The Great Exodus is underway, with thousands of eventers flocking south to train and show during the chilly winter months. Facebook and Twitter have been blowing up with drool-worthy photos of some of the best equestrian facilities in the country. EN Cribs will bring you an up close and personal look at these equine meccas. Are you lucky enough to be training at a beautiful facility in Aiken, Southern Pinces, Ocala or another southern horse haven? Send us photos and a write-up to [email protected].
Boyd Martin is moved in to his winter base at Bridle Creek Farm in Aiken, S.C. The facility, owned by Ilene Boorman, was designed in collaboration with Boyd, Phillip Dutton, course designer Eric Bull and ring builder Brian Reidmuller. Karl Splan designed the nine-stall barn, which looks more like a mansion. The 88X220 dressage ring has a full side of mirrors, and the 140X280 jump and dressage competition ring boasts state-of-the-art footing. The jump schooling field was hand-raked and leveled and can accomodate a grand prix jump course. Set on 10 acres, the cross-country course includes a large water jump, sunken road, mound, two-level bank complex, ditches and numerous other fences. Plenty of spacious turnout paddocks complete this magnificent facility. For more information on Bridle Creek Farm, visit www.bridlecreekfarm.com. What’s your favorite part of Boyd’s winter facility?
Facility photos taken by Lauriefixphotography.com