Horse and Rider News July

New Beginnings Ahead

I wanted to start this post with thanking all my wonderful students and dedicated parents. I have had an amazing experience creating Carolina Country Acres. I have truly enjoyed watching everyone grow and become great riders. I never dreamt my business would grow to this giant size. I am very grateful for the opportunity I have had.

However, I find myself consumed with it despite having incredible employees. I can never close the office door and be done for the day. After a lot of serious thought I have decided to downsize and move my business to Robindale Farm a few miles away. CCA will continue for boarders only at Robindale Farm. I will teach the boarders whose main focus is the “A” shows. I believe my strengths lie with teaching and show training.

CCA will  continue lessons to students  until Oct 31st.  I will teach IEA through the end of season at Robindale. At Robindale, I will continue to teach to riders who are interested in leasing/owning and showing. This is bittersweet but I am ready for a somewhat normal life if that is possible. Please call me with any questions. I will be selling everything after October 31st. I have over 20 amazing school horses, tack, tractor, equipment etc.

Again thank you all for your support and an amazing experience! – Alicia Wilkinson


Anna blowing rockAnna Reising started with me years ago with a stinky pony that dumped her often over 2′. Now she is an accomplished Rider ending her senior year accomplishing her goal of high Jr/AO at 1.40. I have had amazing times and experiences with the Reising family and so grateful. Anna is off to college but she will be back to show Christmas time and this summer. Here she is competing in the 10K Russel Memorial.

For Lease: Rowena

Rowena: 6 year-old
15.3 hands
Mare, Bay
3’9″ – Level 4
Trained, 1-2 years showing

See some of our amazing horses that have already been leased including Dubai, Dual Citizen, Dublin and Jack. We have the caliber of horses for sale or lease that will help you achieve your equestrian dreams.  SEE SALES/LEASE page or contact Alicia @ 704-763-3113

Join the IEA at Carolina Country Acres

  • Classes are offered in four ability levels: beginner, novice, intermediate, open. Any combination of ability levels on a team is permissible, but it is advantageous to have at least one rider in every class to be competitive as a team.
  • Riders in grades 6-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grade 9-12 compete at the High School level.
  • Points are tracked for individual rider accomplishments AND for overall, team accomplishments. Individuals and teams earn points to qualify for regional, zone and national finals.
  • Teams take turns hosting horse shows throughout the season. New teams are NOT required to host any shows. Second year teams are required to co-host at least one show. Teams in their Third year or additional years must host one show or co-host two shows per year.
  • The competition season starts September 1st and ends at the National Finals in late spring / early summer.
  • Students ride horses that are furnished by the host barn and chosen by random draw. The use of personal tack is not allowed and limited schooling is permitted. This equalizes competition variables and tests the horsemanship of the contestants.

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