Sport of Horses Park

Happy New Year!!

For those of you who follow me and live in NC, I’ve got exciting news for you! Central NC now has a new horse park which is going to have lots of fun uses for both English and Western Riders. Here’s a quick overview of the park:

Name: Sport of Horses Park

Location: Snow Camp, NC

Things to Love about the Horse Park:

  • Gated entrance with 24/7 Access – The neat thing about this park, is there is no code to remember to get in. All you do is text the gate number and if your number is on the entry list then the gates will open. Simple and Easy!
  • 24/7 Video Surveillanc – This feature of the park is one that I love because it makes you feel safe and gives you a sense of security knowing that your horse and tack are safe. The other great benefit to the camera system is that it records you riding and later on you can download those recordings to view at anytime. The video is in HD and can be zoomed in so you can see as much details as you want.
  • 4 outdoor arenas – All different sizes. I believe one is going to have lights and the one with lights.
  • Obstacle Course – This is probably my favorite part. This obstacle course is designed by a professional course designer and meant for riders who do Eventing. Now you know I don’t ride English but that won’t stop me from using the course. The course is perfect for getting your horse out of its normal routine and doing something different and new. At the time I toured the facility they only had the ditch jump and bank (I believe that’s the right term for it) started but I know there are plans to add water obstacles and much more. I think these are great substitutes for the natural obstacles that you come across while trail riding.
  • Galloping Lanes – this is a long straight path which can is great for anyone who wants to breeze your horse through the field.
  • Hacking Out Trails – The facility has around 2-3 miles of trails that you can use to cool your horse out on or warm them up depending on how you prefer to use them. At the back of the property is a creek that you’re able to cross over while riding on the trail. The trail will also be part of the Eventing course and eventually will even have some extreme cowboy race obstacles.
  • Camping – The parking area near the main barn is set up with power for anyone who wants to come in and camp. Eventually there will be stalls there as well.
  • Horse Weight Scale – the scale is located in the main barn and available for all the members to use. This will be a nice feature for anyone wanting to know the weight of their horse or keep up with their horses weight while they are in training.

 

The horse park is now accepting members and is open for use. Here’s the stickler though, in order to become a member you have to be invited and there are a couple ways to get an invite. First way, contact them and ask for a tour of the grounds. This is what I did and I promise you won’t be disappointed. The owners will show you the property and talk you through all the projects currently being worked on and future projects. You’ll also get to experience they passion for the facility and excitement for sharing it with the community. The other way to get an invite is to be invited by a trainer who is associated with the horse park. My advice though, don’t wait for that, go ahead and schedule a tour! It’s well worth your time to go see it!

Here are a few pictures that I snapped while I was touring it:

 

Alright the part I know you all are wanting, information on how to contact the Sport of the Horses Park.

All you have to do is click on over to their website (https://www.sportofhorses.com/) where you can find even more details about the park. They ask that to contact them you fill out the form on the site and then they will be in contact with you about setting up a tour or answering any questions you might have.

They are also on Facebook and I would love if you would stop by their page and just say hello and tell them the NC Cowgirl sent ya!! 🙂 Go here –https://www.facebook.com/SportofHorses/timeline

 

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5 Comments

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    Lauren
    January 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I may never live in NC again, but I am always happy to hear about the equestrian developments there!
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    Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle
    January 5, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Ashley! I’m so excited to have found your blog, too! I’m always excited to find other ladies who love horses, writing, etc. I rode horses from ages 7-14, and just got back into it. I’m working with a great trainer with the idea of showing Western Pleasure at some point. Look forward to keeping up with you! 🙂
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    Raquel
    January 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    What an awesome park and I can say that from experience ; )
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    Betty Jo Arnold
    February 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

    It was a pleasure to have met you at Bar T several weeks ago. You’ve got some exciting things planned….I’ll pass this information on to my horse friends!

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