Special Events

Upcoming Events at Grand Oaks Resort

Admission is always FREE (unless otherwise stated) and Spectators are always welcome!

We do provide seating, however, you may bring your own lawn chair for field events if you prefer.

Covered Arena does have some stadium seating. Handicap Parking available by Covered Arena.

If you bring a pet, we kindly ask that it be kept on a leash.

Gala of the Royal Horses

September 7, 2019

TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT AT THIS TIME. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ISSUED TOWARDS FUTURE PERFORMANCES.

The Royal Horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters. This performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. Performance includes the four Royal breeds; the Lipizzan, Andalusian, Friesian and the Arabian.

Note: This event will be coming back to Grand Oaks Resort in December 2019 and all throughout 2020!

Orlando Dressage

September 14 &15

Events from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at our Covered Arena. FREE ADMISSION, spectators are welcome!

Please visit http://www.orlandodressage.com/ for more information.

Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as “the highest expression of horse training“, where “horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.” Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. In modern dressage competition, successful training at the various levels is demonstrated through the performance of “tests”, prescribed series of movements ridden within a standard arena. Dressage competitions consist of a series of individual tests with an increasing level of difficulty.

HUNT COUNTRY HORSE SHOW

October 5 & 6

FREE ADMISSION -- spectators are welcome! Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles!

Events from 9 am to 5 pm each day at our Covered Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome!

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

All-Breed Agility Trials Dog Show

October 18 - 20

Events from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm each day at our Covered Arena. FREE ADMISSION, spectators are welcome!

This competitive event is open to all breeds of dog. “Agility” is a fast-growing sport where dogs are required to complete an obstacle course consisting of jumps, tunnels, etc. in an allotted amount of time. Sponsored by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Mid Florida Golden Retriever Club.

To learn more about the club please visit https://mfgrc.org/

IMPORTANT: If you bring a pet we kindly ask that it be kept on a leash.

CHECK OUT WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT EVENTS HERE AT GRAND OAKS RESORT...

  • HORSESDAILY.COM : Review of the Grand Oaks CDE Event on January 4-6, 2019 -- Click HERE
  • AKC SPORTS: Video ad for 2018 AKC Lure Coursing Championships -- Click HERE
  • OCALA STAR BANNER: Photo Review of USEA Horse Trials 2019 (January Extreme Jumping Event) -- Click HERE
  • OCALA STAR BANNER: Newspaper Review of USEA Horse Trials 2019 (January Extreme Jumping Event) -- Click HERE
  • USEA SYMPOSIUM: Online review of the USEA Symposium Event February 2019 -- Click HERE

TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE OFFICIALLY GO ON SALE AT MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

Gala of the Royal Horses: vip hOLIDAY sHOW

december 28, 2019

The Royal Horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters. This performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. Performance includes the four Royal breeds; the Lipizzan, Andalusian, Friesian and the Arabian.

Exclusive V.I.P. Holiday Performance: Admission is $ 75 (all inclusive).

Show starts at 5:30 pm. Gates open at 4:30 pm. This event takes place under a Covered Arena so the event will take place rain or shine -- you will not be in open sunlight. The show runs for approximately 90 minutes with a 15 minute Intermission. Handicap Parking & Shuttle is available.

V.I.P. Admission includes: Champagne Welcome, Ring-side Table Seating, Hors d’oeuvres & Dessert, Meet & Greet after the Show

*IMPORTANT: ALL SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE (NO ASSIGNED SEATS). VIP TABLES SEAT 8 PEOPLE EACH. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE LARGE PARTIES WILL SIT TOGETHER.*

2019 Events

  • Gala of the Royal Horses September 7
  • Orlando Dressage September 14 & 15
  • Hunt Country Horse Show October 5 & 6
  • All-Breed Dog Agility Trials October 18 - 20
  • Hunt Country Horse Show October 26 & 27
  • Hunt Country Horse Show November 15 - 17
  • Grand Oaks Eventing November 22 - 24
  • Grand Oaks CT & Derby December 6 - 8
  • Gala of the Royal Horses: VIP HOLIDAY SHOW December 28