Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

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March 23 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

March 23 XC Schooling @ FENCE

March 24 Dressage only @ FENCE

May 18 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

July 13 Dressage only @ FENCE

September 7 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

September 7 XC Schooling @ FENCE

September 8 Dressage only @ FENCE

October 26 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

Foothills Riding Club


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)
Our Education Seminar Coordinator is Edith Cahoon.
If you have a topic that you would like to see explored, please contact
Edith 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.
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
The Holiday Season is officially upon us ...... We all had plenty to be thankful for during Thanksgiving!  As the calendar turns to December it is a sharp reminder that the end of the year is almost upon us. For many that means New Year's Resolutions.... do you have one? let us know by dropping us an email at with "Resolution" in the header!
For FRC that means a new Board, a regouping at the January Board Retreat to develop a new focus for the coming year!

For me it means the end of an era, the end of serving on the Board of FRC (on and off since 2006) but certainly not the end of volunteering for this fabulous group of dedicated individuals!  The energy and fresh ideas of the incoming Board is going to be exciting to see how and what they implement going forward!   Cheers one and all..... KC Betzel

All Seminars will be held at FENCE House   3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon NC
6:30 pm Food & Social            7:00 pm Presentation Begins        Free for FRC Members, $5 for Non-Members
To update your FRC membership for 2024 please go to this link,