Glenn and Joan Petty established Triangle Farms, Inc. in 1990 in Raleigh, NC. As owners and managers, their goal is to provide the best in horse show management services and the best in boarding, training and instruction at the farm. Both Glenn and Joan are North Carolina natives and passionate about horses, horse shows, farm life, equestrian properties and North Carolina real estate.
Since 1990 Glenn and Joan Petty have built and operated four farms in Wake County, under the name of Triangle Farms. The current farm, opened in January 2019, is located just north of Raleigh. Cam Womble, an experienced equestrian in the Triangle, is the Trainer and Manager of the Farm. The mission of the farm is to offer boarding & training for horses and riders interested in showing in hunter/jumper shows. Beginning in 2020 Triangle Farms will offer a Schooling Show Circuit at the “Farm”.
Triangle Farms, Inc. hosts and manages 22 hunter/jumper shows in North Carolina each year, with the goal being to provide quality shows in a positive, friendly environment. In 1990 Glenn and Joan Petty ran the first Triangle Farms NCHJA ‘C’ show at the farm, and the first Raleigh Indoors USEF National ‘A’ show was held in 1991 at the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex. Currently there are 9 Triangle Farms ‘C’ Shows, 4 Raleigh Indoors ‘A’ Shows, and 6 Schooling Shows throughout the year. Glenn and Joan also host three USEF Premier ‘AA’ shows at the Horse Complex in Raleigh, the NC State Fair Hunter/Jumper in October and Duke ‘Jump for the Children’ in November. The ‘Jump for the Children’ shows are Glenn and Joan’s passion, having raised over $2,400,000 for Duke Children’s since the shows’ beginning in 1984.
Joan Petty is actively involved in the horse industry through Triangle Farms with the horse shows and the barn. Joan also will work again, since her return to North Carolina, as a real estate broker, specializing in equestrian properties as well as home listings and sales for her clients. Glenn serves on many advisory boards in the equine industry and is versed in all breeds. Glenn retired from the NC Department of Agriculture where he was involved in the design and construction of the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh and then as manager. Glenn is completing his contract in June as the EVP of the Arabian Horse Association.