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Horse Farm Owner, Boarder or Spectator

 ​The Sandhills offers Equestrians a vast array of Living, Barn, Training and Trail Options. So, it is no small wonder that people live on Horse Farms in Southern Pines, Whispering Pines, Pinehurst, Carthage, and West End (as well as other Moore County towns). No matter what your first priority, whether it be the House, the Barn, or the Land, you will be able to find your perfect Horse Farm Paradise (in a variety of price ranges), unsurpassed by any other location. The biggest difference between our Horse Community and any other are the people. Here, probably because we are a smaller town, participants in the different disciplines do socialize! And that has a lot to do with the community's support of the Walthour Moss Foundation.

The Farms surrounding the Walthour Moss Foundation are very desirable because of location! It is very easy to enter Foundation and ride its 4000+ acres of undeveloped woodlands along beautiful trails. The Foundation is open to every horse person.

There are other Satellite-Equestrian Areas providing their own trail systems. And those looking for a smaller more intimate community may opt for this situation. 

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Walthour Moss Foundation

 Started by Pappy and Ginnie Moss in 1978. Its trails meander through woodlands, sand. It is open to all equestrians, and there are public access points. On a beautiful weekend you will see trailers parked along the service roads. Even some of the locals don’t know that there is a Cemetery on the grounds, where a virtual Who’s Who of Equestrians and Horses are laid to rest. 

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MOORE COUNTY HOUNDS

James Boyd’s Grandsons loved fox hunting, and started the Moore County Hounds in 1914. The club and current hounds still exist today! And they hunt multiple times per week. In fact, every everyone is invited every Thanksgiving Morning for THE BLESSING OF THE HOUNDS every year. The area tradition is the official beginning of Fox Hunting Season here. 

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Pinehurst Harness Track

 At first glance it seems an unlikely venue for the Horse set. It is right across the street from the Pinehurst Country Club. Standard bred racehorses have been wintering here since 1915. And the Dressage, Hunter Jumper and Polo Crosse horse teams compete during the rest of the year. The Fair Barn is a lovely location as well, ready to be leased for special occasions. And there is also The Track Restaurant, one of our favorite local places for a good southern breakfast! 

Weymouth Center

Carolina Horse Park

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 The Boyd Tract at Weymouth Center is a beautiful through the woods ride.  In 1903, James Boyd built Weymouth. Boyd was a steel Magnate, and author of “As the Drum Beats,” about a World War I Fife and Drum Unit. Weymouth is a 1200 acre estate which included stables, golf courses and gardens. Today the Weymouth Center is a Humanitarian Center. It supports Riding Trails, garden shows, garden hobbyists, artists, musicians and many functions. 

 Located in Raeford, just outside Moore County. It is the place to go for Cross Country. And it hosts the Horse Trials, Show Jumping Competitions as well as Carriage Driving events. It is not unusual to see an Olympic Rider competing here, as they train during part of the year in this area. 

Weymouth Center

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 The Boyd Tract at Weymouth Center is a beautiful through the woods ride.  In 1903, James Boyd built Weymouth. Boyd was a steel Magnate, and author of “As the Drum Beats,” about a World War I Fife and Drum Unit. Weymouth is a 1200 acre estate which included stables, golf courses and gardens. Today the Weymouth Center is a Humanitarian Center. It supports Riding Trails, garden shows, garden hobbyists, artists, musicians and many functions. 

Carolina Horse Park

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 Located in Raeford, just outside Moore County. It is the place to go for Cross Country. And it hosts the Horse Trials, Show Jumping Competitions as well as Carriage Driving events. It is not unusual to see an Olympic Rider competing here, as they train during part of the year in this area.