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February 2021 Newsletter

We are beyond proud of our first ever newsletter for the community. We strive to be community led so we can give you what you need and want. Scroll down for lots of fun and exciting links geared toward the Athens area horse community!

This may not look like your traditional newsletter as there are lots of clickable links and not much text. We’d love your feedback on the format! I didn’t QUITE have enough time to get the classifieds section up and running for this newsletter, so stay tuned for that next time (I hope LOL).

Since we are new, please help us grow by forwarding this newsletter to other local horse community members!

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New on the website this month


Follow this link to find places to ride in the Athens area. The map plot points have basic descriptions.

Interview – Tiffany Mize

We talk to a local barefoot farrier about her recent experience attending massage school.

AAP – Digestive System

This month in Ask-a-Pro, Dr. Katy Mayhew teaches us about our horse’s digestive system.

Our Feb Newsletter Sponsor – Allison Creek

Allison Creek is committed to your and your horses health and safety. We are grateful that Allison Creek was willing to sponsor this newsletter. Please show them some love and click here to read about their horse trailer service business in Watkinsville.

If you are interested in sponsoring a future newsletter, send an email to with the heading “Want to be a newsletter sponsor”

While we offer a calendar on the AAHC website to track local events, the two events below are near and dear to our hearts. We also have hunter paces, poker rides, and more in planning stages. Stay tuned to this newsletter or follow us our page on Facebook.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Richard Lamb Clinic

Our admin Amanda McCoy got the opportunity to ride with Richard in December and immediately began working to bring him back to the area. This clinic is affordable and you’ll learn more than you can imagine. Participation starts at $95/ rider.

XC, dressage, and show jumping options

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Winter Jumper Show 2

Our admin Cathy Micali is working to bring another jumper show to the community this month. Classes starting at ground poles and go upward of 3 feet. Great schooling opportunity and includes playback/moneyback rounds.

Fun and potential money back from showing!

Member Feature – AAHC Admin Team

Want to know more about the team that helps keep AAHC organized? Click here to read about us. We are all proud horse women who care deeply about our community. Additionally, we are always looking to grow.

Have an idea that will benefit the community? Hit us up! Specifically, we know there is a need for someone to organize land conservation in the area.

We want to feature members of the community in every newsletter. If you want to submit someone for a feature, send us an email to with the subject: “Member Feature Suggestion”

Organization Feature – Hilltoppers Pony Club

Click the link to learn more about this local riding club that started in 1984.

We want to feature a business or non-profit from the community in every newsletter. If you want to submit someone for a feature, send us an email to with the subject: Organization Feature suggestion.

Need a smile? Check out this gallery of photos from the local community.

We asked the AAHC Facebook group to share recent photos of when they were proud of their horses and boy did they deliver! These put a smile on our faces and we are sure they will do the same for you.


Volunteer Opportunities

Follow this link to connect with local non-profits, shows, and intern opportunities.

Upcoming Events

We keep a Google Calendar of local events – clinics, shows, hunter paces and trail rides.

Local Merchants

We have compiled a list of local businesses to help you find the help you need in Athens.

Our community by the numbers


AAHC Facebook Page followers


AAHC Facebook group members


daily posts to the group


AAHC sponsored events next month

Well that’s the end. Just one more thing…

Thank you community. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow. I am grateful for everything the community offers me.

The reason I do this is because I am a firm believer that, for the most part, what is good for one person/business is good for everyone in the community – whether they are a horse owner or business, or barn rat, farm employee, admirer of your neighbor’s horses… Whatever role the individual plays in the community, when that person is learning, growing, earning a living, or whatever – the entire community benefits.

I’m also grateful for the work that others are doing to help the community grow. We see you hosting shows and clinics, volunteering at your local farm, training horses for others and buying selling horses – we are grateful for all of you!

See you at the barn! – Amanda McCoy