2016 WHES - $20,000 In Prizes and Money
The Carolina Horse Park was pleased to introduce a new series to The Park, in 2013, consisting of five horse trials and combined tests, the Cabin Branch Event Series. 2015 saw the series evolve with a new name but a similar mission with primary sponsorship from Southern Pines Equine Associates and
Adequan. In 2016 Merial joined the team as a sponsor of the War Horse Event Series. A sixth event has been added to the series for 2017.
Dr. Tom Daniel, of Southern Pines Equine Associates, said, "Our three years of co-sponsorship of the War Horse Event Series is exciting for our team on so many levels. With these events come the opportunity to also share goodwill and charity in the community. This year we will be partnering with the Warriors Claim Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Program. The Warrior's Claim Program has soldiers with PTSD and other combat related issues work with thoroughbreds in rehabilitation. It supports another amazing cause by using rescued Thoroughbreds from the CANTER organization in their therapy program. We are proud to say that a portion from each horse trial entry goes to the Warriors Claim."
We continue to have, in addition to the Trials, a schooling day the DAY BEFORE each competition. Marc Donovan, the organizer of the series, states, "The purpose of this format is to encourage the idea of preparing the horse for the show. We want every horse and rider to have a positive experience, and we feel this arrangement will provide all competitors with the opportunity to achieve the best results possible. We are committed to helping riders in our Eventing community further their education, build strong foundations, and train young horses."
2017 EVENT PRIZES - TBD
2016 EVENT PRIZES (Awarded at every WHES HT competition)
- Ribbons 1st - 6th Place
- Grooming Halters - Sponsored by Setters' Run & Strafford Saddlery throughout the Series
- $15 Gift Certificates - Sponsored by Cabin Branch throughout the Series
- Lowest Dressage Score of the Day will get their entry back! - Sponsored by Southern Pines Equine Associates
- 4 Drawings from entries for 5 Tubes of Ulcerguard throughout day each event - Sponsored by Merial
HIGH TIME PHOTOGRAPHY - 2016 & 2017 WHES June, July, September
BRANT GAMMA PHOTOGRAPHY - 2017 WHES May, October, November