Author: dapples

Equine Etiquette: The P’s and Q’s of Buying a Horse

  By Ragan Morehouse-Labuschagne At some point in time, most riders think about acquiring, upgrading, or replacing a horse.  Many references exist to help buyers negotiate the complicated process of finding a suitable mount.  However, the etiquette of the process…

Aiken Equestrian Events, June 13-15, 2014

The recent rains have brought us a reprieve from the heat. Soft ground and cooler temps have primed Aiken for a wonderful weekend to enjoy the last of the spring polo…or eventing, driving, dressage shows and even a recognized horse trial.  As always,…

Aiken Equestrian Events, June 6-8, 2014

It’s another action-packed weekend for equine enthusiasts in Aiken. Although it is hard to eclipse the excitement of California Chrome’s bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday afternoon, there are some pretty interesting things happening locally, too. What’s going on in Aiken equestrian events?…

Aiken Equestrian Events, May 30 – June 1, 2014

It’s another polo weekend in Aiken. The New Bridge Member’s Classic 8-Goal, the Wagener Polo Masters Cup 6-Goal, and the  Aiken Polo Club Smoak Family 8-Goal tournaments wrap up on Sunday so there are plenty of opportunities to don your sunhats and…

Aiken Equestrian Events, May 23-26, 2014

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Aiken. Polo is hot, hot hot! There are 14 polo matches being played this weekend. Contestants range from top notch professionals to youth just getting started.  Take your sunblock and some cold water…

Aiken Equestrian Events, May 16-18, 2014

Now that the rain has greened things up and dampened the dust, Aiken is primed for yet another weekend of non-stop equestrian activities.  This weekend is all about polo, so grab your folding chairs, your sunglasses and your best divot-stomping…

Aiken Equestrian Events, May 2-4, 2014

by Dapples It’s Kentucky Derby time! And polo time, and ranch sorting, and eventing and pretty much anything equestrian time. Aiken has so many equestrian events, it is hard to keep track of them all. What to do? Where to…

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…