We would like to introduce our readers to our new guest writer, Libbie Johnson. She is the lady who is in charge of creating, editing, and updating our favorite equestrian website, Tryon Horse Country. It is the best online resource for any equestrian who lives in Western North Carolina, is thinking about moving to the area, or is just planning a trip to visit. Thank you, Libbie, for sharing your wealth of knowledge with our readers!
Ten Things We Bet You Didn’t Know
- 2008 was the Year of the Horse in video gaming. The category went off the charts in sales. It was the year to be a 12 year old girl with a joy stick.
- New Hampshire is the first state to have a public charter school, specializing in equine science. The New Hampshire Equestrian Academy Charter School has a college prep program with an equine science focus. The school was a product of the state’s education reform process. Cool.
- Many high schools now have equestrian teams that compete. It started on the west coast, of course, and now growing every year, with local students getting their “letter sweater