Alicia Wilkinson is known for her patience and practical experience, when instructing her students and training horses. Kids and adults of all ages and skill levels feel comfortable and enjoy their lessons.

 

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Alicia Wilkinson. Horses have always been Alicia Wilkinson’s passion. She began riding lessons at the age of six, and started training and showing competitively by the age of nine. She was successful on the “A” circuit, and started competing in the Juniors and Medal/ Maclays at the age of twelve. She consistently ranked within the top 5, every year, as a Junior in the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association, which is part of the United States Equestrian Federation (formerly known as the American Horse Show Association). Despite being told she was never going to make a living working with horses, she never questioned what she was going to do with her life. But, she recognized that she needed to be able to run a business as well as ride professionally. While attending college at Virginia Intermont (VI), located in Bristol, Virginia, she graduated Cum Laude with two degrees (a B.A. in Equine Studies and a B.A. in Business Management). During those years, she competed on the interscholastic Horse Show Association team for four years in the Open Division, often as the point rider. She represented the American National Riding Commission, traveling nationally and internationally. At graduation, she was named “Horseperson of the Year” out of 150 riders at VI, and immediately accepted an offer to relocate to the Charlotte area where she has been teaching for the past eleven years. She purchased Carolina Country Acres in Waxhaw, North Carolina 15 years ago and is excited to now call this Charlotte area her home.