Carolina Horse Park in Hoke County announced it would name its main competition arena after a longtime supporter and contributor.
“The Carolina Horse Park is honored to announce the Edith Overly Foundation has awarded a grant in honor of Edith Overly. In recognition of this grant and of Overly’s generous support for the Park, the Main Competition Arena will be named, in perpetuity, the Edith Overly Memorial Arena,” the park announced.
“Edie was a long-time supporter and friend of the Carolina Horse Park and could be seen at all of the winter and spring competitions as well as many other activities at the Park. We deeply miss the friendship, spirit and ever-present smile, which she generously shared with so many since the Park’s inception in 1998. We are profoundly grateful to the generosity of her foundation as this grant will allow everyone in the Sandhills to remember her love for horse sports for years to come,” CHP Executive Director
Jane Murray said in a statement.
Overly was a lifelong horsewoman, participating in all aspects of equestrian sports including racing, driving, eventing and fox hunting. In addition, she bred champion sheep dogs and collies, which she competed in herding, dog agility, lure coursing, and tracking trials.
Overly passed away in February 2018 leaving an amazing legacy in her absence.
For more information about Carolina Horse Park and its equestrian and other events, visit www.carolinahorsepark.com.