TV’s ‘Equitrekking’ host ‘impressed by area’s equine tourism’

Published 2:58pm Thursday, March 29, 2012

Newman was treated to a tour of rural Polk County and visited farms, a rehab center, FENCE and Harmon Field as well as area retail businesses. She said she was impressed by Polk County’s trail system and open land, a rare commodity in many communities.
“Having had my first riding experiences at camps in the hills near Tryon as a child, the area has a special place in my heart. After my tour, I more fully understand what a special place Tryon is for equestrians and horses,” said Newman. “What a dream to be able to ride out of your backyard on to miles of trails! There aren’t many places left like that in the U.S., so it’s important to educate the public about the need for preservation.”
The results of her western Carolina visit are posted on her website blog at
- article submitted by Libbie Johnson

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