Horse and Rider News

May  2014

Carolina Country Acres’ IEA @ Waxhaw middle school went to Nationals

IEA Middle School Campers with Coach Chelsea

Carolina Country Acres riders headed to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s National Show in  Springfield, MA on May 16, 2014 to compete at IEA Nationals! Special congrats to Shaw Castleman for finishing 7th in the Individual Future Novice Flat and Avery Morgan for 6th in the Team Future Intermediate Flat.   Shaw, Avery, Carson Odle, Sarah Ekola, and Kelsey Troutman competed as a team and did a great job. We are so proud of all you!  Thank you Chelsea for being such a great coach and guiding the girls to Nationals.

IEA was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students.

Summer Horse Camps

Happy Campers at Carolina Country Acres with the horses.

Did you know if you are brand new to CCA  you can get 25% off your first month of lessons when you sign up for Summer Horse Camp? We accept ages 5 & up, and have levels for beginners to advanced.  Have fun riding with friends and learning new skills.  Safety is our number one priority at CCA.  Spots going fast, sign up here.



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Sales/ Leases

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We are currently working on a few horses for sale and lease.  If you are interested in something that fits you perfectly, visit our Sale and Lease page.

Memorial Day Camping Trip Memories

So, we actually had so many people interested in the camping trip that we went to The Ark instead.  Thank you to Amy and Jeff Wylie for allowing us to come!  We had a great time and hope to do another trip again.  We have such a great group of kids and parents  Thanks Chelsea  for a great weekend!






Pony Pals  Meets June 8th

Attention Pony Pals! The next event is on Sunday, June 8, from 3:00-4:30pm. Come in your bathing suits (and boots!) as we plan to bathe a few lucky horses and get a little wet ourselves! Please bring $2. Pony Pals must have boots on to spend time with the horses and bring a water bottle if you need it. Looking forward to seeing our Pony Pals there! Please RSVP by Friday, June 6, to Shannon Habenicht at [email protected]. *Attendees can be Kindergarten to 5th grade and current CCA students. Please be on time for drop off/pick up.

Pony Pals is for CCA students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. This group meet’s one Sunday a month for 1.5-2 hours as a way to give our young riders more time around horses, but also give them an opportunity to build great barn buddy friendships, which goes ‘hoof and hoof’ with riding horses!

Pony Pals does not include horse back riding, but some activities include lungeing demos, learning how to braid horses for shows, relay races, riding demos, grooming time, treasure hunts around the barn, and more. As the group continues to grow and bond, there are lots of exciting things ahead. There is no monthly fee to attend, though sometimes $2 may be required for snack. Riders are asked to wear boots and come prepared to have a fun time! There are two adult Pony Pal coordinators at every event – Shannon Habenicht (her daughter, Finley, rides at CCA) and Kelli Lyons (her daughter, Grace, also rides at CCA).