The Foundation, the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve and the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Shows are the responsibility of a volunteer board of directors. While it takes over 30 paid staff to run the horse shows and a small seasonal staff to handle light maintenance, operate the long term boarding operation, along with the short term stall and camper leasing, the entire operation is conducted by volunteers. These directors see their duty as maintaining an historic equine facility and producing top quality competitions that will attract riders and spectators from across the country. Ultimately however, Foundation’s mission is about a commitment to support education and worthy charities by preserving and encouraging the grand traditions of horse sports in Blowing Rock. It is a mission that has been handed down for safekeeping by the pioneers of tourism in the Highlands and by the generations of those who enjoy Blowing Rock because of horse sports.