Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials Discontinued, Organizers Reflect On Beautiful Memories

After ten fabulous years celebrating the traditional eventing long-format, The Heart of the Carolinas Three-Day Event and Horse Trials is sorry to announce that the competition is cancelled for the foreseeable future. We are going out on a high note. Our entries for the 2018 event were our … [Read more...]

Horses Healing Hearts

Southern Eighths Farm teamed with Perfect Partners Equine, the All Veteran Parachute Team, and Operation Support Our Troops - America to host its Leap of Faith event on November 5th and 6th, 2018. Leap of Faith is a 3-day seminar that helps families of fallen service members (Gold … [Read more...]

“Coping” With the Heat, Treefrog Style

In the hill country of Texas where I live, it has been a pleasantly cool summer, thus far.  It has only recently begun to get hot and temperatures have only crept to the 100 degree mark in the last couple of weeks.  The rivers here are still quite high and most of the native Texans I speak … [Read more...]

The Story in the Scat

While I was back at Southern 8ths Farm in early June, the rains of the spring had helped nature paint the landscape in a lush green across every square inch of the farm.  The fields were rich and thick with new growth and the trees were still sending fresh new leaves to touch the sun.  The first … [Read more...]

Saturniidae At Southern 8ths

When it comes to nature, I'm easily excitable.  Of this, I am well aware.  On more than one occasion, I've been leading a nature walk and I see something that gets me so excited, the people around me either get just as excited or wonder what is wrong with me.  Nature is full of wonder and surprises … [Read more...]