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Stable View, A Preeminent Destination For Equestrians

May 12, 2016 By: maryhaley Category: General


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For Immediate Release: May 12, 2016
Stable View, A Preeminent Destination For Equestrians Stable View, in Aiken, South Carolina, is one of the region’s preeminent international equestrian training facilities, and is pleased to announce the expansion of their facility offerings, event schedule and support for the sport of eventing.
Founded in 2010, Stable View has quickly evolved into one of the Aiken’s finest winter training facilities, meeting and exceeding the needs of Olympic level riders such as Boyd and Silva Martin and Will Coleman. The expansive property features several custom designed barns, a 300’ X 250’ state of the art covered arena, an equally sized outdoor stadium ring and outdoor dressage arena. All of the arenas feature the industry’s most advanced technical footing, provided by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces. The cross country course, which features a variety of questions from the beginner novice level through advanced, was designed by Captain Mark Phillips and built by Eric Bull.
Year round, Stable View also hosts a wide variety of equestrian events, ranging from schooling shows to USEA, USEF and USDF sanctioned horse shows. Come and enjoy Stable View’s “Under The Stars” dressage and jumper series, attend a clinic, or enter one of their USEA recognized events. There are classes for the intro level horse or rider, as well as opportunities to ride at the higher levels and to win prize money as well! Stable View is Aiken’s Official Winter Training Facility for the US High Performance Eventing Team, and also holds fun and informative clinics and demonstrations with industry notables such as William Fox Pitt, Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton.
Stable View Announces Advanced Level Horse Trial With $65K Prize Purse! Stable View’s USEA recognized Spring Horse Trial, which was held Tuesday and Wednesday March 22nd and 23rd, was a great success with a record number of entries to date for the facility. Professionals, amateurs and young riders competed from Beginner Novice through the Preliminary levels of eventing.
Stable View is thrilled to announce that on October 1st & 2nd, 2016, they will be hosting an USEA/USEF Recognized Horse Trials, adding their first Advanced level division to the roster. There will be up to $15,000 in prize money awarded to the Beginner Novice-Preliminary divisions, and up to $50,000 in prize money for the Advanced division competitors!
Stable View Announces the 21 Challenge Series For Young Riders! Barry & Cyndy Olliff, owners of Stable View, recognize that the sport of Eventing must be supported through the developing generation in order to grow. Stable View has partnered with Fair Hill International and Plantation Field Horse Trials to offer an unprecedented award to top Young Riders. Beginning at their March 21st & 22nd 2017 Horse Trials, Stable View will kick off the 21 Challenge Series at their event before riders head north for the remainder of the spring season.
Targeting Young Riders at the Preliminary and 1* level, competitors will vie for the top cumulative results and must attend at least two of the 3 events, which includes Fair Hill International’s April 14th – 16th, 2017 Horse Trials and Plantation Field’s May 13th & 14th, 2017 Horse Trials. To be eligible for a series award, riders must attend the kick-off event in March 21st & 22nd, 2017 at Stable View.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors and will include up to one month’s free board, use of all the facilities’ equestrian amenities, apartment accommodations on-site and training sessions at Stable View during the 2018 winter season. Training sessions for each young rider will be arranged with resident Olympians and top clinicians who will be in Aiken for the 2018 season.
Carla Geiersbach, Executive Director at Fair Hill International, is very excited to see a “student friendly series” which will give that age group exposure to international level riders. “By targeting the Preliminary and 1* level competitors, we will work together to help the next generation of the sport. That is the time in life (during high school and college) when young people are determining their path.”
Mary Coldren, organizer of Plantation Field Equestrian Events, is especially happy to see Stable View spearhead this effort for the 21 Challenge Series, “We are excited to work with Stable View to encourage and support the young riders in the sport and to give them this opportunity!”


May 07, 2016 By: maryhaley Category: General


The Texas Shoot-Out Horse Show at the Texas Rose Horse Park had a big crowd and big weather. On Thursday the Texas Pre Green Super Stake and USHJA Pre Green Incentive Stake got under way with Forest Hill Farm’s XOXO (pictured below), ridden by Peter Pletcher, taking the blue ribbon in both. Peter also took second with Sue Lightner’s Sandriano and third went to Redding Ridge owned by Teriann Miller and ridden by Will Roberts.xoxo

The $7,500 Open Welcome Stake was also held on Thursday and Brian Moggre (pictured below) on  MTM Flutterby owned by Major Wagner, LLC, took the top place. Lochinvar and Matt Cyphert took the red ribbon and Whitney Owens on DS Holdings’ S&L Shoe Guru was third.brian

Friday brought some challenging weather to the show with heavy rain, wind, hail and a tornado that touched down in Lindale. We were lucky at the show and did not have much damage.  The $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby had to be canceled, but the prize money will be added to next week’s Derby to make it a $20,000 pot. The ring crews were busy thorough the storm keeping  the footing safe:rain

Saturday’s weather turned out great. The $30,000 Texas Shoot-Out Grand Prix was held with a wonderful charity event for the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation and exhibitors enjoyed a great dinner sponsored by Brawley Farms. Thirty riders started over Ken Krome’s 16 effort course in the Grand Prix and five came back for the jump off. AJE Cluny owned by AJE Equitation (pictured below) and ridden by Christian Heineking took home the blue, Matt Cyphert on Lochinvar was second and DS Holdings’ MTM Twenties Girl with Frank Owens was third.ken

On Sunday the $25,000 THJA Child/Adult Jumper Challenge Series got under way with the Lo and High Classics. In the Lo Child/Adult Classic, Nanny Fine, owned and ridden Kathryn Hartshorn, was the winner. She is pictured first below. The High Child/Adult winner was Destiny Van De Noordheuvel, owned by Jodie Camberg and ridden by Mary Frances Burnette. Mary is shown in the second photo below.chad


The Judy Carrigan Perpetual is awarded to the best hunter at the show as chosen by the judges. This year’s winner went to Bowie ridden by Courtney Calcagnini and owned by Fleur de Lis Farms. Congratulations to all our Champions and Reserve Champions, as listed in the attachment. A special thanks goes to Jerry Mohme for the great photos shown above. To check out your photos from the show, go to

We look forward to seeing everyone this week for the Lone Star Round Up.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors listed below,

as well as Valley View Stables, Augusta Pines, Grand Prix Stables, Rendezview Farm, South Haven Farm,

Pre Green Super Stakes, Take 2 Thoroughbreds, Amino, Exceptional Equestrian, Bay Yard Farms,

AJ Design, Brawley Farms, Equestrian Connect, Hillcrest Farm, McLaren Equestrian, Sidelines,

The Clothes Horse, Luxe, Chamblee  Ryan, Kastel Denmark, Bruno Delgrange, THIS,


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