Vaughn Equestrian

Vaughn Equestrian Aiken's premier full service Equestrian boarding and training facility.
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Welcome from owners Darrell & Melissa Vaughn to Aiken's premier full service Equestrian boarding and training facility. We offer a variety of experiences to our equestrian cleints in a setting of tranquility. Our new state of the art facility has been designed to meet every need of the top notch equine enthusiast.

Great night for some freestyles
02/08/2020

Great night for some freestyles

🌟FOXHUNTER & FLASHY ALL ROUNDER🌟‘Tally’ is a lovely 2010 16.3hh 3/4 Thoroughbred 1/4 Clydesdale mare. Balanced gaits, ni...
02/06/2020

🌟FOXHUNTER & FLASHY ALL ROUNDER🌟

‘Tally’ is a lovely 2010 16.3hh 3/4 Thoroughbred 1/4 Clydesdale mare. Balanced gaits, nice jump. Easy in contact with correct dressage foundation. Tally has trail ridden, foxhunted, attended schooling shows, and Hunter paces. Fall 2019 Beaufort Hunt Hunter Trials Champion. Fall 2019 Champion Loch Moy Beginner Novice at their Starter Series. Easy in barn with great manners. Clips loads and stands easily for vet/farrier. Located in Aiken, SC. Priced at $23k. PM Vaughn Equestrian or email [email protected] for more info.

Video: https://youtu.be/UjsceG-ZgG4

As we gallop into the first competitions of the new year, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone that made 201...
01/24/2020

As we gallop into the first competitions of the new year, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone that made 2019 a success!

Tally 16.3 2010 3/4 Thoroughbred 1/4 Clydesdale Mare Balanced gaits, nice jump. Easy in contact with correct dressage fo...
01/22/2020

Tally
16.3 2010 3/4 Thoroughbred 1/4 Clydesdale Mare

Balanced gaits, nice jump. Easy in contact with correct dressage foundation. Tally has trail ridden, lightly foxhunted, attended schooling shows, and Hunter paces.
In Fall 2019 Beaufort Hunt Hunter Trials Champion. Fall 2019 Champion Loch Moy Beginner Novice at their Starter Series.
Easy in barn with great manners. Clips loads and stands easily for vet/farrier.
$23k available to be seen in Aiken SC
PM or [email protected]

Video https://youtu.be/UjsceG-ZgG4

01/20/2020

VEQ clients had a great day out at Stable View

Nancy and Charlie came home with another blue finishing on her dressage score to win Novice Rider division. Gaining more confidence and increased rideability this pair is starting to really sync up ! Darrell took the ride for Shawna on Cooper while she’s unfortunately sidelined with a hand injury. Darrell and Cooper finished in second place and had a good tune up for Shawna to be back in the tack soon.

Congratulations Meghan!
01/07/2020

Congratulations Meghan!

We are pleased to announce that $1,000 grants from our Para-Equestrian Dressage Fund have been awarded to Meghan Benge (SC) and Erika Wager Paradressage (NY)!

Meghan and Erika will use the grants to receive training to help them reach their riding and competition goals.

Read more >> https://bit.ly/2Qyx0Rv

Go Meghan!
12/14/2019
Adequan Global Dressage Festival

Go Meghan!

Can you believe we’re less than 4️⃣ weeks away from kicking off #AGDF2020?! We can’t wait! 🤩 As we gear up for the exciting season ahead, we’re catching up with some of our 🔝 competitors. This week, we chatted with the oh-so talented #ParaDressage athlete, Meghan Benge! 👋🏼 Visit the link below to hear about her favorite moments and biggest accomplishments over the summer, how she got involved with horses, and the impact they’ve had on her life. ☺️

We still have Stalls available for Jan/Feb/March due to a cancellation. Up to 6 stalls in 2 small individual barns with ...
12/13/2019

We still have Stalls available for Jan/Feb/March due to a cancellation. Up to 6 stalls in 2 small individual barns with own tackrooms and outside wash rack.

Short term rental up to 6 dry stalls for Jan and Feb 2020

Due to 6 of our horses traveling to FL we will have space to rent out our 2 and 4 stall barns.
Ideal for pro wanting to make last minute plans to come for partial Aiken season looking for professional facility that offers dry stalls with nice amenities. Availability 1/1-2/29 possible space for smaller number 3/1 forward.

Easy access to ALL area shows.
Bruce’s field 1.5 miles
Highfields 4 miles
Vista/Paradise / FG - 10 miles
Stable View 14 miles

Dressage arena/ mirrors /Martin Collins footing
Jump field
Gymnastic field
Hacking on 500 plus acres
Small Private barns with own temp controlled tackrooms.

