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


Hunter Pace @ Circle Z Farm

On Sunday February 16, 2020 Foothills Riding Club partners with the Western North Carolina Hunter Pace Series to host their 3rd annual Hunter Pace at Circle Z Farm in Landrum, South Carolina. CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE ENTRY FORM

The trails for the Hunter Pace at Circle Z Farm are nothing short of impressive, and receive great reviews from competitors. The course is wide, tall and well-marked so teams can ride side by side if they want, which is always more fun on a pace! The trail’s design allows riders to see the farm’s crystal-clear pond from several perspectives and a great view of Hogback Mountain. The trails wind around the property, through the woods bordering Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve, by the old cross country field, ending  with a fun water-crossing over the South Pacolet River before finishing the course. The farm earned the name "Circle Z' because in the spring it is so green and lush that is resembles the Emerald City of Oz!

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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!

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.
Join us in 2020  for our
next clean-up day.
Details of times and
where to meet will be
posted here as well as our
FaceBook page!
2020 Seminar LIneup 
2020 Educational Seminar topics will be posted here!
20-November-2019 is the FRC Annual Meeting along with Educatnal Seminar. The Annual Meeting is a potluck, election of board members, voting on final charities for the coming year, and the final educatinal seminar of 2019 with "Horse Holidays: Combining a Love of Horses with Your Sense of Adventure" 
This meeting will start at 6:15. FRC will provide pizza and beverages. If your last name begins A-L bring dessert. If your last name begins M-Z bring an appetizer.
More seminars to be added throughout the year.
All seminars are held at the FENCE House, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon NC 28782.
Anyone wanting more information can contact FRC Educational Chair Natalie Bacon at

 2020 Clinic dates and events will be posted here

Anyone want more information?  Contact FRC Clinic Chair Rachel Bradley thru FRC at

Clean-up Date           Rain Date

March 21, 2020                    March 28

May 16, 2020                        May 30

September 19, 2020           September 26

November 7, 2020              November 14