Back to School Mini Camp was a hit!!
Enchanted Acres in the Givhans area of Ridgeville - Boarding, lessons, 4H group host. We offer various levels of horseback riding lessons.
Enchanted Acres is a professionally run lesson barn and boarding stable, located just minutes outside of Summerville. Inside the barn we have a hot and cold water wash rack, refrigerator, microwave, bathroom and sink. We have a newly rebuilt large outdoor arena and a covered/indoor 50x100 riding arena, as well as an outdoor round pen. Feeding stalls have high velocity fans to keep your horse cool.
For your convenience, we have routinely scheduled farrier service, dentist on a twice-yearly schedule, regular chiropractor rotation and equine massage rotation. We currently do not offer full-time on-site training but will gladly refer you to a reputable trainer. That trainer is also approved to come on-site as available. We have an amazing lesson program and a 4H club! Horse trailer parking is also available.
Back to School Mini Camp was a hit!!
Our newest pre-beginner is super excited to be on Skipper!
Tulsa, Ok was swept by winds of over 100 mph. The Pinto World Championship show has been in full swing at Tulsa Expo Center.
Our young ladies had a great show at the 2023 SC 4H show!
2023 SC State 4H show!
Raegan and Daisy
1st place in crossrails out of 13!
Prayers for our friends from Georgetown Equestrian (and others) who are at Pinto Worlds in Oklahoma and experienced some horrific storms!
2023 SC State 4-H show!
Senior versatility - Emily and Sir Prize!!
2023 SC State 4-H Show
Day 1: speed events update for Raegan and Daisy!
They placed 5th in stakes race, 6th in pole bending, and then 7th in barrels!
Fundraiser alert!! All profits go directly back into our lesson program to buy items we needed for lessons and items that our students need to be competitive in shows but aren’t quite ready to purchase all their own stuff!!
If you want it, comment MINE, send Venmo (and PM Jeannie Heible Wilson) and she will get it to you!
If an item comes in more the one size - comment MINE Lg (for example)
June Fun Fridays - Day 1
You've requested and we've heard! Reserve your spot today for our Lil' Bit Day Camp in July! Limited to 10 spots and already 3 are filled!
Happy birthday to barn dad extraordinaire Lee Berthiaume!!
Our summer Fun Fridays were such a success and filled so fast that we decided to add a few Fun Fridays in August!
Reserve your spot today! Contact Kendalle Serra!
Reserve your spot now! Contact Kendalle Serra!
Our classroom activities will be lead by a current SC certified and National Board certified teacher!!
We have a few horses available for lease!! What better way to spend your sumner than in the saddle!!!
Horses can be ridden English or Western and depending on rider experience (and after an evaluation lesson) a few can be jumped!
PM for details
Any of our friends/family have experience with any of the geocell panels for mud management? We have a few high traffic spots that always get worn down despite addressing drainage and whatnot. There are so many brands with vast differences in pricing. We’d love to get a few for the areas by our pasture gates if we can find an affordable option and some manpower to help my husband install. 😉
We have private FB groups for our:
Boarders - https://www.facebook.com/groups/666261220785087
current lesson students - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1028639234182936
and our current homeschool sessions - https://www.facebook.com/groups/222968452608909
Our NEW IEA team - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1518795838530109
and Enchanted Hills Equestrian 4H club - https://www.facebook.com/enchantedhills4H
Always good to have a plan!! I also like to take water from home when going to horse shows!
Grab your spots now for our fall homeschool classes!
Mix and match or sign up for all the classes!
Contact Kendalle Serra for scheduling!
Both will run with some TLC
Pick them up and they are yours!
PM for details or with questions!
Frank soaking up rays with Rory!
The new Kerrits waterproof boot has arrived and it’s beautiful!
Looking for riders to fill our high school team but all riders 4th-12th are welcome!
Contact Risa Formisano if interested or if you have questions!
Grab a Friday Fun-Day: homeschooler edition in May before they fill up!
Ideal for ages 7-12 due to math involved in some activities.
