The Aiken Horse Show - Since 1916

Show Information

We are pleased to welcome you to compete in the Aiken Horse Show in the Hitchcock Woods and invite you to take part in one of Aiken’s most histor-ic events.

Due to the extremely fragile footing, schooling will not be allowed in the ring. Hand-walking will be allowed from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily. Schooling fences will be provided in the designated schooling area. Classes may be split, combined, or cancelled at the discretion of the management.

The Hitchcock Woods Foundation and the Show Directors will not be re-sponsible for any accident that may occur to any animal, person, or proper-ty, and the exhibitor shall hold the Hitchcock Woods Foundation and the Show Directors harmless and indemnify them against any legal proceedings arising from any such accident.

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.

If you have never shown in the Aiken Horse Show in the Hitchcock Woods and would like help with logistics, course expectations, etc., as well as tips to make your experience more enjoyable for you and your horse, please call Gail King at (803) 640-9184.

Trailer and van parking will be at the Stable on the Woods parking lot, lo-cated at 2200 Dibble Road. There is NO parking at the South Boundary entrance to the Woods. Anyone on horseback entering the Woods from the east side should use the Coker Spring Road entrance. Water will be provid-ed at the ring for your horse. Please bring your own bucket.

Exhibitors who donate their prize money back to the Foundation, will be acknowledged with an IRS tax letter from the Foundation office. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

General admission is free, but there is a $10 vehicle parking fee.