The Vista Schooling and Event Center in Aiken, SC has taken schooling to a whole new level. Designed and developed specifically for schooling without a busy competition calendar to manage in between, the venue is...» Read More!
If you’re a 60’s child (or a Bible scholar) you definitely know this phrase: “To everything, there is a season … turn, turn, turn” —number one hit by The Byrds. A season is a time...» Read More!
Whether you’ve escaped south for a long weekend or are bedding down there for the winter, Aiken has plenty to offer its snowbirds. Here are four activities and amenities you won’t want to pass by:...» Read More!
What a great weekend spent in Aiken, South Carolina at the Stable View Horse Trials!The University of Georgia Eventing Team was on site volunteering at Stable View’s world class facility on September 26-27 to help...» Read More!
For the past four years, I have had the privilege of traveling to Aiken in the early spring to escape the cold and snow of central Pennsylvania and to get in some excellent training rides...» Read More!
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel down to Aiken to visit my new mare Seoul Sister (Firefly), who is currently in training at Schramm Equestrian with Dom and Jimmie Schramm. I’d never sent a...» Read More!
I feel that this time of year most East Coast eventers surrender themselves to the constant beating from winter and ride inside. Most use this time in a smaller, crowded arena to work on their...» Read More!
Most people, when you tell them you want to head south for the winter, they don’t understand. “What’s so great about Aiken?” they ask. “What difference does it make whether your first event of the...» Read More!
Every year, eventers flee the frigid temperatures and precipitation that’s not conducive to training horses and head south. This annual “Great Migration” is coming up fast. Do you have a place to hang your helmet? In...» Read More!
Bruce Duchossois purchased a 66-acre field and steeplechase track in Aiken nearly 15 years ago to save the land from development and preserve it as a location for what he hoped would one day become the leading...» Read More!
From Courtney: I finally think I am almost back to normal after getting home from Aiken. After 10 amazing days of riding, watching and learning, we have all made it back to the tundra that...» Read More!
In their first outing of the season, Tiffani Loudon-Meetze and her OTTB Hap continued a winning streak they started in the fall by finishing first on a score of 30.9 in Open Prelim at Full...» Read More!
From Courtney: Aiken: the one word almost every event rider in the midwest dreams of hearing during the terrible months of December through March. While we sit around and read the posts from everyone on...» Read More!
Hello from Aiken! I flew in to Georgia this afternoon and made it to Stable View Farm just in time to catch the final three rides of the day. Last year’s Fair Hill CCI3* winners...» Read More!
Celebrating the return of power and sunny weather, all the who’s who of Eventing turned up last night at the biennial Olympic Gala at the Willcox Hotel in downtown Aiken, South Carolina. As only the...» Read More!
For the first time in a long time, the Aiken Training Sessions were not frigidly cold and blustery, but instead a lovely sunny day with a light breeze that kept both horses and riders comfortable....» Read More!
We keep hearing from readers raving about how flawlessly the event ran this past weekend at Paradise Farm Horse Trials despite no power due to last week’s ice storm in Aiken. Kristen Wiley sent in...» Read More!
Hang in there, Aiken friends! Reader Carrie Wehle (Rochester, New York) submitted this photo, saying, “Sight for sore eyes in Aiken after a week without power.” After this winter storm from hell, I think we...» Read More!
More than 10,000 people are still without power in Aiken this morning. That’s a lot of horse people who haven’t had a shower since before the historic ice storm struck last week. At first, it’s...» Read More!
First, a historic ice storm that Gov. Nikki Haley compared to 1989’s Hurricane Hugo. Then, an earthquake that registered as one of the strongest in state history. We can logically conclude that a plague of locusts...» Read More!
Aikenites are still trying to dig out and clean up following Wednesday’s ice storm, which dumped more than 1 inch of ice on parts of the county. About 45,000 residents in Aiken County are still...» Read More!
More than 50,000 Aiken County residents are without power today following yesterday’s ice storm, the Aiken Standard reports. Kate Samuels sent me this video of her drive to the barn this morning. As you’ll see, the...» Read More!
We satirically reported two weeks ago that a couple inches of snow had crippled Aiken, but a particularly nasty ice storm that hit early this morning really has shut down the area. Gov. Nikki Haley has...» Read More!