Elhanan Equestrian’s world-class riding facility is conveniently positioned in Hodges, SC. We are centrally located within a close drive from Greenwood, Abbeville, Ware Shoals, Ninety Six and more. Our centralized location puts us within easy reach of horse country in any direction, with Aiken, Tryon, and Conyers all a quick day trip. Ours is a private, friendly community of horses and owners, a haven just outside of town for your horse to live and for you to ride, learn and make new friends.
Elhanan Equestrian is an English Riding Stable specializing in Eventing, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, and Pony Club disciplines. Teaching balanced horsemanship and centered riding theory to all ages and abilities, we seek to develop the healthy body, mind, and spirit of horse and rider, to instill the confidence and ability to achieve their goals, and to bring people together to celebrate and enjoy horses. For the serious rider looking to improve their performance in the show ring, the goal oriented competitor, or the beginner just starting out, communication is a huge part of our training philosophy. Each rider- no matter their skill level- can understand how the horse thinks and how to better communicate with their equine partner with simple horsemanship tools and techniques, We strive for riders to achieve a true partnership with their horse both on the ground and while riding.
Starting youngsters, brushing up the trained horse, or bringing a horse to the next level, Jenny maintains the classical dressage methodology in all aspects of horse training and care. Youngsters are brought along slowly, with an emphasis on clear communication and mutual trust. Horses receive a well-rounded education through cross training and relaxing hacks out of the arena setting. This keeps the horses fresh and happy in their work. Each horse receives a program tailored to fit the individual needs of the equine athlete.
We believe competitions provide a goal to work toward. Whether your focus is on riding in your first show, aspiring to compete at a rated show, or to some day ride at the Advanced levels of Eventing or Dressage, we know equine competition is one of the rare and unique sports that is not just about winning, but about the process. Showing is a vehicle for building self-esteem and learning valuable life lessons for young and old. No matter what your preferred style of riding, there is a horse show for you and a great time to be had!
Jenny Fair is an ICP level I certified instructor through the United States Eventing Association and has been training, teaching and coaching professionally for over 15 years. Jenny Fair is the head trainer at Elhanan Equestrian, and previously Jenny taught at Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center, preparing students for a career in the horse industry in jumping, dressage and western disciplines. With an emphasis on correct classical training of horse and rider, Jenny is very passionate about developing a strong bond between horse and rider and is happy to work riders of all levels and disciplines.
“I feel that bringing confidence and understanding to my students helps them produce the desired result, all in a fun atmosphere! ” - JENNY FAIR
Elhanan not only educates future equine professionals, but also runs a successful training and sales business. Speak to us about our consignment program to help market your horses to the best of their ability. Jenny Fair is available for training, instruction, sales, and clinics.