Month: October 2015

Volunteers With Horse Sense

Members of the Ochlockonee River Pony Club are a regular sight at Red Hills on the final day of competition. Usually staged in several locations outside of the show jumping arena, these volunteers take responsibility for replacing any downed poles and righting any other part of a jump structure that is knocked out of alignment by an equine competitor. Similar …


The Scoop on the Poop

A recent scientific journal estimates fifty pounds of manure are generated by a horse each day. Let’s multiply that by the number of horses and their length of stay at Red Hills, and the total amount of manure accumulation rises to about ten tons by the time the last horse trailer rolls out of Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.  The daily attention …