It’s Nearly Opening Day for the Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International (Plus a Perk for Southern Pines Riders!)

Olivia Coolidge and Bold Impression. Photo by Brant Gamma Photography.

Days are growing longer and warmer and the spring eventing season is rapidly approaching, which signifies one thing: the 2023 Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International CCI and HT is less than two months away.

Opening Day for entries for the 10th Anniversary of Carolina International is Tuesday, January 31. Competitors planning their calendars in advance will also want to take advantage of complimentary stabling between Southern Pines HT (March 10-13) and Carolina International (March 16-19) if they wish to enter both events. Additionally, in celebration of both Carolina International’s 10th Anniversary as well as the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina Horse Park, further events and happenings will be released in the coming weeks.

As the Organizing Committee reflects on the past nine Carolina International opening days, they wish to express their gratitude to the sponsors, owners, and competitors that have helped elevate the Carolina International into one of the premier CCI4*-S competitions in the United States, according to EquiRatings.

Throughout the event’s first nine years, the Carolina International was fortunate to have the support of Title Sponsor Cloud 11 ~ Gavilan North LLC and Jennifer Mosing. Ms. Mosing’s generous support and dedication to the event and to the sport of eventing has enabled the Carolina International Organizing Committee to produce a world class event.

In 2023, the Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome Setters’ Run Farm as the Title Sponsor of the Carolina International to kick off many future opening days. Annie Eldridge and Setters’ Run Farm supported the event for its first nine years as the CCI4*-S Sponsor and eagerly accepted the opportunity to step into the Title Sponsorship. Ms. Eldridge is a constant supporter to the sport of Eventing, to the Carolina International CCI and HT as well as to the Carolina Horse Park.

“The Carolina International CCI and HT has reached great heights due to the support and generosity of our many sponsors. We wouldn’t be where we are without their support,” says Bryan Rosenberg, Chairman of the Carolina Horse Park Board of Directors. “Heading into our tenth year with Setters’ Run Farm taking the reins is incredible as we continue to develop the CI.”

The Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International eagerly welcomes competitors at both National and FEI levels. Spectators will get up close and personal with riders preparing for April’s Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*, and all action will once again be carried live worldwide on Horse & Country TV.

“I’m really looking forward to returning to the best event on the spring calendar, the Carolina International,” defending CCI4*-S champion Will Coleman said. “As I prep my horses for Kentucky, Carolina is always at the top of my calendar as no other event does a better job of getting us ready for it. It truly checks all the boxes for horses, riders, grooms, spectators, and owners. It’s a top-class event all around and any rider looking for a good prep at any level should add this one to their schedule.”

Thank you to all the Carolina International CCI and HT sponsors, owners, and competitors that helped us get to our 10th Opening Day!

The Carolina Horse Park (CHP) is a 360-acre, nationally recognized premier equine competition venue and land preserve located in Raeford, NC. Founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by equestrian enthusiasts, CHP is dedicated to the preservation of open space for equestrian events, as well as educational and recreational purposes.

Relive Will Coleman and Dondante’s winning cross country trip at last year’s event:

Winning Round: Will Coleman and Dondante at 2022 Carolina International CCI4*-S on H&C

Will Coleman Equestrian and Dondante cruised through the cross-country phase with no penalties to win the 2022 Carolina International CCI and Horse Trial 4*-S! 🤩🎉 See the entire class on demand on H&C+ 👉

Posted by Horse & Country TV on Saturday, March 26, 2022

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