Progressive Show Jumping provides Hunter/Jumper Horse Shows throughout the SouthEast at both the State and National level. Please check www.psjshows.com for more information including Show Schedule, Prize Lists and more!
Progressive Show Jumping has been providing Hunter/Jumper horse shows in South Carolina and the surrounding states since 1987.
PSJ is a full service horse show management company with several sister companies including Progressive Jumps, the Aiken Spring Classic and Highfields Event Center.
PSJ manages both national and state level horse shows and sanctions local shows throughout the SouthEast where members attend and accumulate points towards Year-End Awards.
In addition to providing horse shows, PSJ also builds, sales and rents Hunter & Jumper jumps, provides stall & tent rentals and set-up and in conjunction with Highfields Event Center, a 60-acre show facility in Aiken, South Carolina, provides a center for other equestrian disciplines including Dressage, 4-H, Pony Club, Stadium Jumping and AQHA events.
For more information, please visit our website or contact our office by phone or email.
Charles Hairfield rode his Sentosa besting a field of 12 in the $1500 SCHJA hunter derby at the Ashley Hall Benefit horse show at Mullet Hall. pc: a patterson @ Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
Aiken Spring Classic ~ April 17-28, 2019
Camden Spring Classic - April 4-7
Happy Spring! The Camden Spring Classic is just around the corner. Held April 4 - 7 at SCEP in Camden, SC. #horse #horseshow #hunterderby #equestrian #carolinas
Aiken Spring Classic ~ April 17-28, 2019
The Camden Spring Classic is right around the corner. If you have not made your hotel reservations, do so ASAP. There are other events that same weekend in town. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for stall reservations.
Mary Ann Parmelee Excellence in Equitation Finals
Congratulations to the riders below that are currently qualified to compete for the $1,000 cholarship towards equestrian or educational advancement. Finals will be held on, Sunday, April 28th during the Aiken Spring Classic Horse Show at Highfields. There are still 3 more shows where you can qualify for the finals. Please let Wanda know your intent to compete by EMAILING her at email@example.com.
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We weclome back the Greystone Inn.
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Thank you to Aiken Yoga for their continued support of Highfields and Progressive Show Jumping.
At Aiken Yoga we are passionate about sharing the benefits that a regular Yoga practice has on one's wellbeing, energy levels, and state of mind. With two spacious studios located in downtown Aiken, we offer over 30 classes per week for all levels and abilities. Our classes are based on a flowing style of practice where our instructors challenge each student based on their individual abilities and experience.
Regardless if you are a longtime yoga junkie or have just purchased your first mat, our instructors will offer modifications and suggestions allowing all levels to benefit from our classes.
Whether you are looking for a good sweaty flow class to keep your body detoxified, strong, and limber, or if you are seeking a deeper spiritual goal from your practice, Aiken Yoga offers a non-judgmental and safe place to experience the joys of Yoga.
Aiken Yoga has a full line up of classes for all experience levels, mat rentals, infrared heaters – even if you have never stepped inside a yoga studio before, we have what you need for increased wellbeing.
WE NOW OFFER MORE THAN JUST YOGA. CHECK OUT OUR BARRE, CYCLE, FUNCTIONAL FINTESS AND PILATES CLASSES.
Please feel free to contact Sarah with any questions or to schedule a private or group lesson.
15 horses contested the Lewis Pack designed course in the last class out on the grass to conclude the 6 week Aiken Challenge Series. Killbunny Vossilli (Gillian Beale King) jumped out of his skin to win the $10,000 March Madness Prix. Genevieve Edwards with Vantablack De Muze and Emily Smith & Varios followed closely behind in second and third. PC: A and S Photo. @ Highfields Event Center
Tommi Clark rode Stephen Borders’ “Extraordinaire” to the top spot in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at March Madness II. 15 entries navigated the Rick Cram designed course out on the Dietrich Derby Field. Deborah Snyder’s “High Street” & Martin Videla were second with “Sir Sampson” and Gillian Beale King in third. PC: A & S Photo.
