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.

grand Oaks CDE: Dressage, Cones & MARATHON

January 4 - 6, 2019

FREE ADMISSION -- SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME! Come see exciting driving competitions! A CDE (combined driving event) is a carriage driving event with three phases of competition that include dressage, cones, and a marathon with hazards/obstacles. This competition is recognized by the American Driving Society (ADS). Times for these events are TBD still... we will post them as soon as confirmed.

FRIDAY 1/04: Dressage Tests at Racetrack Arena

SATURDAY 1/05: Marathon Racing

SUNDAY 1/06: Cones Competition at Racetrack Arena

grand Oaks Horse Trials: "Extreme Jumping" Event

January 18 - 20, 2019

Join us at Grand Oaks Resort for the "Horse Trials" Eventing & Extreme Jumping Show!

This event is FREE and open to the public -- spectators welcome! Come see three days of equestrian competition events. Sponsored by the United States Eventing Association (USEA).


8:00 am -- Dressage at Fiber Arena

10:00 am -- Show Jumping at Racetrack Arena & Covered Arena

10:30 am -- Cross-Country at Eventing Course

Village Vettes Classic/Antique Car Show & "Cruise in"

January 20, 2019

Come on down to the Racetrack Arena and view a spectacular array of classic cars, antique cars and Corvettes! FREE admission, open to the public. From 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sponsored by Village Vettes Corvette club.

Orlando Dressage

January 12 & 13, 2019

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.


January 26 & 27, 2019

Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles! Events from 9 am to 5 pm at our Covered Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome!

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com for more information.


fEBRUARY 8, 9 & 10, 2019

FREE ADMISSION -- spectators are welcome! Enjoy a competitive three-day equestrian event here on the grounds of Grand Oaks Resort.

Friday, Feb. 8: Dressage & Cones Competition @ 8:00 am at Racetrack Arena

Friday, Feb. 8: Super Derby @ 1:00 pm at Covered Arena

Saturday, Feb. 9: Pleasure Driving Competition @ 8:00 am

Sunday, Feb. 10: Pleasure Driving Competition @ 8:00 am

Competitors: Click HERE to find entry forms, prize list and more...

2019 Events

  • Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE) January 4 – 6
  • Orlando Dressage January 12 & 13
  • Grand Oaks Horse Trials January 18 – 20
  • Village Vettes Classic & Antique Cars "Cruise In" January 20
  • Hunt Country Horse Show January 26 & 27
  • Grand Oaks Classic February 8 – 10
  • USEA Symposium February 18 - 21
  • Hunt Country Horse Show March 2 & 3
  • Special Olympics March 22 - 24
  • Ridgeback Lure Coursing March 30 & 31
  • Hunt Country Horse Show April 6 & 7
  • The Southern Drive May 10 - 12
  • Summer Fun Horse Show June 8 & 9
  • All-Breed Dog Agility Trials October 18 - 20
  • Grand Oaks Eventing November 22 - 24