Or we of course offer full care boarding for those wanting to board. Small private facility with full time knowledgeable staff.
Email [email protected] or PM for info

Another super day at Stable View. We left yesterday at sunset and arrived today before sunrise. Meghan had the early bir...
12/09/2019

Another super day at Stable View. We left yesterday at sunset and arrived today before sunrise. Meghan had the early bird ride time which we all know Meghan is not a fan of early morning rides. 😂 Huge congratulations to Meghan Benge and Trip for earning a 74% in their freestyle. This was a practice run before heading to compete in the Wellington CPDI in a month where the pair will compete.

Second round of congratulations are in order for Jan and Rachel winning their 2-1 test with a 68%.

Finally to close out the day Darrell and Marilyn Theesfeld’s Lorelei earned a 67% for second place in open 1-3.

Great weekend for everyone and as always we take away more homework for the next one 😉 was great to see so many out enjoying a wonderful weekend at Stable View.

Busy day bouncing back and forth between Stable View Winter Wonderland Dressage and Sporting Days Eventing. Successful d...
12/08/2019

Busy day bouncing back and forth between Stable View Winter Wonderland Dressage and Sporting Days Eventing. Successful day at both competitions for our hard working ladies !

At Sporting Days Nancy Wilson and Charlie Winning her First Novice in a big division. Best dressage to date! 24.5 % so cool to watch the progression from AEC to now. Great way to close out 2019 for this pair.

Shawna and Cooper finished 8th Continuing to get to know once another. With several improvements comes still more homework while in the getting to know you stage. Looking forward to 2020 for this pair.

Across Town at Stable View, Jan and her lovely mare Rachel earned a 70% in 2-1 as highest placed amateur in the division. Congratulations Jan ! Hard work and the right program for Rachel is surely paying off. Rachel also brought home the blue in 3–1 with Melissa in the irons.

Meghan and Zoey put in 2 super tests earning a 68% in the grade III team test and 71 % in individual test. A personal best for Meghan and Zoey on the individual test that typically proves to be the bigger challenge. Great confidence booster heading into Wellington CPDI in only a month.

Finally Honor had his second outing earning at 71%. This youngster continues to impress us with his wonderful character.

Thank you always to everyone behind the scenes for keeping things at the two barns running smoothly. Thank you to Custom Saddlery and Cavalor for all that you do for our horses and riders.

Learning the course. Congratulations to Nancy and Charlie for taking home the blue in their First Novice together on a 2...
11/25/2019

Learning the course. Congratulations to Nancy and Charlie for taking home the blue in their First Novice together on a 28! Great riding. Looking forward to Sporting Days in 2 weeks. Thank you to Julie for another great event at JBF it will surely be missed.

11/18/2019
Short term rental up to 6 dry stalls for Jan and Feb 2020 Due to 6 of our horses traveling to FL we will have space to r...
11/16/2019

Short term rental up to 6 dry stalls for Jan and Feb 2020

Due to 6 of our horses traveling to FL we will have space to rent out our 2 and 4 stall barns.
Ideal for pro wanting to make last minute plans to come for partial Aiken season looking for professional facility that offers dry stalls with nice amenities. Availability 1/1-2/29 possible space for smaller number 3/1 forward.

Easy access to ALL area shows.
Bruce’s field 1.5 miles
Highfields 4 miles
Vista/Paradise / FG - 10 miles
Stable View 14 miles

Dressage arena/ mirrors /Martin Collins footing
Jump field
Gymnastic field
Hacking on 500 plus acres
Small Private barns with own temp controlled tackrooms.

Or we of course offer full care boarding for those wanting to board. Small private facility with full time knowledgeable staff.
Email [email protected] or PM for info

11/09/2019

Getting excited for a great day of dressage tomorrow with Scott Hassler. We are full tomorrow but if you’re looking to walk-in and Audit Sunday we have a few spots open.
It will be the warmer day 😜

Walk in Audit no lunch $20
Walk in Audit lunch ( limited ) $30

11/05/2019

Scott Hassler Schedule November 9/10

8:00 Annie / Bruno
8:45 Chris/ Ruth
9:30 Melanie/ Cahuna SATURDAY
Brittany/Lex SUNDAY
10:15 Karin / Prema
11 Jan/Rachel SATURDAY
Kathy / Wicket SUNDAY

11:45-12:15
Lunch - Water and drag arena

12:15-Melissa / Boneco
1:00-Toi / Ty
1:45- Melissa Honor
2:30- Amanda/ Samira ( Sat only )
3:15- Laura / Waverly ( Sat only )

Congratulations to Ginny on her purchase of Silver Lining. Enjoy learning on this fantastic boy !
11/01/2019

Congratulations to Ginny on her purchase of Silver Lining. Enjoy learning on this fantastic boy !

