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HORSE COUNTRY. THAT'S NORTH CAROLINA!

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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
BLACKSMITH/FARRIERS
BREEDING
DRIVING HORSES/LESSONS
EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE/ ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES
EQUINE DENTISTRY
EQUESTRIAN ORGANIZATIONS
EQUESTRIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
EVENTING
FARM/ANIMAL SUPPLIES                                                         Horse Farm Near Asheville, N.C.
ARM EQUIPMENT
FEED SUPPLIES/FEED MILL/SHAVINGS
GROOMING
HORSE BOARDING FACILITIES
HORSE SALES
HORSESITTING/HORSE CARE
HORSE TRAINING - DRESSAGE
HORSE TRAINING - HUNTER/JUMPER/EQUITATION
HORSE TRAINING - FIELD HUNTER/FOX HUNTER
HORSE TRAILERS
INSTRUCTION
JUMPS - CROSS COUNTRY/STADIUM
PASTURE MAINTENANCE
TACK/SADDLE REPAIR
TRAILER SALES
TRANSPORTATION HORSE HAULING LOCAL/LONG DISTANCE
VETERINARY CARE

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 Viewshed in Polk County on Horse Acreage for Sale
About This Equestrian Dream Area:

Located in the central Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills, the area is known for its mild climate due to the "isothermal belt."

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..."

Lake on Horse Farm Near Asheville, N.C. 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.

Horse Farm Near Asheville, NC.

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Comments

janeAnne, Did you follow me this weekend? I had company in town and we went to Polk county and rode back through Lake Lure. Both are Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Thanks for the beautiful Blog,

Leslie

 

 

Posted by Leslie Godbold, Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living" (WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio) over 11 years ago

JaneAnne...you just gave me inspiration on how to structure my Localism Blogs!

Thanks

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 11 years ago
I would love the photo of the fog rising in the horizon on my vanity. It really is wonderful.  You should really join your son in commissioning your work!
Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) over 11 years ago

Leslie~ 

THIS is one area that my "equi-clients" love...and so do I. Here are some of the finest horse farms I have ever seen. There is a conservation development in this area where 20 AC parcels are set out for folks who appreciate the 2,000 acres the parcels border. The larger portion is set aside in a conservation trust where trail riding enthusiasts can ride the trails. There are streams and open spaces for healthy pastures....what a gentle use of this once burdened land. GLAD you got to "feel" it, Leslie!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Joan-Joni~

I like the idea of sharing my "eyes" on a neighborhood or a locality...or on the culture of the place. That is something of real value (in my opinion) that real estate professionals have to offer our clients. THANK YOU so much for your comment.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Hi janeAnne - BEAUTIFUL post!!  Love all the info you included in this post, and those pictures are gorgeous!

I've spent many a summer month in Mountain Home - my family has had a cottage there for multiple generations.  I may head there at some point this summer - love visiting Asheville.

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 11 years ago

Ann~ 

Thank you. I think that this land, with all its history and gentle/strong spirit can inspire greatness in all of us...when we take time to be IN it...That's one of the reasons I am so attracted to equestrian pursuits.

And when you are here this summer, let's talk about it in person.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
That lake with the little house next to it is soooo me. And you always combine all kinds of sayings and pictures and information...When I grow up ....I want to write like you.
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
janeAnne, when I read your posts and see the pictures about Asheville, I get homesick for North Carolina!  No, it's not where I was born & raised -- but I lived down the road in Hickory twice each time for 4 years.  My son was born there and I just loved it there!
Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 11 years ago

Judi~

Next time you're planning to be in the area, please let me know. I know where the waterfalls are, too!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Sally~

Love this area. I would love to see your area through the eyes of a horse=)...with your commentary and photos. I bet it would be something! THX so much for your comments and kind words.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
One more post that makes me want to visit NC...
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago
janeAnne, next time I go to North Carolinia I do plan to stop in Hickory and Asheville.  I never did make it to The Biltmore so that's still on my list of places to visit.  I definitely will let you know when I plan to be there!
Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) over 11 years ago
Looks like you have found your golden pond.
Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Jeff~

Come on down and "set a spell,,," if you love nature ,horseback-riding and equestrian pursuits PLUS all kinds of amenities for the horse enthusiast, this is the place for you...Look for another post on the subject of amenities...soon...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Do you have any camping suggestions?  We are considering a family camping trip after our 3rd baby is born this month (yes, we're expecting...a girl, we have two boys 4&5 already).  Cheers!
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago

jane Anne,

Another terrific illustration of the land you love so much. You transport me there with your vivid descriptions and exquisite photos!

Ginger

Posted by Ginger Sala, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~ (Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC) over 11 years ago

Jeff~ North Carolina just "makes sense" =)

Judi~The Biltmore Estate is not to be missed. Many beautiful riding trails can be found there,too. For equestrians who love trail riding, it is a special find.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Susan~

Good to hear from you. The next time you are over this way, I'll show ya' some incredible horse properties.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Hi janeAnne - I included this post in this week's Localism Week in Review.   Beautifully done!!

