Horses are our passion. Our collective love for horses is what brings us together.
Athens Area Horse Community exists to help local horse people solve the problems we collectively face and to offer opportunities for growth and improvement. We focus on serving horse people that reside within an hour of Athens, Georgia, and we are dedicated to the growth of the local community so that horses are here for future generations. The local horse community faces such a complex variety of problems that AAHC has A LOT of irons in the fire. It feels overwhelming – but we are not alone – if we work together, then we can accomplish massive goals.
The local horse community is facing growing pressure for the green space our horses require to survive. Long term Athens area residents have watched Atlanta grow over the decades. While Athens has certainly benefited from this growth, it is past time for us to start actively preserving land so that we have places to ride and keep our horses for many years to come. The last thing that Athens Area Horse Community members want to see is horses pushed out as they slowly have been in Alpharetta. Every day we loose green space to development – not just the land where our horses live, but also farms where grain and hay is grown, and the open spaces where we ride.
We are working to unite the horse community – to partner with county and state level leadership, fighting for sustainable development of green space, offering education for both horse lovers and the general public. This website is designed as a resource for the local community – calendar of events, merchant directory, interactive map of places to ride, articles of useful information – all updated regularly.