March Madness II USHJA Pony Hunter Derby was won by Woodlands Velveteen Rabbit & Emma Ridinger trained by Fairytale Farm. Robin Greenwood trained second and third places, CE Remarkable and Parker Peacock and Etch-a-Sketch and Brooke Brombach. PC: A and S Photo @ Highfields Event Center
Thank you to our sponor:
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Today the world champions, European and American champions ride with a CWD saddle.
We owe this success to our politics of innovation and investments in all fields: research and development, savoir-faire, customer relations, training.
At CWD, sport and performance are an obsession.
An obsession which can be translated by a full control from A to Z of our chain of values, from the animal skin via the tannery, the making, the selling, the logistics, the after-sales service.This cross-disciplinary model is unique in the world.
And because we do not depend on anyone we can determine our level of excellence and guarantee it. It is probably for all these reasons that you will appreciate our brand.
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The CWD promise is to contribute towards the rider’s sporting performance.
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CWD is the brand of smart, innovative products, perfectly adapted to the demands of competition and featuring an ultra-responsive customer service.
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Join us for an introductory session with Erin McGuire of Remarqueable Athletic Soultions on Saturday, March, March 9th on the porch of the main barn at Highfields. We will announce time Saturday morning.
Improve focus. Grow confidence. Enhance communication. Combat negative thoughts. Boost resilience. Ditch nerves. Increase enjoyment. Uncover empowering beliefs. Relocate the squirrels in your head. Free the butterflies in your stomach. At Remarqueable Athletic Solutions LLC, we strive to provide personal performance-enhancing mental skills training to help athletes achieve excellence. We work with athletes of all ages from ponies to Grand Prix’s.
if you are interested in attending, please pm to reserve your spot. $35 pp/ parents welcome to attend at no additional charge
remarqueableathletics.com Athletes are made from dedication and discipline. Strong in body, strong in mind. They have nerves of steel and ice water in their veins. Hours of practice and years of commitment lead to the small glimpse of performance that is seen competition. Are you ready?
March Just for Fun ***Update***
We will also offer our bank in the derby field for schooling for anyone that needs practice to get ready for the Aiken Horse Show in Hitchcock Woods (please call for appointment)
AERO EQUINE Tack Boxes
Genevieve Edward's passion for horses and showing started at a very young age. Brian has been a huge supporter of his wife's dream, putting in a lot of time and effort into their show barn Echelon Sporthorses in Guyton, Georgia. After packing the trailer for the millionth show, he decided he had enough with her clients heavy ugly wooden trunks. Assisted by Genevieve's eye for design, he developed and handcrafted a new tack trunk model out of cutting edge aircraft materials he was familiar working with from his shop that was half the weight and stunningly beautiful. AeroEquine's basicBox was born, and was an instant hit with their barn and the local community. After they realized a need for their product on a larger scale market, they decided to focus more effort into manufacturing for the public. Genevieve and Brian both hope you love their products as much as they love using them in their own show barn.
aeroequine.com The next generation of tack trunks have landed. Designed for the jet-setting equestrian by AeroEquine.
March Madness 1 3’ Green Hunter
Champion- OMEGA owned by Laurie Vanwynnsberghe
Reserve- SPARTAN owned by Christie Goodwick
Both trained by Emily Smith
The skies opened up on Haley Barnes’ trip on Oley in the $5,000 Aiken Saddlery Open Welcome Stake at March Madness 1. The rain didn’t damper her performance as she galloped to the win over MHS Indiana with Aida Sanchez-Long riding for Dimitri Pauli and Monkeyfish Investment’s Killbunny Vossilli and Gillian Beale King. Pc: A and S Photo @ Highfields Event Center
Aida Sanchez-Long and Haiku owned by Jo Ann Forman emerged victorious in the USHJA National Derby out on the Dietrich Derby Field at the first week of March Madness. Martin Videla and Deborah Snyder’s High Street were second followed by Cassandra and Gillian Beale King riding for Kimberly Boekell. PC: A & S Photo @ Highfields Event Center
Royce owned by Barbara Wanamaker and handled by Susan Sisco was Best Young Horse at the first week of the March Madness Horse Shows. Thank you to our sponsors of the Breeding Division, Sheila and Shirley Murphy.
