The Saratoga of the South: Horsing around in Aiken, Featured in Simply Buckhead Magazine

The Saratoga of the South: Horsing around in Aiken, Featured in Simply Buckhead Magazine

Jill Becker of Simply Buckhead writes, 'Aiken, which sits just on the other side of the Georgia border about 20 miles east of Augusta and roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Buckhead, was established as a railroad hub back in 1830s. By the 1870s, the city of rolling hills and towering oaks had become a popular winter escape for high-society folks from the North with last names such as Vanderbilt and Astor. It was around this time that Aiken’s rich equestrian culture was born—a culture still thriving to this day.' Check out the full article here.

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