Grand Opening Saturday, October 7
First of all, let’s get one thing straight: there is no other equestrian center or barn like this in the Asheville region. Located just outside the town of Marshall at The Preserve at Little Pine—one of the truly premier mountain communities in the Western North Carolina—this $1 million, state-of-the-art facility is something to behold, nearly as impressive as the awe-inspiring, 4,000-foot views that Little Pine bestows. Best of all, homeowners at The Preserve Communities will be able to house their horses in the barn while they’re on property.
“We’re very excited to offer the new Equestrian Center,” says Jack Fisher, Founder and CEO of Preserve Communities. “People are attracted to the outdoor living experience we have here—hiking through these beautiful forests, riding UTVs across miles of trails, fishing on the French Broad River, and now, having a top-tier facility to appeal to the strong number of equestrian enthusiasts and riders that this area attracts. This is going to open up a whole new world of adventure for our homeowners and guests.”
Again, this is no ordinary barn. The new facility, which will be fully operational this October, will boast 20 stalls, 2 outdoor riding rings, multiple tack rooms, and even a spacious office with a caretaker’s apartment upstairs. There is also an attached wing featuring multiple cross ties, washing stalls, and a farrier’s area. Just outside are several paddocks and miles of riding trails throughout the Little Pine community that beckon exploration. “We tried to think of everything,” says Fisher. “We asked the question: what kind of facility would appeal to both the seasoned rider as well as the beginner? We want to accommodate everyone, and give people immediate access to miles and miles of the most breathtaking riding trails in the North Carolina mountains. We think people are going to love the access, the convenience, and the premier quality that this facility provides both the horses and their owners.”
In addition to providing comprehensive facilities and services for the equine world, the new Equestrian Center will also be available as an enticing venue for special events and private parties: weddings, celebrations, concerts, clinics, and small festivals. “We see this as being a multi-faceted facility that is a resource for a number of occasions or events,” says Fisher. “We built it not only for the horses, but for people too. We hope everyone can find some pleasure and enjoyment in this one-of-a-kind facility. We hope it becomes a real focal point in the community.”
Join us for the Equestrian Center Grand Opening
We will be unveiling the new Equestrian Center Saturday, October 7 in Marshall, NC. To kick it off in true equine style we will be holding a $25,000 Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta, with proceeds being donated to MANNA FoodBank. Early Bird Tickets are $75 each and Tables for 8 are $1,500—all for a great cause. To learn more, visit preservecommunities.com or call 866-947-9629.