After training and boarding state and regional horse and rider champions at their family owned farm, the Thaxton family were supported and built the first High Point Farm venue in Bishop, GA. Here they were privileded to host the 1996 United States of America Dressage Team for training for the six weeks prior to the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. Years later, this venue was purchased by the UGA Equestrian Team. The Thaxton's decided to continue the High Point Farm legacy with two training facilities working in tandem. The Indoor Horse Arena Barn & elite Hill Top boarding barn, both built in 2009, are located at 1051 Saxon Road, Watkinsville, GA- [Directions]. Competitors in the disciplines of Dressage, Equitation, Hunters and Jumpers enjoy professional horse boarding, horse training, and riding lessons in a world-class environment.
Both High Point horse boarding barns boast comfort cushion stalls as well as rubber matted stalls. Stall sizes range from 12' x 14', in the Hill Top, to 12' x 12', in the Arena Barn. There is a rentable locker for your equestrian gear, or your tack may be placed on display in the tack rooms. Feel free to place your color supportive trunk in the aisle for easy access to your horse.
Enjoy riding your horse in any of our 3 arenas, round pen, or bridle paths at the main training barn. The 200' x 100' fully lighted indoor arena is completely weather proof. The outdoor jumping arena is also lightfoot footing. It may have a down day after torrential rains, but otherwise, use of this irrigated riding arena is open. We also have a permanent sand 20m x 40m dressage arena for practicing those precise figure.
Horses enjoy individual turn out in electobraid paddocks. This highly researched fencing gives your horse the feeling of herd turn out without the risks of contact sports. High Point also offers an individualized feeding program. Customers have access to the HorseGym treadmill system and TheraPlate. Let High Point professionals design a training program to help you meet your needs.
The High Point Riding Academy consists of 35 acres of rolling hills and is located a half-mile from the arena barn. While its physical address is 3551 Colham Ferry Road [Directions], it's treeline is visible from the Arena Barn.
The Academy hosts both a 200' x 225' and a 200' x 100' all weather sand competitive quality riding arenas, groomed fields and woods for riding outside an arena, a nine-stall Florida-style open barn, an office, and grooming bays. High Point care here includes the same high quality feeds and hay offered at the more intense training facility, with a more open, rustic feel. This is a relaxing environment to enjoy your riding lessons or just a walk on the buckle.
Our beginner through Novice trainers have a well-trained collection of lovely schooling horses and ponies. Trainers at the Riding Academy offer Hay Days and Summer Schooling Sessions to complement their strong lesson program. The Academy is also the venue High Point uses for AAHJA, GDCTA, and GHJA-sanctioned Horse Shows. It is the proud home of High Point Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team, whose High School Team qualified for Zone 4 Regional, Zone, and National Finals.