Derbyshire is located in the horse country of North Carolina. There are so many resources for equestrians in this area, and this is only a portion of what is available.
In addition to the links below, our top favorite equine resource is Tryon Horse Country. This website contains a calendar of upcoming events, a page about the history of horse country in this area, and many other things that an equestrian who is new to this area would find invaluable. They also send out a weekly newsletter that we recommend that everyone subscribe to if they are considering moving to Western North Carolina.
Tryon International Equestrian Center
Located just a few miles from the Derbyshire entrance, the Tryon International Equestrian Center is a brand new AA show facility.
FENCE – Foothills Equestrian Nature Center
This 380 acre facility hosts A-rated hunter/jumper events, in addition to hosting various community activities and organizations
46 acre park which hosts multiple smaller horse shows
Tryon has two fox hunting clubs, the Tryon Hounds and the Green Creek Hounds.
Two community trail systems in the area, CETA (Collinsville Equestrian Trail Association) and FETA (Foothills Equestrian Trail Association), connect to Derbyshire’s internal trail system and offer members access to over 160 miles of trails.
Other Equestrian Organizations
Non-profit organization which organizes the Block House Steeplechase, several nationally accredited horse shows and horse trials, and the Any & All Dog Show
Equestrian club which plans educational and recreational activities such as presentations, clinics, schooling shows and other mounted programs focusing on dressage and combined training
Carriage driving club which organizes and hosts several horse driving trials each year
Blue Ridge Hunter Jumper Association
Hunter jumper organization which plans various competitive events for members of all ages
Local chapter of the United States Pony Club
Western Carolina Hunter Pace Series
Series of competitive horseback rides held at a variety of locations throughout the Western Carolinas
TROT – Therapeutic Riding of Tryon
A riding program teaching horsemanship skills to adults and children with physical and developmental difficulties
PEER – Polk Equine Emergency Rescue
Local emergency rescue organized to promote the acquisition of an equine ambulance along with trained personnel to serve the area’s many horse and riders and effectively address emergency situations
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