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A full service training, sales, and show facility for hunters and jumpers nestled in an idyllic grove of towering pine trees in the heart of Aiken's horse country.


Recent Highlights


Fun Fall Season

DFG Stables. Photo Credit: Natalie Suto Photography

November 19, 2023 - Daniel & Lilly each picked up Derby wins at October at Bruce's Field I & II; Daniel took home Grand Prix & Derby top honors at Stable View; Split Rock Aiken CSI2* was a success with top ribbons & classic wins; and DFG Stables brought home great ribbons at indoors!

Check out October & November results here

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving & looking forward to wonderful 2024 show season!

DFG Stables. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

DFG Stables. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

DFG Stables. Photo Credit: Split Rock

DFG Stables. Photo Credit: Winslow Photography

DFG Stables.

DFG Stables.

Big Award Win at Harrisburg!

PNHS 2023. Photo Credit: Megan Giese Photography

Lilly Geitner was this year's recipient of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Junior Sportsmanship Award at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. The award is presented to "the young rider competing at the PNHS who best personifies the highest standards of integrity, sportsmanship, honor, kindness and generosity."

See the facebook post here

Top Three Finish - 2023 NAL Adult Jumper National Final

NAL 2023.

Madison Smyth and Encore earned the third place honors in the $10,000 2023 NAL Adult Jumper National Final at The Capital Challenge Horse Show. Congratulations Madison!


Busy End of Summer Season in Aiken

USHJA Derby 2023.

October 5, 2023 - The Aiken Summefest & Aiken Fall Festival were full of tri-colors and big wins for DFG Stables.

Daniel & Quatre E won the $9,999 Jumper Classic and Madelyn Godard took home the win in the $1,000 Open Jumper Welcome with Equus Events - Jean Paul Godard's MTM Conan G at Aiken Summerfest II. At Aiken Fall Festival I, Daniel won the $30,000 Aiken Fall Festival Grand Prix with November Hill's Vesta de Lavardin. Daniel had two big wins at Aiken Fall Festival II, taking top honors in the $30,000 R. Bruce Duchossois Grand Prix with November Hill's Jalanne and winning the USHJA International Regional Hunter Derby Finals with Magnolia Lane Stables, LLC's Coltrane!

Check out August & September results here

Congrats to Lilly!

USHJA Derby 2023.

September 28, 2023 - Lilly Geitner has commited to University of Georgia, Class of 2025!

Lilly recently took home several top place honors in the "Big Eqs", winning the Dover USEF Medal at Aiken Summerfest I & Aiken Fall Festival I, the ASPCA Maclay at Aiken Fall Festival I, the WIHS Hunter Phase at Aiken Summerfest I & II, and the WIHS Overall at Aiken Summefest II.


Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships

September 27, 2023 - "Daniel Geitner dominated the podium during the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championships South during the Aiken Fall Festival II at Aiken Horse Park, taking grand honors with Magnolia Lane Stables, LLC's Coltrane and reserve honors with Andrea Guzinzki's Hazelwood."

View USHJA celebratory post

USHJA Derby 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

USHJA Derby 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

USHJA Derby 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Finals

September 1, 2023 - Daniel rode Maradona owned by Seth Vallhonrat to fourth overall in the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive 3’/3’3’” Finals & Apricot Lane owned by Nancy McBrayer to a tenth place finish in the second round of the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive 3’/3’3’” Finals.

Three Weeks of Derby wins at WEC Ocala Summer Series

August 17, 2023 - Two weeks in a row Daniel won the $10,000 UF Veterinary Hospital USHJA National Open Hunter Derby with Margaret M. Russell's Even Steven and Lillian won the $10,000 USHJA National Jr/Am Hunter Derby with Daniel's Banks Mills. Daniel also took home the win in the $12,500 WEC 3'6" - 3'9" Derby with Magnolia Lane Stables, LLC's Coltrane during WEC Ocala Summer #6.

