All the news from August 2016 at the Carolina Horse Park
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Greetings from the Carolina Horse Park!
We hope you all have a nice and relaxing Labor Day weekend! Everyone at the Park has been busy preparing for an exciting fall season. With eventing competitions, a driving event, dressage championships, and plenty of schooling days, the Horse Park will be abuzz with activity in the coming months and we look forward to seeing everyone out here!
Congratulations to Team USA
Everyone at the Park would like to offer a huge congratulations to the U.S. Equestrian Teams for their outstanding medal haul last month at the Olympic Games in Rio. The Show Jumping Team of Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, Kent Farrington, and Lucy Davis produced impressive rounds to claim Team Silver, while the Dressage Team of Steffen Peters, Laura Graves, Kasey Perry Glass, and Ali Brock upset a formidable team from The Netherlands to earn Team Bronze.

And of course, who will ever forget Phillip Dutton’s epic save on the cross country as he galloped to Individual Bronze with longtime partner Mighty Nice. Phillip and his teammates Boyd Martin, Lauren Kieffer, and Clark Montgomery have been frequent competitors at CHP Horse Trials over the years and we look forward to seeing them back here!

Congratulations to all of Team USA!
Five Points Horse Trials Runs Over Two Days Next Weekend
Next weekend we are excited to host some of North America’s best eventers for the Five Points Horse Trials, September 10th-11th. This year's event will run over two days not three days as originally scheduled. Horse Trial competition and Combined Tests will be held at the Beginner Novice through Advanced levels, in addition to Future, New and Young Horse divisions.

Please be aware Dressage, Show Jumping, and Young Horse class will be held on Saturday and all cross country will run on Sunday.
Keep up-to-date with all the start times, results, course maps, and much more on the Competitor Information page and the Event Center App.

And don’t forget you can rent a Golf Cart for the weekend through Carolina Carriage by calling (910) 295-0574 and order your horse show essentials through Moore Equine!
Join us on the Saturday of Five Points Horse Trials for the Carolina Horse Park's Derby Cross
This unique competition will feature courses of both stadium and cross country jumps.  In addition, rounds will be judged and timed; further information regarding scoring will be available on

The following levels will be offered, with difficulty of questions appropriate to height;
  • Up to 3'6" 
  • Up to 3'
  • Up to 2'6"
  • Up to 2'
  • Up to 18"
Pre-register by Wednesday, Sept. 7, to guarantee your spot!  
Each round will be $100.  
Entries received and changed after 9/7 will be subject to late and change fees.
Gallops on the Track Provide a Fun and Educational Experience
The “gallops” give participants the chance to train on some of the best and meticulously maintained footing in the Sandhills. As well as it provides a great educational opportunity as meter markers were set in 50 meter increments up until 1350, giving riders the chance to learn how to accurately gauge their speeds.

Throughout the summer we have hosted four “Gallops on the Track” and look forward to hosting another on October 15th, come out a join us for a fun and educational opportunity!
Take a Virtual Tour of the CHP
Enjoy the Tour!
Timberland HDT the Park's First Recognized HDT and Obstacle Schooling Day

Join us for Timberland HDT September 30th – October 2nd! This event is the third of the Cross Carolina HDT Challenge in partnership with Carriage Club HDT in May and Windridge HDT in the beginning of September. We will have Combined Tests at Training through Advanced levels and Dressage Test at the Training through Intermediate levels for Singles, Pairs and Four-in-Hands. The Combined Test will be held on Friday, with Dressage and Cones on Saturday followed by Marathon Section B on Sunday.

An Obstacle Schooling Day has been added to the CHP calendar, on Monday October 3rd. Enter the Schooling Day here and come hone your skills.

We look forward to seeing all of our local drivers from the Moore County Driving Club as well as many of our loyal driving competitors from our neighboring states and Driving Clubs at our first recognized HDT.
October Fest at the October War Horse

We are pleased to announce that October’s WHES weekend will feature an October Fest theme during Saturday’s Wine and Cheese Social. Six local restaurants and caterers will be providing some of their signature dishes, additionally beer will be supplied by Southern Pines Brewing Co. Another fun feature of the weekend will be a Dunk Tank, which will allow you the chance to dunk a trainer or a CHP celebrity!

The October Fest celebration will also feature the role out of the Park’s new “Get Involved Campaign”, which will offer many opportunities for Horse Park patrons to become invested in the future of the CHP.

Dressage Championships Held at the Park for the First Time
We will end our busy month of October, by hosting the NCDCTA Dressage Championship presented by Paradise Farm & Tack for the first time in the Park’s history! Horse and Riders have been competing at NCDCTA Qualifying Competitions throughout the year in order to earn valuable HOY points.

We are very excited to add such a prestigious show to our fall calendar and look forward to welcoming competitors, owners, trainers, officials, volunteers, and spectators to the CHP on October 29-30!
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