established in 2018
Located just 15 mins from Uptown Charlotte, the Charlotte Equestrian Club has something for everyone. Nestled back in the woods with a secluded mountainous feel, the facility includes 2 rings, a Grand Prix field, bridle paths, and hiking trails. The club offers lessons, leasing, sales, showing, and clinics. We also host Birthday parties with pony rides and super friendly farm animals, who are also the stars of Farm Camp 2019!
At Charlotte Equestrian Club, our goal is to be an advocate of the Horse. The Club wishes to provide exposure to newcomers and education to equestrians of all levels. Horses increase one’s self-confidence, lower stress levels, sharpen the mind, and develop balance and coordination. These are just a few of the many benefits horses have to offer. We strive to create a friendly and supportive community, which through education and the implementation of a classic system promotes the happiest of horses and riders.
Jeanne Jamison has always loved animals and horses hold a special place in her heart. She started riding at the age of nine and quickly became a fierce competitor. She showed as a junior rider in the hunters, jumpers and equitation, and spent most of her childhood in the barn as a working student. This experience gave her the opportunity to ride hundreds of different and difficult horses, which set the tone for her equestrian career giving her the unique knowledge and insight for developing horses and riders.
Jeanne was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ride under the tutelage of several olympians, including George H. Morris, Chris Kappler and Frank Chapot. While still in college studying Exercise Science, she was offered a full time job at George Morris’ famous Hunterdon Inc. as an assistant manager and rider. Working at Hunterdon gave her the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most well known and respected horsemen.
Jeanne then worked for Tucker Johnson and the Johnson family at their Cedar Lane Farm in Oldwick, NJ where she was in charge of training the sale horses and the family's personal horses, while also teaching the working students from Europe Show Jumping and Dressage.
Jeanne then spent several years living in Louisiana where she trained and showed horses from Short Stirrup to Open Jumpers at Hunters Bluff.
Jeanne moved to North Carolina where she opened the Meadows at Lake Norman training and showing. She was the sponsored by Triple Crown Feeds and Coverall and was featured on the RDF channel with several short training tip segments.
In 2018, after many years of hard work transforming untamed land into a working horse farm, Charlotte Equestrian was born, and Jeanne’s life long dream of having her own farm was realized.
CEC is not only Jeanne’s place of work, it’s her home. All of the animals there are part of the family. Jeanne’s mission is to teach not only horsemanship and classical riding, but also kindness and understanding for animals and nature, hoping to instill that love and respect in the next generation.