WEC Ocala Summer #6 Highlights WEC Ocala Summer #7 Highlights WEC Ocala Summer #8 Highlights

Check out July results here

Grand Prix & Hunter Classic Wins at the Aiken Summer Classics

July 13, 2023 - "It was a great week at the office for Aiken’s own Daniel Geitner. Not only did he win the $25,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, but he also won the $7,500 Aiken Saddlery Welcome Classic, presented by Purina and placed second overall in the $20,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby Finals." Daniel also won the $10,000 Open Hunter Classic during week one of the series.

Week 1 Wrap Up Week 2 Wrap Up

Check out June results here

June 2023. Photo Credit: Eye Was Here Photo

June 2023. Photo Credit: Eye Was Here Photo

June 2023. Photo Credit: Eye Was Here Photo

 

$50,000 Chesterfield Cup win at Aiken Charity Horse Show; $10,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic Top Ten Placings at The Devon Horse Show.

June 15, 2023 - Daniel won the $50,000 Chesterfield Cup Grand Prix at the Aiken Charity Horse Show with November Hill's Vesta De Lavardin. Lillian Geitner, Isabelle Song, and Catherine Stumberg took home championship honors and classic wins. Madison Smyth had a successful time at The Devon Horse Show, earning two top ten placings in the $10,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic.

Check out May results here

May 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

May 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

May 2023.

 

Leading Rider Award at Aiken Horse Show in the Woods; Grand Prix & Derby Wins at Aiken Spring Classic

April 2023.

May 10, 2023 - April was a successful month, with Cathy taking home the Leading Open Rider award at the Aiken Horse Show in the Woods and Daniel winning the $15,000 USHJA International Derby aboard Magnolia Lane Stables LLC's Coltrane and the $25,000 Aiken Spring Classic Grand Prix with November Hill's Jalanne at the Aiken Spring Classic Masters.

Daniel also had a top three sweep of the $25,000 Carolina Real Estate Grand Prix at the Aiken Spring Classic Finale: 1st on Hoekstra Stables's Katlin W, 2nd on Brewport Stables LLC's Cadir 5, and 3rd on Paige Drury's Fernhill 13. Madelyn Godard and Equus Events - Jean Paul Godard's MTM Conan G won the $2,000 NAL/WIHS Child/Adult Jumper Classic, and Ella Bragg took home the win in USHJA 3'3" Hunter Seat Medal. Circuit Championships were earned in the Green Hunter divisons by Daniel with Margaret Russell's Even Steven and Quassini.

Check out April results here

April 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

April 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

April 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

April 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

April 2023. Photo Credit: A&S Photography

 

Successful WEC Winter Spectacular Circuit

April 13, 2023 - The 2023 WEC Winter Spectacular was a very successful circuit for DFG Stables, with big wins in feature classes, multiple circuit champions, and countless ribbons won!

WEC Winter Spectacular 2023.

Check out all our results here

 

Daniel Geitner and Mr. Manhattan are Marvelous in $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at HITS Ocala

 

March 18, 2023 - "The judges at HITS Ocala were in a New York state of mind, with Daniel Geitner and Mr. Manhattan garnering the winning title in Saturday’s $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The duo topped a talented field of world-class hunters during the premier hunter event in the Main Hunter Ring."

Read more on HITS Ocala

 


Daniel Geitner Conquers World Equestrian Center – Ocala Hunter Derby Friday

DANIEL GEITNER CONQUERS WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER – OCALA HUNTER DERBY FRIDAY.

Photo Credit: Andrew Ryback Photography

March 3, 2023 - "In the $20,000 Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby, Geitner piloted Easy Money (Fairbanks x Stutbuch) owned by Laura Cramer to a foot-perfect round for a score of 94. The pair found flowing track to earn a handy score of 91 for an overall score of 185 and the win." Daniel also won the $15,000 UF Veterinary Hospital 3′ Open Hunter Derby, piloting Don Stewart’s Story Hour to two impressive scores in the 90s."

