Welcome to The Aiken Horse webpage, the online home of The Aiken Horse, a bimonthly magazine style newspaper serving the equestrian world in Aiken, SC and beyond. We have stories about horse people of all ages and disciplines, as well as stories about horses of all sizes, shapes and breeds. If it happens in the Aiken horse world, we will be there to cover it.
Calendar of Events
Find out what’s up today in the Aiken Horse World.
Events at The Vista
The Vista Schooling and Event Center has published its dates for 2022. Next up, Combined Test and Dressage on April 9.
Tamie Smith Clinic at Stable View
The International event rider Tamie Smith of Temecula, CA will be teaching a clinic on the East Coast. The clinic will take place at Stable View in Aiken, SC on March 28, 29 and 30, 2022.
Big Fall Weekend Ahead
The biggest weekend of the fall season here in Aiken is upon us. There will be competitions and outings in at least six different disciplines, all right here in Aiken County. It’s the end of the polo season and the beginning of formal foxhunting. We also have combined driving, eventing, a hunter/jumper show, a hunter pace and barrel racing.
Menorcan Horse Demo & Clinic
Alison Head as the judge. Following the clinic, Maite Bonet, who is the principle rider at the Son Martorellet Stud on the island of Menorca, will give a demonstration of Menorcan dressage, riding Zar, the only Menorcan horse in the United States.
From our issue
PAWS in Aiken County
The Aiken County Animal Shelter will soon have a new building devoted to adoption, humane education and dog socialization. The new PAWS building (“Primary learning, Adoption Wellness and Socialization”) is under construction now and is expected to be completed sometime in January.
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The Versatile Menorcan Horse
By Nancy Johnson, Photography by Pam Gleason Kelly Sigler Patterson never had any intention of importing and breeding horses. A professional horse trainer specializing in foundation work, she was very content running a teaching and training business at her Looking Glass Farm in Wagener. But then, about six years ago, Kelly was introduced to Menorcan…