FRC puts on many varied events during the year, from shows, to clnics, seminars, clinics, community service, hunter pace and more. On this page we want to showcase all we do!
Besides beautiful views, the trails also have a rich history behind them. As the story goes, Hogback Mountain, which is west of the pond at Circle Z Farm, was once used as a practice target for artillery troops during WW1. There were bunkers constructed into the side of the hills on Circle Z Farm, from which soldiers practiced shooting before they left for war. When the bunkers were filled in after the war, they became riding trails for local fox hunts and hunter paces.
The FRC is excited to continue this tradition and we look forward to the next Hunter Pace at Circle Z Farm. A huge shout out and thank-you to our hosts, the Zordans, and our wonderful volunteers who help clear the trails and make this whole event possible! Foothills Mountain BBQ provids the riders with amazing meals. Many thanks to the Western Carolina Hunter Pace Series for partnering with FRC and helping to promote our Hunter Pace!
2021 Seminar LIneup
Due to COVID restrictions and the safety of our community, FRC Board has decided to POSTPONE all IN-PERSON seminars until further notice.
All seminars are held at the FENCE House, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon NC 28782.
Anyone wanting more information can contact FRC Educational Chair
FRC Adopt-A-Road Program
Foothills Riding Club has adopted Moore Road in the Green Creek area as another way for the club to give back to the community.
Details of dates, times and
where to meet will be
posted here as well as our
NOTICE: Event riders, Dressage riders, Dressage enthusiasts -
excellent upcoming opportunity to see and understand dressage from the judge's perspective, improve your dressage scores, and practice in the FENCE competition venue.
On Saturday, May 15th in the FENCE covered arena, FRC will present Fix-A-Test with 'S' rated judge Margaret Freeman. Each half hour session includes the dressage test of your choice (intro through grand prix), then personal instruction time with the judge, immediately followed by a re-ride of the test. Riders may choose to continue working with the judge on pieces and points rather than re-do the test.
Optional professional videography with audio of the judge's comments by Erik Olsen.
And, just for fun, there will be a prize for the rider with the most improved test score!
Please note: there will be limited entries and entries must be received no later than Monday, May 10th.
Entry fee for FRC members $65.
Members may pay up to 50% with Club Bucks.
Entry fee for non-members $75.
Auditors welcome ($20 for the day, can pay IN FULL with Club Bucks) and will be seated as close to the judge as possible. Question and answer time during lunch break.
Videography paid separately to Erik Olsen. $20 for one test, $35 for the entire session.