In April 2023, the two venues will expand the successful Southern Pines Equine Associates War Horse Event Series (WHES) schooling Horse Trials to include two competitions in Oklahoma. As Dynah Korhummel, owner of Feather Creek Farm, says, “it has been so exciting to work with Marc Donovan’s War Horse Event Series team for the last two years. I am so thankful to the Carolina Horse Park for giving me the opportunity to develop this successful series to a national level schooling show series with the expansion to Oklahoma. This partnership exemplifies true teamwork.”
Both events at Feather Creek will serve as opportunities to qualify for the November WHES Championship at Carolina Horse Park, where hundreds of horse and rider combinations compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The highest placing Amateur or Junior in each Championship class also receives up to $1000.
“We are very excited to join forces with Dynah and Feather Creek,” states CHP Program Director, Marc Donovan, “we believe Dynah has the right attitude, foresight, and enthusiasm to carry our brand forward. Our continued expectation is that these schooling shows will provide safe yet competitive building blocks for horses and riders preparing for recognized competitions.”
The expanded series, which focuses on education and safety, and relies on its many valued sponsors includes six competitions at the Carolina Horse Park – May 13-14, June 10-11, July 8-9, August 12-13, October 7-8, November 10-12.
Feather Creek Farm will kick off the 2023 season on April 8-9 and host its second event on September 30-October 1. Look for details including championship qualifications and WHES sponsors at www.carolinahorsepark.com.