Fantastic weekend at March Madness I. High Street had a clean sweep of the 3’3” greens, winning every class. He also took second in the national derby! Our new horse, Top Very Easy, had some great ribbons in the 3’ greens, including a blue o/f in his first show in the USA, can’t wait to see what the future holds! On to March Madness II!
Welcoming new sponsor.....................Joshua Jackson Builders
From the time Joshua was born he was submersed into a construction environment. He recalls countless days of going to the jobsite with his father, Johnny O. Jackson. Once Joshua became old enough to work and drive on his own, he began doing small jobs such as building decks and trimming houses after school. He then became a foreman for his fathers company Johnny O. Jackson Builders before branching out on his own.
Occasionally he and his dad work together on projects, however since 2003 Joshua has been primarily building on his own as a licensed residential/commercial builder in the state of South Carolina.
Joshua has many hobbies and interests. He especially enjoys scuba diving and spearfishing off of Charleston, SC. Joshua and his wife, Amber Asbell-Jackson, and their three daughters, Karma, Adora and Zava live on a farm in north Aiken called Jackson Creek. Joshua is active with NRCS and participates in land conservation and seasonal crop planting on the farm. They also raise chickens, turkeys, rabbits, cows and sheep.
Amber and the girls are avid equestrians and they train their horses and ponies from home. Amber has a nursing degree but currently works full time as manager for Joshua Jackson Builders and Jackson Rental Company.
joshuajacksonbuilders.com The Dream Team of Equestrian construction, Joshua and Amber's combined knowedge of building & horses is unparalleled in Aiken. Talk to us about your dream today
2019 Aiken Spring Classic Horse Show Schedules are now posted on our website. New this year- the stall fee is included in the entry fee for International Hunter Derby Horses during Masters Week and for Grand Prix Horses during Finale Week. We are excited to offer this new incentive for our exhibitors. #horse #horseshow #carolinas #equestrian #showjumping #turfgrass #aikensc
[03/01/19] Thank you to new sponsors Sheila & Shirley Murphy for sponsoring the hunter breeding at the Aiken Challenge Series.
March Madness kicks off tomorrow! Note the revised schedule on the website. #marchmadness #horseshow #equestrian #aiken
Proofs are ready from the PSJ Highfields show. https://proofs.meghanbenge.com/gallery/8786698/
Our beautiful grass Grand Prix Field Ready for action. @ Highfields Event Center
We weclome new sponsor, TECH STIRRUPS
Tech Stirrups products are a combination of technology and innovation, tailored to the needs of riders performing in different equestrian sports.
techstirrups.com The stirrups for equitation Tech Stirrups are produced in aluminium, in Italy, for all the riders that are looking for exceptional performance.
Belle Amie And Grace Kreamer victorious in the Ovation Hunter Derby at Highfields. Trainer: Kit Menis
Heads Up for March Madness! Revised Dates are March 1-3 & March 8- 10. Welcome Stakes on each Friday and Grand Prixs each Sunday! #horse #horseshow #carolinas #equestrian #aikensc
Thank you to our returning sponsor
Brook Ledge Horse Transportation
In 1955 Bill and Bob Gotwals started in the trucking business with one truck. Since that time, the family owned and operated business has grown to include Brook Ledge Inc. and XpressWay, our van freight division. (XpressWay hauls general commodity truck load freight and operates within a 250 mile radius of Reading, PA.) Brook Ledge Inc. is now one of the largest Horse Transportation companies in North America. In addition to operating out of its home office in Oley, PA, Brook Ledge Inc. maintains terminals on our small farms in Lexington, KY and Ocala, FL. There are 3 generations currently working at Brook Ledge and Xpressway which include (along with Bill) Brad Gotwals, Joan Gotwals Yoder, Brent Gotwals, Chris Gotwals, Will Gotwals, Andrea Gotwals Boone, Summer Gotwals, and Colton Gotwals. Brook Ledge has gained the respect of horsemen and competitors alike. The Gotwals family is dedicated to the business and those who make it possible from employees to customers.
