The Hitchcock Woods Foundation hosts and participates in a variety of events annually;

February – Hunt Week Gala
March – The Historic Aiken Horse Show in the Woods
April – Earth Day
September – Festival of the Woods and Festival of the Woods Family Day
October – Annual Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D)
November – The Blessing of the Hounds

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Annual Aiken Horse Show

September 18, 2020

Photo credit: Shawn McMillan

The 104th Annual Aiken Horse Show is held at the legendary show ring in the Hitchcock Woods. Founded by Louise Hitchcock in 1916, the Aiken Horse Show is one of the most elegant and historic affairs in Aiken’s lively sporting calendar. This prestigious and popular event attracts equestrians in many disciplines and loyal spectators from the Southeast. For ticket and other information, visit


Due to continued concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the Board of Trustees of the Hitchcock Woods Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 104th Aiken Horse Show which had been postponed to September 25-27, 2020.
This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and respect for our exhibitors, patrons, sponsors and the community of Aiken, as safety is our foremost concern.
This show, steeped in history since it began in 1916, is particularly important to Hitchcock Woods because it is the signature program and largest fundraising event for the Woods. It is special to so many because the emphasis has always been on bringing our community, friends and family together for a unique competition in the heart of the Woods. The intimate atmosphere that makes this event so extraordinary would not be possible given the current circumstances with the COVID pandemic.
Our hope is that our friends, gracious sponsors, community and exhibitors will come together to support Hitchcock Woods when the Aiken Horse Show returns in the Spring of 2021…help us make it the best show in over 100 years.




September 18, 2020

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