Instructions & Training

Carolina Ridge Equestrian Center

We are a full-service horse boarding and training facility located in Gilbert, SC, just minutes from Lexington High School. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality horse care and lesson programs at affordable costs!

What we do:

Stall and pasture boarding
Lesson programs
Birthday parties
Day/Weeklong camps
Training
Horse leasing and sales
Scouting excursions
Daycare excursions
Travel and training at horse shows

Carolina Ridge is owned and managed by Sheli Rose. Sheli has over 30 of years of equestrian experience. She started riding at the age of 9 at a schooling barn in Northern Ohio.

She began showing on the Quarter Horse circuit with the love of her life, Joes Bar Dancer (pictured below), in the late 1980s. Together they won countless ribbons, high points, and awards in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, and Jumpers.

Sheli started her Arabian career showing her stallion Sir Windsor Dawn in the Halter division, while working as an assistant trainer at Eppich Arabians. Here she gained experience with all aspects of horse care and training pertinent to the Arabian world from grooming, halter breaking, conditioning for halter, showing, breeding, and starting and competing the show horses. Sheli won reserve champion at the Toledo Futurity in Hunter Under Saddle on the three year old gelding she had trained from start to showing.

Sheli moved her talents to Magical Farms, where she became Head Trainer. Here she trained multiple breeds in all disciplines. After exposure to so many disciplines, Sheli realized her heart went to the Hunter/Jumper world and decided to venture out on her own. She started Country Rose Stables, taking multiple students up the ranks to the "A" Circuit in the Hunter/Jumper world.

In 2007, Sheli was beckoned by the warm breezes of the South and the relocation of her family and moved to Gilbert to open Carolina Ridge Equestrian Center. Her students are currently showing successfully in the Camden Equine Circuit with plans to move into the PSJ circuit this year.