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All the news from December 2015 at the Carolina Horse Park
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Happy New Year from the Carolina Horse Park!
 
Thank you to everyone who made 2015 at the Horse Park such a success, we enjoyed hosting great competitions, multiple schooling days, and introducing new programs and events! We are excited for another fantastic year in 2016 and look forward to seeing familiar along with new faces competing, volunteering, officiating, spectating, and enjoying the Park this year!
Welcome Christine Phipps
 
The Horse Park is pleased to announce Christine Phipps has joined the CHP staff as the Business Development & Fundraising Administrator.

Christine has always had a love for horses, beginning riding at the age of six and taking up eventing at 12. In December of 2011, Christine graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Business Administration focusing on Management and a BS in Animal Science focusing on Equine. At UNH, Christine participated in the riding program and rode for both the IHSA (hunt seat) and IDA (dressage) teams and was the President of the Beta Kappa Chapter of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority in 2011. Following graduation she moved to Ocala, Florida to work with an upper level eventing competitor where she gained experience grooming at multiple international competitions. Upon returning to New England, Christine worked at the Myopia Hunt Club stables where she escorted clients fox hunting, ran summer pony camp, and competed her beloved Connemara Thoroughbred mare "Zoe". In the fall of 2013, she moved to Southern Pines to work at Setters' Run Farm with Ariel Grald. In her spare time she enjoys riding, playing tennis, and spending time with her dog Cody. Christine is looking forward to contributing her skills to the success of CHP by combining her experience in the equine industry with her business degree.

 
Triangle Sandhills Holiday Classic Wrap Up 

Hunter and jumper competitors enjoyed a great weekend at the CHP December 3-6 at the Triangle Sandhills Holiday Classic. Four days of hunter, jumper, and equitation classes were held in three rings providing pony riders, juniors, amateurs, and professionals a fun and successful way to wrap-up 2015.

Congratulations to Glenn and Joan Petty and the entire Triangle Farms Horse Shows Team on another great show and we are looking forward to the Triangle Farms’ shows in May and December 2016!
 
Get Ready for the Competition Season with Schooling Days and Pipe Openers
 
In 2016, the Park will once again host a series of Schooling Days and Pipe Openers throughout the winter months. Winter Schooling Days will be held from 10:00am – 2:00pm on January 13th and 20th and February 10th offering the opportunity to practice dressage and show jumping. While Pipe Openers will be held January 16th and February 20th offering Combined Tests in Green as Grass through Advanced divisions and Dressage Tests of Choice.

Learn more about Winter Schooling Days and Pipe Openers.
Carolina International Course Designer Ian Stark to Visit the Park in February

Preparations for the 2016 Cloud Eleven ~ Gavilan North, LLC Carolina International, which runs March 24-27, continue at full steam. Cross Country Course Designer Ian Stark will be at the Park February 1-3, for a site visit and to continue making plans for the international and upper level tracks. For the 2016 competition, Stark will utilize new routes and questions to test the scope and accuracy of North America’s best horses and riders. Additionally, this year’s courses will feature the Horse Park’s new water complex in the bank field which broke ground in December.

Learn more about the 2016 Cloud Eleven ~ Gavilan North, LLC Carolina International.
Don't Miss the 65th Annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase
 
The Stoneybrook Steeplechase is April 9, 2016 and will be here before you know it, don’t miss your chance to witness all the action! Turf Club, Tailgate, Preferred Parking, Poplar Grove, and General Admission tickets and spaces are all now available for purchase.

Learn more about the Stoneybrook Steeplechase here.

Purchase Stoneybrook tickets and spaces here.
Be a Friend of the Park in 2016
 
Enjoy all the benefits of being a Friend of the Park in 2016 by enrolling today! The “Friends” program features the opportunity for discounts at a series of equine and other retail businesses, as well as discounted fees for cross country schooling, winter schooling, and driving hazard schooling.

2016 enrollment for current Friends: $100
2016 enrollment for new Friends: $125

Learn more about the Friends of the Park Program and the great discounts offered here.
Upcoming Events
 
Winter Schooling Day January 13, 2016
Pipe Opener CT I January 16, 2016
Winter Schooling Day January 20, 2016
Winter Schooling Day February 10, 2016

Pipe Opener CT II February 20, 2016

 
Remember to check out all our wonderful Vendors offering discounts to all our
Friends of the Park

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors
 
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