Interpreted Dressage Test Comments

druh-sahzh or dre-sazh and Euphemisms By Brad Turley Dressage has always been a challenge for me. From the time I heard the “dress-something,” I wasn’t sure if it was referring to my attire, my age or even how to say it. So while the proper pronunciation might be difficult for me, the creat … [Read more...]

I Know I’m An Eventer When…

By Brad Turley A while back in FL at H/J Central I was coming back from the barn and stopped at the grocery store to pick up some carrots. As I was getting out of my truck an H/J type person noticed I had two saddles in the back. They asked if I was a Jumper or rode Dressage. I said, “Both, I E … [Read more...]

Learning the Ropes

By Brad Turley Even with a trainer helping me learn the ropes, I found Eventing a bit confusing at first. From getting ready to compete, to packing for the competition, to arriving and warming up through each phase, it sure seemed like a lot of rules and regimen. And the clothing thing … I felt l … [Read more...]

Whoa Dammit!

By Brad Turley So how did I become an Eventer? My story is pretty straightforward. I have an 18+hh, 1800 lb. draft cross named Sudden Impact a.k.a. Whoa Dammit. He’s a little strong, a bit forward, thinks pretty highly of himself and strikes his own path in life. I bought him about six years ago t … [Read more...]

Southern 8ths’ Classy Combined Training Event

Southern 8ths’ classy Combined TrainingEvent Gets Rave Reviews Join us as a volunteer and you can be part of the action! May 3-5, 2013 Chesterfield, SC — February 19, 2013 – Imagine being at an Olympic-type event—right here in South Carolina!  Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield has a world class … [Read more...]

Fast Facts

PRESS CONTACT Press Link PR, Diana De Rosa Email: dderosa1@optonline.net Phone Number: 516-848-4867 LOCATION Southern 8ths Farm 5031 Jackson Road West Chesterfield, SC 29709 (843) 623-5005 Fax: 843-623-3310 Web Sites Web Site about Facilities: www.so8ths.com Facebook: … [Read more...]

So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas”

On May 2-5, 2013, Southern 8ths Farm will host the third annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas,” Chesterfield, SC. This Long Format three-day event is where Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level riders can negotiate their ultimate Long Format test in a USEA rec … [Read more...]

This is My Hobby

By Brad Turley I attended the annual USEA Conference in Colorado Springs this past December and had the opportunity to listen and talk to some of the world’s greatest riders. Wow, what a place to be. The top riders in the world sharing their tips and insight. It was definitely worth the price of t … [Read more...]