Welcome to the website for the Running Start Horse Trials ______________________________________________
Closing day for the Spring Horse Trial is
Sunday, February 19th! To avoid paying the $50 late fee, get your entries for the Horse Trial done at EventEntries Inc, email them to Suda and bring payment, or bring them with you when you come to the XC Schooling Day!
The first of the Carolina Derby X Series was February 4, 2017, and while quite a chilly day, I think we all had a GREAT time!
We, as Eventers, really need to support the Walthour Moss Foundation--with our labor (Bushwacker Days, Bluebird House Cleanout Days, Longleaf Pine Planting Day, etc), 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!
Brant Gamma and Pete Landon will be back for the Spring Horse Trial, shooting fabulous photos of you and your horse AND once again donating prizes to the winner of each division!!! www.brantgamma.exposuremanager.com
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!
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 2016 Spring Horse Trial can be found on Brant Gamma's website www.brantgamma.exposuremanager.com*** Photos from the 2015 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 4-1/2 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.