Aiken, South Carolina is the new location of the award-winning riding school, New Era Farm, formally of Calvert County, Maryland for over 30 years.
The mission of New Era Farm is to reach riders of all ages how to ride and enjoy working with horses whether they have their own or not. Owner, Karen Jones, has taught many advanced and competitive riders. Now her focus is on beginners, recreational rides and what she calls "re-riders', those who have returned to riding after a long hiatus.
"Often someone who truly loves horses and riding has to give it up for some reason - expense, a career, kids, whatever. But they had apassion and want to come back to it," she says.
All of New Era Farm's string of schoolmasters made the move south to Aiken. There are eight horses and two ponies of various breeds including Quater Horse, Arabian, Haflinger, Standardbred, and Morgan. Several of these schoolmasters have been a part of the riding school for more than 20 years!
Read this informative news story by Nancy Johnson that was published in the December-January 2018-2019 issue of 'The Aiken Horse'.