brookledge.com Brook Ledge and the people behind the name are committed to providing the most outstanding service possible in horse transportation. We ship famous show and racehorses to pasture companions and faithful steeds. We understand that whether your horse is a companion or a champion they are all equally i...
We welcome and thank Barb Gould USkup
Barb Gould Uskup is an Aiken, South Carolina real estate agent who originally hails from the North Shore of Chicago. She grew up with a passion for horses starting at the early age of two. She remembers riding her first pony named "Cookie" and her Dad leading her over her first jump, a log they found in a field. As her passion for horses continued to flourish, she began competing by show jumping. She then gained traction and success in U.S. and International circuits, participating in major Grand Prix's and eventually a World Cup Final in Tampa, Florida in 1989.
Barb Uskup graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree and continued her education at Babson College where she gained an MBA. Barb then started her sales career in Boston with Proctor and Gamble. She followed this with a small stint in advertising for J. Walter Thompson in Chicago.
Though strong in sales and advertising, Barb's passion for horses and all things equestrian never faltered, and she eventually would leave the world of advertising to get back to her roots. Eventually, she opened an equestrian boarding and training facility in Lake Forest Illinois called Dunroven Farm with Rush Weeden as her head trainer.
Ultimately, Barb combined her passion of horses with her sales expertise and began her Real Estate career in Barrington Illinois in 1994. She was a multi-million dollar producer for the next ten years by specializing in luxury horse properties, high-end residential homes, and estates. During this time Barb would often come to Aiken, South Carolina to play polo and fell in love with the quaint, small town. She felt she had finally found a place that offered everything she needed with temperate weather, a robust equine culture, and quaint Southern charm. She knew Aiken was in a perfect location nestled between Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. It was only two hours from the beach or the mountains with nearby airports that offered easy service to anywhere around the world.
Because of Aiken’s bustling equine culture and perfect locale, Barb decided to choose Aiken as her home 15 years ago where she built a premier Equestrian facility. Over the years, she has designed horse facilities and estates of various sizes and for multiple disciplines. She has completed numerous successful home and farm remodels and has also designed many awe-inspiring luxury horse ranches for residential use. Barb Uskup’s deep-seated love for all things horses coupled with her keen eye for the real estate makes her an excellent choice to help you find the right property that fits not only your needs but those of your horses as well.
findaikenhomesandfarms.com Meet Barb Gould Uskup, a highly experienced real estate and equine expert with the Carolina Real Estate Company in Aiken, specializing in personalized service offering unparalleled expertise and hands-on experience with horse farms, equestrian homes, land, stables, and properties. Learn more.
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Held at the Aiken Horse Park, the Aiken Charity Horse Show is dedicated to the memory of Bruce Duchossois; gentleman, horseman and friend.
South Carolina's Historical Thoroughbred Training Center
Kenny Thomas, Head Baseball Coach at University of South Carolina-Aiken hosts several weeks of baseball camps each year for players ages 5-15.
Aiken now has a 160 acre premier schooling facility with over 100 cross country jumps from starter to advanced levels and much more
Learn to play polo! Come out for regular practice season or enter a team in our tournaments! Better than a boring gym membership, come play polo!
Aiken County Youth Football League (ACYFL) Team
Dirt track action on the track or winner photos
Check us out for the baddest One Ton mud trucks around and some serious racing!!
Carolina Dragway - The House of Hook