ibbie Johnson describes herself as a “lifelong horse lover.” Her love and passion for horses began at the early age of eight when she organized a fan club for ‘61 Derby winner Carry Back. Her first horse arrived by way of a lost truck on its way to a slaughterhouse.
Libbie has always been active in her local horse community from equine rescue organizations to orgznizing the very first National Equine Economic Summit. She serves on several equine-related boards, including USPC (United States Pony Club), ELCR (Equine Land Conservation Resource), the Farm Bureau and the NC Equine Study advisory board. In the private sector arena, Libbie has been the owner of Johnson-Powell Public Relations for almost 20 years. Libbie understands the need for expert handling of client needs including branding, market analyisis and sales.
Having been a leader in local, state and national horse organizations, Libbie has contacts throughout the equestrian world. As former Polk County Economic Development Director, she has a unique understanding of our area’s government, schools, businesses, healthcare and other important resources affecting Tryon Horse Country.
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Active with equine land conservation, she is a proponent of wise land use, especially in historic horse communities like Tryon Horse Country.
Co-Author of “Tryon Style” a stunning coffee table book capturing the history heritage and unique ambience of the area called “Tryon Horse Country” A contributing a portion of each book sold to benefit TROT, a therapeutic horseback riding program for special needs adults and children – Founder & Publisher of www.tryonhorsecountry.org, the preeminent online source for all things equestrian in Tryon Horse Country.
Founder & Publisher of “This Week in Tryon Horse Country” – a weekly e-newsletter source for local equestrian news and events embracing all disciplines.
Founder of “Horse Country Tours”, Libbie knows the who, where, when, and why of Tryon Horse Country in history and community.
Founded “Boots & Breeches” – In a horse town, there are plenty of merchants, large and small, that appreciate the business of horse people. This is an identifying logo that lets equestrians know what local businesses appreciate their patronage.
FYI: The name, “Tryon Horse Country”, refers to an area in the Carolina foothills of the southern Appalachians. This area is also known affectionately for more than a century as “horse heaven.”
Whether you’re thinking of selling or looking for the perfect home, farm or land, put Libbie’s Tryon Horse Country knowledge, and passion to work for you.
Call or email Libbie Johnson today: 828-817-3753 | firstname.lastname@example.org