Month: February 2014

Hitchcock Woods to Reopen Friday

The Hitchcock Woods,  closed since the ice storm on February 12 and 13, is set to reopen to walkers and riders on Friday, February 28. Like most of downtown Aiken, the Hitchcock Woods sustained heavy damage from downed trees and…

Celebration of Eventing Returns

eventer jumping

The fourth annual Celebration of Eventing, a party to benefit the The Hitchcock Woods Foundation, will be at The Willcox next Monday. There will be music by 4 Cats in the Dog House, as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.…

Storm Clean-up In Horse District

UPDATED! CREWS WILL BE WORKING UNTIL FRIDAY! The City of Aiken has shared the following information with the Aiken Equestrian Community regarding storm cleanup plans in the historic horse district: City of Aiken debris removal crews will be working along the dirt roads…

Clean-Up at Sporting Days

Finally, eight days after the ice storm that crippled the county, Aiken Electric Coop and SCE&G are reporting that storm-related power outages have been fixed. Pretty much everyone in the area has light, heat and water, and life can return…

George Morris Clinic Times

Ride groups are posted for the George Morris Clinic at Bridle Creek Farm in the Bridle Creek Equestrian community.  The clinic will be on Monday and Tuesday, February 24-25. Auditors are welcome at $60 apiece. The groups are as follows:…

Aiken Eventing Gala Rescheduled for February 19!

Breaking News: The Aiken Eventing Gala has been rescheduled for  Wednesday, February 19 at the Willcox! More information below: Aiken Eventing Gala To Support the Land Rover US Eventing Team’s Quest for Gold at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian…

Palace Malice Set for Gulfstream Park Handicap

February 11, 2014 Press Release: For Immediate Release Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, 2013 Belmont Stakes winner, will launch his 2014 campaign in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap on March 8, according to Dogwood president Cot Campbell. “This mile race is…

Breakfast At the Gallops

Contact: City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism P. O. Box 1177 Aiken, SC 29802 Phone: 803-642-7650 FAX: 803-642-7639 E-Mail: halloffame@cityofaikensc.gov Website: www.aikenracinghalloffame.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 10, 2014 The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame will host the eighth annual “Breakfast at the…

George Morris Clinic at Bridle Creek

Riders at Bridle Creek

George Morris will be at Bridle Creek Farm in Bridle Creek Equestrian community on February 24 and 25 to offer a clinic to upper level riders. Morris, who will be 76 on February 26, just a day after the Aiken…

Ridgecrest Coffee Bar

Horse people in Aiken have a new place get their coffee. Ridgecrest Coffee Bar at the corner of Wagener Road (302) and Pine Log Road on the East side of town opened the day after Christmas and is already popular…