The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Foothills Equestrian Center


Amenities: 150’ x 60’ covered, lighted indoor arena, with connected viewing lounge. 39,000 square foot hunter/ jumper show arena with lights, jumps, all weather sand surface and permanent P.A. 20 m x 40 m dressage arena 60’ lighted round pen Free trailer parking Secure tack lockers Wash rack Multiple grooming areas Heated and air conditioned lounges, restroom, class room and meeting spaces. Covered arena Jumping Over 7 miles of private wooded trails Fifteen separate turnout areas Past events: Hunter shows, Centered Riding Clinics, Mounted Patrol Training Clinics Opportunities: Camps, Horse Shows, Competitions