From I-40 and Hwy 801 in Advance:    Head South on 801S, pass Oak Valley SubDivision, towards Advance, then cross railroad and keep going 3 more miles, then turn Left on People's Creek Road (by Elbaville Church), then turn Right on Burton Road.  The Facility is on your Left - with a Red Barn in front of property at address: 405 Burton Road, Advance, NC 27006


Office:  336-918-5039
E-Mail:  vatinkerbell@yahoo.com

Mailing Address:   405  Burton Road, Advance, NC 27006.


About  Us

Tinkerbell Equestrian Center, located in Advance North Carolina. We are a  family owned and operated Hunter and Dressage barn that offers lessons and boarding. We have been at our current location for 8 years and we have been raising our own children, as well as teaching our riding students, to appreciate the joys and responsibilites of horse ownership. 

Our Instructor, Karen Pan, is a highly experienced instructor and rider. She has worked within various disciplines of riding and teaching, such as hunter/jumpers, hunt seat, western pleasure, intercollegiate and dressage. Her teaching skills are highly developed through many years of teaching students of all ages to ride, as well as her second career as a fourth-grade teacher at public Florida and Virginia schools. Karen possesses the unique ability to clearly articulate and communicate instructions to riders of all levels and ages. She has specialized in teaching children to ride for many years and in helping timid adults overcome their fears of riding. Utilizing her patience and clarity as an instructor, Karen has coached children on the horse show circuits VHSA, CVHSA, 4-H District and State, and local levels to many wins and year end awards. The most important aspect of riding to Karen is to have children ride safely and to have fun while working towards achieving the students' riding goals.