Event Sponsors for 2018

Want to promote your business, product or service to equestrians & landowners at a destination event? Then consider joining the team of sponsors at our USEA-recognized Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials at Southern 8ths Farm.

All sponsors get signage, exposure on our website and social media pages, appear in our printed materials and press releases, and can include samples/promotional materials in prize bags. Avenues of sponsorship include financial support, donations of goods or services as awards, prizes, and more.

Many levels of participation are available. Click here to view available opportunities including financial support sponsorships for as low as $200. 

For more information, you may contact us today by completing the form below or emailing our sponsorship coordinator directly: Erica Pawlak, eapawlak@gmail.com. 

National Classic Series Sponsors

Stackhouse Saddles SmartPak 

Volunteer Appreciation Fund

Volunteers are the backbone of the sport. This event could not run without them! We give our volunteers t-shirts and hats (they are also well fed!) as thanks for their donated time. If you would like to our 2018 volunteer appreciation fund, please contact our sponsorship coordinator Erica Pawlak: eapawlak@gmail.com.

Thank you to the following people who have donated to the volunteer appreciation fund! 


Ketchen Place Farm, LLC

Kasey Mueller

E. Madden Consulting
Ed and Annie Madden




Steeplechase Course Sponsor

We are delighted to welcome CELSIUS® as the sponsor of the Steeplechase course at Heart of the Carolinas where Beginner Novice, Novice, Training and Preliminary Three-Day competitors will experience the rush and the thrill of steeplechase.

“CELSIUS® is a Fitness Drink which is clinically proven to function. How? As a thermogenic, CELSIUS’ proprietary MetaPlus blend accelerates metabolism, increasing your body’s ability to burn fat and calories. There are only two ways a body burns fat: through increased heart rate and/or increased body temperature (thermogenesis). Drinking CELSIUS and then going into motion is double dipping, you’re accelerating the burn and the results are even faster.”

Show Jumping Course Sponsor

Thank you Ian and Sandra McDonald for sponsoring the HOTC Show Jumping Course! Sandra has been participating as a competitor for many years and won the 2016 Horsemanship Award. We are so glad she and Ian are part of the HOTC family and thank them for their continued support. 

The show jumping course is designed by USEF “R” Jumping Course Designer Chris Barnard. The course is built on a well maintained grass arena with the added challenge of terrain. 

Saturday Kentucky Derby Party Sponsor



We are pleased to welcome back Arbor One Farm Credit, of Florence, SC, as a sponsor for HOTC 2018. Arbor One is sponsoring the Saturday Kentucky Derby Party! At the conclusion of endurance day, come relax and recount the excitement of the day with friends. Enjoy a drink, a snack, and watch the 144th running of Kentucky Derby!

Arbor One is a branch of the nationwide Farm Credit System (FCS) and services the rural communities of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Arbor One was the original lender for the first 77 acres of Southern 8ths Farm and assisted in the purchasing of 1,000 additional acres over the past ten years. Thank you for your continued support of Southern 8ths Farm and HOTC!

Jog Strip Sponsor

For the first time ever, we have a sponsor for the jog strip! Kim Keeton, DVM is our treating veterinarian for the event and her practice, Coyote Creek Equine Veterinary Services, is the jog strip sponsor. Long-format three-day competitors will twice present to the ground jury for a horse inspection prior to the start of dressage and before the final phase of show jumping. 

Located in Watkinsville, Georgia, CCEVS is an all equine, primarily ambulatory, practice specializing in all things sport horse! From routine care and breeding your mare or collecting your stallion, to pre purchase exams, and extensive lameness investigations, they have the equipment and expertise to support your endeavors. Kim has been a long-time friend of HOTC as both a competitor, veterinarian and demo rider. Thank you for your continued support!

Prize Sponsors



Cowboy Magic




Janet Mintz of Enchanted Treasures

 BlackWatch Stables, LLC


Cross Country Jump Sponsors


 Ketchen Place Farm, LLC


 Elizabeth Wellborn



 Richard and Risa Moon

Catherine McDonald
In Memory of
Robert W McDonald


Jennifer Holder
Performance Hoof Care

E. Madden Consulting
Ed and Annie Madden




Carolina Eventing Challenge Sponsors

Click here for information about the Caroline Eventing Challenge Series. 




Wadesboro, NC