Horse and Rider November 2014

Christmas Horse Camp

We are now offering Beginner Christmas Horse Camp at Carolina Country Acres!  This is a great christmas present and it gives your kids something to do during Christmas break. Our goal is to provide your child with a fun filled week of safe, fun, and quality instruction at our horse stable  We accept children ages 5 and up.  We offer tons of fun activities such as games on horseback, riding lessons, trail riding, crafts, grooming, tacking and untacking, etc. The dates will be Dec 29- 31.

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IEA and UNCC Updates

iea-logoOur IEA program is in full swing now and our riders have been showing and doing very well.  Several of our riders have already accrued enough points to go on to Regionals!  We are presently gearing up to host our own IEA Show at CCA on Saturday, December 6th.  We would like to thank our parents and riders in advance for all their hard work in preparation for the show.


UnCC charlotte

The UNC Charlotte equestrian team has had a great year so far and have only 2 shows left to do this semester.  One will be at St Andrews this Saturday, November 15th and one on Saturday, November 22nd at ECU.  Way to go team!



Sales and Leases

If you are interested in something that fits you perfectly, visit our Sale and Lease page or text Alicia at 704-763-3113


Carolina Country Acres will be closed for lessons from December 22-Jan 5 for Christmas Break.

New! EQUI-FITNESS now at Carolina Country Acres

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.  We are so privileged to welcome Denise to our CCA team.  

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Attention New Riders!

Your first lesson is FREE when you buy your 1st lesson package!

  • 1/2 hour private & semi-private lessons and 1 hour group lessons are available.
  • Classes for children and adults of all ages
  • Beginner to advanced – any level
  • Private lessons for those students beginning to canter are the same rate as semi-privates.

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No November Pony Pals

There will be no meeting in November for Pony Pals, check back for December meeting and time.   Please contact 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. 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).