When an advertiser comes on board with any of Nation Media’s clusters of internet insanity, we try to prepare them for what’s about to go down. They’re going to come face-to-face with the most rabidly obsessed, educated, hilarious, industrious collection of humanity in all of Equestriandom. Our readers are people who work all day and then will literally duct-tape a flashlight to their helmet in order to get a ride in at night during the winter. They scrimp and save on luxuries for themselves to give their horses the best of everything. And they can smell fear.
Which is why we only partner with companies who get that, who are part of that, and who want to help you spend your hard-earned dollars on quality products, nutritious feeds, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
For all of the above reasons, we’re thrilled to welcome the iconic Stable View Farm of Aiken, South Carolina to the EN family! Since Barry and Cyndy Olliff purchased Stable View in 2010, they’ve been putting their hearts and souls into making Stable View “A Gathering Place” for riders who are local, those who are flying south for the winter, those who are committed to the lower levels of the sport, and those who exemplify Eventing High Performance.
The absolutely stunning facility boasts five beautiful barns, multiple cottages and apartments for boarding of the human variety, acres upon acres of lush Carolina turnout, a state-of-the-art covered arena with Attwood footing (another of our awesome sponsors!), numerous outdoor arenas and derby fields, and obviously, their cross country course which runs Beginner Novice through Advanced across their 1,000 acres of turf, hills, and forests.
Eric Bull and Captain Mark Phillips have designed a marvelous track for all levels that focuses on giving all riders a test but with as many safety features in place as possible, including multiple fences with MIM Clips.
If you need a little piece of heavenly Stable View Farm in your life, there’s a number of ways to make the magic happen:
1 – Spectate. Tomorrow, for example, you can go observe the Stable View Fourth Annual Southeast Hunter Trials, which includes gallivanting around cross country in Foxhunt attire as individuals and in teams/pairs. It’s going to be partly cloudy and 61 degrees. Just saying.
2 – Compete. Stable View hosts a DIZZYING number of events this winter, including Jumper Nights, schooling and recognized Dressage shows, an Eventing Academy, and three horse trials between January and March alone.
3- Board There. With darling cottages and plush apartments as well as the numerous barn options, you and your whole team can fly south (or east, or north or heck, even ditch the European indoor eventing business and hop the pond, won’t you?) for the winter and set up camp. Obviously, space is limited, so contact Stable View soon if you’re itching for a long term roadtrip.
4- Volunteer. Can’t bring your trusty steed with you? Consider being a volunteer for one of their many events and get the warm fuzzies of bettering yourself and your sport while enjoying the South Carolina sunshine. No. Brainer.
We’re beyond glad to have Stable View Farm not only on Eventing Nation, but as part of the eventing community. We’re a better sport for having them in the mix, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for the future!