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Special Events

Expect a full calendar of equestrian events throughout the year, including the Southern Pines Horse Trials at Carolina Horse Park at Five Points, annually in mid-March (tel. 910/875-2074; www.carolinahorsepark.com). During the first week of April, the Pinehurst Harness Track Matinee Races are held at the Pinehurst Harness Mile Track, 200 Beulah Hill Rd. S. (tel. 910/295-4446). The Carolina Carriage Classic in the Pines is presented at the end of April and in early May at the Pinehurst Harness Mile Track, Route 5, Pinehurst (tel. 910/295-4446). This is one of the major driving events in the Southeast, with three rings of competition -- dressage, pleasure classes, and obstacles. The Pinehurst Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, PO Box 2270, Southern Pines, NC 28388 (tel. 800/346-5362; www.homeofgolf.com), can furnish exact dates and full details on all these events, as well as others throughout the year.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.