Heart of the Carolinas Celebrates Amateur Riders and the Classic Eventing Format

The sixth annual Heart of the Carolinas (HOTC) Three-Day Event and Horse Trials is coming to Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, S.C. May 4-6, 2016. With the goal of providing an unparalleled educational opportunity for riders and carrying the classic long-format forward, Southern 8ths is unveiling … [Read more...]

Saturniidae At Southern 8ths

When it comes to nature, I'm easily excitable.  Of this, I am well aware.  On more than one occasion, I've been leading a nature walk and I see something that gets me so excited, the people around me either get just as excited or wonder what is wrong with me.  Nature is full of wonder and surprises … [Read more...]

Generous Sponsors Make the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Extra Special for Amateurs

The competitors in the third annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” were not just overwhelmed by how wonderful the event was but also by the generosity of its sponsors. The event took place May 2-5 in Chesterfield. Amateur riders competing in Beginner Novice, Novice, … [Read more...]

Amateur Competitors Applaud the Sponsors for their Support

The competitors in the third annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” were not just overwhelmed by how wonderful the event was but also by the generosity of its sponsors. The event took place May 2-5 in Chesterfield, SC. Amateur riders competing in Beginner Novice, Novice, … [Read more...]

Cross-Country Day at So8ths/Nikon HOTC Three-Day Event

It was another exciting day at Southern 8ths Farm for the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas,” on Saturday, May 4. Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level riders challenged a course designed by well-known course designer Tremaine Cooper and built by Tyson Rementer. Read … [Read more...]

Cross-Country Day at So8ths

It was another exciting day at Southern 8ths Farm for the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas,” on Saturday, May 4. Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level riders challenged a course designed by well-known course designer Tremaine Cooper and built by Tyson … [Read more...]

So8ths/Nikon HOTC Three-Day Event Officially Starts with Cannon Fired

This year’s So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” kicked off with a cannon being fired in front of the signature jump for this year’s event. It was an explosive beginning to this year’s event. Read Article - examiner Click here to view slideshow. … [Read more...]

Dressage Riders Love So8ths/Nikon Long Format

On Friday, May 3, competitors in three different divisions rode Dressage tests in the beautifully manicured Southern 8ths arena for the So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas.” The riders, who traveled from several different states, seemed thrilled with the first day of the … [Read more...]

Educational Day at Southern 8ths Long Format Breathes New Life into an Old Classic

So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event Off to a Great Start What a brilliant first day! The annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event held at Southern 8ths Farm in Chesterfield, SC keeps setting new standards. This year the educational day on May 2 garnered rave reviews from competitors and officials. “I … [Read more...]

Educational Day at Southern 8ths

“We’re judging the forest, not the trees.” Smithson explained her expectations for Dressage. “Ride the horse, then ride the test and get the most out of your horse.” She explained that many people concentrate on the test rather than the horse. Read Article - What's Happenin' … [Read more...]