Frequently Asked Questions
APPOINTMENTS: Appointments are not necessary, but highly recommended. No matter where you are driving or flying from, someone must be scheduled to be at the barn to show you the horses. And that someone is ME. There is only one of me, and no one would like to wait hours while I am showing horses to customers with scheduled appointments. Or even worse show up to no one here and a locked gate at the mail box with me out of town for the day or the week.
LOCATION: Barn is located about 7 miles from the city limits of Westminster, SC 29693. Directions to the barn are available for a scheduled appointment. We are approximately 2 hrs from Asheville, 2.5 hrs from Charlotte, 2 hrs from Atlanta, 2.5 hrs from Columbia. These are generic directions to Westminster, SC 29693From Atlanta, I-985 North follow signs to Toccoa, GA. Take Hwy 123 to SC line. We are about 5 miles from there.
From Asheville: I-26 South to Hwy 25 South to Hwy 11 South to Hwy 123 to Westminster.
From Columbia, I take I-26 to I-385 to Exit 23. Hwy 418 to the Left. Follow 418 to Hwy 25. Cross Hwy 25, to Hwy 8. Follow Hwy 8 to I-85 South to Exit 11, Hwy 24 to Westminster.
NEARBY TOWNS (Time from our farm)Seneca SC 29678 (20-25min) Closest HotelsClemson SC (30-35 min)Anderson SC (50 min)Toccoa, GA (20 min)
AIRPORTS:Greenville/Spartenburg 1.5 hrsAsheville 1.5 hrsAtlanta 2 hrsToccoa Ga 20 minutes
REFERENCES: Upon request, we can provide contact information for many satisfied customers as well as Vet and Farrier references. Also a happy homes page on here and a references link at the top of this page. Dr. Kate came to SC from Pioneer in California, one of the 2 most well known lameness equine clinics in America. She vets all of our horses and these records are public on the horses page. She is the primary vet for the majority of the large horse barns in our area, including the Friesian Marketplace, Stoneridge Equestrian, etc. In my opinion, she is the most knowledgeable and most thorough lameness vet in the upstate. www.facebook.com/drkatevet Allen Prater is the farm farrier. He is usually here every other week, year round. Jeff Klepinger is the farm dentist. He has done over 400 dentals and counting from Sept 2018-www.equinedentist01.com Also references link at top of this page DEPOSITS: If you are seriously interested in one of our horses, you may want to be prepared to make a deposit upon your visit to ensure the horse is not sold prior to arrangements for purchase being made. It is also normal procedure for buyers to send a deposit prior to their long distance visit to ensure the horse will not be sold before they can come. We do not know how long a horse will be available and for this reason we regret that we cannot hold any of our horses or give preference to any buyer without a deposit. Deposits are $500 for a horse priced upto $5000, and 10% of advertised price for any horse priced over $5000. A deposit will entitle the buyer to right of first refusal of the horse for a period of time not to exceed 24 hours. A larger deposit can hold a horse for a longer peroid, and these are discussed case by case. Once the deposit is made, the horse will not be sold to another buyer for the agreed time period, allowing enough time for arrangements for a visit, additional vetting and/or purchase to be made. Deposits can be made by check, cashier’s check, wire transfer, or cash. All deposits are non-refundable; however if you determine for any reason the horse is not for you, you may use the deposit towards the purchase of any of our other horses within 15 days from deposit.
PRE-PURCHASE EXAMINATIONS: We welcome additional veterinary examinations on any of our horses prior to purchase. This may be performed by a veterinarian of the buyer’s choice and may be as thorough as desired, including radiographs, drug screens, blood work, etc. All costs associated with the pre-purchase exam are the buyer’s responsibility.
TRIAL PERIODS: For our horses' safety, none of our horses are available for trial. However prospective approved buyers are welcome to make as several visits to take lessons or trail rides on the horse(s). Contact me for the cost. Also, it may be possible to make arrangments for a serious buyer to try the horse at different facilities to further ascertain its suitability.
PAYMENT: Payment is accepted via cash, local cashier’s check, and bank/wire transfer. Personal checks and out-of-state cashiers checks are accepted and will result in up to a 15 day hold on taking delivery of the horse/trailer, just until the check clears. No horse will be allowed to leave the farm until paid for in full, with no exception.
TRANSPORTATION: We can provide or assist arrangement of horse transportation of horses we sell. Contact us for a hauling quote. We can also recommend nationwide transporters. We have even exported to Canada and Bermuda. GUARANTEES: Our horses, saddles, and trailers are sold as-is with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied. All sales are final. All horses we represent for sale are self-owned. We regret that in fairness we cannot be responsible for a horse’s condition once it has left our premises. An additional veterinary exam is welcomed to determine the horse’s present condition and its current fitness for a particular purpose. Due to our concern for everyone’s best interest, please note that we reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone if we feel it is not the right home or match. We also recommend new owners insure their new horses. Thanks for looking. Let us help you find the horse of your dreams. Customer references available also see Happy Homes Page and link at the top of this page.
Customer, Vet and Farrier references available upon request.