We departed cold NJ for Aiken, SC 2 days ago (68 degrees today). It's always a bit of a cluster getting the entire barn packed and ready to pick up and move. We had my trailer with 5 horses and loaded to the ceiling with equipment as well as a 10 horse 18 wheeler.
|Jess offering the horses water at the gas station - yes there are 5 horses in there too!|
The trip is roughly 14 hrs and it seemed to take every bit of it just getting out of the driveway! You'll have to check Tuesday's podcast for details, but it involved removing the tailgate and extending the neck of the trailer in the middle of the road and this was within the first mile...
We finally arrived in Aiken on Thursday evening. We're at a new facility this year, it's owned by Taryn Hartnett and it's a beautiful 29 stall facility with ring and the best galloping hill I've seen in Aiken.
|The Front of the Barn|
|RO - Tribute - Trevor (Jess' horse High Society) on the Gallop|
|View from the Ring back to the Barn|
I'll try to get some more pics up online, we do have some more on the facebook page here of the trip down and around the barn.
Coming up this week we have a jumper show at High Fields and with my fingers crossed I might be heading back to NJ to get my new truck.