Month: April 2014

Weekend Events, April 26-27

Things are heating up in Aiken, from the weather to Aiken equestrian events. This is going to be a great weekend for horse people in the area. Where will you be? We have a full dance card. On Saturday morning, we’ll…

Full Gallop Combined Test

By Dapples I am a hunter and my husband is a showjumper who produces fox hunting prospects. We always have green horses and always need somewhere low-key to get them out and about. Aiken offers a plethora of choices for…

Boyd Martin out of Rolex

Boyd Martin With Shamwari 4

Boyd Martin was planning a busy spring of eventing, which included four horses entered at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day event, the Western Hemisphere’s only annual four star eventing competition.  Rolex, which runs from April 24-27 at the Kentucky Horse…

USC Aiken Eventing 2nd at Fence

In their first ever Collegiate Challenge, the USC Aiken Eventing Team competed in the FENCE Horse Trials and placed second out of nine teams.  The competition included teams from University of Kentucky, University of Georgia, several teams from Clemson, University of…

Julie Robins In Horsewoman Challenge

Press Release: April 2014 Aiken’s own Julie Robins, founder of Aiken Horsemanship Academy, has been selected as one of 35 women from across the US and Canada to compete in the American Horsewoman Challenge.  This competition was created to showcase…

Weekend of April 11-13

Do you have tickets to the Masters this weekend in Augusta? Don’t worry: most of us don’t either.  Whether you have tickets or not, you can certainly feel that Aiken is buzzing with Masters Fever. We hear the restaurants are…

Palace Malice to Belmont’s Westchester

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice has a mid-season major objective of the Metropolitan Mile on June 7, using the May 11, $150,000 Grade III Westchester Stakes at a flat mile at Belmont as a prep, it was announced by Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable…

The Aiken Horse April-May Edition is Out

The Aiken Horse April-May edition is out, just in time for the Aiken Horse Show in the Woods. Find it online or around town. Click on the cover below to be directed to the online edition: Contents of this issue:…

Throwback Thursday, Aiken Horse Show Edition

The Aiken Horse Show, which starts tomorrow, April 4,  at 9:00 AM, has been an Aiken tradition since 1916. The show was dreamed up by Louise Hitchcock as a grande finale to the winter season. It was a show for…