Local Resources

Best Location for Equestrians in North Carolina: Western NC Equestrian Organizations

Saddles

Here at Derbyshire, we understand that when an equestrian is considering making our real estate development their home, they also have to consider the surrounding community as a whole. Without a doubt, Western North Carolina is the top pick for the equestrian lifestyle in this state. In addition to all of the resources in the […]

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Relocation Comparison: North Carolina vs Texas

Texas

At Derbyshire, we understand relocation decision cannot be made without a great deal of consideration. North Carolina and Texas both have outstanding qualities, including picturesque communities, mountain and city views, and wonderful employment opportunities. To learn more about lifestyle and real estate aspects in each state consider the following facets for each. Real Estate Costs […]

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Great Horse Trails in the Southeast: North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia

Horses on Trail

Enjoying time on a beautiful horse trail is more than just time away from a busy schedule, work, and the daily trappings of time. It is a lifestyle. It incorporates a big part of who you are. If you are one of the many passionate about horseback riding you understand what this means to you. […]

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10 Horse Facts from Tryon Horse Country

Bridals

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 […]

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Why Tryon Horse Country?

Pasture

Another great guest post from Libbie Johnson at Tryon Horse Country: Tryon Horse Country is not a circle on a map, but rather a wider geographical, economically-linked area. The immediate Tryon Horse Country encompasses Polk County, northern Spartanburg and Greenville counties – Landrum, Gowansville, Campobello.  The wider swath of Tryon Horse Country roughly goes from […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Live in the Tryon/Columbus Area of Western North Carolina

View of Derbyshire Lake

Whenever we are helping someone who is considering a move to this area, it’s always interesting to see how they picked the Tryon, NC or Columbus, NC for their new home. There’s typically not one specific thing about these towns that they mention, but instead it’s the great combination of several factors that make this […]

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Equestrian Cross-Country Course coming to Polk County

We were very excited to hear that a cross country course is being installed at the new Tryon International Equestrian Center. For equestrians, this means that all riding disciplines are now available in the area, with the one exception being polo (which is a little more complicated in the foothills of the mountains). To read […]

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A Review of Where to Stay in North Carolina

Pine Crest Inn

When people start planning a trip to Western North Carolina, sometimes they can encounter a bit of trouble locating a hotel in the smaller towns. Luckily, despite the shortage of national chain hotels, this area certainly isn’t lacking in wonderful, locally owned bed and breakfast establishments. We always like to offer a little advice, since […]

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Review of Giardini: Best Local Italian Restaurant in Columbus, NC

Woodfired Pizza Oven

We are so lucky to have quite a few great restaurants near the Derbyshire community. One of those is Giardini, a wonderful farm to table Italian restaurant location about twelve minutes from the Derbyshire main entrance. The owners, Joe and Mary, focus on using locally produced foods in their dishes, and many of those foods […]

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Best Location for Equestrians in North Carolina: Western NC Equestrian Resources

Horses

Western North Carolina is without a doubt the best location for equestrians in the state. If you are making the decision about moving, Western NC should definitely be on the top of your list of places to visit. At Derbyshire, we know that great year round weather and being surrounded by likeminded equestrians is not […]

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Foothills of Western North Carolina.