Welcome to the website for the Running Start Horse Trials ______________________________________________
I have truly enjoyed these first three DXs of the Carolina Derby Cross Series! I hope you'll all come out for the next three, which will be at The Carolina Horse Park, and then to the Final/Championship, which comes back to the Secrist Farm at the end of October. Thanks to all who participated! **************
***Results for the June 3rd Derby Cross are up!*** (Sorry it took so long...I accidentally fell asleep when I got back in the house). __________________________
We, as Eventers, really need to support the Walthour Moss Foundation--with our labor, and with our dollars!!! There wouldn't BE a "Horse Country" here if not for the WMF. (There also wouldn't be any competitions here at the Secrist Farm, if we couldn't use Moor Meadow for parking). So please, make sure you leave Moor Meadow cleaner than you found it, and also consider sending a check to the Foundation today!!!
As always, we want to PROFUSELY thank our fantastic volunteers, who come out here year after year--no matter what the weather--to enable us to hold this competition in the first place...and, they do it with a smile! THANK YOU!!!!
Many thanks to Bob and Jane DeMeulemester of Banixx, for once again very generously donating a wonderful 'goody bag' to each division winner--including, of course, the ever-wonderful Banixx. Banixx will be donating a bottle of their new Bannixx Shamoo to our 1st Place winners!
Mitch Williamson of 'Action Equine and Sports Video' will be here as well, to video your round. This is an invaluable educational tool that you can watch over and over to see what you did "right"...and, of course, to see the things you might want to do differently next time =)
Copy and paste this link for a sample of Mitch's work! It's the Feb 4 DX!
We truly cannot thank our sponsors enough. Moore Equine Feed and Supply and Cabin Branch Tack have generously sponsored us since our first horse trial in 2012, and we know that our competitors value their support as much as we do! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
***Photos from the 2017 Spring Horse Trial can be found on Brant Gamma's website www.brantgamma.exposuremanager.com*** Photos from the 2016 Fall trial can be seen on the High Time Photography website, and there are MANY beautiful shots! www.hightimephotos.com***
Please, if you have any landscaping needs, give Tim a call at Th' Farm Nursery (910-723-0063). Tim has very graciously given us the use of all the beautiful trees you've seen for the past 5 years--around Show Jumping and Cross Country. He has a lot more varieties of EVERYTHING from which to choose, and is EXTREMELY reasonable!
Eric Smiley Clinic
Eric Smiley will be back for a Clinic on Monday and Tuesday, March 20-21. See Info and Entry Forms page.