We would like to welcome our newest instructor, Lafonta Antoni Harriet aka "Tay" to our barn family!
Dressage instructor and trainer L.A. (Tay) Harriett has more than 20 years of training, teaching, and competition experience. These years have included opportunities to intern, and apprentice with many accomplished and internationally respected riders. Still a student
himself, Tay actively participates in regular lessons and seizes every opportunity to continue his education through various clinics and courses.
Throughout his career, Tay has been privileged to participate in an intensive European dressage-training program with Germany's own Hanschen Eggers. It was with Herr Eggers where Tay was able to train and ride a wide array of horses in all stages of training- from
newly started all the way through Grand Prix.
In addition to his studies with Herr Eggers, Tay has learned from Gunnar Ostergaard of Denmark, Bareiter Marius Schreiner of the Spanish Riding School in, Luis Lucio of the FEI and Spanish Olympic selection committee, world-renowned biomechanics expert Dr. Colleen Kelly from Australia, and Zerke Van der Hiede of Holland.
Having been exposed to so many disciplines and breeds of horses, Tay believes that each individual horse has the ability to teach us exactly what we need to learn through our day-to-day interactions if we are patient and consistent. Any dedicated equestrian who is willing to learn can improve their level of horsemanship and riding abilities. This strong belief is partnered with his passion for sharing knowledge with others to create lessons that are filled with fun and full of accomplishments. Horses and students in ALL disciplines have benefited from Tay's strong background in dressage and biomechanics for both horse and rider.
Tay credits his success to having a positive attitude, an open mind, shamelessly unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and most importantly his support base - the fabulous clients!
Tay holds the following certificates and credentials:
*International Society of Rider Biomechanics, V.P., MISRB, Level III Coach, and Course Mentor, Official Exam Proctor and Practica Administrator
*Equine Shiatsu, Massage and Acu-Point Stimulation Technique
*N.C. State University, Open Horse Show Judge scoring at the Top of his class
*Kinesiology, Biomechanics and Proprioception for The Equestrian Athlete
*American Riding Instructor's Association, Level II Dressage, and Level I Western
*Equine Musculoskeletal Release, MM Therapy
LaFonta "Tay" Harriet
English, Western, and Dressage instruction
Enchanted Acres Hunt Seat IEA Team Head Coach
Thank you Renee Haile White of Equi-First Aid for teaching and Ashley Smith Willis of Seignious & Smith for sponsoring lunch and sending saddle pads for raffles!!
It’s time again!! Your order will be delivered the week of April 3 (in time for Easter)!
You can ONLY get these fabulous and easy to make pastries through fundraisers!
Deadline to place your order is March 13!
Enchanted Hills Equestrian 4H Club and Horse Bowl Team is kicking off their fundraiser to raise money. The fundraiser will be running from 02/28/2023 – 03/14/2023. To order, please contact any member of Enchanted Hills Equestrian 4H Club and Horse Bowl Team, or you can place an order online by cli...
“Snoopys Dazzling Lady” aka “Lilly”
Double registered spotted saddle horse and TN walker mare
: Being able to assess your equine friend's weight and body condition is a valuable skill, especially during the winter months when horses (particularly older horses) need to generate more heat to stay warm and may hide their weight loss under a fluffy coat.
The Henneke Body Condition Scoring Chart is an important tool that provides a standard scoring system by rating the horse's physical condition on visual appraisal and palpation (feel) of six key conformation points: the amount of flesh or fat covering along the neck; the withers; down the crease of the back; at the tailhead; ribs: and behind the shoulder at the girth.
A body condition score of somewhere between 4 and 6 is ideal for most horses. However, keep in mind that in some disciplines (like racing, polo and eventing) and some life stages (like pregnancy) a higher or lower body score might be more appropriate.
If you think your horse is too fat or too thin (or even if you can't quite decide), be sure to have a chat with your veterinarian to discuss the appropriate condition and feeding program for your equine friend!
Beginner Drill Team Mini Camp in July! Reserve your spot today!
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