Upcoming Events


FRC puts on many varied events during the year, from shows, to clnics, seminars, clinics, community service, hunter pace and more. On this page we want to showcase all we do!

Educational Seminars


Foothills Riding Club

Besides beautiful views, the trails also have a rich history behind them.  As the story goes, Hogback Mountain, which is west of the pond at Circle Z Farm, was once used as a practice target for artillery troops during WW1.  There were bunkers constructed into the side of the hills on Circle Z Farm, from which soldiers practiced shooting before they left for war.  When the bunkers were filled in after the war, they became riding trails for local fox hunts and hunter paces. 

The FRC is excited to continue this tradition and we look forward to the next Hunter Pace at Circle Z Farm.  A huge shout out and thank-you to our hosts, the Zordans, and our wonderful volunteers who help clear the trails and make this whole event possible!  Foothills Mountain BBQ provids the riders with amazing meals. Many thanks to the Western Carolina Hunter Pace Series for partnering with FRC and helping to promote our Hunter Pace!
2021 Seminar LIneup 
Due to COVID restrictions and the safety of our community, FRC Board has decided to POSTPONE all IN-PERSON seminars until further notice.
All seminars are held at the FENCE House, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon NC 28782.
Anyone wanting more information can contact FRC Educational Chair 
Join us in 2021 for our next clean-up day.
June 19 (June 26 Rain date)
September 18 (September 28 Rain date)
December 11 (December 18 Rain date)

FRC Adopt-A-Road Program  

Foothills Riding Club has adopted Moore Road in the Green Creek area as another way for the club to give back to the community.
-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
OCT. 20TH, 2021 @ 7:00 PM
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.