Read more on World Equestrian Center - Ocala

 

Daniel Geitner Lands Double Victory In The $15,000 UF Veterinary Hospital 3’ Open Hunter Derby

DANIEL GEITNER LANDS DOUBLE VICTORY IN THE $15,000 UF VETERINARY HOSPITAL 3’ OPEN HUNTER DERBY.

Photo Credit: Andrew Ryback Photography

February 25, 2023 - "It was a banner day for Daniel Geitner who piloted Cadoretto (Cador x Caletta) to first place and Story Hour (Casalico x Antonia) to second place. Geitner received first-place honors aboard Mia Bakotic’s 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding Cadoretto with a first-round score of 91 and a second-round score of 94 for a two-round total of 185."

Read more on World Equestrian Center - Ocala

 

Easy Win For Daniel Geitner & Easy Money In The $20,000 Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby At WEC – Ocala

EASY WIN FOR DANIEL GEITNER & EASY MONEY IN THE $20,000 GOLDEN OCALA GOLF & EQUESTRIAN CLUB 3’6”-3’9” HUNTER DERBY AT WEC – OCALA.

Photo Credit: Andrew Ryback Photography

January 21, 2023 - "The $20,000 Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby boasted a field of the nation’s best hunter riders, with Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and Laura Cramer’s Easy Money (Fairbanks x Stutbuch) emerging victorious."

Read more on World Equestrian Center - Ocala

 

December Classics

December 20, 2022 - Another three successful weeks for DFG Stables at the December Classics at Bruce's Field. See our results page & our facebook page for results.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season & a healthy new year!

Christmas - DFG Stables.
Christmas - DFG Stables.
Barn Dedication - DFG Stables.

Photo Credit: Aiken Horse Park Foundation

Busy Fall Season

November 19, 2022 - DFG Stables brought home many championships and winning honors this fall from the Pennsylvania National, Capital Challenge, October at Bruce's Field, Split Rock Jumping Tour, & Aiken Fall Festival. Check out these results on our results page & our facebook page.

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving & looking forward to wonderful 2023 show season!

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Barn Dedication - DFG Stables.

Pictured above a few of the members of the DFG Team behind the scenes: Theresa Albrecht, Ruben Gonzalez, Ishmael Calderon, Molly McLaughlin, McKenzie Miller, Raul Mora, Tara Gail Bostwick, Caroline & Yogi Roberson, Jonathon Torres
Photo Credit: Aiken Horse Park Foundation

Barn 12 at The Aiken Horse Park will be officially dedicated on October 29, 2022 as the "DFG Stables Barn".

October 18, 2022 - Aiken Horse Park Foundation president, Jack Wetzel weighed in on this milestone event, by remarking: We are incredibly fortunate to have Daniel and Cathy on “our team”. They add a unique depth of experience and energy and competitive perspective. We are pleased that their friends and supporters have honored the Geitners through this wonderful gift. Looking ahead we are cultivating additional donors who see a similar need and have the capacity to impact Bruce’s Field and our broader community in such a productive and generous fashion.

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Aiken Fall Festival Grand Prix - DFG Stables.

Photo Credit: A&S Photography

Winner of the $30,000 R. Bruce Duchossois Grand Prix - Oak Ledge Farm's Fazous & Daniel Geitner

September 18, 2022 - Daniel & Oak Ledge Farm's Fazous won the $30,000 R. Bruce Duchossois Grand Prix sponsored by Interventional & Alternative Spine & Wellness at the 2022 Equus Events Aiken Fall Festival

See Results

Ocala Sunday Spotlight: Daniel Geitner, DFG Stables.

Photo Credit: Andrew Ryback Photography

Ocala Sunday Spotlight: Daniel Geitner, DFG Stables

August 1, 2022 - "This week’s Ocala Sunday Spotlight shines on accomplished hunter and show jumping rider, Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina. Geitner and his wife Cathy, started DFG Stables about 25 years ago and now their success speaks for itself."

