“Dear Tom,

It is with sincere gratitude that I send this note to you on behalf of myself and my crew. Having been involved in my sport for 35+ years on an international level, competed at top world venues, trained at elite facilities, I must commend you on your world class facility at Grand Oaks Resort. The grounds are maintained daily to perfection. Your rings are groomed daily with the most current, sought after footing. Grand Oaks offers a vast variety of obstacles for top level training as well. Your staff is extremely courteous and extremely timely with any special requests, no matter how large or how small. We had a superior experience while staying at Grand Oaks Resort and look forward to the opportunity to stay at your beautiful facility in the future. We also plan to share our experience with our clients and will encourage them to consider your venue as a winter training base in the future.

Thank you again for your dedication to ensuring our visit was all that you promised and more!


Jim Fairclough (Top Brass Farms) ”

" Dear Tom,

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful way you tied our Valentines Day together. I had a barbershop Quartet sing two love songs to my lovely wife at our home at 10:00 am. They presented her with a Valentines card from me; gave her a box of candies and a long stem rose.

We went to a nice luncheon at noon.

THEN THE GRAND FINALE AT GRAND OAKS. We and our dear friends the Daniels have not enjoyed any event as we enjoyed the Royal Horses Gala your Resort presented.

The courtesy of your entire staff in all our contacts with them! Superb! Christine on the phone and in the office; the parking attendants; the ticket takers; the beverage servers; the rose presenters and the meal servers. You should be very proud that the training they received was obviously embraced by them with great relish. Bravo to you for putting together such a successful event in all its aspects. This was a beautiful example of what "TOP DOWN MANAGEMENT" looks like at its best!

It goes without saying how marvelous the Horses and their Trainers were! I hope we are able to be in town when your next event takes place. We will do our best to bring even more friends.

My best wishes to Mr. Tom, the owner, who you graciously introduced me to. I hope he fully appreciates what a PURE DIAMOND he has in you.

Most Sincerely,

John E. Merryman, Sr."

"Mr. Warriner,

My daughter, Alexandria—also know as Allie, is an equestrian student at WB Equestrian in Sanford, Florida. This past weekend, we had the opportunity to compete at The Grand Oats Resort and I just want to let you know that we had a great time. Your grounds and facilities were really nice and provided us with a relaxing atmosphere. This made the length of time that we had to sit in the heat so much more bearable. I also had to unique opportunity to talk with Barry, the grounds supervisor. He was super nice and very personable. I didn’t get a chance to stay in one of the cabins, but I sure look forward to doing that the next time we are scheduled to attend an event at your resort.

I just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thank you and to offer your staff a compliment. I know patrons are quick to complain, but slow to give compliments. I wanted to do just the opposite.

Thank you again.

Wanda F.”

” I stayed at the Grand Oaks Resort on Easter weekend with my horses to compete at the Arabian Celebration show. The grounds are beautiful, the arenas are immaculately groomed, but best of all were the incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Office staff, horse care staff, restaurant staff, even the guys who came to empty our garbage cans in the barn – all fabulous people!!! We were treated like royalty! I really hope our Arabian group is able to show at the Grand Oaks again soon!

Lindsay R.”

” We got married at the Grand Oaks in October, and I couldn’t imagine having our special day anywhere else. Julianne is the most amazing coordinator – seriously she knows the answer to everything and always has a solution to make your worries disappear. She was there for us throughout the entire planning process and was such a huge blessing to us. The venue itself is breathtaking and maintained very well. Just go give the place a visit, and I swear you’ll never want to leave. We also stayed in one of the cottages on property – gorgeous! We love everything about this place and highly recommend it!!

Taylor G. ”

” Beautiful atmosphere!!! This was my first visit and I was very impressed with the upkeep of the grounds and the friendliness of the staff. The gift shop is awesome, so many unique things for the horse owner/enthusiast! Had a delicious meal at the Bistro with excellent service! My friends and I had a great visit. We will definitely visit again in the near future!

Kim M. ”

” The Grand Oaks hosted our USEF Developing Athlete Program clinic for Combined Drivers & it was effortless! The staff was very professional and helpful, the facility was pristine – we could not have asked for more. We are so grateful for having access to such a wonderful place. Thank you Tom Warriner & Kacy Tipton-Fashik for a great weekend. We will be back!

Denise Catherine A. ”

” My wife and I went there for the day to watch the horse shows. This place was way more than we expected and way bigger than we expected. We ate at the Bistro and it was very good. Can’t wait to go back and go camping there. But the best part were the employees! They we all so nice to show us around and offer us a ride in there golf cart when they saw us walking from one event to another. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice day out.

Bill ”

” Want to give Grand Oaks a huge thank you for supplying water for our cattle after the hurricane. How fortunate we are to have them as neighbors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Dr. & Mrs Bill Freel ”

” The best training facility in the US for driving . The staff second to none.

Katie W. ”

” I just attended the Barnett Wedding at the resort. It was perfect from start to finish. I had the pleasure of dealing with their wedding planner Julianne Cuomo. She is by far an amazing person. She made sure that every aspect of their wedding went flawless and that the family and friends had the best possible time. The attentiveness and dedication to making their day special was top on her list. She is an incredibly personable person and I would recommend her as anyone’s planner! Thank you Julianne and Grand Oaks for a great day!

Tom P. ”

” Our travel club met here Friday night. The scenery was beautiful, the service was top notch, and the food! OMG! Delicious and very generous portions. Can’t wait to go back again!

Paula H. ”