Shawnee Acres

Lucama, NC

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Horse boarding, lessons, full training and starting your horses, marketing of your horses are available, and quality horses are available for sale or onsite leases.

Owner/head instructor lives onsite and has over 35 years of experience. We have a large, lighted sand arena (250 x 140) with a full set of jumps, small cross country course, new permanent dressage arena coming soon.

All horses are treated as individuals; feed is customized to horses' needs. We offer 20+ acres with riding paths around farm. We can provide all your equestrian needs!


Lucama, NC 27851


10 Reviews
  • Liz L. Jan 28, 2013
    Carrie bought a horse from me & we are working on breeding half-Arabians together. She is very professional and I look forward to continuing our equine personal & professional relationship!
  • Tammy H. Jan 24, 2013
    We started with Carrie October 2011. From that point, my daughter has far exceeded my expectations. Carrie is a good, but tough, teacher. She expects her kids to work hard and always do their best. She cares about my daughter and always puts her safety first. We bought a horse from Carrie last year and just in this short time we have even seen the progress between our daughter and her horse develop into great things. Carrie is excellent in being able to tell "a good fit" between child and horse. We have been nothing but pleased with Carrie and the progress our daughter has made!
  • Julia C. Dec 31, 2012
    I just bought a horse from Shawnee Acres two months ago, and he is amazing! He is my first horse, but he's so well behaved and he takes great care of me. He's my best friend!
  • Fran C. Nov 24, 2012
    I went to Shawnee acres to look at one horse she had advertived, but after we talked, Carrie showed me a less expensive horse that she thought would be more suitable. Carrie passed up selling me a more expensive horse, to pair me with a partner that she thaught would enjoy doing the job I had in mind for him. He has started foxhunting this fall, and has been a champ. Carrie went out of her way to accommodate me, and made the transaction a very enjoyable experience.
  • Ivy D. Sep 18, 2012
    We have a young horse training with Carrie that is a sale project. She has done a wonderful job turning this mare around and making her feel confident. The difference has been amazing. We are long distance owners so we are not there to see her in person but the videos and pictures always keep coming. We appreciate the lines of communication always so open. The type of training our horse is receiving is allowing her natural talent to show. Our horse has been with Carrie since last January. Our relationship has a finite period because of the type of project but I would highly reccomend Carrie for bringing along a young horse.
  • Gail R. May 30, 2012
    I sent a young horse for training at Shawnee Acres and was very pleased. They did a lot of ground/ round pen work before actually riding. I really appreciate the fact that Carrie trailered the young horse off site and to low level shows in order to add to her experiences. Compared to my home barn, Carrie's barn has lots of activity so a young horse is exposed to different sights and sounds. I really appreciated many pictures sent by email to chronicle her progress. Since the trainee has been back home, she has been brave and responsive. We have a second horse in training now and I plan to send another when it cools off.
  • Kim T. Feb 1, 2012
    My daughter Kassidy has been a student with Carrie for almost a year. She had very little knowledge of horses or riding before she began training with Carrie at Shawnee Acres. She is always excited to go for her lessons and is progressing very quickly with her riding skills. We currently use Carrie's horses for lessons. She has several very nice lesson horses that are appropriate for any level rider. Prior to begining lessons with Carrie, my daughter briefly took lessons at another barn. Let me say- there is a difference in instructors- Carrie is always professional, has excellent credentials, and is great with the kids. Kassidy loves going for her lessons and has learned a great deal under Carrie's guidance. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone interested in riding.
  • Sue P. Jan 31, 2012
    Though we have only been with Shawnee Acres a couple weeks we were immediately impressed with Carrie. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and cares about her riders. She takes her time with them and really teaches to them and engages the rider. We are very pleased with our decision to ride with Carrie at Shawnee Acres.
  • Anne M. Jan 27, 2012
    My son, age 5, started lessons once a week with Carrie Everhart 8 months ago. We do not own a horse, so he rides one of the Shawnee Acres horses. He has made so much progress with Carrie. She is an excellent teacher, with a lot of creative ideas. She has amazing patience with children, and adapts her teaching to individual learning styles. In addition to weekly lessons, she also helps her students at horse shows, and in our case she transports one of her horses & tack for my son. He has won ribbons at every show he has entered --- and he had no prior knowledge or background. If you are looking for a riding instructor and a mentor, you will do well to associate yourself with Carrie Everhart.
  • Leanne B. Jan 27, 2012
    My daughter has been a student of Carrie's at Shawnee Acres for a little over a year now. She is extremely professional and always calm with her riders. She values and teaches safety, respect and teamwork. My daughter has learned alot and I am always comfortable with what she is doing in lessons. Whenever there is a judgement call to be made in terms of what a student is capable of in lessons or in the show ring, she takes the more cautious route. We have had a wonderful experience.


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