Our Facility

The Vista is located in Aiken, South Carolina. The facility includes 187 beautiful acres of rolling and level terrain. It is designed to accommodate a wide range of horse and rider abilities including beginner through international level competitors.

The combined training schooling facility supports dressage, cross country, hunter/jumpers, as well as conditioning for all equine discipline. The Vista features:

  • Large and small sand dressage arenas
  • Stadium jumps
  • Derby style jump course
  • Beginner novice through intermediate (fixed and portable)
      • Water complex
      • Fixed features: ditches, banks, natural logs,road crossings etc.
  • Gallop track
  • Acreage for hacking
  • Exceptional footing
  • Restrooms and running water available on site
  • Large level parking with exceptional shade
  • Excellent cellular service
  • Attendant/staff on property

Our Mission

The Vista was designed to provide our customers with a state of the art schooling facility that is both safe and fun for the horse and rider.

The Vista

You might think The Vista was someone’s dream but in reality, it was a result of necessity. After a 25 year hiatus from teaching and training, Tom Caniglia found it difficult to find the perfect place to train his riders and their horses. He found himself spending more time traveling and less time teaching in order to find the facilities necessary to train his students. Then, one day while talking to a old friend – and now partner – Tom pointed out how great it would be to have everything you needed to train horse and rider in one place. A facility with top quality jumps, arenas and most importantly phenomenal footing. A short time later Tom and his friend Bruce Hovey found 187 beautiful acres here in Aiken. Tom, Bruce and additional partners Scott Bradford and Ketan Patel then decided build The Vista. The rest is history.