Harambee Farm

Green Creek Township - Polk County, NC (USA)

Why Harambee?


In the Swahili language, Harambee means “all pull together”.

Following Kenya's independence in 1963, President Jomo Kenyatta adopted the concept of Harambee as an important tool in the process of nation building.

The national motto of Kenya, Harambee symbolizes a proud tradition of neighbor helping neighbor - communally lifting each other up.

Harambee events may range from informal affairs lasting a few hours, in which invitations are spread by word of mouth, to formal, multi-day events advertised via the mass media. These events have long been important in parts of East Africa, as ways to build and maintain strong and vibrant communities.

Harambee Farm is being developed as a 'meeting place', an 'incubator' (for the nurturing of sport horses - as well as ideas, socially progressive programs and the arts) and a 'haven of rest' for family, friends and honored guests.

As we seek connection within the diverse and socially welcoming communities of the Carolina hunt country, we actively embrace the philosophy of Harambee - in our personal, intellectual and professional lives.

What we do

Gracious Hospitality

The Guest Suite at Harambee FarmTM welcomed its first guests in October, 2019.

Our ideal location offers easy access to the Tryon, Forest City, Shelby and Asheville communities in North Carolina - as well as to nearby Landrum, Spartanburg and Greenville in South Carolina. The Guest Suite offers discreet accommodations in a picturesque setting that is located a short 8.2 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center - site of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.

Equestrian Excellence

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” - Winston Churchill

We are equestrian sports enthusiasts - with particular interest in Thoroughbred, Oldenburg and Anglo-Arabian sport horses. We avidly follow developments in eventing, dressage, fox hunting and showjumping. We are proud supporters of The Goodwin Hounds.

Plans are underway to establish a small, yet sophisticated, breeding program at Harambee Farm - melding the classic American Thoroughbred and Arabian bloodlines with the most successful modern British and European Sport Horse families.

Special Events

Harambee Farm is an attractive venue for private parties, cocktail receptions, outdoor weddings, hunt breakfasts, musical recitals, academic retreats and intimate getaways - in a tranquil setting surrounded by nature.

Experiential Education

The Association for Experiential Education defines the process as: "Challenge and Experience followed by Reflection leading to Learning and Growth." Let us assist you in creating a program specific to your needs. 

Team and Community Building

Harambee Farm is the opportune place to cultivate creative ideas, lay plans for the future and connect through structured team building exercises. Our experienced team is available to assist in creating an individualized experience for your group.

Recreational Camping

Beginning in late 2020, Harambee Farm will offer private camp sites for RV and tent camping enthusiasts.

Get in touch

We welcome your comments and ideas.  Only through respectful dialog is progress truly made!