to her skills in Working Equitation. She takes instruction from Carlos Carneiro, Vera Munderloh, and Yvonne Brookes, among others. In 2006 Megan founded QUEST Horsemanship, a small riding school which grew from 2 to 36 weekly horsemanship students, serving hundreds of individuals yearly, during her time directing the organization. Megan holds a Bachelor's of Music in Music Theory from Furman University in Greenville, SC.