Get ready for another amazing week of horse shows!

Week II Pre Show

May 9th

Bruce's Field

Aiken, SC


Find each day's updates on the Aiken Charity Horse Show's and Aiken Horse Park Foundation's social media pages or in your inbox. If you're not already on our mailing list and would like to subscribe, you can do so at the bottom of this letter, or on the home page of our website:

Welcome to Week II of the 2023 Aiken Charity Horse Shows

We're so glad you're back with us and we hope you'll have a wonderful time. Aiken has so much to offer and we encourage everyone to take time while they aren't showing to explore downtown and visit all our local businesses.


Come party with us! We will hold a live auction to auction off four (4) tickets to the 2024 The Kentucky Derby Weekend, graciously donated by the Duchossois Family. Tito's Vodka will provide our featured cocktail, there will be plenty of delicious food, open bar, and live music to help us wrap up a great two weeks of showing.

*ATTENTION 2023 ACHS sponsors ($500 and above), your sponsor passes receive complementary access to the Party in the Park Saturday, May 13th.



The 2023 Aiken Charity Horse Show Auction offers two (2) packages of two (2) tickets each to the 2024 Kentucky Derby! The auction preview will be open for the duration of the horse show. Saturday, May 13th during our Party in the Park, held on site in the Sponsor Tent at Bruce's Field, we will open up a live auction. 

All interested bidders MUST be registered through the online portal (linked bel) by 12:00 pm EST 05-13-2023. If you are unable to join us in person, but still want to be able to bid on these two incredible items, on site staff will be able to assist over the phone. A member of our staff will reach out once registration has closed and pair you with an in person liaison. 

Purchase Grooms Draw Tickets

Please see below Horse Show Links for your convenience

When Do I Go?

Check the When Do I Go? site for your daily class predictions

Clip My Horse TV

The ACHS is thrilled to continue our media partnership with Clip My Horse TV to bring you live action daily. We are extremely excited to be able to provide this service for our competitors.

A&S Photography

Make sure to stop by the A&S Photography trailer located on vendor row for all you horse show photos!

Feed & Bedding
Prize List
Horse Shows Online


The Golf Cart Lady

the Official Golf Cart Supplier of the Aiken Horse Park Foundation & the Aiken Charity Horse Shows

Reserve your golf cart now!


We are delighted to name our charitable beneficiary this year, Aiken Technical College Foundation, specifically in support of the college's equine technician certification program.

Be on the lookout for Aiken Tech students and members of the college's staff volunteering throughout the two weeks of shows. While we raise funds for their program, they are providing us with valuable help through volunteering in different areas of the show. Including morning coffee and muffins in the barns, the VIP/Sponsorship Tent, and Hospitality Tent, and more. We are grateful for their help during the Aiken Charity Horse Shows, and we are humbled to be able to provide guidance while partnering with their educators to develop the curriculum for a meaningful equestrian program to help grow a knowledgeable workforce to the expanding equestrian community in and around Aiken.

Aiken Technical College Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports Aiken Technical College in South Carolina, USA. Its primary mission is to raise funds to provide scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial assistance to students in need, as well as to support the college's educational programs and facilities.


Aiken Technical College is partnering with the Aiken Horse Park Foundation and local industry leaders to develop a comprehensive program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of equine-related industries. During the program, students will learn about horse anatomy and physiology, behavioral signs, nutrition and feeding, and equine health care. Student will receive hands-on training in equine handling, grooming, and veterinary care. Our instructors are experienced professional dedicated to helping students succeed in the program and in their future career. Aiken Technical Collee will also partner with local industry searching for new talent and connect these organizations with graduates. The Equine Technician program will launch its first cohort Fall 2023. 


