Category: Aiken Horse People

Sarah Eakin to Launch First Novel at The Willcox – Tuesday, July 26

Sarah Eakin, an international author, journalist, PR consultant and former Aiken resident, will launch her debut novel “Wed, White and Blue” at The Willcox from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday July 26. There will be a cash bar in the world-renowned hotel’s lobby. Sarah,…

New Program Director at Stable View

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…

Remembering Will Tankard

The Polo Community Mourns by Pam Gleason, photography by Gary Knoll The polo community in Aiken and beyond is mourning the loss of William Tyler Tankard. Will, 31, died in a motor vehicle accident on July 30 along with his…

Remembering Mimie Percival

The equestrian community in Aiken and beyond was saddened to learn of the passing of Mimie Percival on May 5. Mimie, who lived in Aiken, was a well-known horsewoman and horse trainer who devoted her life to animals. She was…

Jose Alejos Arrives for Training

Jose Alejos, an internationally famous horse trainer who specializes in starting horses, especially those destined for the Olympic sports (dressage, show jumping, eventing), has come to Red Top Farm in Johnston this spring. Initially, Alejos was coming to start horses for…

Aiken Mourns Alan Corey III

Alan Corey III

The polo world lost one of its most dedicated and esteemed members on the afternoon of April 3. Alan Corey III, 73, has been a part of Aiken Polo Club for decades. He was playing the first practice of the…

William Fox-Pitt Impresses in Aiken

William Fox-Pitt discussing cross country riding with Kate Brown

By Sarah Eakin Aiken’s winter eventing crowd were in for a rare treat this week with the arrival of the world’s number one event rider, Britain’s William Fox-Pitt, who flew in for a two-day clinic at Stable Valley Farm. Some…

Wesley Bryan Joins Team USPA

Wesley Bryan

Wesley Bryan, 17, has been named to Team USPA, a mentoring and training program run by the United States Polo Association. Wesley, who plays in Aiken during the season, has been a dedicated polo player since he was a small…

Getting Ready for William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt, the number one event rider in the world, is coming to Stable View Farm this week, and Aiken’s eventing world is getting excited.  Fox-Pitt will be giving a clinic for 30 lucky riders on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Starting at…

The February-March Issue is Out!

February-March 2015 Cover

The February-March 2015 issue is out this weekend: about 1,000 copies have already been distributed and the remainder will start to hit the streets on Monday afternoon. Our February-March issue features the 99th annual Aiken Horse Show in the Woods,…