About Castle Farm

Staff | Contact Information

Castle Farm is a small, equine operation dedicated to the advancement of horse sports at all levels. Our goal is to further horse activities in North Carolina through riding lessons, training, and education. Our head instructor and trainer, Heather King, has received awards and praise from her peers for her ability to turn out excellent riders and show horses from all levels of beginning expertise.

Castle Farm Staff


Heather King
(Photo by Jenifer Hagard)
Heather King
Instructor/Trainer

Heather has been involved with horses for almost 20 years as a student, rider, instructor, trainer, breeding consultant, and overall enthusiast. She has extensive experience in hunt seat, english riding, and jumping, and also has skills in carriage driving, dressage, combined training and eventing, and western riding. As a trainer, she has had students and horses rise to all levels of local competition. She competes avidly in local and statewide competitions, including rated shows, hunter and driving paces and futurity events. Heather is a member of many local and national equine organizations including: American Paint Horse Association, US Equestrian Federation, US Eventing Association, US Dressage Federation, and North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association. She has a B.S. degree in Animal Science (concentration in Equine Science) from NC State University, as well as a minor in Nutrition, and while in school, she participated in many equine activities.




Lois Mercer
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Lois Mercer
Barn Assisstant

Lois became interested in horses as a girl growing up in south Florida. She started taking weekly riding lessons in sixth grade, western and English, trail riding almost every weekend. After graduating from high school she went to Saint Andrews Presbyterian College. The fact that it was a small school that offered riding as a physical education credit was very appealing. She rode on the equestrian team for two years under the instruction of Shelby French. Lois graduated from Saint Andrews in 1986 with a BA in Psychology. She also stopped riding at this time for various reasons. She and her husband and oldest daughter, Amanda, moved to the Raleigh area in 1990. Two years ago (2004) her youngest daughter, Heather, expressed an interest in wanting to learn how to ride. A friend recommended Castle Farm. During the week Lois is a teacher at Buttons and Bows Preschool. She began taking riding lesson again about a year ago and has plans to show occasionally, do trail rides and hopefully participate in hunter paces.



Castle Farm Contact Information

Mailing address:

Castle Farm
1229 Tommies Drive
Knightdale, NC 27545-9063

Phone: (919) 217-4839

Email: info@castlefarm-nc.com
Web: www.castlefarm-nc.com

For more information about Castle Farm, feel free to contact our staff members individually.

Heather King
Instructor/Trainer

Email: heather@castlefarm-nc.com

Chris King
Webmaster

Email: chris@castlefarm-nc.com

The Castle Farm logo was done by Jason Minehart.


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