Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

Show Dates


March 25 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

March 26 XC Schooling @ FENCE

May 20 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

July 15 Dressage only @ FENCE

September 2 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

September 3 XC Schooling @ FENCE

November 4 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!
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.
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

WOW, it's May already....where did spring go?  In our rear-view mirror at the Hunter Pace, the Mega-Show, XC Schooling, dressage Ride-A-Test clinic, and two bursting-at-the-seams Educational Seminars....Whew!  Aaaaannnnd we have lots more on the horizon:  4 more shows, 3 more Educational Seminars, Adult Camp/Retreat, XC schooling, Daniel Stewart Clinic, Newcomers welcome...the list just goes on!
All activites will be listed in detail below....exception being shows, go to our Shows Page 
For those of you looking to qualify for
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
June 15, 2023
Natural Horsemanship
Presented Lydia Juenger, learn how to utilize Natural Horsemanship in your daily interactions with your horse. By tapping into the horse's natural instincts, you can improve and strenghten your relationship both on the ground and in various riding disciplines!
Newcomer's Orientation
If you are new to the area or know someone who is, let them know about a fun, informative seminar that tells you about the history of the community, helps you navigate the various equine organizations, information from a local vet on what to expect with your move here and a review of the trails systems among other topics to help you settle into horse paradise!
To register for this event click on this link:

June 8 - 11 @ FENCE

Bring Your Horse to the Adults Only  Relax~Restore~Advance Retreat 



Equine Partnership Retreat
Four Days of Learning, Friendship and Fun appropriate for ALL Disciplines  featuring...
~Restore the Core unmounted and mounted sessions   Balance in Movement equestrian-focused yoga
~Working Equitation obstacles   ~ Cross-Discipline suppling and rhythm cavaletti  ~QuaDRILLe TEAMwork
~ Crafts, Lectures, Demonstrations and More!