Local – AA Horse Shows, horseback lessons, IEA, boarding, leasing and sales.

What is IEA?

IEA is an affordable way to compete.   IEA is equitation based. Riders in grades 6-8 are eligible for Middle School Teams while riders in grade 9-12 compete at the High School level.

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We are now offering a Beginner Christmas Horse Camp at Carolina Country Acres!  Our goal is to provide your child with a fun filled week of safe, fun, and quality instruction at our horse stable  We accept children ages 5 and up.  We offer tons of fun activities such as games on horseback, riding lessons, trail riding, crafts, grooming, tacking and untacking, etc.  The cost for the camp is $250 with extended care available each day for an additional $25 per day.


Christmas Horse Camp

December 21-23, 2015  9-2 PM

This camp will make a great Christmas present!

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About our Lesson & Show Facility

One of the closest barns to  Charlotte, NC; Carolina Country Acres is a show barn that provides hunter-jumper horseback lessons. Conveniently located in Waxhaw, NC.  Blakney and Ballentyne shopping is minutes away.  Our goal is to provide a safe, educational, and friendly atmosphere where you or your child will excel and learn about the horse show world.  Our successful riding instructors have guided numerous riders to championships, and can do the same thing for you. We have riders from Walk/Trot – Grand Prix including Pony Finals, Junior Finals and Medal Maclay.  Our horseback summer camps and lessons are for ages five through adult.  We strive for you to be the best rider you can be and we encourage you to lesson more than once a week, lease and horse show.  Horse showing is the ultimate goal. We also have , training, boarding, leasing and sales.  We have a very successful  Interscholastic Equestrian Association  team which emphasis equitation.  Four of our riders qualified and rode to Nationals and our open rider, age 15,placed 2nd overall.   We are very proud to host for the second year the UNCC Equestrian Team.

Come enjoy the atmosphere of Carolina Country Acres. Participants must follow all Carolina Country Acres safety rules, including obtaining a CCA parent/guardian signed general release for each participant in advance. For any questions you may have please  contact us.

Alicia Wilkinson, Horseback Lesson Instructor
Dedicated Instructors

Carolina Country Acres riding instructors are dedicated and help kids and adults of all ages and skill levels feel comfortable and enjoy their horseback lessons.

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Lessons and Shows

We offer lessons in hunt seat and jumping to all ages and levels. We also have leasing, training, boarding, and showing for Hunters and Jumpers.

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Horseback lessons near Charlotte

Carolina Country Acres has a variety of horses for sale for any level rider, check out our horses.

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IEA Charlotte

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