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** IS A FABULOUS HORSE FARM IN YOUR FUTURE?**
If you love horses and horse country, you will love a special place I know of near Asheville, North Carolina.
I guess it's no secret that just under an hour's easy drive from Asheville, in Polk County, you will find some of the best land for equestrian pursuits imaginable.
And almost everything you might need for those pursuits awaits you. Just look at this list I've alphabetized for you...
APPAREL - ENGLISH/WESTERN
EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE/ ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
FEED SUPPLIES/FEED MILL/SHAVINGS
HORSE BOARDING FACILITIES
HORSE TRAINING - DRESSAGE
HORSE TRAINING - HUNTER/JUMPER/EQUITATION
HORSE TRAINING - FIELD HUNTER/FOX HUNTER
JUMPS - CROSS COUNTRY/STADIUM
TRANSPORTATION HORSE HAULING LOCAL/LONG DISTANCE
Amazing, eh? No wonder horse lovers love our neck of the woods... Of course, horse lovers are not the only ones who love the Western North Carolina foothills. Small towns, historic sites, fine art and craft, scenic vistas, and friendly attract visitors who end up staying! Noteworthy people such as: F Scott Fitzgerald, (who lived and wrote in Asheville, NC,) Ernest "Papa" Hemingway , and David Niven recognized the special allure of this area and were regular guests.
A Few Interesting Facts
About This Equestrian Dream Area:
Of this gift of nature, W. N. Hutt, one-time horticulturist for the State of North Carolina wrote:
"Practical men who make their living from Mother Earth in fruits, vegetables, grains or other products are close observers of nature and her laws. They may not always be able to correctly interpret her ways and define her laws, but if they have observed any phenomenon and formulated any practice from it you may be pretty sure there is something in it, and you will be unwise if you disregard it without investigation."
Mr. Hurt described the thermal belt as being similar to "a will-o'-the-wisp, which always seemed to elude his grasp, but he did draw the conclusion that thermal belts are a reality and that North Carolina seems to have a monopoly on them..."
Polk County was formed in 1855 and named in honor of Colonel William Polk . The courthouse. is almost as old as Polk County, itself. I wonder what the old-timers would say if they heard that Polk County was recently named as one of the Top 10 Rural Areas to Live in the U.S.A.
Three municipalities, historic Saluda, Tryon, and Columbus, and six townships make up the heart of the 234 miles of rural Polk County. I cover stories about all of these in my BLOG. Like the noteworthy individuals I mentioned, I happen to LOVE it here!
Does this look like a place where YOU belong?
Maybe a look at just one incredible horse farm you could call Home would help you decide...So...with that in mind, I've scattered a few photos throughout this post to let you see what horse country in North Carolina might offer you....Maybe you will find a horse farm that could make your dreams come true.
HOW ABOUT... Panoramic Mountain Views, Rolling Acres a Private Lake, State Road Access,
Ample Pasture, 3-Board Fencing, a 6-Stall Barn, a large, Equipment Building...and just over 5 minutes to schools?
HOW ABOUT... Being near the famous Lake Lure?
HOW ABOUT...An incredible Equestrian Estate, nestled in the isothermal belt, just waiting for the "right" stewards with many possibilities: It could be an exceptional private estate, family farm, or seasonal retreat. To your delight, as an eco-developer, who also wants to create an equestrian haven, this property can be divided. But wait...I haven't finished!
HOW ABOUT...A custom built, hilltop, Lodge Style home that offers phenomenal mountain views over your own private lake and rolling pasture...Huge log beams, tongue & groove wood, vaulted ceilings, rustic wood walls, knotty pine, and hardwood floors greet you. The hand milled interior doors are custom built of solid cherry. Stunning exterior stonework from local stone of the Pacolet River basin.
If this is the kind of life you have been waiting for...wait no longer.
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