Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

Show Dates


March 19 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

March 13 XC Schooling CANCELLED

May 21 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

July 16 Dressage only @ FENCE

September 3 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

September 4 XC Schooling @ FENCE

November 5 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

Foothills Riding Club


 New Stuff
Saddle Fit for your Equine Partner
Yoga Specifically for Riders
SEPTEMBER 2020   ONLINE!   EquiZen for Horses 
OCTOBER 2020    ONLINE!     How to Pull A Shoe!
NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE!     EquiZen & Seasonal Allergies
Yoga at The Treehouse with Lori Corda   :
Registered Yoga Teacher, IM=X Pilates, AFAA, AIFE   
YouTube link for a 30 minute yoga class with Lori @ Yoga at The Treehouse
We hope you will enjoy this online Yoga class SPECIFICALLY FOR RIDERS, whether your interests are Trail Riding, Dressage, H/J, Western or simply “armchair coaching”.
EquiZen Holistic Horse Therapies
Learn how the modalities of Acupressure & Massage Therapy work to relieve pain, prevent illness 
and maintain your horse's comfort by watching Nicole's twelve minute Educational video... 
                    For an appointment with Nicole,
                    Phone 864-276-8536
Nicole Watts, CAAMT, CVT
An Internationally Renowned Expert in the field of Holistic Animal Wellness and Natural Performance Enhancement Therapies, Nicole is a Certified Animal Acupressure & Massage Therapist offering  acupressure and massage therapy for horses.  
How to Pull A Shoe....your horse's not your own!
Creased Nail Pullers (left)
Pull Offs (rt)
Click here for a downloadable membership form to mail in or bring to your favorite board member !
You can always go to our Membership page and join online!
FRC'sComing Announcements ...
Our Education Seminar Coordinator is Sarah Tweed 
If you have a topic that you would like to see explored, please contact
Sarah at   so she can explore that idea!
Jill Briggs Blitzer of Stay Fit Equine, LLC, demonstrates the basics of saddle fitting in this online saddle fitting seminar. 
Dental  Work for your horse!

Educational Seminars

Curious how your horse's head looks under all that skin and hair? Just how all those teeth grow and what to watch for when things seem wrong?
Dr. Miller Thornbury, of Hunt Country Equine, explains equine dentistry with a first hand look into a routine tooth exam and float.
Follow this link to our Channel....
Subscribe and watch out for  new videos! 
A lifelong horsewoman, Jill has Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology from Purdue University, and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of the School of Saddle Fitting and Flocking, and the School of Equine Massage/Muscle Therapy where she studied under Master Saddle Fitter and Equine Massage Therapist, Mike Scott. Jill is contracted by Saddlery Dresch to fit, service, and design their bespoke saddles.
A ack.......We have all had that sick feeling in the pit of our tummies of going to get our trusty steed from their pasture or stall and notice that they have smeared one of their shoes sideways on the hoof, often times with the clip shoved into the white line. 
WHAT TO DO!!!  Of course we want our farrier or vet to magically appear before our eyes, but the reality is they are tied up on previous appointments and cannot drop everything to come to our rescue.
The Solution????  Master Farrier Sean Gaul and his assistant Chaise Cantrell have put together a quick informative video detailing how to pull a shoe and the tools you will need!
Stuff We've Done
Review all the changes to the 2022 USEA Eventing Dressage Tests Starter - Training with "r" judge  Valerie Swygert of Aiken SC.
Valerie joined a Live Zoom Webinar on FRC Facebook to review the changes to the USEA Eventing tests. Questions were submitted and answered and many more insights shared! Be sure to watch this!!!
New 2022 USEA Dressage Tests Webinar
3rd Annual Hunter Pace @ Circle Z Farm
Sunday March 20, 2022 the Foothills Riding Club welcomed 110 riders to our third hunter pace at beautiful Circle Z Farm in Landrum SC!   The weather was picture perfect spring day, and riders encountered impeccibly groomed wooded trails, with
some fields, and some steep grades, most trails are wide and open, with some bridge crossings, and one water crossing, jumps optional.  Mountain View BBQ provided sustenance. For photos go to

Show Season Continues! Be sure to review the updated Show Rules found under the Shows Page and be sure to watch our Video on being a good show citizen BEFORE YOU ENTER THE NEXT SHOW!  .... there are lots of helpful tips!   

