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    The Squirrel’s Nest Farm LLC is a privately owned and operated equine facility located in the foothills of western North Carolina with mountain views including Mt. Mitchell and the Black Mountains. We provide a safe, clean and professional environment for all your equine needs. We are less than 15 minutes from Tryon International Equestrian Center as well as being only an hour from both Asheville and Charlotte and 35 minutes from Spartanburg. Located only one mile off of Highway 74, we offer large facility amenities with small facility care.

  •      About Us

    Manager Deana Edwards Gilliam is a North Carolina State University animal science graduate with a concentration in equine science. Deana and husband Todd met in 2000 and married in 2001, bringing together Deana's lifelong saddle seat show ring experience with American Saddlebreds, Arabians and Morgans and Todd's love of foxhunting born from hunting with the Galway Blazers in Ireland.


    The Squirrel's Nest Farm LLC was first established in 1969 by Dean and Cheryl Edwards, Deana's parents and is continued today by Todd, Deana and son Carson. We invite you to share our love for God's wonderful creature – the horse!!

  •      Facility

    Our amenities include:


    • 20 m X 40 m dressage ring with all-weather footing.
    • 150 ft. X 300 ft. outdoor ring with a 20 m x 60 m dressage arena and a jump course with all-weather footing.
    • 60 ft. X 175 ft. indoor arena with mirrors, sprinkler system and excellent lighting.
    • Over 100 acres of riding space with open and wooded trails and water crossings.
    • Cross country schooling available.
    • Trailer-ins welcome by appointment.
  •      Boarding

    • 12'X12' stalls with mats
    • 12'X24' stall available for foaling - mare care available
    • Semi-private or private turnout (night or day)
    • Dry lot to large grassy field turnout available
    • Clean stalls and clean shavings daily
    • Hot and Cold water wash pits
    • Bringing in and holding for vet and farrier
    • Customer tack rooms with private storage areas
    • Blanketing
    • Safe individual fans and barn fan system
    • Organic fly control
    • Trailer parking
    • Manager scheduled vet and farrier for your horse or use your own
    • De-worming on a rotation.
    • Salt blocks in fields
    • Run-ins
    • Supplements fed per owner instructions
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The Squirrel's Nest Farm

1811 Old Caroleen Road

Forest City, NC 28043

(828) 429-0688

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