It's a new year, and we are in Aiken, SC horse shopping. If you love horses, it's a great place to visit. We also just picked up a new lesson horse prospect in New York, so hopefully positive updates will be coming soon. June, pictured above, also just arrived on the farm, who so far seems to be a good addition for our more advanced riders who can keep a steady contact.
We are going to some local shows, as well as taking a horse to the New Vocations USPC Challenge in Tryon, NC. Our summer camps went well, and we will be offering some fall Saturday day camps, as well as our winter camp again this year.
Camp time is almost here! We have been busy going to shows are preparing for our upcoming summer riding camps. See our Camp page for more information.
We have settled into winter, but are looking forward to spring! Our Summer camps are now posted, and the show schedules are going up. We take students to local shows like NEIGH, and Silver Snaffles Pony Club is putting on a show for all ages and abilities May 19 at the Shrine grounds in Columbia City. Getting ready for warmer weather!
We have posted our Spring Break riding camp schedule on the Camps page. Our Winter Camp was a big success despite the frigid temps. Thank goodness for toe warmers!
Winter camp is full! We have more camps coming up this spring.
We have quite a few low level cross country jumps on our trails. I expect we will have more in the spring, as our more advanced students need more Novice and up level questions (3 foot plus).
Finding new lesson horses can be challenging. We have another new one we think is going to be great, and he's already pretty good. I prefer geldings for the lesson program, as mares can be more sensitive and can have a harder time adjusting to different riders. Horse shopping is like used car shopping. Unless you know the seller, you have to know what you are looking for, and even then you can get a lemon. So far we don't think Cole is a lemon! He's laid back and smooth gaited.
Our facility is open to other riders to come trail ride or school on cross country jumps. $15 per horse trailer in fee. We do sometimes have public trail riding available, depending on the lesson schedule, but as our lesson schedule has remained steady through the fall we actually do not have many openings. You can text or email to find out more.
It's been a busy summer! Summer camps went well, and our Pony Clubbers that ride with the farm have been doing great! We do still have a few lesson spots available, but with school time here, the after school spots are going fast!