Spotlight: Pony up in Pinehurst


courtesy Pinehurst Resort

by Samantha Berlin

May is one of the prettiest months of the year to visit Pinehurst. If you’re a golfer or an equestrian, you know that already. And if you’re a shopper, walker, reader, or music-lover, you’ve also got a lot to look forward to. Make the hour’s drive for one of these upcoming events:

May 6

Dressage in the Sandhills takes place all day at the Harness Track on Beulah Hill Road in Pinehurst.

May 12

Jim Dodson, local author and PineStraw editor, will speak about his new book: Range Bucket List and Other Adventures in Golf. 3:30 p.m. at Given Memorial Library; 7 p.m. at Given Outpost;

May 13

A free ’80s-themed concert under the stars takes place at Tufts Park. 5 – 9 p.m.;

May 13-15

Check out carriage driving at the Carriage Classic in the Pines, presented by the Moore County Driving Club at the Pinehurst Harness Track.

May 19

As many as 400 golfers will gather for the Carolinas Wireless Association’s 11th annual charity golf tournament. For the sixth year, the group will raise money for Victory Junction, a camp that works with children with serious illnesses and their families. The association hopes to bring its total contribution to the organization to more than $100,000 this year.

May 28-29

The Pinehurst Harness Track hosts Carolina Polocrosse each day from 9 a.m – 3 p.m. The sport resembles lacrosse – played astride a horse.