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H e a d  T r a i n e r 

A d r i a n  M a c k

 

 

E m m a P h i l l i p s

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Adrian began riding at the age of 2 and started formal lessons at the age of 9 in the hunter/jumper discipline. At the age of 13 she discovered the world of eventing and bought her first event horse whom she competed through Training level. At the age of 15, she purchased Admiring Moses to be her first upper level event horse. With the help of trainers such as Lellie Ward, Amy Mcleroy and Kathy Faulk, 'Moses' partnered her through Prelim/Young Rider where she was South Carolina Young Rider of the Year two years in the row and won the Area III Young Rider Championships. 

In 1994, Adrian began working for Carl Blaylock and Melissa Rice at Rice Creek Farm in Blythewood, riding and training hunter/jumpers. Rice Creek became Three Fox Farm in 1996 and Adrian stayed on as Head Trainer there for 11 years. During her time at Rice Creek and Three Fox, Adrian built a devoted cliental that began showing competitively on the local and A rated circuits.

In July 2007, Adrian left Three Fox to form her own business and her clients followed so by August 2007, Creekside Farm was born. From 2007-2011, Adrian operated Creekside out of a small, private farm in Columbia but found that it was not enough room for the business to grow. In September 2011, Adrian relocated the business to a larger facility at Irish Oaks Equestrian Center in Irmo, S.C., just outside of Columbia. At Irish Oaks, Adrian is able to offer more space and more ammenities so that her clients and equines are able to continue to enjoy riding, training and competing at the best of facilities.

Adrian holds her Category I USHJA Trainer Certification. Her riders have numerous accomplishments, beginning at the local level and continuing on to the A circuit. They have qualified and ribboned at SCHJA, PSJ and Governors Cup Equitation Finals and have been successful at the 3'6 in the medal/maclay and junior hunter divisions as well as in the jumper rings. Her students have been awarded honors such as Best Child Rider on a Horse and on a Pony, as well as the Sportsmanship Award for the South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association multiple times. Several of her riders have been awarded equestrian scholarships to college and have gone on to compete in IHSA for their respective schools.

Adrian believes that patience is key to developing a successful horse or rider. This shows through her dedication to her students and her hands-on approach to riding and caring for horses.

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma began with Head Trainer Adrian Mack at the age of 6 years old. 

She grew up riding and competing under Adrian's supervision and began working and riding professionally with her while in college at The University of South Carolina. In 2011, Emma and Adrian formed the Creekside Farm IEA Team. Emma moved to the Charlotte area in the fall of 2013 but continues to work closely with Adrian as well as continuing to coach the Creekside Farm IEA Team and serving as the IEA Region 4 Co-Chair.


 
 

 
 

 

Major Student Accomplishments

Accomplishments, Past and Present


Katie Ballentine

2 time Reserve Champion at Palmetto Junior Medal Finals

Winner of the Tackroom Medal Finals

Voted SCHJA Best Child Rider on a Horse


Emma Fogler

Winner of the Camden Equine Circuit Medal Finals

Reserve Champion Palmetto Junior Medal Finals

Voted SCHJA Best Child Rider on a Horse


Katie Davis

Winner of the Tackroom Medal Finals

Voted SCHJA Best Child Rider on a Horse


John Gulledge

Winner of the Camden Equine Circuit Medal Finals

Winner of the Tackroom Medal Finals


Meredith Fishback

Voted SCHJA Best Child Rider on a Pony

Voted SCHJA Sportsmanship Award

Kylie Nickles

Reserve Champion BRHJA Adult Medal Finals 2009

Winner of the BRHJA Adult Medal Finals 2012

Betsy Shrader

Competed IHSA for the University of South Carolina

4th place Novice Fences at IHSA Nationals

Trudy Noll

Competing IHSA for the College of Charleston

Janie Goodwin

Competing IHSA for the College of Charleston

Megan Ahearne

Competing IHSA for Michigan State University

Brenda Terry

Competing IHSA for Lander University

Winner of the BRHJA Adult Medal Finals 2014

Mary Beth McCaskill

Competing IHSA for Clemson University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creekside Farm is owned and operated by Creekside Farm Stables LLC