Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Show Jumping Statistics

DPE's 2016 Statistics for Show Jumping. Again this would not be possible without an incredible team at the barn as well as owners and partners.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2016 Eventing Statistics!

DPE's 2016 Statistics for Eventing. None of which would not be possible without an incredible team at the barn as well as owners and partners

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Updated Sales Horses

We've just posted a number of great horses to our sale page including Willoughby below. All can be seen at

Monday, March 7, 2016

Busiest week of the Aiken winter season is a wrap!

We just wrapped up the busiest week of our Aiken spring season. We had a 6 horses showing at March Madness I held at Highfields in Aiken on Thursday and Friday with Quinn (owned by Debi Crowley) spending some time jumping this week in the Welcome Stake on Friday as well as the 1.35m Mini Prix held on Sunday.

Vandiver on his way to 8th in the $5k Mini Prix on Sunday Afternoon - Photo by Laura Fazio
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Our jumpers all finished up great with a full results below. In particular I was very proud of both Quinn and Leo (owned by Kristin Michaloski) , both eventers, who more than held their own in the show ring! Both are jumping more confidently and I can't wait to see them in action in a few weeks at the Carolina International. 

Following both Thursday and Friday at Highfields we headed over to Sporting Days on Saturday with Missy (owned by Robbie Peterson), Marshal (owned by Wendy Luce), Cascor (owned by Stephen Blauner), Quincy(owned Jane Dudinsky) and Rio (owned by Jim Green). All were a bit wild for dressage, but jumped in great form to finish as follows: 
Preliminary: Missy 1st, Rio 4th and Marshal 10th
Beginner Novice: Quincy 7th and Cascor 1st

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Back again to Sporting Days on Sunday morning where both Quantum finished 4th and Jess & PJ finished 6th in Training. Following cross country we headed home for a quick power nap below. 

Power Nap with Bacon

Quinn finished up the weekend with just 1 down in the Mini-Prix to finish in 8th. We're heading back to Highfields this week to jump getting and getting the eventers ready for Pine Top our next outing! 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

2016 Carolina International is Open!

Cellar Door - Carolina International CIC - Photo by High Time Photography
With our spring season in full swing, one my my favorite events of the year, the Carolina International CIC, if fast approaching. Being on the board of the competition has given me some incite into many of the great changes to be implemented this year.

The most significant change of which is that Ian Stark, one of my personal favorite designers, is now taken the reins and the course. It's going to be a big departure from years past, not only in size and construction but also utilizing a brand new water complex allowing the track length to increase along with its difficulty. With $75,000 in total prize money it's going to be a spectactular competition!

This year, not only with spectators on the grounds be able to enjoy the show, but EQSportsNet will be broadcasting a live feed with Karen O'Connor and Charlotte Skinner on the microphones.

The after party will remain an epic event, this year's theme is 'Spanning the Globe' which will be presented by Jaguar Land Rover of Cary, NC. It will feature the CIC awards, international dinner, open bar with music and dancing by 'Liquid Pleasure'.

If interested everyone is able to pre-order Carolina International merchandise on the Carolina Horse Park site.

Hope to see everyone there!


$75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase - Helmet Cam Video