Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Equestrian Center
It was a lovely autumn day on Saturday, October 7 for the inaugural $25,000 Grand Prix Benefit Calcutta, held at The Preserve at Little Pine, just outside of Marshall, NC. Some 300+ guests were on hand to witness the exciting competition that featured world-class riders and horses—and to see the unveiling of the new million-dollar Equestrian Center. This prestigious event showcased some of the finest horse-and-rider teams in the world at the new facilities that are set in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.
The overall winner was Christina Fisher, riding Conero, who donated her prize money to the $36,500 that was raised during the Calcutta Auction. In total, the $44,000 raised by Preserve Communities will provide 154,000 meals for MANNA FoodBank. “We are thrilled that so many people came out for this great event,” says Preserve Communities Founder & Chairman, Jack Fisher. “We are proud to be able to offer this new Equestrian Center to the members of the communities of Little Pine and French Broad Crossing. And we’re even more proud to be able to raise money for MANNA FoodBank, who does great work every day to help those who go hungry in Western North Carolina.”
Big Day For MANNA FoodBank
154,000 Meals Provided
Winning bidder wins vacation at The Residence Club at PGA West
The ladies of Showcase Ltd. were the winning bidders at the Grand Prix Benefit Calutta—and received quite a prize. THIRDHOME, an exclusive luxury property and travel club, generously donated a one-week vacation on May 4-11, 2018 at The Residence Club at PGA West in LaQuinta California. The Showcase team will enjoy a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house that features Spanish Colonial architecture at its finest, designed with stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and access to 5 championship golf courses. This grand prize includes accommodations and airfare vouchers, all courtesy of THIRDHOME.
Equestrian Center: A Premier Facility Thirty Minutes from Asheville
The new Equestrian Center is truly a one-of-a-kind—there’s nothing else like it in the Asheville region. Indeed, the state-of-the-art facility is nearly as impressive as the awe-inspiring, 4,000-foot views that The Preserve at Little Pine community bestows. The facility, which is now fully operational, boasts 20 stalls, 2 outdoor riding rings, multiple tack rooms, 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.
The opening of the barn is just the latest in a number of finished amenities at Preserve Communities, which includes French Broad Crossing, in addition to Little Pine. Best of all, Preserve Communities homeowners and families enjoy reciprocal privileges at both properties. As for the barn, members 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 Fisher. “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.”