Read more on World Equestrian Center - Ocala

Daniel Geitner & Vesta De Lavardin Gallop Away with $100,000 Mars Equestrian National Grand Prix Victory

July 24, 2022 - Daniel Geitner and Vesta De Lavardin owned by November Hill were the fifth-to-last pair to tackle the abridged track. The speedy duo moved to the top of the leaderboard with their clean time of 40.717 seconds and could not be caught by the remaining contenders to solidify their lead in the victory gallop.

Read more on World Equestrian Center - Ocala

2022-ASI.

Photo Credit: Eye Was Here

First Through Fourth - Aiken Summer Classic II

Daniel won the $15,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby 3’ and 3’3” Finals with Kate Richardson's Coltrane and finished second, third and fourth with his and Nancy Mcbrayer’s Pen and Ink, Sallie Johnson’s Kilcarna Robin, and the Kent Group’s Varenna, respectively.

Read The Aiken Summer Classic Week 2 Wrap Up

See Results

 

2022-ASI.

Photo Credit: Eye Was Here

Trifecta! - Aiken Summer Classic I

Daniel won the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, the $5,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby, and the $35,000 Nutrena Grand Prix!

Read The Aiken Summer Classic Week 1 Wrap Up

See Results

 

2022-ACHS.

Photo Credit: A&S Photography

Aiken Charity Horse Show - A Great Two Weeks

Wins in the $50,000 Aiken Premiere Grand Prix with Oak Ledge Farm's Fazous, the $25,000 Aiken Charity RBD Hunter Classic with Martin Schlaeppi's Mr. Manhattan, and the $10,000 Welcome Stake with GFZ Sport Horses LLC's Igor Van De Heibos, as well as multiple tri-color ribbons marked a very successful two weeks for Daniel, Cathy, and everyone at DFG Stables.

Check out the Park Post

See Results

 

2022-ASC.

Photo Credit: A&S Photography

Grand Prix & Derby Wins - Aiken Spring Classic

Daniel Geitner wins the $25,000 Aiken Spring Classic Grand Prix with Dayna Gant's Ghiradelli at Aiken Spring Classic Masters and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby with Sallie Johnson's Kilcarna Robin at Aiken Spring Classic Finale.

see results here

 

2022-Ocala.

Photo Credit: ESI

HITS Ocala - Successful Circuit!

Multiple Circuit Champion wins as well as a win in the $10,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix aboard Page Flourney's Lord Don during the penultimate week of the 2022 HITS Ocala Circuit, closed out a succesful season at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL.

Read about the Hunter Prix on HITS

See Circuit Champions

 

2022-Ocala.

Photo Credit: ESI

More HITS Ocala Wins

HITS Ocala IV: November Hill's Lotus Van Het Hagehof and Daniel Geitner win the $7,500 Hits Open Prix

HITS Ocala V: Nancy McBrayer's Pen and Ink and Daniel Geitner win the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

HITS Ocala - First Half of Circuit Awards:
Champion - Green Hunter 3' - Margaret Russell's Even Steven & Daniel Geitner
Champion - Baby Green Hunter - Dale Vance's In Due Time & Daniel Geitner

Read about the Open Prix on HITS

Read about the Hunter Derby on HITS

see results here

 

2022-Ocala.

Photo Credit: ESI

Grand Prix & Hunter Prix Wins to Start HITS Ocala

Daniel Geitner wins the $50,000 Hits Grand Prix aboard November Hill's Vesta de Lavardin and the $5,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix aboard Nancy McBrayer's Pen and Ink at HITS Ocala II at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL.

Read about the Grand Prix win in Jumper News USA

Read about the Hunter Prix on HITS

see results here

 

2021-Dec.

Photo Credit: A&S Photography

Jumper Classic & Derby Wins - Aiken December Classics

Dayna Gant's Ghiradelli and Daniel took home the top honors in the $10,000 Aiken Saddlery Jumper Classic at Aiken December Classic I. Daniel also won the $2,500 USHJA Hunter Derby both weeks, winning week one aboard Anna Wells-Sharp's Play That Song and week two aboard Laura Cramer's St Tropez.

see results here

 

2021-OCT.

