All the news from April 2016 at the Carolina Horse Park
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Greetings from the Carolina Horse Park!
As expected the Park was a hotbed of activity in April with Stoneybrook, the Southern Pines CDE, and Longleaf Pine Horse Trials all running on back-to-back weekends. May looks to be another busy time at the Horse Park, as we kick-off the $20,000 War Horse Event Series presented by Southern Pines Equine Associates and Adequan® and host the Triangle Sandhills Spring Classic. We look forward to seeing everyone out on the grounds this month!
Governance Updates
The Horse Park would like to welcome new officers and members of the Board of Directors and thank outgoing Board Members for all their hard work to ensure the future prosperity of the Park.

We are pleased to announce Bryan Rosenberg has been named Chairman of the Board succeeding Jane Murray, who will remain on the Board as Chairman Emeritus. While Audrey Wiggins will now serve as Secretary, replacing Stephen Later, and we wish Jo Ann Williams the best as she steps down as Treasurer. Additionally, the Park is pleased to welcome Pam Kantorowski as our newest member of the Board.

Everyone at the Park would also like to wish Marshall Glass, Ann and Rick Thompson, and Joe Wurzle the best as they step down from the Stoneybrook Committee, we thank them for their years of service.

WHES Kicks-Off Next Weekend

The $20,000 War Horse Event Series presented by Southern Pines Equine Associates and Adequan kicks-off May 15th with the first of five Horse Trials and Combined Tests. In 2016, schooling days will once again be offered the day before competition, to provide a fun, safe, and educational experience for all participants.

The WHES is excited to welcome back returning title sponsors Southern Pines Equine Associates and Adequan as well as new sponsor in 2016, Merial. Additionally, this year the Warriors Claim, a local organization providing  equine therapy to help members of the military returning home reconnect with their families, will serve as the named charity for the WHES! Warriors Claim supports another amazing cause by using rescued Thoroughbreds from the Cantor program in their therapy program.

Learn more about the 2016 Series here.

About the Warriors Claim

Warriors Claim Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program is a unique program that pairs ex-racehorses and soldiers to create a bond of mutual trust that helps both to overcome mental and physical issues. WC’s mission is to rehabilitate racehorses off the track into successful second careers using soldiers and veterans to teach and train the horses, allowing them to take the journey together and help each other. They both come from a stressful, high-performance background and have learned to cope with stress and anxiety using a variety of potentially harmful mechanisms, such as outbursts of anger or physical violence, or withdrawal and avoidance.

Through observation and many combined years of experience, WC has found that coaching veterans and teaching them how to communicate and connect with these powerful and noble animals, both show remarkable progress and will graduate well-equipped to start a second career or move on to the next phase in their journey.

The program operates on a 90-acre secluded facility in Wagram, NC. Participants come to the farm twice weekly in a six-week intensive one-on-one training program with a qualified instructor. During their sessions, the participants work the horses on the ground using natural horsemanship techniques, developing trust and teaching the horses to cope with everyday stresses they may encounter once they move on to their future homes.

Triangle Sandhills Spring Classic Returns to the Park 
The Triangle Sandhills Spring Classic will once again be held at the Horse Park May 19-22. The show which is part of the Triangle Farms ‘Winter to Spring’ A Circuit, is a great opportunity for exhibitors, spectators, and volunteers to come out and enjoy a hunter/jumper show at the CHP.
The 2016 Triangle Sandhills Spring Classic will feature hunter, jumper, and equitation classes across three different rings.
Learn more about the Triangle Sandhills Spring Classic here.

Best of Luck to Miriam Terry and Angie Nesser

We will miss Miriam Terry when she moves with her family to Kansas City this summer. Miriam has worked tirelessly as the Volunteer Coordinator making sure all positions are filled and ensuring all the CHP’s wonderful volunteers have great experiences. We are also excited to announce that Beth Roy will take over for Miriam as the Volunteer Coordinator and she is looking for someone to partner with her in this position so she can continue to compete at the Park’s events. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting Beth!
Everyone at the Horse Park also send best wishes to Angie Nesser as she leaves the Horse Park to pursue her education, after four and a half years of great services to the Park as the Assistant Facilities Manager.
We will miss you Miriam and Angie!

Stoneybrook a Resounding Success
The 65th annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase, which was held April 9th, once again proved to be a huge success for the Horse Park! Spectators were treated to a wonderful day of jump racing and enjoyed tailgating, the vendor village, and great hospitality.
If you missed your chance to purchase 2016 Stoneybrook merchandise, you’re in luck! We are offering a special sale on this year’s logo wear. Click here to purchase and receive a 20% discount and receive free shipping.

Southern Pines CDE & USEF Single Horse Championship Enjoyed by All

On April 15-17, the Park hosted a wonderful weekend of driving competition at the Southern Pines CDE which featured the USEF Single Horse Championships. The weekend attracted many of the United States’ top competitors and was enjoyed by drivers, spectators, volunteers and competitors alike.

Congratulations to Suzy Stafford and PVF Peace of Mind on winning their second consecutive National Singles Championship and to everyone that competed at the Southern Pines CDE!
Southern Pines CDE Results
Longleaf Pines Horse Trials Celebrates 40th Anniversary
The 40th Longleaf Pines Horse Trials closed out a busy month at the Horse Park by hosting Horse Trial and Combined Test competition April 23-24. Horses and riders came from all over the East Coast to contest recognized Horse Trials at the Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels, as well as Beginner Novice through Intermediate Combined Tests.

Once again thank you to all the volunteers that came out to the Park and made the weekend such a success!
Longleaf Pines Horse Trials Results
First Sale of Kubota Tractor from Central Carolina Power Equipment
Everyone at the Park is excited to announce the first sale of a Kubota Tractor from Central Carolina Power Equipment! Every four months The Park receives a new Kubota and the tractor that had been in use is made available for CHP constituents to purchase at a discounted rate.

Please support Kubota in their efforts to support the Park by passing on the good word and considering one of their many tractors to serve your farm needs

Learn more about Central Carolina Power Equipment here.
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