Aiken, South Carolina is about as famous for horses and equestrian activities as Augusta is for the Masters Tournament. Since the 1800s, the Aiken area has welcomed horses and the activities they bring for visitors and locals to enjoy. If you are hoping to add horse-related activities to your schedule throughout the year, look no further than Aiken. There are things to do from polo to fox hunts.
The Aiken Polo Club offers Sunday entertainment at the Historic Whitney Field. Players can enjoy practices and tournaments at a majority of levels and spectators are always welcome to watch the fun.
The New Bridge Polo Club is a gated equestrian community located 15 minutes from downtown Aiken. Click the link to their website for more information on the club’s history as well as a calendar of upcoming events for polo.
The Wagener Polo Club utilizes organized practices and well-managed tournaments for a fun and friendly environment that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
The Aiken Steeplechase is sanctioned each year by the National Steeplechase Association and is an opportunity to wear your best derby hat to tailgate with friends around the event. It incorporates the precision of jumping with the speed of a race to create excitement for both competitors and spectators.
During the last 3 Saturdays in March, the Aiken Triple Crown takes place with the trials, hurdle jumper races and polo. Proceeds from these events help local charities as well as the Aiken community.
For more information on equestrian activities, the history of horses in Aiken and local stable facilities, visit the Discover Aiken County website.