The Centennial Aiken Horse Show for Equestrian Living
Video Provided By: Marion Latta de Vogel
One of just a few old-fashioned hunter shows left in the country, the Aiken Horse Show recalls an earlier time. Modern horse shows have become professional affairs, usually taking place on rings with sand and synthetic footing where the horses jump brightly painted obstacles. Shows such as the Aiken Horse Show, where horses compete on the grass and jump over natural fences are few and far between. The Aiken show was on of the inspirations behind the creation of the Hunter Derby division in recognized shows, one of the most popular horse show innovations of the 21st century.