Black Horse Run: An Equestrian Community since 1973



Because of the equestrian focus of the neighborhood, Black Horse Run has a more diverse array of common properties than most neighborhoods. From the clubhouse and pool to the pastures and trails, BHR has many different ways that members and their guests can enjoy their surroundings.


One of BHR’s most popular amenities is our community pool. Normally open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, our outdoor pool is a favorite gathering spot. It is also home to our swim team, a popular neighborhood activity for decades.

Summer swim lessons program – contact Elaine Fletcher @ 919-451-8492 or email 11fletchers@thebookcaseshop.com for prices and times.


Please review the pool rules.

Regular Pool Hours (May 26 – Jul 29)
Mon-Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 1pm – 9pm
Late Summer Hours (July 30 – Aug 26)
Mon-Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 1pm – 8pm

End of Season Hours/WCPSS Trad.
Calendar Begins (Aug 27  – Sept 2)
Mon-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat: 10am – 8pm
Sun: 1pm – 8pm

Labor Day (Sept 3): 10am – 8pm

*Pool closes for swim team practice through late July (Mon-Fri: 4pm-6:30pm)

  • Note: check the swim team calendar for dates/times when pool use might be limited due to swim team practice or meets.

Clubhouse and Clubhouse Rental

The BHR clubhouse is one of the social centers for neighborhood gatherings and team events. Located next to the pool on Black Horse Run, it houses the BHR office. It also features several gathering spaces including a ballroom area with a stage and a loft area with a pool table.

The clubhouse is available for rental to members of Black Horse Run. There is a rental fee and a cleaning fee, as well as a deposit required for rentals. Those interested in renting the clubhouse for an event are advised to contact the BHR office at 919-847-3131 or BHRPOA@bellsouth.net. Please note that rentals are more difficult during pool season (typically Memorial Day through Labor Day), as the pool is open from morning to evening and pool staff uses the clubhouse to serve pool guests.

Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Playground, and Picnic Area

BHR’s recreational facilities include two tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground with sets for older kids as well as toddlers, and a picnic area with grills.

Black Horse Run resident members and associate members have full access to these recreational facilities surrounding the clubhouse. If you are interested in renting the facilities for a private event, please contact the BHR office at 919-847-3131 or BHRPOA@bellsouth.net.

Upcoming change for spring/summer 2017:
BHR is planning to try out a reservation system to keep residents aware of times when neighborhood tennis lessons, neighborhood events, or tournaments are occurring. Also, a reservations system will hopefully allow members to schedule time in advance for their own lessons, practice times, or other events. This is a trial run, so we’ll see if this is a good fit for BHR on a long-term basis. When the reservations system goes live, it should be accessible through the following link: http://www.blocit.org/.

Equestrian Facilities

Black Horse Run’s community barn is the hub for the neighborhood’s equestrian community, though many neighbors have private barns on their properties.

If you are planning to visit the barn on your own, please be sure to read the rules included in the community barn section of the website.

Other equestrian facilities include the riding ring and 11+ miles of riding trails, both of which are for use by BHR community barn owners as well as BHR private barn owners. Please note that, except in the case of a show or other special event, BHR’s equestrian facilities are for use by BHR members and their guests only.


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