 Watch this helpful SHORT VIDEO CLICK HERE

Cavaletti Clinic with Erika Jansson
Dressage Trainers, Instructors & Rides.... Know the Movements! 
Rivers Edge Farms / Jodi Lees will be hositing a three part REMOTE (by ZOOM) USDF Educational Series called
"Know The Movements"
Each session is about one hour. Jodi Lees will be the Instructor speaker for all three sessions.
Each session is $25 for any auditor and $35 for L Graduate CE since there sill be a quiz afterwards for those participants wanting CE credit.
Emails will be sent out to confirm payment and send the link for the remote session.
June 7 - Session 1 - Training and First Levels
June 28 - Session 2 - Second Level
July 19 - Session 3 - Third and Fourth Levels
ALL SESSIONS   8:00 pm Eastern Time Zone and LIVE only
The following is the description from USDF:
• L Graduates who complete all three sessions and pass a quiz will receive three hours of L Graduate CE. The quiz will be sent out from the USDF office from the roster sent in by the organizer after the last session.
• Auditors will earn 1 university credit for completing all three sessions.
Covered for each level: - Purpose of the level - Movements required at the level
The below is covered for each movement:
Directives from the Score Sheet
Why do it- Gymnastic effect?
What could go wrong?
Review of the important aspects of the level
This a great program for all interested in getting a more in depth look at the individual movements at each level.

Estate Planning For Equestrians

Thursday July 28 at 7  PM  FENCE House

Have you ever thought about what would happen to your horses after you were no longer here on earth? Or what would happen to them if you were still here on earth but couldn't make cognisant decisions anymore due to a life-altering accident?
On June 28th at 7:00 PM at the FENCE house, we will ask ourselves just that! We will have Patti Lovelace of Polk County Animal Control and Margo Savage going over why we all need to ask ourselves these difficult questions. Then we will have Gena Meredith of Blue Ridge Wealth Management chat with us on how to make plans for our horses in the event we are no longer capable of caring for them. As well as basic estate planning concepts, pet trusts, charitable giving strategies, liability, etc.
FRC will be hosting a pizza dinner and will be holding a raffle for 2 free horse show entries. Join us for an informative and fun evening!

Erika, aka the Cavaletti Lady, is a Dressage trainer originally from Sweden. She has worked with top trainers and riders around the world learning how to communicate with the horse’s mind and body. Now based out of California, Erika travels across the globe giving clinics to help riders find the feeling, timing, and connection with their horses.

Visit her website for more info:
Clinic Date: September 17th & 18th, 2022 from 9-5
     Clinic will be held under the Covered Arena at Spiegel Farm, 996 East Frontage Rd, Campobello, SC
     - 45 minutes of instruction in groups of up to 4 riders
     - Enter one or both days. Discount for 2-day entries
     - FRC Members= $75 for 1 day or $140 for both days
     - Non-Members= $85 for 1 day or $160 for both days
     - Auditing= $15
    FRC Members may pay up to 50% clinic and
                  100% auditing price with club bucks.
All breeds, all levels, & all disciplines are welcome!
For the Entry Form go to:
For Questions contact clinic organizer : Sue Mullen at
Hot you say???  Why ARE these punishingly hot summer days called the dog days of summer?    
For many, the “dog days,” evoke those summer days that are so devastatingly hot that even dogs would lie around on the asphalt, panting. But originally, the phrase had nothing to do with dogs, or even with the lazy days of summer. Instead, the dog days refer to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which means “big dog” in Latin and is said to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs.
To the Greeks and Romans, the “dog days” occurred around the time Sirius appears to rise alongside the sun, late July in the Northern Hemisphere. They believed the heat from the two stars combined is what made these days the hottest of the year.