RAEFORD, NC (August 19, 2011)
Carolina Horse Park’s Five Points Horse Trials, slated for September 3-4, will kick off the fall season at the Park and bring in riders of all ages and levels to compete at the three phases that make up the sport of eventing: dressage, crosscountry and show jumping. For many of the upper-level competitors, Five Points will be a premier opportunity to qualify for other national and international events. Recognized by the USEA (United States Eventing Association) and the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), Five Points Horse Trials is the only event the Carolina Horse Park offers where all six national divisions are represented during one event: beginner novice, novice, training, preliminary, intermediate and advanced.

“We are pleased to be part of our upper-level competitors pursuit to gain qualification,” says Sarah Connell, Event Director. “As course designer for the lower level courses for the first time at a CHP recognized event, I am looking forward to seeing great riding with good flow through each course. This is a great event for both horse and rider to learn and have fun.” Nationally renowned course designer, Tremaine Cooper has created the upper-level courses specifically with the larger national events in mind. With the large international spring competitions behind them and the summer hiatus winding down, competitors will take advantage of the Five Points Horse Trials as final preparation for their fall seasons. Cavalor, Inc., a world leader in equine nutrition for high performance horses, will be hosting a champagne and chocolate reception for all competitors at the Five Points Horse Trials on Saturday, September 3rd at 4pm.

Information on the weekend’s schedule can be found at This event is free and open to the public.

About the Carolina Horse Park
The Carolina Horse Park Foundation (CHP) is North Carolina’s premiere equestrian center for both national and international competitions and hosts a diverse calendar of equestrian and community events on over 250 acres of protected land. Founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) by a group of equestrian enthusiasts devoted to preserving open space and promoting equestrian competition, CHP encourages responsible land use and low density development. For more information visit