A staple for southern winter training options for more than 100 years, Pinehurst Harness Track is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 winter training months. The facility, located in Pinehurst, NC offers three tracks and a multitude of barns. Their ad is featured in the October issue of the ISA Magazine as horsemen and horsewomen in Indiana began prepping for the winter.
Pinehurst Harness Track includes a half mile sand/clay track, a five-eighths mile sand/jog track and a one-mile clay track. More than 300 stalls are available to those seeking a little warmer weather and the winter training months conclude with several qualifying and schooling sessions to assist in getting horses ready for their ship north. A total of 10 champions have prepped at Pinehurst, most recently Marion Marauder.
The 111-acre facility also offers paddocks for turn outs, blacksmith shops, and local veterinary services. More than 40 golf courses are nearby, and the facility has easy access to Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh.
Homer and Jay Hochstetler winter train at Pinehurst and compete on the Indiana circuit. Also, Indiana’s Scott Freeman serves as the track superintendent for the facility.
To apply for stalls, contact Freeman at (910) 420-1628 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.