Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

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March 25 Dressage & CT @ FENCE

March 26 XC Schooling CANCELLED

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!
FRC'sComing Announcements ...
Our Education Seminar Coordinator is Sarah Tweed 
If you have a topic that you would like to see explored, please contact
Sarah 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....
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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

Dressage Clinic October 15 & 16 Button Baker 
FINNALLY..... the season we have all been waiting for!!!   Are you ready for pumpkin spice everything, sweaters & furry horses?
As 2022 is winding down, it seems like the FRC activites are picking up!!!
We have an up coming clinic for dressage riders which will benefit FENCE, wrapping up with our Annual Meeting and presentation of the Marsh Tacky horse breed!   
Be sure to discover more about all of these activities below!
Born in the UK, and educated in Belgium, Button moved to Switzerland to train. She later moved to the USA competing successfully at the Grand Prix level, earning her USDF Gold Medal, she has continued to coach and train throughout the US. Whether you are a dressage rider wanting to improve your scores or looking for greater suppleness and control in your horse, Button has a unique eye for pinpointing the problem.
The FRC Annual Meeting is your opportunity to vote on the following year's Board of Directors, vote on which human charities and which animal charities will receive a donation of $1,000.00 EACH from FRC. AND, held in conjunction with the pot-luck supper, this year's presentation will be hosted by the Marsh Tacky Breed Association.   The Carolina Marsh Tacky is a rare breed of horse, native to South Carolina. It is a member of the Colonial Spanish group of horse breeds, which also include the Florida Cracker Horse and the Banker horse of North Carolina. Be sure to come to the FRC Annual Meeting & Presentation to learn more about this native South Carolina Breed!
Join FRC on Thursday November  for our final Educational Seminar of 2022 held in conjunction with our Annual Meeting.  Special guest speakers will explain the Marsh Tacky breed!
6:00 Social & Pot Luck Dinner    7:00 Membership votes on incoming Board Members, Animal Charities, Human Charities, Marsh Tacky Presentation
Be sure to check back for more details as the date gets closer!
Clinic Date: October 15th & 16th, 2022
All breeds & all levels welcome! The clinic will be at
Cross Creek Farm, 1906 Landrum Rd, Columbus, NC 28722
45-minute private lesson
-$100 (Includes $15 ring fee)
-$90 for FRC members (Includes $15 ring fee)
Auditing= $25
**$10 discount to ride both days**
FRC Members may pay up to 50% clinic and 100% auditing price with club bucks.
**Cross Creek Boarders will be waived the $15 ring fee.**
ALL clinic fees benefit FENCE... Foothills Equestrian Nature Center!