Dr. Steven F. Simmons, EdD

Dean Technical and Continuing Education 

Aiken Technical College

(803) 508-7270


Tuesday, May 9

Pizza and beer in the barns 4pm - sponsored by Equus Events


Wednesday, May 10

Coffee and Muffins In The Barns 6:30am "Downtown Donuts & Coffee" sponsored by Folly Aiken, Tom Bossard, 3 Monkeys, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd. York Cottage Antiques, Flawless Glow Cosmetics Studio

Hospitality tent (food, beer and wine) 3pm to 5pm - sponsored by AHPF

Barn 16 Dedication “Debbie Smith Ltd.” Immediately following the last class


 Thursday, May 11

Coffee and Muffins In The Barns 6:30am "Downtown Donuts & Coffee" sponsored by Folly Aiken, Tom Bossard, 3 Monkeys, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd. York Cottage Antiques, Flawless Glow Cosmetics Studio

Hospitality tent (food, beer and wine) 3pm to 5pm - sponsored by Braemer Road

*Sponsor tent (food, beer and wine) Welcome Stake sponsored by Deirdre Stoker Vaillancourt

Barn 6 Dedication “MeadowView” immediately following The Welcome


Friday, May 12

Coffee and Muffins In The Barns 6:30am "Downtown Donuts & Coffee" sponsored by Folly Aiken, Tom Bossard, 3 Monkeys, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd. York Cottage Antiques, Flawless Glow Cosmetics Studio

Hospitality tent (food, beer and wine) 3pm to 5pm - sponsored by Beaver River

*Sponsor Tent (food, open bar) RBD Classic Cup International Hunter Derby sponsored by MeadowView


Saturday, May 13

Coffee and Muffins In The Barns 6:30am "Downtown Donuts & Coffee" sponsored by Folly Aiken, Tom Bossard, 3 Monkeys, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd. York Cottage Antiques, Flawless Glow Cosmetics Studio

Hospitality tent (food, beer and wine) 3pm to 5pm - sponsored by Rosie's Roses

* Sponsor Tent (food, open bar) ACHS Inaugural Grand-Prix

                             Party In The Park conclusion of GP until… live music, sponsors no additional charge, limited extra tickets available online or at horse show office $50


Sunday, May 14

Coffee and Muffins In The Barns 6:30am "Downtown Donuts & Coffee" sponsored by Folly Aiken, Tom Bossard, 3 Monkeys, Equine Divine, Lionel Smith Ltd. York Cottage Antiques, Flawless Glow Cosmetics Studio

Hospitality Tent brunch, mimosa and bloodies 10am to 12p - sponsored by Aiken Educational Services


*Limited access - sponsors of $5k and above will have a reserved table for 8 at each of the featured classes, sponsors:

                               $2.5k (4 wristbands to enter)

                               $1k (2 wristbands to enter)

                               $500 (1 wristband to enter)



Sponsored by Deirdre Stoker Vaillancourt


Sponsored by MeadowView


Sponsored by Eight Oaks Farm


Barn Dedications

The Rein Family Barn, dedicated May 4th, 2023

The Love Farfone Barn, May 6th, 2023

Pictured above, Dottie, Brooke, and Scott Farfone

Please join us in writing Aiken's Next Chapter...


Permanent Stabling for all 600 horses

  • Safety of horses
  • Satisfaction of competitors
  • Revenue for AHPF

Additional Competition Arena

  • 5th competition arena capability
  • Stand-alone special events arena
  • Incorporating Park atmosphere by including an island of trees within the arena


Support The Next Chapter

We have raised $5.3 million but we still have a ways to go to meet our goal...

Sincerest thank you to everyone who has already contributed to this campaign:

DONORS (as of March 31st, 2023)

Anonymous (5)

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Craig Duchossois

Dayle Duchossois Fortino

Richard Duchossois

Shannon and Geoff Ellis

Donna and Mike Fanning

Dottie and Scott Farfone

Nancy Francis

Kelli Gibson

Courtney Goldstein

James and Angela Hambrick Foundation

Rodney Harkey

Jane and Robert Hottensen

Annie Jones

Fernanda Kellogg & Kirk Henckels

LPR Charitable Trust

Larlee Construction, LLC

Missy Luczak-Smith

Heather Marchman

TeriAnn Mahony Miller

Helen Naylor

The Neuwirth Foundation Inc. 

