The Blessing of the Hounds, a Thanksgiving morning tradition in Aiken, will be closed to the public again this year.
Between the dogs, drinks and food, a horse ran by every now and then with the return of the Aiken Polo Club's fall season.
The Vista Schooling and Event Center has two new owners and is moving forward with a slightly different name.
Whitney Field will be idle during the Aiken Polo Club’s fall season.
The Aiken Fall Festival hunter/jumper shows have returned to Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field, located at 931 Powderhouse Road S.E.
Originally conceived as a sort of physical therapy for recovering war veterans in England in 1948, the modern-day Summer Paralympic Games were first held in Seoul, South Korea in 1988.
The 2021 edition of the Aiken Fall Steeplechase has been scrapped.
The Aiken Training Track, where young thoroughbreds are prepared for racing and the Aiken Trials are held, will be the site of a horse auction this fall.
After three phases of competition, which ended with show jumping Monday at Equestrian Park, the United States eventing team finished sixth at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The United States eventing team was in ninth place following the completion Friday of the second of three dressage sessions at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
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Following the death earlier this month of an eventing rider, a local equestrian center is taking steps to more closely monitor what is happening on its grounds and to improve the response to e…
A new fund in honor of an Aiken equestrian gone too soon will help support and develop young riders.
There is “a possibility” that the Aiken Fall Steeplechase won’t be held in October, but “we’re still pushing forward as if it will be,” Aiken Steeplechase Association President Paul Sauerborn …
An Aiken woman was killed Wednesday in an equestrian accident at Stable View Farm.
Construction is proceeding smoothly on the first four of 10 new barns scheduled to be built at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
Boyd Martin will be riding Tsetserleg in the Summer Olympics next month in Tokyo instead of Luke 140.
The Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field is expanding its facilities, but the growth is taking place without the acquisition of additional land.
Riders and horses familiar to area residents who follow equestrian sports have been named to the United States eventing team for the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
An exhibit about Ted Atkinson, the only jockey to ever ride Hall of Fame and Aiken-trained Tom Fool, is on display at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum through May 30.
The construction of a new venue for the Aiken Steeplechase Association received a big boost recently when the family of the late Bruce Duchossois donated $271,000 to the organization.
Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs will host Farm Day on Saturday, May 22.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum will receive upgrades to the museum with interactive equipment and software thanks to a new grant.
After a yearlong hiatus, the Aiken Charity Horse Shows are back, with hundreds of hunters and jumpers scheduled to compete this month.
After being canceled last year because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Aiken Charity Horse Shows are returning to the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
The road to the May 1 Kentucky Derby ended Friday for an Aiken Training Track graduate.
Following an April 3 fire that destroyed an eight-stall barn and injured a miniature horse, there has been a huge outpouring of concern and support for Equine Rescue of Aiken, according to the…
A win eluded Dream Shake in the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.
A barn fire at Equine Rescue of Aiken resulted in extensive property damage and the injury of a miniature horse Saturday evening, according to reports from the organization's president and exe…
Polo is in high gear in Aiken County every spring and fall, with relatively mild temperatures helping create a prime time for two- and four-legged participants alike.
Aiken County, with an assortment of top-flight equestrian facilities, is home base for hundreds of competitive riders who travel around the country and beyond, and local acreage also includes …
The Aiken Steeplechase Association’s new racecourse that is under construction on Aiken’s east side is expected to enrich the community while preserving a local equine sporting tradition.
Since reopening in December after a months-long pandemic closure, Lisa Hall said it's been pretty much business as usual at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.
Two charitable organizations are embroiled in a legal dispute locally.
Barry Olliff considers himself to be a lucky man.
The success of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field, where the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, has exceeded the expectations of the…
No spectators will be allowed at the $50,000 LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing showcase Friday and Saturday at the Aiken Horse Park Foundation’s Bruce’s Field.
Some of the top riders in the sport of three-day eventing – both nationally and in the world – have close ties to Aiken.
Several kid-friendly horses, dozens of young riders and three successful years of outreach were the focal points of a celebration Tuesday afternoon just north of Aiken, as boosters of Great Oa…
The Aiken Virtual Steeplechase will be returning for an encore.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has wiped out the 2021 edition of the Aiken Triple Crown.
An African American steeplechase jockey who was born in Aiken is featured in a February exhibit at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum, which is Black History Month.
Take the Aiken Horse Show off the calendar of equestrian competitions for 2021.
An Aiken holiday tradition is taking a break this year.
The Augusta Polo Cup is coming to Aiken.
A potentially fatal virus called East Equine Encephalitis has infected several horses across South Carolina, including Aiken County.
The 2020 edition of the Aiken Fall Steeplechase has been canceled, according to a news release issued by the Aiken Steeplechase Association on Monday.
Fresh features are in place on Great Oak Equine Assisted Program's acreage, with the help of Boy Scout Caleb Morris, an Aiken resident whose path to the Eagle Scout award in 2019 included a se…
They’re back in the saddle again.
The Aiken Polo Club's season got off to an exceptionally rough start – and almost no start at all – this year, but Whitney Field had plenty of action Sunday afternoon, heading into the final d…