Promoting the enjoyment of horses in North & South Carolina

2018 IS A BUSY YEAR!  mark your calendars and visit our EVENTS PAGE for details...


The "Dog Days of Summer" aren't slowing down FRC....  

The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs" or “dog days." The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star" because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). This summer FRC is hosting a USDF Continuing Education Program for Judges, a Ride-A-Test with USEF "S" Judge Jodi Lees, Pasture Management seminar and gearing up for our fall show season. Go to our events page for details!


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And remember that FRC Members are eligible for a Scholarship, Click Here for more info & form

Educational Seminars

Show Dates









NOW HELD AT FENCE (House), 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon, NC, seminars start at 6:30pm for light refreshments and presentations begin at 7:00pm. Free for FRC Members, $5 suggested donation for Non-Members.
FEBRUARY 21 Laminitis/hoof health
MARCH 21 Equine dental health
APRIL 18 Truck & trailer repair/maintenance
MAY 16 Trail riding & etiquette
AUGUST 15 Pasture management
OCTOBER 17 Equine chiropractic / bodywork
NOVEMBER 14   Donkeys...this is also the
                                    FRC Annual Meeting  & Pot Luck

Foothills Riding Club

FRC Continues to give back to our community.....

ROAD CLEANUP...Foothills Ricing Club has adopted Moore Road in the Green creek area as another way for the club to give
back to the community. Stay tuned for the date of our next road cleanup date!
FELLOW EQUESTRIENNE Alison Leclerc was critically injured in a riding accident. Currently at Atlanta's Shepherd Center for
rehabilitation, FRC has donated $500 towards Alison's GoFundMe account. 
HARMON FIELD was the recipient of a grading and gravel spreading project in front of the show office. No more slogging through the mud!
IN OTHER FRC News.....
SCRIBE CLINIC...Dressage Scribe Clinic with Margaret Freeman, USDF "S" Judge was a resounding success! FRC hopes to work with Ms. Freeman for another clinic opportunity after the first of the year, focusing on the NEW USEF dressage tests! Stay tuned for more information!

remember to go to EVENTS PAGE for details.


Congratulations to FRC Member Janet Stone, who was awarded the second Scholarship of 2018! Janet used her funds to audit a clinic with US Olympic
Dressage team member Laura Graves.
FRC is proud to be able to award four scholarships annually. In order to qualify for an FRC Scholarship, you must be a current FRC member at the
time of your application. Additionally, your request must be for a rare educational opportunity or clinic or a championship competition purpose
directly related to your riding discipline. In exchange, scholarship recipients must give back to the club in some tangible way. 
Please don’t hesitate to apply!



FRC is excited to implement a new program this year... all of the donation monies collected at our educational seminars will be given to local charities. Thank you's extended to our presenters as well as attendees for your generous contributions.


Pasture Maintenance with Noah Henson is our featured Educational Seminar for August.

We will be discussing different types of forages that are grown in this area and the pros and cons of each. Along with this we will be discussing diferent management practices that include ways to increase yeild, along with weed identification and control. In addition we will discuss the benefits of forge analysis to improve animal health. The chariey Noah would like to support is CT Townsend Ministries of Anderson SC.  

Noah was raised in Haywood county where his family raises beef cattle and meat goats. Noah graduated from NC State in 2016 and now works as the Livestock Agent for Buncombe, Henderson and Polk counties. He loves studying and participating in new research in the livestock field, as well as helping youth involved in the livestock industry.


Ride-A-Test with Jodi Lees on August 18th at Red Gate Farm in Columbus, NC.  Jodi Lees is a USEF licensed “S” dressage judge, an FEI rider and a trainer/instructor living in Campobello, SC.  She has earned the USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals plus numerous riding awards and performance certificates.   She and her husband own a 30 acre facility named River’s Edge Farms where she trains and instructs. Jodi instructs at a number of regular clinics and welcomes teaching new clinic and educational opportunities.  For more information on Jodi, visit her website at or

Riders will be given the opportunity to ride the test of their choice in front of Jodi and have it scribed/scored. For the remainder of the 30 min time slot each rider will have a one-on-one mini-lesson with Jodi focusing on the weaknesses of the test. This is a fantastic opportunity for riders of ANY level.  CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADBLE ENTRY FORM

FRC members : $55 ($25 of club bucks)
Non-members : $65
Auditors: $15