Wendy O'Brien

The Rein Family

The Riggio Foundation

Deborah Smith

John Stephens

Erin King Sweeney

Liz and Jeff Tarumianz

Jack Wetzel

Sandra Wohlers

In Memory of Richard L Duchossois

Maximilian Maude

In Memory of Jason Schlotterback

Jan Seawell

James Thorp

Lisa and Jack Towell

Tara and Charlie Bostwick

Jodie & Dave Miller

Tammy Rissanen

Alexa Miller

Anne and Butch Hostetter

Julie Drummond

Robert McCormick

Frank, Vivian and Caroline Willard

Lisa Gardner

Buntin Podrebarac

W. William Miller

Roger Beerbower

Thomas Summey

Lauren Graves Bryant

Lyn Buxton

Melissa Davis

Deidre Myers

Evie & Phillip Dutton Barn Stalls

Amy Borun

Annie Dewitt

Evie and Phillip Dutton

Nina and Tim Gardner

Amy Peloquin

Isabella Timone

DFG Stables Barn

Haley Barnes

Robert & Sandra Bierman

The Bostwick Family

The Bragg Family

Ella Bragg

Lynn Carter 

Suzette  Christy

Kirsten D'Amore

The Donohue Family

Page Flournoy

The Geitner Family

Gillian Grant

The Hair Family

Lisa & Rachel  Hart

Megan & Mike Ihnat

Katie Jarriel

Sherry  Kozloff

Karen Lackinger

Lauren & Gordon Lawson

Jennifer Mason

The Massey Family

Liane Maull

Nancy McBrayer

Tracey & Madison Pan-Kita

Allison Mills

Kimberly Quinn

Premier, Inc.

Kathryn Richardson & David Hanley

Bob & Margaret Russell 

Brooke Russell

Leigh Schiff

Melissa, William, and Layla Scott

Lynn Seithel

The Sharp Family

Philip, Marsha, & Isabelle  Song 

Catherine Stumberg

 Michael Wren

The Young Family 

In Memory of Sandra Thomas

Debbie Taussig-Boehner

Tara and Charlie Bostwick 

Celene Oken

Shop 'til You Drop!

The Tack Room

Visit The Tack Room Offering High-Quality Apparel, Stable Supplies, Tack & Much More at Affordable Prices. Friendly & Helpful Service for Over 55 Years. Speedy & Accurate Delivery, Great Low Prices, Huge Product Selection and Expert Customer Service.

Danny & Ron’s Rescue

Danny & Ron’s Rescue speaks for helpless animals that have no voice. We began our rescue mission in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina by aiding dogs that were left homeless by the storm. Since then, our outreach has grown to heights we never imagined. Stop by our tent on Vendor row to meet your next best friend!

A&S Photography

A&S Photography is a mother-and-daughter run business. We specialize in high quality horse show photography at some of the largest events up and down the east coast. Head over to the A&S trailer located on vendor row to view your photo proofs today!


CuratedEq started as consignment and while we love a good bargain, especially with the costs of riding and showing, we quickly expanded into new merchandise, too. We offer a mix of quality, pre-loved, and new horse and rider wear striving to provide value and style.

Ride EquiSafe

Ride EquiSafe is not your standard tack store. We specialize in equestrian rider safety equipment and helping you look stylish using it. Whether you’re hacking out on the trails, taking a lesson, or competing from the local level up to the international level, we believe that all riders should use equipment that ensures the safest possible experience.

Be sure to check out all the great vendors at

ACHS 2023

There's something for everyone!

Trailer for Sale!

Contact John Barker


2024 4-Star

7 Horse

Farm Vet

Shop FarmVet for All Your Equine Health Needs. We Are Horse Health. Lowest Price Guaranteed. Bulk Pricing Available. Services: Horse Health, Tack & Barn Supplies, Supplements, Pharmacy & Compounding.

The Silver Peacock

Please stop by The Silver Peacock on vendor row and find your treasures. Fabulous selection of sterling mint julep cups and other sterling items. Also showing a wide variety of gold and silver jewelry for everyday or that special occasion.

