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2013 HOY Points
SAVE THE DATE - HOY GALA - Jan. 11th
for all the details and to buy tickets!
Congratulations to Kris Daniel of Louisburg - Voted Region 1 Volunteer of the Year!
Kris has tirelessly worked to promote junior clubs, junior activities, and the junior membership fee reduction for NCDCTA for the past several years. Because of her efforts, overall junior participation has shown a tremendous increase! Kris also spearheads the Southern States rebate program, which has brought in hundreds of dollars earmarked for junior and volunteer programs. Thanks and congratulations to Kris!
Rose Cushing, Producer/Publisher
Wilson, NC (September 4, 2013) North Carolina’s first weekly television show that is totally devoted to everything equine was launched on August 4, 2013. The 30 minute show airs on Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. on WHIG TV (Sudden Link Cable network channel 17, Centurylink Prism Cable channel 31, Crystal Broadband channel 19, Greenlight cable channel 19 and live streams on www.whigtv.com
) all of the episodes are archived on the show’s website www.carolinahoofbeatstv.com
“To start a weekly television series seemed like a natural progression of the work that we have already done with Carolina Hoofbeats magazine,” said Rose Cushing, Carolina Hoofbeats TV Producer. The show is designed to educate and entertain viewers. “Just about everyone loves horses and no matter what type of discipline you ride or the breed of horse you choose the one thing we all have in common is that we just love horses,” Cushing said.
The equine industry in North Carolina is a $2 billion dollar business. North Carolina hosts over 500 horse shows a year and hundreds of trail rides. There are 55,000 registered horse owners and 340,000 horses within our state. “With that size of an industry there was no doubt that there would be an interest,” Cushing said.
The show will take viewers to all types of equine events around the state covering everything from the NC State Fair, barrel racing, reining, trail riding and more. “We will talk to horse owners who do everything from have a backyard pony to getting to know some of our states equine legends,” Cushing said. The North Carolina State University Veterinary School of Medicine will be offering regular Vet tips on the show. The North Carolina Horse Council is a major sponsor of the show. “What a great opportunity to educate our audience and grow the equine industry,” said Sue Gray, Executive Director of the North Carolina Horse Council.
“The show has gotten great response from our viewers and our online viewing has tripled,” said Sandra Smith, WHIG TV Station Manager. “People just love the show and this is the first time we have been able to offer viewers something like this,” Smith added. Cushing hopes to grow the show to more local networks and possibly UNC Public Television.
The show has already covered topics like the Miniature horse, NC Barrel Horse Association State Final Championships, Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Reining in North Carolina and Summer Camps. Upcoming episodes include getting to know the Raleigh Mounted Police Unit, Dressage the Art of Riding, a visit with both of our colleges that offer degrees in Equine Science as well as NC State University Vet School and much more. “There are so many facets to the equine industry the only hard thing is to decide where to start,” Cushing said. North Carolina is home to all types of supporting industries for equines such as Gore Horse Trailers, Bannix spray, Harris Saddlery and more. “One of the really great things about the equine industry is that 90% of all dollars spent in the industry remain right here in North Carolina and 75% of those dollars are spent within the horse owner’s home county, that is a huge pay back for our state,” Cushing said. The equine industry provides more than 26,000 jobs in North Carolina and draws strong numbers of tourist into our state to compete in all types of equine sports.
Cushing is the founder of North Carolina’s first equine magazine, Carolina Hoofbeats which serves 10,000 readers and is available free in over 150 locations throughout our state. Cushing is also the Publisher of Southeast Equine magazine, a seven state regional equine magazine.
For more information you can go to www.carolinahoofbeatstv.com
or call 252-235-7645.
2013 Fall Timex Series
Sept. 14 - Hillcrest Horse Trials www.hillcrestfarms.blogspot.com
Sept. 15 - Running Start Horse Trials www.runningstarthorsetrials.com
October 20 - Fenridge Horse Trials www.fenridgefarm.com
October 26 - TTC Horse Trials www.ttcmocksville.com
November 10 - CBES at Carolina Horse Park www.carolinahorsepark.com
Wanted: Dressage Seat Equitation clinicians for NCDCTA-sponsored clinics. Please send brief resume, fee requirements, and information regarding facility and availability of school horses to LynnKerin@gmail.com
A semi-custom Black Country dressage or jumping saddle ($3k value) will be given away to the lucky winner. All first - third place NCDCTA Horse of the Year winners in Eventing (Novice and up) and Dressage (Second level and up) will be automatically entered for the drawing, to be held at the annual gala and awards banquet January 11, 2014 at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Register your horse NOW! Saddle is graciously donated by Brita Rizzi, certified, independent saddle fitter in Southern Pines, www.dynamicsaddlefitting.com