Stable View Announces Oktoberfest Horse Trials With Up To $75K in Prize Money & Fun For The Whole Community!

Stable View, in Aiken, South Carolina, Boyd and Silva’s winter training base, is one of the region’s preeminent international equestrian training facilities, and is pleased to announce the expansion of their facility offerings, event schedule and support for the sport of eventing.

Stable View is pleased to announce that on October 1st & 2nd, 2016, they will be hosting an USEA/USEF Recognized Horse Trial, the first Advanced level event to be held in the Aiken community.  There will be up to $60,000 in prize money for the Advanced division competitors and up to $15,000 in prize money awarded to the Beginner Novice-Preliminary divisions!

Opening date for rider entries is TODAY. Enter online at

The dressage and show jumping rings feature the industry’s most advanced footing, provided by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, and the cross country course was designed by Captain Mark Phillips and professional built by ETB Equine Construction.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to present the new Advanced level course, and course walks will be led by Captain Mark Phillips and Olympian Boyd Martin.  There will also be stadium course walks hosted by leading industry course designer Richard Jeffery.  A donation of $10 is suggested to join in the course walks and proceeds go to the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons.


2015 Master Class at Stable View

Oktoberfest: More Than Just An Equestrian Event

In addition to the excitement surrounding the horse trials, the Oktoberfest themed event is becoming quite a community celebration, proving that Stable View is truly “A Gathering Place” for the surrounding area.

Aiken Horsepower will be holding their Autumn Meet in conjunction with the horse trials….and this sort of horsepower is all under the hood!  Approximately 200 cars of every description from Hot Rods to Antiques will be on display, creating a colorful spectacle for those interested in a different type of horsepower.  Spectators will be asked to judge the cars on display at the meet and prizes will be awarded for the top 3 autos.

Stable View is also proud to announce Aiken’s first Giant Jenga Competition!  Giant Jenga plays by the same rules as regular Jenga with large blocks placed on a table.  The competition will go on for two days and will be divided into two sections for adults and youth teams consisting of two players.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each division.

Each afternoon there will be tastings from Carolina Moon, who will provide three types of Moonshine and River Rat Brewery, who will have their Oktoberfest microbrew on hand, as well as two other featured beers.  Both the Carolina Moon and River Rat tastings will be complementary and R&L Vending will be serving up BBQ and Ribs throughout the weekend.

Additional vendors will include: Theraplate, Voltaire Designs, Stubben Saddles, 4 Star Saddlery, Shadow Trailers, Equestrian Fashion, Devoucoux, Plexus, Ginger Blossom Massage, Historic Aiken Reproductions, Sedgwick Gallery, Art by Susan McCarty, The Artful Equine, doTerra Essential Oils and more.

Stable View also wishes to thank the Official Sponsors of their Oktoberfest Horse Trials:
Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, Aiken Saddlery, Nandina Home and Design, Dietrich Insurance, Land Rover, Equiterra Properties, Spring Meadows, South Star EMS, Sharer Dale Re/Max Tattersall Group, and GGT.

About Stable View

Founded in 2010, Stable View has quickly evolved into one of the East Coast’s finest equestrian training facilities, meeting and exceeding the needs of Olympic level riders such as Boyd and Silva Martin and Will Coleman.  The expansive property features several custom designed barns, a 300’ X 250’ state of the art covered arena, an equally sized outdoor stadium ring and outdoor dressage arena.   All of the arenas feature the industry’s most advanced technical footing, provided by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces.

Year round, Stable View also hosts a wide variety of equestrian events, ranging from schooling shows to USEA, USEF and USDF sanctioned horse shows.  Come and enjoy Stable View’s  “Under The Stars” dressage and jumper series, attend a clinic, or enter one of their USEA recognized events.  There are classes for the intro level horse or rider, as well as opportunities to ride at the higher levels and to win prize money as well!

Stable View is Aiken’s Official Winter Training Facility for the US High Performance Eventing Team, and also holds fun and informative clinics and demonstrations with industry notables such as William Fox Pitt, Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton.

Stable View has also recently partnered with Fair Hill International and Plantation Field Horse Trials to offer an unprecedented award to top Young Riders.  Beginning at their March 21st & 22nd 2017 Horse Trials, Stable View will kick off the 21 Challenge Series at their event for young riders riding at the Preliminary and 1* level.  The winners of this competition series will receive a 2018 winter training award at Stable View which includes training with top resident equestrians with board and use of the facility!

Stable View is truly “A Gathering Place” for equestrians, the surrounding community and tourists alike.  In addition to their impressive equestrian offerings, the 1000 acre facility also hosts Chamber of Commerce events, weddings, and has 11 separate lodging options to suit those looking for a weekend get-a-way or a larger corporate retreat.

Questions pertaining to Oktoberfest sponsorship and vendor information should be directed to the Stable View offices.

Again, opening date for rider entries is August 16, 2016. Enter online at
Event Page

Stable View, LLC
117 Stable Drive
Aiken, SC  29801
Phone: 484.356.3173

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