Horse & Rider News April 2015

Welcome Baby Pi to Carolina Country Acres

Joyce Lewis of Safe Horse Training

Joyce Lewis is a great trainer for our young ones as they start out.

Pi was born on National Pi Day, March 14th, 2015. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.  We are so very excited about this addition to our farm.

Pi’s father, is Stallion of Alpine by Hidden Hill Farm.  Alpine is known for his gentleman like demeanor and stunning movement.  He is a  1999 stallion, 17h – by Alcatraz out of Kerrie Mon Amie by Consul.

In this picture, our equine behavioral trainer, Joyce Lewis of Safe Horse Training, is imprinting Pi. Imprinting is an essential first step as soon as the foal is born to help create a well-trained adult horse.  The approach is to gently massage over all parts of the foal; on his body, his ears, his mouth, his feet, under his tail- everywhere while in a relaxed environment. The foal starts to learn from the moment he is born, and imprinting helps the foal have confidence that humans are safe and trustworthy.


Interscholastic Equestrian Association

IEA kids at Zones for CCA

Congratulations to the following riders who qualified for IEA Nationals.  Avery Morgan, Emily carpenter, Kathryn Turner and Elizabeth Brooks!  Nationals is in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 24-26, 2015.  As the IEA season comes to a close for most of our riders, we just wanted to thank them for their determination and hard work this year. And a huge thank you to our wonderful parents for endless hours of patiently waiting and moral support through all the ups and downs. Can’t wait for next year! Best of luck to the 4 riders going on to nationals! Help us cheer them on and their awesome coach, Chelsea!!

Summer Horse Camp

$25 off ! April is the last Month for discount registration for Summer Horse Camp!

Sign up for our Summer 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.   Advanced camp is going to be June 15-19 Sign up here.


Equi-Fitness Starting back up!

Join us for the new Equi-Fitness program where we combine the fun of riding horses with a real workout for your health.

  • Strengthen and work your core, inner and outer thighs and calves.
  • Increase cardio function and endurance.
  • Improve your balance , posture and confidence.

Our classes are taught by Denise Hammond, who is a  Health educator and Personal Trainer and has over 20 years experience working with kids, teens and adults in health and fitness programming. She also teaches cycle for the YMCA’s and is a public health and wellness speaker.  Denise is a certified personal trainer: ACE, Lifestyle Counselor, Group Exercise Instructor and Horseback Riding Instructor by the US Pony Club.