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.