Stable View Farm, Aiken’s newest eventing facility, announced today that it has appointed a new program director to be responsible for managing administration and programs. This announcement comes after an intensive search and a careful interviewing process that has been ongoing for several months. The new program director is Melissa Rundt who has served as the stable’s volunteer coordinator since January.
According to an email from Stable View:
“Stable View continues to grow and evolve. Many of the original plans for facilities and programs with regard to Eventing are now in place. Now, additional plans for facilities and programs are underway for disciplines such as Dressage and Hunter Jumping.
Melissa’s career experience in the hospitality and accommodations industries will enable Stable View to expand into other types of programs and events. This will fulfill one of our longer term goals of becoming a “Gathering Place.”
Plans are underway to reconfigure the second floor of the main barn to create a conference center that will seat 300. This will enable Stable View to host weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats, and other activities. A balcony across the back of the conference center will provide spectators with a sweeping view of the Cross Country course and a perch for watching equestrian activities. The conference center will double as the Stable View clubhouse.”
In other news from Stable View, the Second Annual Southeast Hunter Trials held at the facility over the weekend were a big success. The Aiken Hounds team emerged the winner this year, beating out Middleton Place, Moore County Hounds and Why Worry. Friends of the Animal Shelter Aiken, the beneficiary of the event, was also a winner. The organization was presented with a check for $5,000.
For more information, visit Stable View Farm on the web.