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Thu | Feb 15th | 6pm
128 N Churton St | Hillsborough, NC

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You're Invited!

Join us for a casual evening with Doug Payne.  Come as you are in your boots and breeches and hear exclusively from Doug about his approach to 5* business in and out of the ring. He'll also be sharing about his plans for 2024!  Snacks and sips will be served.

Space is limited, so register today!


Doug and his wife Jessica, also a 5* event rider, and 2 children Hudson and Abigail own their international training facility in Rougemont, NC. The world class training center is conveniently located just north of Durham, NC in close proximity to the campus of Duke (25 mins), NC State (40 mins) and UNC Chapel Hill (35 mins). Jess and Doug specialize in developing talent in horse and rider alike. Doug might be best known in the discipline of Eventing where he was the leading member of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games Team as well as a member of the 2019 Pan American Games Eventing Gold Medal Team in Lima, Peru where he placed 4th individually. He has countless wins and top placings at all levels national and international including a USEF National 5* Championship at the Kentucky CCI*****. In the Show Jumping disciplines, he has multiple top placings at all levels National and FEI Grand Prix’s through CSI**** including the $100,000 Hits Grand Prix title was well as numerous top placings at National and International Hunter Derbies. In Dressage he has had success through FEI Intermediaire I and a USDF Silver Medal. He has been profiled in and contributed to countless national publications and media outlets. Along with Jim Wofford, Doug produced the acclaimed 'the Rider's Eye' instructional DVD. In 2014 he published 'The Problem Horse Repair Manual'. The book has received critical acclaim and a 5 star rating from Amazon. Officially Doug held USEF Judge, Technical Delegate and USEA ICP certifications for 10 years before relinquishing due to his extensive competition schedule. He was a graduate ‘A’ pony clubber from Somerset Hills Pony Club. Outside of horses Doug holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and is an instrument rated Pilot. More information can be found HERE.


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