Red Top Farm provides a quality atmosphere for sport horse development and retirement. Programs are designed on an individual basis to ensure horses receive, “the care a concerned owner would demand, and a top professional horseman would expect.”
RED TOP FARM offers 200 acres of prime Coastal Bermuda pasture and is located in Johnston, South Carolina, just 15 miles north of historical downtown Aiken. This area has become a mecca of equestrian activity. The mild climate and outstanding natural footing has brought every sport horse discipline to the area.
Red Top Farm is a family owned and operated business with experienced horsewomen, DiAnn Langer and daughter Kirsten Coe, at the helm. DiAnn brings a lifetime of experience and knowledge to provide a quality atmosphere for young horses, retired horses and horses requiring rehabilitation. DiAnn has extensive knowledge in bloodlines and the breeding of warmbloods along with top veterinarians to aid in the successful program. Young horses have the best possible foundation from the time they are born at Red Top Farm to the time they are ready for an under-saddle program. Once the young horses are ready to jump and/or compete, top hunter/jumper rider Kirsten Coe takes the reins to continue their superior training program.
Kirsten Coe: Kirsten Coe has an impressive resume from her junior years through her professional career. As a junior, Coe won the prestigious USET Finals and was Reserve Champion in the USEF Medal Finals at Harrisburg. Coe rode to numerous championships at top competitions including Capital Challenge, Harrisburg, and Washington with both hunters and jumpers. She went on to earn the coveted World Professional Challenge at the Capital Challenge Horse Show.
In addition, Coe has represented the United States in 7 Nations Cups, winning team gold in
the Bratislava CSIO-WC 3*, the Mannheim CSIO 5*, and the Argentina CSIO 4*. Coe earned a team bronze at the Calgary CSIO 5* and top team rankings at Falsterbo CSIO 5*, Gijon CSIO 5*, and the Calgary Masters CSIO 5*.
Coe has also competed in esteemed World Cup Finals including Leipzig Germany in 2011, Hertogenbosch Netherlands in 2012, and Las Vegas in 2015.
Coe participated in the distinguished HITS $Million Grand Prix on multiple occasions earning five top-ten finishes including two 3rd place victories.
She continues to earn top placings while successfully developing young jumpers into the grand prix levels.
DiAnn Langer: DiAnn is currently the USHJA Jumping Technical Advisor, the USEF Show Jumping Youth Chef d’ Equipe, and the Youth Technical Advisor as well as a licensed “R” Hunter/ Jumper/ Equitation/ Hunter Breeding judge. She has been a professional trainer of champion hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders for over 52 years and previously owned and operated the very successful show stable, Langtree, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. She is a member of many USEF and USHJA committees working along with the members to bring the breeding and development of sport horses in the U.S. into the spotlight. DiAnn is passionate about the future of the sport including the development of future riders, teams, and professionals as well as the development of young horses.
California Professional Horsemen’s Association:
• Added to Hall Of Fame 2019
• Awarded 2016 Lifetime Equine Hall of Fame; Danny, Fateful, Fleet Apple.
• Awarded 2006 Horseman of the Year
• Awarded Chronicle of the Horse - Horseman of the Year 2018
Yearlings are brought into the barn twice a year for a few days and taught more about grooming and activity in the stable. By following this schedule as a yearling, a two-year-old young horse is confident, and the saddle training goes smoothly.
Two-year-olds are broke to the saddle and ridden for the first time. Those that are to go on to be hunters or jumpers are introduced to the jumping chute where they are exposed to very small fences in a win-win manner. Three-year-olds come into the training barn twice during the year and are ridden under tack. During the spring, they review the lessons learned as a two-year-old and in late fall, they are brought in and ridden longer as well as receiving individual turn-out during the day. Again, the three-year-olds will be free jumped in the jumping chute. Both groups are then turned out for the winter.
Training is available at all levels
Four-year-olds are put into full training and by mid-year, they experience the show ring at unrated shows on a limited basis.
Older horses and riders are also welcome at Red Top Farm for training and showing.
The philosophy at Red Top is simple; the more confidence we can give young horses the more equipped they will be to handle the different environments they will be exposed to as competitive horses. All young horses are observed in the field daily and handled routinely for inspection. The nutrition of the young horse is of paramount importance and constant evaluation is given on the condition of each young horse. They are brushed often and learn to stand quietly for the vet and the farrier. They all are eager to see people and come to you when approached, eager for your attention and ready to respond.
Young Horse Development
Southern Equine Services handles fresh or frozen insemination as well as embryo transplant at the farm for our clients. Designated areas on the farm are for breeding and foals only.
Mares that are ready to breed are palpated every six hours in order to establish the most opportunistic time for insemination. Every proven technology is used to increase the chance for a successful outcome.
Breeding & Foaling
Mares in foal are brought into the barn 30 days prior to foaling. During the day the mares are turned-out in the smaller pastures near their stalls. Foal alerts are used to help monitor the start of foaling and twenty–four-hour watch by the staff is in place during the foaling season.
As soon as it is appropriate after foaling, quiet, hands on attention is given to the foal. This attention and handling is continued through-out their stay at the farm. The goal is to establish a relationship with the foal so they will feel confident in their surroundings and with people they encounter.
Our staff is qualified to administer medications and procedures as prescribed by your veterinarian. Red Top Farm is able to provide a safe and productive recovery with a gradual and careful return to the proper condition as directed by your veterinarian. Each situation is uniquely monitored with progress and condition reported regularly by our experienced staff.
Rehabilitation & Retirement
Red Top Farm’s veterinarian works closely with your vet to ensure your horse’s speedy recovery and return to their discipline.
All retired horses are supplemented with Purina’s Equine Senior or Strategy, and mineral and vitamin supplements. Hay is provided in addition during winter months. Red Top keeps the groups small according to the size of the pasture with shelters and run-ins for every group. Stalls are available for those who choose to have their horses come in during the night. Every effort is made to find the group that each retired horse is compatible with. All groups are separated by sex. The staff at the farm has eyes on every horse daily and any changes in the horse’s health are dealt with immediately. Medication for horses that require special attention is given as directed.
Red Top Farm practices intensive pasture management. This practice guarantees that your retired horse has high quality grazing year round.
925 Airport Rd, Johnston, SC 29832, United States
Management: (803) 522-1170
Fax: (803) 275-3097
16255 Via de la Valle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States