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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!”

Aiken Fall Festival Kick-Off

September 04, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

September 4th, 2013 Aiken, SC – The exciting hunter and jumper action of the 2013 Aiken Fall Festival Horse Show is set to kick off this Thursday.  The event in its 6th year will take place at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC with JP Godard and his Equus Events, Inc. handling the managing duties.  The show carries a USEF A rating and a jumper 3 star and will run September 5th-8th and 12th-15th.   “This year’s show is our biggest to date and with two sold out events we are looking forward to two busy weeks”, said show organizer JP Godard.


Many exciting events are on tap including a $15,000 Jumper Classic each week (Saturday, September 7thth and 14thth), a $5,000 Welcome Stake each week (Thursday, September 5th and 12th), a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter  (Friday September 6th), and the SCHJA Governor’s Cup Medal Finals (Sunday, September 8th).  Back by popular demand is the Celebrity Ride and Drive Relay Challenge and “Bridles and Birdie’s” event to benefit the First Tee of Aiken which will take place Friday, September 13th.  Tickets for this wonderful event are available in the horse show office or by calling 803-226-0053.  Tickets are $30 per person and include the relay event, dinner, and live music all to benefit the First Tee of Aiken.


The Aiken Fall Festival is also excited to announce some exciting new classes to this year’s line-up with the addition of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred classes and the prestigious Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals.  TAKE2 offers prize money in hunter and jumper classes restricted to Thoroughbreds that are eligible to be registered with The Jockey Club. The 2013 plan expanded the program nationwide to include 10 of the 12 USEF zones at more than 40 horse shows in 17 states. The goal is to create a market for retired racehorses, ensuring happy and productive lives beyond the racetrack.  “We felt that bringing the TAKE2 classes to Aiken was a great fit seeing the large thoroughbred population we have locally”, quoted Godard.  Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals encompasses Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama offering finals classes in all USEF A rated divisions for all eligible horses.  The Tack Room of Camden South Carolina is the official sponsor of this year’s Zone 4 Finals which also includes a $2,500 Handy Hunter Stake Class.

The Aiken Fall Festival is known for its special events and hospitality and this year is no exception.  This year’s schedule includes:

~Thursday, September 5th   

$5,000 Open Welcome Jumper Stake

Not before 3 PM


Aiken Fall Festival Welcome Party at

The Stables Restaurant @ Rose Hill Estate

 Come as you are, all canine friends invited as well!

Live music by New Holland Rd! 7-9 pm


~Friday, September 6th~

 $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by Holley Tractor

Low Country Boil sponsored by The Aiken Fall Festival Hospitality Sponsors

 5:30 pm


~Saturday, September 9th~

Ice Cream and Popsicle Party 2 pm


Wine and Cheese sponsored by Hot To Trot Boutique 4PM


$15,000 Aiken Premiere Jumper Classic

Exhibitor’s Party sponsored by

The Aiken Fall Festival Hospitality Sponsors

 5:30 PM


~Sunday, September 10th~

2013 SCHJA Governor’s Cup Medal Finals and Breakfast

8:00 AM


~Thursday, September 12th~

$5,000 Open Welcome Jumper Stake

Pizza Party sponsored by

Gagne International

Approximately 4:30 PM


~Friday, September 13th~

Celebrity Ride and Drive Challenge Relay Class

“Bridles and Birdies” to benefit The First Tee of Aiken

Tent opens at 5 PM- Relay to start at 6 PM


~Saturday, September 14th~

Ice Cream and Popsicle Party 2pm


Wine and Cheese sponsored by Hot To Trot Boutique 4PM


$15,000 Aiken Fall Jumper Classic sponsored by The Willcox

 Exhibitor’s dinner sponsored by DFG Stables, Liz Tarumianz, Booth Parker, and Allison Mills

5:30 PM


Sponsors are an integral part to any event’s success.  Equus Events and The Aiken Fall Festival would like to thank the following sponsors for their patronage:

Gold Sponsors-

The Willcox, The Barn Book, Sidelines Magazine, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill,

Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance

The Mark Lexton Collection, DFG Stables, Gamboa Veterinary Services, EquiFit, Inc., One K Helmets, Holley Tractor, Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens


Silver Sponsors-

Aiken Yoga, CrossFit Aiken, Equine Divine, Finally Farm, Oak Manor Saddlery,

Sandra Thomas, The Aiken Horse


Hospitality Sponsors-

Allison Mills, Beaver River Farm, Booth Parker, Brick Church Farm, Bridlewood Farm, Christison Stables, DFG Stables, Gagne International, Hot To Trot Boutique, Liz Tarumianz, The Willcox, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill

A special thanks to our title sponsors; Holley Tractor for sponsoring the National Hunter Derby Friday, September 6th, The Willcox for sponsoring the $15,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday, September 14th, and The Tack Room for sponsoring Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals.

For directions, more information and a complete horse show schedule please log on to or call 803-295-2094.  The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.


Equus Events is a horse show production company based in Aiken, SC. We are committed to producing unique exhibitor friendly events that excel in a high level of quality, competition, and hospitality.  Equus Events is the current USHJA Members Choice award winning horse show company in zone 4 for an AA rated horse show.