Motlow Creek Equestrian Center

10035 New Cut Road

Campobello, SC 29322



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Fun Summer Riding Clinic

Four days of the basics in EQUITATION with instructor Katie Barnette

For beginners through intermediate riders in grades 5-12. VERY LIMITED SPACE!

Tuesday, June 20 - Firday June 23      8:30-11:30 am

Where: Motlow Creek Equestrian Center

This clnic is open to:

  • Spartanburg Day School IEA Team Members
  • Day School riders who are interested in riding
  • All junior riders in the Motlow Creek riding school who are not enrolled at SDS


$320 inclusive of school horse, training, all tack and supplies. Riders will need an approved helmet and paddock boots with half chaps or tall boots. We will provide bottled water and light snacks. A non-refundable deposit of $160 is required to hold your spot. Final payment of $160 will be due on or before June 20.

Each day:

  • 8:30: Say good morning to your horse! We will learn and practice all aspects of leading your horse from the pasture, horse grooming, hoof picking and care. Then, we will tack up! There are so many aspects of this part of the horse experience to cover with SAFETY as the key to enjoying your horse.

  • 9:15: Let’s ride! Leading your horse to the ring and mounting…..and then….Riding AT THE SKILL LEVEL YOU CURRENTLY DISPLAY, with a view toward kicking those skills up a notch!!

  • 10:30: Trail ride around the farm

  • 10:45: Properly dismounting and, the most important part of your ride: taking good care of your wonderful horse. This will include bathing, re-brushing, checking hooves and legs, learning to apply linenment and wrapping. We also will spend time learning to properly clean and store your saddle, bridle, martingale and other equipment. Whew…..time to go home and do it all again the next day.

In addition to this basic curriculum, we will have an opportunity to see a farrier at work, we will have a stall mucking lesson and instruction on what keeps our horses happy and healthy at Motlow Creek and more. But, the main focus of this clinic is to help YOU become a better rider!!

Parents: Please let me know if you are interested in joining us. You can call, text or email me and I’ll send you an application and release.

Sally Frick   864-621-6923    email:

Motlow Creek Equestrian Center offers lessons in Hunters, Jumpers and Dressage with experienced trainers.


We accept riders of all ages and skill levels.  All lesson fees are $55. Training board is available. Training rides on a ship-in basis are offered.


Motlow Creek offers private lessons on school horses.  We also have a lease horse program where riders may pursue the sport on a more serious level without owning their own horse.


We are also home to the Spartanburg Day School Equestrian Team which competes in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association.   Please click on our SDS Equestrian page.