10/31/2019
10/30/2019

Vaughn Equestrian welcomes Scott Hassler for a 2 day Clinic November 9-10 2019

Riding spaces are FULL

WE ARE OPENING UP TO MORE AUDITORS
Auditors welcome
$50 Saturday and Sunday to include lunch to be registered by 11/5
$30 one day auditing includes lunch must be registered by 11/5
Registered Auditors will receive Cavalor Welcome Bag and be entered into raffle
PM or email to sign up [email protected]

Walk ins welcome too! But will not receive lunch
$25 at the gate per day.

Scott Hassler, an internationally respected trainer, competitor and in-demand master clinician, is the owner and lead trainer of Hassler Dressage. Based at Riveredge in Chesapeake City, Maryland from April through November, and then in Wellington, Florida from December through April, Scott brings his lifelong experience training dozens of horses to the Grand Prix level and successfully competing nationally and internationally as both a rider and as a coach.

* 2018 trained Olympian Three-Day-Eventers, Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin through WEG, earning their best dressage scores to date.
* 2019 coached Summit Farms rider, Sarah Lockman on First Apple, owned by Gerry Ibanez, to highest scores for Pan Am Gamers.
* Success began as a Junior and Young Rider with multiple national titles.
* 2+ years training with German Dressage Master, the late Herbert Rehbein near Hamburg, Germany.
* Short-listed by USET, and finalist with 2 horses for Pan American Games
* Developed world-renowned Hilltop Farm in Maryland and successfully selected stallions and mares for competition and breeding.
* One of the few Americans invited to join the International Trainers Club.
* Successful coaching to highest US finish at FEI World Championship for Young Horses in Verden, Germany.
* Created the Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium sponsored by Hilltop Farm and Harmony Sporthorses, coached with friends and colleagues including Michael Klimke, Ingo Pape, Dr. Ulf Mueller, Steffen Peters, and Anne Gribbons.
* Helped develop USEF's National Young Horse Program as coach for 10 years, conducting clinics and symposia, coaching national young horse selection trials and championships and taking teams to the world championships for young horses.
* For nearly 20 years Scott has served on the USEF Dressage Committee and the USEF Breeding Committee.

10/18/2019

Attention Auditors for SCOTT HASSLER CLINIC

Due to the potential tropical storm heading our way we have decided to move the clinic to
Nov 9-10. With such a high volume of auditors we feel even in a covered arena heavy rains, thunderstorms and high winds (40 mph gusts) will not be a very fun time for anyone. If you cannot attend November 9-10 please email Melissa at [email protected] and we will arrange a refund. Otherwise we look forward to you joining us on this new weekend and hoping for better conditions for a fun educational weekend.

10/16/2019

To those auditing this weekend.

First ride is at 8am. There will be coffee tea bagels and more. Breakfast is Sponsored by Cavalor

Lunch will be at 11:45 provided by Sugar South Catering

FEI combinations/ lessons are mostly grouped around lunch. We have a great group from 4yr olds thru GP.

We will have chairs for everyone.

Please drive into farm to park. We will have people directing you where to go. Please drive slowly as clinic will be going on to the right of driveway.

If we get rain Sunday we do have location with covered arena set up.

Looking forward to having a great educational weekend.

Schedule

8:00-Annie / Bruno
8:45- Chris / Ruth
9:30- Karin / Prema
10:15 - Melissa /Honor
11:00- Melanie/Cahuna (Sat) & Kathy / Wicket (Sun)

11:45-12:15
Lunch - Water and drag arena

12:15-MCV/ Boneco (Sat) & Janet / Boneco (Sun)
1:00-Toi / Ty
1:45- Amanda/ Samira ( Sat) & Brittany/ Lex ( Sun )
2:30- Laura / Waverly ( Sat only )

10/15/2019

Scott Hassler Schedule
October 19/20

8:00-Annie / Bruno
8:45- Chris / Ruth
9:30- Karin / Prema
10:15 - Melissa /Honor
11:00- Melanie/Cahuna (Sat) & Kathy / Wicket (Sun)

11:45-12:15
Lunch - Water and drag arena

12:15-MCV/ Boneco (Sat) & Janet / Boneco (Sun)
1:00-Toi / Ty
1:45- Amanda/ Samira ( Sat) & Brittany/ Lex ( Sun )
2:30- Laura / Waverly ( Sat only )

10/10/2019

Looking to come to Aiken for the Winter to Escape the cold? Hoping to stay out of the indoor and keep training ?
Due to several of our horses going to Wellington in January/February we will have some stalls open. Ideal location, close to downtown and schooling venues. Facility includes dressage arena with mirrors and grass jumping arena. Will consider dry stall price for several horses (4-6 )
Also ideal for those looking for full board for shorter time frame to escape the cold and have a great facility. Please PM or email for more info / pictures etc. [email protected]

Butt high babies growing like weeds! Thanks to Cavalor JUNIORIX
10/07/2019

Butt high babies growing like weeds! Thanks to Cavalor JUNIORIX

Look at this cutie who came for a little training camp. As always getting a a bit of body work by Darrell. Lucky pony. H...
10/06/2019

Look at this cutie who came for a little training camp. As always getting a a bit of body work by Darrell. Lucky pony. He’s a real hit at the farm with horses and humans 😊

And just like that.. Walter is off to live at home with his Mom and Sister. His quirky personality will surely be missed...
10/02/2019

And just like that.. Walter is off to live at home with his Mom and Sister. His quirky personality will surely be missed, but with change comes new opportunity! We now have a stall available for training board! Anyone looking to sharpen their skills contact Melissa or Darrell for more information about joining Vaughn Equestrian!

