The Aiken Horse Show - Since 1916

Spectator Information

Whether you are an equestrian, outdoor enthusiast, history buff, local business, or simply appreciate rich new experiences - The Aiken Horse Show has something for you! Established by Mrs. Hitchcock in 1916, the Aiken Horse Show has retained its rustic charm and remains one of the foremost equestrian competitions in Aiken. Best of all this prestigious show takes place where it has for the last 101 years - in the middle of beautiful Hitchcock Woods!

Who: The Hitchcock Woods Foundation

What: Spectators are invited to view the lovely show grounds, setting and competition for FREE over the course of the entire weekend. The show is FREE to those who hike in via any of the Woods seven main entrances (Hiking in is not encouraged via the South Boundary entrance due to equestrian and vehicular traffic).  Driving into the Woods is permitted for the Show and entails a $10 parking donation to the Hitchcock Woods Foundation. Spectators may bring their own picnic, purchase lunch from the concession stand or purchase a ticket for a catered lunch under the big tent - and view the lovely show grounds, setting and competition each day.
 
Spectators are encouraged to:

Where: The Horse Show Grounds in Hitchcock Woods, Aiken SC.

Why: Have fun enjoying a century old Aiken tradition in a lovely setting while also supporting the Woods.  The Aiken Horse Show is the signature fundraising event for the Hitchcock Woods Foundation– a 501 c3 charitable nonprofit organization that owns and operates Hitchcock Woods.

When: Friday, March 31st thru Sunday, April 2nd.  The show begins at 9am each day and runs through early to late afternoon.

How: Spectators can Hike to the Show Grounds from any of our seven main entrances for free (Hiking in is not encouraged via the South Boundary entrance due to equestrian and vehicular traffic) or drive into the Woods via the South Boundary entrance for a $10 parking donation to the Foundation.