ManeLine Art

Whether with original art offerings for sale or by assisting in the process of commissioned pieces, ManeLine Art helps meld a collector’s vision with an artist’s vision based on the subject and desired style preference. 


As a French sports saddle designer, we want to reinvent high-end Saddlery by combining innovation and modern style. Innovation and technology are the inspiration behind Voltaire Design.

Oak Manor Saddlery

At Oak Manor Saddlery you get personal attention from people with over 30 years experience in the horse industry. Convenient to all equestrian events in Aiken, Oak Manor Saddlery is

located off Hwy 302 just a few miles from Historic Downtown Aiken.

Thoroughbred Style

The brand new Thoroughbred Style Boutique has everything the discerning equestrian needs, or just really wants, in their life. From brands like PS of Sweden riding attire, casual wear, and beautiful home goods, we've got it all!

Skiffington's Boutique

Welcome to Skiffington's Boutique, a curated selection of the best brands in international fashion including Eva Evam, Max & Moi Paris, Soh, Illesteva and more. You'll find an ever-changing array of unique fashions hand selected with our clients in mind.

Perks with a Twist

Spring is here and Perks with a Twist is happy to see everyone back at Bruce’s Field. When possible, please use our online ordering menu,, to help with long lines. We look forward to serving you!

Carolina Arena Equipment

Our goal is to create a product that provides simple service for years to come. We achieve that goal by dedication to product development and customer service. As arena footings change (which is a pretty sure thing), you want an arena maintenance groomer that will adapt and work flawlessly.

Carolina Arena Equipment is a father & sons team located in historic Abbeville, South Carolina.

New Hunter Jumps

Enjoying the beautiful new jumps in our Main Hunter Ring? Bruce's Field's very own Castro brothers built each gorgeous fence you see out there! We have no shame in bragging on the talent and craftsmanship of our incredible crew.

Jump Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful Jump Sponsors that make our Jumper ring so bright and colorful!

Aiken Saddlery

Barb Gould Uskup

Security Federal Bank

D&W Group

Sharer Dale

Daybreak Farm

DFG Stables

GGT Footing

Deirdre Stoker Vaillancourt

Carolina Arena Equipment

Dalman Jump Co.

Taylor, Harris Insurance Services


(Official Prize Provider to the ACHS)


We are extremely grateful to Wall's Lawn Care & Landscape and Susan Kleinbub of SK Graden Design for creating our first ever, South Carolina Southern Landscape, complete with Magnolias, Tea Olives, Drift Roses, Kimberly Queen Ferns, and a variety of local seasonal color.

A welcoming and tasteful space created for our winners, champions, and photo seekers, please be sure to stop by, snap a picture and tag us:

Facebook @Aiken Charity Horse Show

Instagram @aikenchairtyhorseshow

Twitter @Bruces_Field

Looking for design advice or interested in adding to your gardens? Please be sure to reach out to Susan Kleinbub 803.599.2257 or Jeremy Wall 803.671.4666. The Aiken Horse Park Foundation trusts them with ALL of our landscaping needs and we think you should too!

A big thank you to the Hospitality/Prizes and Sponsorship Committee for their time and valuable input! We look for the scope of this committee to expand in years to come.

Kate Boggan

Cawthra Burns

Cathy Geitner

Courtney Goldstein

Rachel Kennedy

Rosalie Midyette

Liz Phillips

Rebekah Seger

Amanda Steege

Thank you as well to Rosalie Midyette for flowers and decorations and Shawna Dietrich for keeping track of all of our trophies throughout the year.



The McBrayer Family - AMW Stables - Eight Oaks Inc., - Erin Sweeney TeriAnn Mahoney-Miller - Liz and Craig Phillips - The Ingram Family Fayetteville Farms - Jack Schwarz - Shadow Ridge Farm - Golden Oaks Farm

The Gochman Family - Ziggy Poplin - Makoto Farms Inc. - Full Circle Farm



2023 Park Partners

Established in 2013 by the late R. Bruce Duchossois, the Aiken Horse Park Foundation received its IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in November 2014, with a mission to promote Aiken’s equestrian way of life and to encourage the community’s civic, educational, and charitable endeavors