Nestled in the heart of Aiken’s historic district, Bruce’s Field at the Aiken Horse Park offers an unparalleled experience of premier equestrian facilities with the comfort and charm of an iconic Southern town.
Bruce’s Field rests at the intersection of the best Aiken has to offer. Its premier facilities and rich heritage provide an unmatched hospitality for horse and rider alike. There are five all weather rings featuring GGT footing, a practice arena with Martin Collins CLOPF footing, 224 permanent stalls, space for additional temporary stabling, and an administrative building housing the Foundation office with access to permanent restrooms. Sitting upon sixty-six acres of grass field, the Horse Park enjoys an open and spacious atmosphere, with plenty of room inviting horses and riders to stretch their legs outside of the rings.
Stately longleaf pines border the field, slowly giving way to the towering live oaks that line the short drive down Powderhouse Road and South Boundary Avenue to Aiken’s charming downtown district, known for its vibrant cultural scene and boutique shopping, dining, and nightlife attractions. Historic hotels provide accommodation in the heart of downtown, and an easy, inviting pace pervades the cosmopolitan yet relaxed atmosphere.
On the way downtown from Bruce’s Field, one will pass the Aiken Training Track, Powderhouse polo fields, hoof-friendly clay roads, and historic winter colony homes and stables. Largely unchanged over the last century, these are the sights of a unique way of living, timelessly preserved in the heart of a modern town.