Best Resource for Equestrian Needs in Western North Carolina

Equestrian Directory

We understand that it can be a daunting task to move both yourself and your horse to a new area. Luckily, Western North Carolina really has many great resources for equestrians. One of the most important ones for those who are new to the area is the Foothills Equine Directory.

For those of you who are not familiar with the directory, it is the most comprehensive list of equestrian services and resources available in the area.

It lists all the resources that you would need to live comfortably in the Foothills with your equestrian companion including:

  • Boarding Facilities
  • Trainers
  • Veterinarians
  • Equine Massage Therpists
  • Groomers
  • Farm Supply Stores

This region of North Carolina has an abundance of services and shops that cater to the equestrian lifestyle, and this is your guide to finding exactly what you need. We feel that this directory is so important for those who are new to Western NC that every single person who visits and is considering bringing a horse to the area leaves our office with one.

The booklet is compiled by the Foothills Riding Club, an equestrian club which organizes educational and recreational activities suck as presentations, clinics, schooling shows and other mounted programs focusing on dressage and combined training. The proceeds from their events are actually donated to other organizations in the area to further promote education and support for equestrians.

The current 80+ page directory is available in many of the local stores and also the Polk County Visitors Center. The Derbyshire team is happy to sponsor an ad that helps cover the production costs of this publication. It is such a valuable resource for the local equestrian community.

If you own horses and are in the area or if you are considering moving to Western North Carolina, you should definitely pick one up. If you are unable to find one, stop by Derbyshire and we will locate one for you!



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