Proceeds will benefit The Walthour-Moss Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to preserve open land, to protect and improve wildlife habitat, and to provide a place for equestrian purposes.
The Walthour-Moss Foundation is the only nature preserve in the state, and one of the few in the country with a stated mission designating it as a place for equestrian activity. Open year round, sunrise to sunset, the foundation provides miles of quiet trails and sandy lanes for equestrian use. It’s in the very heart of Moore County horse country, and a regional destination for equestrians from more than 45 North Carolina counties as well as nearby Virginia and South Carolina.
Declared a “Significant Natural Heritage Area” by the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, the foundation is home to more than 650 plant species and more than 31 documented rare or threatened species of flora and fauna, and has the largest pond cypress in America.
In 2013, the U.S. Department of the Interior placed more than 2,500 acres of the 4,092 acres under stewardship of the Walthour-Moss Foundation on the National Register of Historic Places. The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Department of the Interior deemed the property to be of state and national significance due to its long history of conservation and the integrity of the landscape.