Photo Credit: Kate Boggan/AHPF

Grand Prix & Welcome Winners - October at Bruce's Field I

Daniel won the $25,000 American Standard Grand Prix with November Hill's Cilia M & the $5,000 with November Hill's Handsome A at October at Bruce's Field I

see results here

 

Capital Challenge Champ!

2021-CC.

Photo Credit: Jump Media

Gilded owned by Sandra Bierman earned the championship in the Green Hunter 3’ seven years & over with Daniel Geitner in the irons. Read the Capital Challenge Daily Update here.

see results here

 

Grand Prix Top Three

2021-SVT3.

Photo Credit: A&S Photography

Daniel finished first with November Hill's Vesta De Lavaradin Handsome A, second with November Hill's Lotus Van Het Hagehof, and third with Oak Ledge Farm's Fazous in the $25,000 Stable View Fall Classic Grand Prix!

see results here

 

Grand Prix & Derby Wins

2021-AFF.

Photo Credit: A&S Photography

Daniel Geitner & November Hill's Vesta De Lavaradin win the $30,000 Grand Prix both weeks of Aiken Fall Festival. Daniel also won the $7,500 William E. Howard III Memorial Professional USHJA National Hunter Derby with Nancy McBrayer's Pen and Ink.

see results here

 

$25,000 Bluegrass Classic

2021-Bluegrass.

Photo Credit: Phelps Media, Lenore Phillips

Just nine pairs managed clear rounds over the tactful course, and it was ultimately Daniel Geitner and Fazous who managed two double-clear efforts to take home the lion’s share of the prize money. Read more on Kentucky Horse Shows

see results here

 

USEF Pony Finals Win!

2021-Pony-Finals.

Photo Credit: The Chronicle of the Horse

Lilly & Farewell win the Medium Green Pony Hunter Championship at the 2021 USEF Pony Finals

see results here

 

Another Clean Sweep

Stable View Summer Classic I Derby.

Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen Photography

Daniel won the $25,000 Stable View Grand Prix, $5,000 Welcome Stake, & $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at the 2021 Stable View Summer Classic I!

see results here

 

Two Weeks in a Row

Aiken Charity Grand Prix.

Photo Credit: Andrew Ryback Photography

Oak Ledge Farm's Fazous & Daniel Geitner won the $25,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix each week at the 2021 Aiken Summer Classic I & II

see results here

 

Grand Prix Winner

Aiken Charity Grand Prix.

Photo Credit: Kate Boggan/AHPF

November Hill's Vesta De Lavardin & Daniel Geitner scored the win in the 2021 $50,000 Aiken Premiere Grand Prix sponsored by City of Aiken!

see results here

 

In The News

Daniel and Cathy Geitner: Building a Business and a Family.

Daniel and Cathy Geitner: Building a Business and a Family
Sidelines

The Geitner Family Balancing Act in The Carolinas Equestrian.

The Geitner Family Balancing Act
The Carolinas Equestrian

Daniel Geitner in Sidelines.

Daniel Geitner: Jumping While Staying Grounded
Sidelines

Daniel Geitner & Vesta De Lavardin Gallop Away with $100,000 Mars Equestrian National Grand Prix Victory

Daniel Geitner & Vesta De Lavardin owned by November Hill moved to the top of the leaderboard with their clean time of 40.717 seconds and could not be caught by the remaining contenders.

USEF Pony Finals Winning Ride: Lillian Geitner and Farewell, 2021 Medium Green Pony Hunter Champion!

Lillian Geitner and Farewell jumped from seventh place overall to first after this stellar round, winning the Medium Green Pony Hunter National Championship at USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms!

November Hill's Vesta De Lavardin & Daniel Geitner win the $100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix at HITS Ocala IX

Besting a field of 42 they won by nearly one second in a very competitive jump off!
Thank you to everyone at DFG Stables for all of your support. Watch video of the winning jump off round.

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