Yesterday, 9-22-2021, our worst fear became a reality… our barn burnt to the ground and we lost our best boy, Jet. We are devastated! Our community came together and has helped us begin to navigate through this grief. We appreciate all of your calls, prayers and request to help. We would like to ask each of you to say a prayer for our barn family. This tragedy has impacted so many! Please be patient in the coming days as we try to respond to everyone. If you would like to donate:
Monetary donations can be made directly to the barn on Venmo at Mary-Gaston-8 or checks can be mailed to GFREC, 2717 Gaston Farm Rd, Chester, SC 29706 and made out to GFREC.
Donations may be dropped at the barn from 9am-6pm in the horse trailer labeled for donations. Please direct any messages to Jen at 724-766-1407 or Ginny at 803-417-4667. Here is a list of our current needs:
Lead ropes
training halters
saddle pads
helmets- adults and kids
saddles- English and western 15-17 sizes adult and kids
English girths sizes 42-48
Western girth sizes 32-36
half pads (front and back risers)
Bridles (small horse, cob) hackamores and side pulls
bits (egg butt snaffles with links for bits)
gift cards- tractor supply, Farmers exchange AB Poe in Rock Hill, Sam’s club, Walmart, Tack stores local or online, Lowe’s, Home Depot)
round pen panels
Lunge line
fly mask
Pitch forks
Fly spray
Bridle racks
Tack storage
First Aid Equine and Human
Thank you ALL for your prayers, messages, calls, and continued support!! We are going to get through this TOGETHER! We believe that getting all of our students back in the saddle as soon as possible will create some normalcy and they can all begin to heal!

Welcome to our Gaston Farm Rd Equestrian Center web site. We are a family oriented equestrian center with a back yard fun atmosphere. If you are just browsing or seeking information about horses, horse shows, horseback riding, day camps, anything horses, you have come to the right place.

We are located in Chester SC, on Hwy 9 – 1.5 miles off I-77, at exit 65, approximately 20 miles South of Rock Hill SC, less than 30 miles south of Fort Mill and Tega Cay SC, 45 miles south of Charlotte, NC and 35 miles south of Pineville, NC.

Here are directions to Gaston Farm Rd Equestrian Center.