WNC Hunter Schooling Circuit comes to Long Shadows

Published 5:14 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A competitor at a previous Western North Carolina Hunter Schooling Circuit show. (photo submitted by Denise Blankenship)

The Western North Carolina (WNC) Hunter Schooling Circuit will host a show on June 9 at Long Shadows farm in Campobello.
The WNC hunter schooling circuit offers a quality showing opportunity for children beginning their first cross rails classes through adult specialty classes and more advanced riders. The circuit gives out rosettes for first through sixth place along with champion and reserve champion prizes for each division. All judges are paid and highly qualified. The circuit goes to seven different venues, with a year-end banquet awarding high point awards and specialty awards such as most improved.
On June 9 the WNC Hunter Schooling Circuit will make its third stop on the schedule at Long Shadows Farm in Campobello. Long Shadows Farm, owned and operated by Michael Atkins, offers full boarding, hay sales and a cross-country course for schooling. Matthew Lawson of Knoxville, Tenn. will judge. Lawson owns and operates Adamo Equestrian LLC and is a graduate of the St. Andrews University Equestrian team. He has been a regular competitor and trainer in the highest levels of hunter/jumpers.
The idea behind the schooling circuit was to originally provide not only an opportunity to show, but also to work as a cooperative with local farms, venues and camps, to help generate business and equine awareness in the community. The circuit is directed by Denise Blankenship, who spent three years at St. Andrews University in the equestrian program and has throughout the years worked and been involved in various equestrian activities and organizations.
For more information contact wncschooling@gmail.com or find the Facebook page.
– article submitted
by Denise Blankenship

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