Libbie Johnson

Volunteer with Foothills Equestrian Trails Association


Based out of Tryon, NC, Libbie describes herself as a lifelong horse lover. Beginning at age eight, 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 the slaughterhouse. Libbie has always been active in her local horse community from rescue organizations to organizing the first National Equine Economic Summit.

Libbie has served on several equine-related boards, including United States Pony Clubs, Equine Land Conservation Resource, Farm Bureau and the North Carolina Equine Study advisory board. The equine economy and policy affecting the horse industry is of special interest to her. For the past decade Libbie promoted Tryon Horse Country as an equestrian destination. She has a career background in public relations and applies it to volunteer activities whenever possible. Libbie has been a FETA supporter, volunteer and trail user for years and currently edits the FETA online publication.

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