About White Rose Equestrian Center

White Rose Equestrian Center believes in Harmony Between Horse And Rider

White Rose Equestrian is a family-run, full-service equestrian center based in Iron Station, near Charlotte, NC.  Our riders develop an independent, balanced seat and understand their role in the partnership of horse and rider. We offer English riding lessons, stable management classes, summer camps, pony parties, and home-school classes.

We offer:

  • Quality, proven methods that develop a naturally balanced seat and promote a sympathetic respect for horses and ponies
  • A friendly, family atmosphere that also welcomes non-riders
  • A place open to all equestrian discipline that has something for everyone from kids to adults; beginners to experienced riders; parents, family, and friends

Our Family

Carol A. Mejia, Barn Manager and Trainer

Carol Mejia, trainer at White Rose EquestrianCarol has worked with horses for over 35 years. While living in England, she trained with the British Horse Society, where she owned and operated an equestrian facility. She teaches dressage, hunt seat, and jumping to riders of all levels. She enjoys trail riding and competes in dressage.

José Mejia, Facility Maintenance

Jose at White Rose EquestrianJosé is a self-motivated problem solver. He is a competent electrician, plumber, and mechanic. His extensive experience makes him perfect for working on construction projects, home renovations, and he maintains all the vehicles on the farm. He enjoys meeting our riders, families, and friends and is a great help at shows and clinics.

Isabel A. Mejia, Barn Hand

Isabel A. MejiaIsabel has been riding since the age of three. Now a high schooler she helps out around the barn and at our shows. She has successfully shown Moon both Western Pleasure and English. Her goal is to compete in eventing. Along with looking after our horses she also takes care of our many chickens.

Our Horses

White Rose Moonfire

White Rose MoonfireMoon is a 14.3 h.h., 18-year-old registered paint/pinto mare. She has excellent ground manners and is great with both advanced beginners and intermediate riders. As bombproof as a horse can be, she goes both English and Western and loves to go on long trail rides.
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White Rose Mi Sueno

Joey is a 16.0 h.h., 18-year-old Hanoverian gelding. is very fancy and full of pizzazz. He has competed successfully in dressage and is always in the ribbons. He is a true gentleman on trails and is used in our lesson program for our intermediate riders. See more pictures of Joey>>>

English riding lesson near Lake Norman, NCSierra (White Rose Sweet Sierra) is a 15 h.h., 19-year-old Appaloosa mare. She is very talented and has competed at third-level dressage and training-level eventing. She is kind and forgiving and can teach anyone to ride.
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White Rose Rubydoo

White Rose RubydooRuby is a 15-year-old solid paint mare standing at 15 h.h. Ruby is very sweet with wonderful ground manners. A seasoned lesson horse and has taught many people to ride. She has competed in local shows and also walked in parades. See more pictures of Ruby>>>

White Rose Fandango

White Rose Fandango at Tryon International Equestrian CenterAnnie is a 16.2 h.h., registered 13-year-old Andalusian X Paint mare. She has poise and presence with a large floaty trot. She is currently competing at first-level dressage and schooling at second-level.
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White Rose ButtecupButter (White Rose Buttercup) is an adorable Shetland Pony with a huge heart. She is 18 years old and is a barn favorite. She loves attention, to be brushed, and to be loved on. Her favorite thing to do is hang out with the big horses, she likes to play dress-up, and she is happy to carry around our tiny riders.
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White Rose Solar Eclipse

Sunny is a 14.2 h.h., a stunning Quarter Horse mare. Eight years old, she has competed extensively in local and C-rated hunter classes. She is very fancy with an amazing trot. She is used for our intermediate riders and those who want to jump.
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BatmanBatman (White Rose Super Hero) is the cutest little mini ever. Don't let his small size fool you. His personality is huge. He likes to ride on the golf cart and in the truck's cab. He is friendly and inquisitive and thinks he's a dog.

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Other Critters

C.J.C.J. is a friendly Aussie Shepherd mix. We rescued her from a shelter seven years ago, and we can't imagine life without her. Her job is to greet visitors and look cute. See more pictures of C.J.>>>> opie-2Opie is a sweet, loving, outgoing kitty who loves attention. He has a charming personality and likes to help José with projects around the barn. He watches lessons and follows trail riders around the property. See more pictures of Opie>>>
You can also read Opie's three-week adventure when he was lost at a horseshow.
MaggieMaggie is a shy little girl who would rather be a house cat than a barn cat. She keeps her distance until she knows you but will snuggle with you if you are patient. See more pictures of Maggie>>>>

Mission Statement

  • To train, teach, and inspire riders of all equestrian disciplines
  • To instill a love and admiration for equines that fosters mutual respect and compassion
  • To create a sanctuary and escape from everyday life
  • To promote the love of the outdoors, the benefits of healthy activities, and a respect for nature

Lessons with Carol are great. I learned so much more in the four short months I trained with Carol than I had with several other people who had coached me and I can't wait to ride with her again. - B. Gibson, IDA Team Captain.

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