Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

Educational Seminars 2021

Show Dates

    

March 13 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

March 14 XC Schooling @ FENCE

May 29 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

July 17 Dressage only @ FENCE

September 4 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

November 6 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

Foothills Riding Club

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2021

2021
 News
Saddle Fit for your Equine Partner
Yoga Specifically for Riders
Fall
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
  
  
  
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”.
   
Click this YouTube link for a 30 minute yoga class with Lori @ Yoga at The Treehouse
                                        https://youtu.be/S1TAZgpfGII
All LIVE seminars are postponed for now HOWEVER we are hoping to return to in-person soon!  In the meantime check out our library of online seminars.... See 'News' Below.....

Lori is a Registered Yoga Teacher through The Yoga Alliance, holds a Yoga Teacher Certification from the

Anusara School of Yoga, a Pre and Post-Natal Yoga Certification through The Integral Yoga Institute and an IM=X Pilates Certification.  

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... 

                          https://youtu.be/ddRIkmrPE2M 

 

                    For an appointment with Nicole,

                    Phone 864-276-8536
                    Email nicole@equizenbiz.fatcow.com
                Serving All Breeds and Disciplines in the USA, Ireland and France.

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!
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!
            https://youtu.be/lirPcMumt7o
Creased Nail Pullers (left)
Pull Offs (rt)
pictured Chaise Cantrell (left)   Sean Gaul (rt)
The Tree House Yoga Studio...
is a gem nestled in the peaceful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Columbus, North Carolina.
Each season brings a new view from the private yoga studio:  Winter opens up the eyes to the neighboring pasture with a little white barn, horses grazing and the nearby mountains.  In Spring and Summer we are enveloped in a canopy of green leaves creating a natural sanctuary with the accompaniment of birds singing and water flowing.  In Fall, before the trees surrender their leaves, we are witness to warm golds, bright yellows and vibrant reds that only this time of year brings.
Practice Yoga on YOUR Schedule!!!  Now offering Live Streaming and On-Demand Online Classes for $10  Visit our website or email Lori for details about classes offered and how to sign up!
 
 
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's 1st Webinar!
Additionally, our Education Coordinator, Sue Mullen (back for a second stint at this job!!!) is hard at work planning for some online educational opportunites for everyone this year!   If you have a topic that you would like to see explored, please contact Sue at   foothillsridingclub@gmail.com   so she can explore that idea!
It's FINALLY Fall (dare I say it.... Y'all) cooler temperatures and perfect riding conditions!
The September Labor Day Weekend show was comfortable full, it was the first show in a long time that we did not run a waitlist!  The November 6 is now open for entries and filling fast! If you are not feeling the urge to show, we always love to have volunteers!  And by volunteering you will earn club bucks which can be used to pay for future show entries or FRC membership, or clinics, or..... the possibilities are endless!
And speaking of showing..... be sure to tune into FRC's First Ever  "Ask The Judge Webinar"  see below for details!
Membership
Jill Briggs Blitzer of Stay Fit Equine, LLC, demonstrates the basics of saddle fitting in this online saddle fitting seminar. 
  
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.
Dental  Work for your horse!

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.

With the end of the year comes lots of changes ..... on the Board of Directors, due to Covid how we proceed with elections, educational seminars, award ceremonies and much much more. Stay tuned-in for more information!
AFTER YOUR DRESSAGE TEST HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED….
-but the judge was on to another test with another rider -or the judge went home for the day -or you felt too timid to ask -or you needed time to gather your thoughts before asking -or you saw the video and couldn 't reconcile what you saw with the judge ' s comment -or you had no idea what the judge ' s comment meant -or you were just curious what made the difference between a score of 6 and a score of 7 in the extended walk
  
Foothills Riding Club Presents Our first ever Ask the Judge Webinar! Valerie Swygert of Aiken, SC is a frequent judge of FRC' s schooling shows is going to be joining a Live Zoom Webinar on Facebook to answer ALL of the questions you ' ve been dying to ask. You 'll be able to submit your questions to our FB page and have Valerie answer them in real time!
  
Valerie has her USDF Bronze and Silver medals, and is a USEF “ r ”  judge. An accomplished Judge that believes "Dressage is not boring and should never be harsh". Learn some tips and tricks to ride better and how to maximize the most points you can from your test.
TUNE IN TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ON OCT. 20TH, 2021 @ 7:00 PM TO ASK THE JUDGE!