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Portofino Featured on the Cover of Equine Journal

National Equestrian Magazine Features Clayton Community in October Issue

Clayton, NC, November 12, 2009 --( Portofino, an exclusive equestrian community located in Clayton, has been featured on the cover of the Equine Journal, a national equestrian magazine serving the horse industry The cover and a feature story on Portofino appeared in the October issue of the magazine. Portofino sits on 350 acres nestled in Clayton, 15 minutes from Raleigh and 30 minutes from Research Triangle Park. The gated community is a convenient and luxurious place to call home in the Triangle. It is being developed by the Walthom Group of Clayton.

“To be featured so prominently in such a well-known publication gives Portofino some valuable exposure,” said Norwood Thompson of the Walthom Group. “The Ali 2 Equestrian Center will be one of the finest on the east coast, The Ali2 Stable will be unmatched in the area for providing first-rate, professional care for the horses boarded there. The riding arenas and pasture will be spectacular as well.”

The Ali 2 Equestrian Center at Portofino is a state-of-the art boarding, training, and riding facility. The complex consists of 22 large stalls, two tack rooms, private lockers, showers, four wash/grooming stalls, 30 acres of fenced pastures and two riding arenas (covered and outdoor with rubber composite footing). The barn is fully equipped with sprinklers and web cams for piece of mind. The facility will be independently owned and operated by a staff of trainers, managers and a concierge.

The Walthom Group has gone to great lengths to make Portofino a one-of-a-kind community for Johnston County. Each home will be outfitted with state-of-the-art high-speed fiber optic communications and the amenities will include some of the finest recreation facilities in the area.

Residents of Portofino will enjoy several unique amenities including walking and riding nature trails, elevated bridges, canoe and kayak drop-ins, and tennis courts. In addition, Portofino’s swim club will provide residents with a spa-like experience with a newly-designed beach-entry pool and spacious private club house.

With seven miles of trails, the Ali2 Stables @ Portofino is a place where trail riders and hikers can enjoy a peaceful ride or stroll through the beautiful 350-acre development, plus the trails will connect to the 900-mile Mountains to Sea Trail that is currently being constructed across North Carolina.

Portofino is also a member of the Audubon International Silver Signature Program. The Silver Signature Program recognizes communities that integrate an ecosystem approach to construction and management; and provide environmental education for those that live, work and recreate in the community.

About Portofino
Portofino is a 350-acre upscale community located on NC 42 East in Johnston County. Located on part of the historic Flowers property in Clayton, Portofino has 267 breathtaking lots with a choice of local custom builders. Bordered by the Neuse River and just 15 minutes from I-540, Portofino offers an exceptional luxury lifestyle with convenience to Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park. Its swim club, clubhouse and fully-staffed stables and equestrian center make Portofino a one-of-a-kind community for Johnston County. For more information, call 919-553-3785 or visit

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