CRF Equestrian originated in Athens, Georgia with Cedar Ridge Farm. Owned by Tom and Carolyn Cadier, Cedar Ridge Farm was designed originally as a fox hunting and thoroughbred training facility in 1991. The owners are members of Shakerag Hounds which is the fox hunt club in the Athens area of Georgia.
The farm evolved into a boarding and training equestrian facility focused on the classic disciplines. Eventing was a primary focus, with strong support of classical dressage and show jumping; in addition to active participation in fox hunting and developing their field hunters.
Many University of Georgia students were boarders at the farm, remaining for the duration of their college years. A number of other boarders have been long time clients for up to 9 years.
Offering clinics has long been a focus with a revolving schedule of high level trainers, including Olympic athletes: eventers Lucinda Green, Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin, Ryan Wood, Werner Geven, and Grand Prix dressage trainers Hokan Thorn, Silva Martin, and Adam Lastowka.
CRF hosted US Eventing Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse shows very successfully for 7 years, with plans to bring this to their new area.
The owners were regular eventing competitors and owned 4-star horse Esker Riada. Esker was competed by Werner Geven at their first Rolex successfully finishing 16th, and were then named to the Dutch team for the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany in 2006. Esker then was sold to one of Phillip Dutton’s students, Cayla Kitayama who successfully completed Rolex twice with Esker. He has been fully retired and resides in Statesville, NC.
Forward to the present, the owners embarked on a new adventure to western North Carolina. Having been regular competitors at FENCE, and long-time guest hunters of Tryon Hounds, they moved to the Tryon area and founded Centerline Ridge Farm. They are now active members of both area hunt clubs: Tryon Hounds and Green Creek Hounds.
Centerline Ridge Farm (another entity in the CRF Equestrian-NC LLC) was developed in 2015 and is currently home to the Cadiers, their horses and 4 Irish Jack Russells. It is also approximately 8 miles from Tryon International Equestrian Center, home of the 2018 WEG.
Cedar Ridge Farm was sold to two entities in 2016 and 2017, with the boarding operation still in existence, as well as the maintenance of the cross country training field for outside schooling.
CRF Equestrian – NC continues to operate clinics with a number of clinicians, as well as organizing the Carolina Foothills Field Hunter Trial, and the TIEC Fall Field Hunter Championships.
The owners currently sponsor an upper level event horse for Lucinda Green, VBH Riddick, with other partners in the “Golden Years Syndicate”. She is currently campaigning at Intermediate with plans for a 2-star in the fall 2017.
There will be on-going clinics with Lucinda Green (held on the Derby Field at TIEC), as well as other clinicians from time to time (both for dressage, eventing, and schooling the field hunter.)
The Irish Jack Russell breeding operation will resume and available puppies will be posted.
Visit the new Sporting Hounds Foundation of Tryon website and learn about the upcoming Foothills Field Hunter Trials!
CRF Equestrian – NC
2988 Landrum Road
Columbus, NC 28722
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