Welcome to Horse Country
Southern Pines and the surrounding areas, in the heart of the North Carolina Sandhills, are a prime destination for horse people. Equestrians are drawn to the soft, sandy footing and the large, welcoming, and diverse horse community.
At the heart of the equestrian community is the 4,000- acre Walthour-Moss Foundation (WMF), with its beautiful, signature longleaf pines. According to Stephen Later, the chairman of the foundation, “WMF is a defiant remnant of the longleaf pine forests and savannas that once dominated our country’s southeastern coast. It’s a place to escape quotidian concerns and find acres in which to ride and sense the sights and sounds that greeted travelers, from Siouan Indians to Highland Scots, in centuries past.”
Adding to the draw of Southern Pines is the 250-acre Carolina Horse Park, which holds events attracting international-caliber competitors in hunter jumper, dressage, eventing, and combined driving. Horse people who come to visit enjoy 192 permanent stalls, 6 championship-level cross-country courses, show rings, trails, a derby field, and a steeplechase track that hosts the annual Stonybrook Steeplechase.
The Walthour-Moss Foundation
…was established upon the death of William O. “Pappy” Moss to ensure the preservation of the open land that he and Virginia Walthour Moss so treasured. The Foundation is located in the Sandhills of North Carolina, one mile from the town of Southern Pines. It occupies over 4000 acres, virtually unspoiled by progress and development.
PO Box 1794
Southern Pines, NC 28388
(910) 695 – 7811
Carolina Horse Park
The Carolina Horse Park Foundation (CHP) is a 315 acre, nationally recognized, premiere equine competition venue. the Park is dedicated to the preservation of open space for equestrian and recreational purposes with multi-disciplined capabilities suitable for championship level equine competitions. In addition, it hosts other agricultural events and fun outdoor activities open to non-equestrians.
2814 Montrose Road
Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 875 – 2074
… is an upscale equestrian community designed by horse people for horse people who expect nothing but the best in their homes and for their horses. The Fields is also a wonderful place to live on a large estate sized lot (10 to 20 acres), even if you do not have horses.
101 Bracken Hill Rd
Cameron, NC 28326
Their mission is to enhance the lives of children and adults with diverse cognitive, emotional, and physical needs by providing a safe environment for therapeutic horsemanship.
PO Box 327
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Quietly nestled in Moore County, North Carolina, and with over 600 acres of rolling hills, pasturelands, breathtaking vistas, a state-of-the-art equestrian center, and superbly unique custom homes – all surrounding the scenic, 80-acre Lake Troy Douglas.
McLendon Hills is truly your North Carolina’s Lake & Equestrian Community!
275 McLendon Hills Dr.
West End, NC 27376
(910) 673 – 4951
Located just minutes from the famed Pinehurst Village and Southern Pines. Above all, right in the middle of the famed Sandhills of North Carolina. Where Golf, Equestrian Communities, Arts and so much more meet.
100 Grande Pines Vista
Pinehurst, NC 27281
(910) 639 – 2883