Owned by Tom and Carolyn Cadier, Cedar Ridge Farm was designed originally as a fox hunting and thoroughbred training facility in 1991. The owners are members of Shakerag Hounds which is located in Hull, Georgia near Commerce.
The farm has evolved into an equestrian facility focused on the pursuits of classical riding. Eventing is a primary focus, with strong support of classical dressage and show jumping, as well as active participation in fox hunting.
There are currently and have been many students from the University of Georgia as boarders at the farm and Cedar Ridge Farm is a supporter of the University of Georgia Equestrian Team as well as the University’s Large Animal Teaching Hospital.
There is a revolving schedule of different trainers at the upper levels and/or Olympic levels of the classic disciplines that either give lessons or have clinics here on a regular basis. They include Lucinda Green, Phillip Dutton, Silva Martin, Boyd Martin, Ryan Wood, Hokan Thorn, Werner Geven and Adam Lastowka.
The owners are regular competitors and have owned an Advanced event horse formerly campaigned by Dutch rider Werner Geven. Esker Riada placed 16th at the 2006 Rolex Kentucky 4-Star Championship and was named to the Dutch eventing team for the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.
Esker is now owned by a student of Phillip Dutton’s, Cayla Kitayama and having completed two 4-stars with Cayla he moved back to the farm for a semi-retired year. He is now fully retired and living in Statesville, North Carolina. Congrats on a stellar 4-star career with Werner Geven, and with Cayla.
Grand Prix dressage trainer Hokan Thorn has lessons at the farm, as well as Adam Lastowka. Adam’s dressage clinics are coordinated by Kelly Eaton of Shakerag Hounds.
Tom and Carolyn have two new horses from Ireland that were imported in September 2014. They were found by Carolyn on a solo trip along with the directional assistance of Aidan O’Connell in Ireland. Both are now 6 coming 7 and showing great talent for both for eventing and dressage. “Shadow” was GDCTA reserve champion at First level with Hokan Thorn for 2015. “River” was GCDTA 5th place Training champion for the year with Carolyn. Many thanks to Hughy Ryan at his father’s stable and to Paul Donovan for their good selection of quality Irish horses.
Clapton, KWPN gelding purchased from Nicky Buckingham is excelling in dressage with Carolyn. He is very competitive at Third level, is schooling the PSG and competing regularly at TIEC (Tryon International Equestrian Center). Tom and Carolyn’s new farm is 9 miles from TIEC.
On occasion there are horses for sale that have been imported from Ireland, Germany or elsewhere, for a specific discipline. Please visit our news page to see upcoming clinics, lessons, or details on any USEA event.