Circle C Equestrian Center

Circle C Equestrian Center is located at the Keyauwee Program Center in Sophia. Circle C offers year-round horseback riding programs for Girl Scouts and individuals. The facility includes an indoor and outdoor riding arena, 14-stall barn and miles of trails with gentle horses. Our knowledgeable staff focus on providing a safe, fun and educational horseback riding experience for everyone who visits!

Contact Us / Directions

Circle C Equestrian Center
2574 Sweetbriar Road
Sophia, NC 27350
336-861-1198, phone
336-861-1188, fax

Meet the Staff

Cathy Thacker, Equine Program Specialist/Instructor

Cathy Thacker has been teaching both mainstream and therapeutic riding for more than 15 years and enjoys helping riders learn and appreciate the many things horses have to offer. She is a graduate of Averett University with a degree in Equine Science. Cathy is currently a CHA and PATH certified instructor.

Stephanie Blaylock, Instructor

Stephanie_BlaylockStephanie Blaylock has been teaching able bodies and therapeutic riding for more than 20 years and enjoys every opportunity to work with children and horses. She spent most of her life riding and showing Arabians. Stephanie has instructed at Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center and has coached the FFA Horse Judging Team for SW Randolph High School.

Stephanie is an animal lover and has a slew of critters… horses, dogs, cats and a goat! She is also a talented equine artist and enjoys painting horse sculptures.



Circle C Equestrian Center accepts gifts of tack, horse equipment and other items as needed. When horse equipment is donated, staff and volunteers evaluate it for use in the program. Items that are not needed or usable within the program are collected throughout the year and sold periodically at tack sales with all proceeds going to purchase needed program equipment.

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Please contact Circle C Equestrian Center directly concerning any additional items for donation

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RIITs, this is where our Horse Show Survival Kits went!

Special Olympics NC
A week ago, more than 100 Special Olympics athletes converged on Raleigh for the 2018 SONC Equestrian Tournament! See the highlights here ✨
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History in the making...Germany’s Simone Blum just made history, winning the Individual Jumping Championship as the first woman to win WEG GOLD! 🏆
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••• Interesting fact: Canadian Gail Greenough first won gold at the 1986 World Show Jumping Championship, a competition that became part of the WEG in 1990.
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4 weeks ago

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It's so nice to have the barn full of RIITs again. We got so much done today,! A service project for the athletes and volunteers who will be at the Special Olympics Equestrian Tournament next weekend, collected and bagged Official & Lucky Circle C Unicorn Sneezes, engineered a new hay feeder and of course got all the barn chores done. ... See MoreSee Less