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Ride for Fun, Ride to Learn

Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

Early Bird Special

Shining Hope Farms

6347 St Peters Church Road Conover, NC 28613

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019

Date Type Mi Name Price Contact Contact Roster
Sat - 06/29 IH SHF In-Hand Obstacle Course #2 Early Bird Special$21 - $41
Early Bird Special $51.00 $41.00 Competitor (Age 23+) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $31.00 $21.00 Competitor (Age 7-22) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $31.00 $21.00 Ride Along (no obstacles) (Good until online registration closes)
Kristen VanHoose kristenspencer.shf@gmail.com
(704) 827-3788
Sat - 06/29 TC 5 Lake Hickory Trail Challenge #2 Early Bird Special$28 - $55
Early Bird Special $65.00 $55.00 Competitor (Age 23+) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $38.00 $28.00 Competitor (Age 7-22) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $38.00 $28.00 Ride Along (no obstacles) (Good until online registration closes)
Kristen VanHoose kristenspencer.shf@gmail.com
(704) 827-3788
Sun - 06/30 OT 2 Conover Creek Obstacle Trail #2 Early Bird Special$24.50 - $48
Early Bird Special $58.00 $48.00 Competitor (Age 23+) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $34.50 $24.50 Competitor (Age 7-22) (Good until online registration closes)
Early Bird Special $34.50 $24.50 Ride Along (no obstacles) (Good until online registration closes)
Kristen VanHoose kristenspencer.shf@gmail.com
(704) 827-3788

Online registration closes Thursday, June 27, 7:00pm, EST


About The Venue

Shining Hope Farms is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002 whose mission is to enable children and adults with disabilities to achieve functional goals through the use of equine assisted activities and Therapy.  We operate three locations in the western Piedmont region of North Carolina. These locations include our original location in Mt. Holly, a satellite farm in Charlotte, and our newest satellite location in Conover, NC. In addition, we operate a small therapy services program at a ranch in Gastonia, NC. 

Historically 85% of our patients make functional gains; including improvements in head-control, trunk control, speech patterns, as well as the ability to walk. These functional gains, made during equine-assisted therapy, help transform the lives of our clients and their families. 

 Funds from this ETS event will support our programs; enabling our organization to provide much-needed life-altering services. Shining Hope Farms is a gold level participant with GuideStar, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability.   

Location

6347 St. Peters Church Road, Conover, NC 28613

The Conover Farm offers an outdoor arena, a 100 x 200 enclosed arena, a round pen, 20 acres of pastures with run-in sheds, and 110 acres of beautiful wooded trails which wrap around Lake Hickory in the foothills of The Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Our facility offers 2 indoor restrooms and a hot/cold water wash bay.

Lodging

LIMITED Primitive Camping available on-site. Call to reserve your spot. 

There are a number of very nice hotels in Hickory and Conover within 15-20 minutes of the farm. 

1) Holiday Inn Express & Suites Conover: Address: 104 10th Street, Nw, Conover, NC 28613     Phone: (828) 465-7070

If interested in booking with Holiday Inn, reference "trail series" for $99/night rate. 

2) Best Western Hickory : 1520 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602• (828) 323-1150

 

Event Details

Saturday AM we will be hosting an In-hand obstacle course, followed in the PM by a 5-mile Trail Challenge. 

Sunday we will conclude the weekend events with a 2-mile Obstacle Trail.

The Terrain

Shining Hope Farms offers over one hundred acres of trails to enjoy with your horse including farm fields, timber, hills, creeks, and our North Carolina clay. 

There will be few areas along the trail where the horses will have to traverse over some gravel and rock. Horse shoes are not required, the majority of the trail footing will be dirt and grass. 

Meals

Shell's BBQ will be providing lunch for Saturday.                                                                                                                Sunday lunch TBD. 

 

 

 

Awards

Beautiful ribbons 1st-6th place Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced! 1st-3rd place Junior (age 13-17), 1st-3rd place Youngin' (age 7-12), and 1st place Newcomer!

Shining Hope Farms
6347 St Peters Church Road
Conover, NC 28613


Google Directions


Event Host Directions:

If coming from Hickory, use Springs Road NE and take slight left onto St. Peters Church Road (you will see Sig's Tire). Follow for about 1 mile. Barn will be on your left.

Heading north on I-40, take exit 138 toward Oxford School Road and follow for about 5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 16 N. Follow for about 3 miles. Turn left onto St. Peter's Church Road. Drive about 1 mile and barn will be on your right.

If coming from Charlotte, Heading north on Hwy 16, follow Hwy 16 N (will be around 40 miles or so) and turn left onto St. Peter's Church road. Drive about 1 miles and barn will be on your right. 

 

 

 

AGENDA

FRIDAY
3:00pm Gates Open
5:00pm Early Check In Available
SATURDAY - In-Hand Obstacle Course
8:00am New arrival Check In
8-9am Judge Briefing
9:00am Rider Briefing
10:00am First riders out on the course
Lunch after your ride
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!
SATURDAY - Trail Challenge
1:30-2pm Judge Briefing
2-3pm Rider Briefing
3:30pm First riders out on the course
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shouts Outs!
SUNDAY - Obstacle Trail
8:00am New arrival Check In
8-9am Judge Briefing
9:00am Rider Briefing
10:00am First riders out on the course
Judge Shout Outs once all riders are in!
Awards after Judge Shout Outs!

AVAILABLE AMENITY RESERVATIONS

STALLS
Friday Night Stall - 12X12 covered $25.00
Saturday Night Stall - 12X12 covered $25.00
MEALS
Saturday Lunch (pricing varied) $8.00
Paddocks
Paddock Rental Friday(2+ horses per paddock) $50.00
Paddock Rental Saturday(2+ horses per paddock) $50.00