Vaughn Equestrian welcomes Scott Hassler for a 2 day Clinic October 19-20 2019 Limited riding spaces please PM Melissa f...
10/02/2019

Vaughn Equestrian welcomes Scott Hassler for a 2 day Clinic October 19-20 2019
Limited riding spaces please PM Melissa for more info.
Auditors welcome
$50 Saturday and Sunday to include lunch to be registered by 10/15.
$30 one day auditing includes lunch must be registered by 10/15.
Registered Auditors will receive Cavalor Welcome Bag and be entered into raffle
PM or email to sign up [email protected]

Scott Hassler, an internationally respected trainer, competitor and in-demand master clinician, is the owner and lead trainer of Hassler Dressage. Based at Riveredge in Chesapeake City, Maryland from April through November, and then in Wellington, Florida from December through April, Scott brings his lifelong experience training dozens of horses to the Grand Prix level and successfully competing nationally and internationally as both a rider and as a coach.

* 2018 trained Olympian Three-Day-Eventers, Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin through WEG, earning their best dressage scores to date.
* 2019 coached Summit Farms rider, Sarah Lockman on First Apple, owned by Gerry Ibanez, to highest scores for Pan Am Gamers.
* Success began as a Junior and Young Rider with multiple national titles.
* 2+ years training with German Dressage Master, the late Herbert Rehbein near Hamburg, Germany.
* Short-listed by USET, and finalist with 2 horses for Pan American Games
* Developed world-renowned Hilltop Farm in Maryland and successfully selected stallions and mares for competition and breeding.
* One of the few Americans invited to join the International Trainers Club.
* Successful coaching to highest US finish at FEI World Championship for Young Horses in Verden, Germany.
* Created the Young Dressage Horse Trainers Symposium sponsored by Hilltop Farm and Harmony Sporthorses, coached with friends and colleagues including Michael Klimke, Ingo Pape, Dr. Ulf Mueller, Steffen Peters, and Anne Gribbons.
* Helped develop USEF's National Young Horse Program as coach for 10 years, conducting clinics and symposia, coaching national young horse selection trials and championships and taking teams to the world championships for young horses.
* For nearly 20 years Scott has served on the USEF Dressage Committee and the USEF Breeding Committee.

10/02/2019
Vaughn Equestrian Presents Silver - Flat 3

Silver
2003 KWPN 16.3 Gelding $15,000
After being with one owner since he was a 3 yr old -Silver is looking for a new partner. His resume includes hunting for several seasons in his younger years as well as eventing at novice level. More recently Silver has had a focus in dressage and has schooled all the Grand Prix and has scores thru fei I-1. Silver could easily get someone their Bronze medal but owner is not looking to place him in an FEI competitive home, but rather a more all around home where he can enjoy a step down in his work load. Please PM for more info.

https://youtu.be/cHWd6SFFgug

https://youtu.be/OKHX4p-7ESA

Meghan and Trip !
09/14/2019

Meghan and Trip !

Congratulations to Meghan Benge and her ponies Zoey and Trip. Meghan is competing at the Para National Championships in ...
09/13/2019

Congratulations to Meghan Benge and her ponies Zoey and Trip. Meghan is competing at the Para National Championships in Tryon this weekend. Meghan took home the 3rd and 4th place with Trip and Zoey in the Grade III Team test. Trip and Meghan had a beautiful test scoring 68% but more importantly she was thrilled at how rideable he was! This has been something this pair has really worked on this summer as Mr Trip can for sure have a bit of an opinion in the show ring 😜 but we saw super riding today from Meghan. Looking forward to tomorrow.

Eluca modeling his ribbon from the American Eventing Championships in front of our newest sponsors banner! We are so exc...
09/06/2019

Eluca modeling his ribbon from the American Eventing Championships in front of our newest sponsors banner! We are so excited to be partnering with Cavalor! Their grains keep our horses looking and feeling great. The reps have been great at advising us on types of grain for all work levels and disciplines. From hunt horses, to eventers, to FEI dressage horses, they all look great with just the right amount of energy for their work loads!

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1613 Banks Mill Rd
Aiken, SC
29803

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