FENCE Barn Tour features variety of equestrian styles

Published 11:56 am Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tickets for the event are available in advance at The Farm House, Little Mountain Farm Supply and The Hay Rack. (photo submitted)

This year’s traditional FENCE Holiday Barn Tour showcases the equestrian lifestyles, which are a part of the Carolina foothills.
Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 10 a.m., ticket holders will see a variety of equestrian styles or disciplines of riding, including barrel racing, open jumping, dressage, driving horses, trained performance mules and fox hunting. These exhibitions, with narratives, will take place at the FENCE covered ring and food for purchase from Blue Ridge BBQ will also be available at FENCE.
Following the exhibitions three barns, representative of those in the area, will be available for self-guided touring from noon until 3 p.m..
Derbyshire, a new community-based stable will be decked out with Christmas décor, Sara Lyter’s HulinnaDalur Farm is the home of her Icelandic horses and includes an elegant private 10-stall barn with all amenities. Next on the tour is Wendell and MaryAnna Haymon’s Marydell breeding farm, where beautiful mares and their delightful foals romp and play. MaryAnna will explain the mare’s lineage, and you will see the differences a mare makes to a foal as all her foals are sired by the Haymon’s champion Grand Prix dressage horse Don Principe.

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