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 11 years ago
Hi janeAnne -- you really made this entire area come to life.  I love the comments as illustrated by the pictures.  It made me feel like I knew each of the areas you are describing.  Very nice.!
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago
Beautiful pictures!
Posted by Chrysti Tovani, Sacramento Real Estate Agent (eXp Realty, LLC.) over 11 years ago
Okay...haven't seen you around...was getting worried...so was Steph....you just must be busy?!
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago
janeAnne, wow, if I weren't happy here, I know I'd be happy there. Wonderful post, and you did not need a photo of the home you described, I see it "purrfectly" in my minds eye.
Posted by Lysa Napolitano over 11 years ago
Great post
Posted by Rebecca Savitski, NC Real Estate Listings (BSR Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago
Horse Country -- that's Flagstaff, AZ! We ride directly into beautiful mountains from our home next to the tall pine forest! But, we do have to buy hay -- land won't support grazing like in Iowa where I grew up.
Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 11 years ago

Ann~

It was a real charm to find this post on Localism Week in Review! Possibly happens when we love what we do... and love  to talk about it!

Chrystina~ Glad you liked the photos. They can give folks a sense of place and equestrian life, don't you think?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Jeff~ Camping with 3 kids...one an infant!...aha! a real challenge. I need to think about this for a little while. I will do that and be back with you soon...Look for an update here. AND...congratulations to you and your wife!!!!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Ginger~

As a person who loves nature and animals, you are one person who would LOVE it here in the mountains....that is if you could tear yourself away from the beautiful scenery I see in your photos here at AR!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Judi~

As I read your BLOG, I am sure that you would appreciate what's happening in the way of green/sustainable construction here in the Mountains of North Carolina. Yes! Be sure to let me know if/when you visit!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Joan~

When you wrote, "...you really made this entire area come to life..." it made my day! That's what I am trying to achieve and I really, really appreciate your comment. it keeps me goin' in that direction.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Sally and Steph! ~ 

Thank you so much  for your concern. I have written both of you. I am back and ready to stir up some energy around-here. Are you??

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Lysa~

It is quite something you know when Florida equestrians move to NC...they are, in the beginning, often concerned about how their horses will do in the hilly to  mountainous terrain. Many choose the areas to the south of Asheville (as per the post)...but I have had some who tell me their horses have never been more fit than when they ride the steep trails to the north of Asheville!

 

PS..that goes for bikers, too =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Rebecca~ Thanks!

Ann H.~Now riding directing into the mountains on fabulous trails...that sounds great...and of course, we can attest to the joy of that experience!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Michele,the Artist-Photographer~

May I say the same for you? It just seems that a real estate professional with an "eye" has a special way to share the vision of what can be with clients!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
boy yours making me want to go riding and go for a trip to my folks place in NC... Flatrock area....  I might have to stop in and visit ya one of these days
Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) over 11 years ago

Desiree~

The weather has cooled off and the rains have made the grass happy.It's a good time  for trail riding.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Wow.  I've lived in North Carolina for years and am almost ashamed to admit that all my vacations have been to the coast.  As my daughter is an avid rider, I think we'll be taking a trip out to the mountains this year.  Thanks for the blog.
Posted by Cameron Bagherpour, Raleigh North Carolina (Cary & Raleigh, NC) over 11 years ago

Cameron~ 

You and your family may love the idea of a trail-riding by horseback vacation. Right near me here in Asheville this equestrian facility might interest you... I have been here myself and can speak to the truth  about this in their ad...

"Fresh mountain air, breath-taking scenery and an old fashioned down-home friendliness greet you ...We are located on a secluded ranch minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina that has been in the family for three generations. Our picturesque trails pass through the high country, scenic mountain meadows and wooded areas. ...Our rides are perfect for people of all ages and horseback riding abilities. We ride all ages, have no weight limits, and are flexible to meet your needs.  

A few other places you might find of interest:

Other places to contact for vacation trail riding with your own horse:

Biltmore Saddle and Bridle
P.O. Box 15072
Asheville, NC 28813 (704) 274-6943
(704) 274-3757

Cane Creek Park
Union County Parks
5213 Harkey Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173
(704) 843-3919

Cedar Rock County Parks & Recreation Dept.
217 College St.
Graham, N.C. 27253
(910) 570-6760

Double D Equestrian Center
733 Egypt Church Road
Louisburg, NC
(919) 496-6564
http://www.doubledequestrian.com/

Doughton Park
District Ranger
49800 Blue Ridge Parkway
Laurel Springs, N.C. 28644
(910) 372-8568

Goldmine Trails
Wood, NC
(919) 853-0184

Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center
6601 Devil's Racetrack Rd.
Four Oaks, N.C. 27524
Ph: (919)938-0115

Latta Plantation Park
Rt. 3, Box 882
Huntersville, N.C. 28078
(704) 875-1391
(704) 875-0808

Leatherwood Mountains
512 Meadow Road
Ferguson, N.C. 28624
(336) 973-8392
(877) 736-8686
http://www.goleatherwood.com/

Love Valley
Love Valley, NC 28677
(704) 592-2024

Old College Farm Trail
504 South Dekalb St
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 484-1731

Sauratown Trails
Rt. 1, Box 527
Pinnacle, N.C. 27143
Springmaid Mountain
Rt.3, Box 376
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(704) 765-2353

Springmaid Mountain
Rt.3, Box 376
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(704) 765-2353

Tanglewood Park
P.O. Box 1040
Clemmons, N.C. 27012
(910) 766-9540
(910) 766-0591

Triple JJJ Farms
1308 Durwood Evans Road
Beulaville, NC 28518
(910) 289-0889
(910) 285-4469

Happy Trails to YOU!

 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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