Special Events

Upcoming Events at Grand Oaks Resort

HUNT COUNTRY HORSE SHOW

October 26 & 27

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! This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. You may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Food available & Coffee Shop will be open.

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

HUNT COUNTRY HORSE SHOW

November 16 & 17

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! This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. You may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Food available & Coffee Shop will be open.

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

Grand Oaks Eventing Weekend: USEA Horse trials

November 22 - 24

Three days of exciting competitive events -- Dressage, Cross-Country Racing and Show Jumping! FREE ADMISSION and open to the public... spectators are welcome!

This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The Bistro restaurant and Bar will be open as well as our Coffee Shop. We provide seating but you may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Shuttle available for those that need it.

COMPETITOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN... CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Times, locations and details will posted as they become available. Please check back with us for a schedule of events.

TICKETS FOR THE DECEMBER "HOLIDAY VIP" PERFORMANCE ARE ON SALE NOW!

*** NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE GATE. YOU MUST PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE ***

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 an outdoor Covered Arena -- you will not be in open sunlight. The event will take place rain or shine. The show runs for approximately 120 minutes with a 30 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.*

oRLANDO DRESSAGE: jANUARY 11 & 12

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.

Grand Oaks USEA Horse trials

JANUARY 17, 18 & 19

Three days of exciting competitive events -- Dressage, Cross-Country Racing and Show Jumping! This is a USEA event. FREE ADMISSION and open to the public... spectators are welcome!

This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The Bistro restaurant and Bar will be open as well as our Coffee Shop. We provide seating but you may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Shuttle available for those that need it.

Times, locations and details will posted as they become available. Please check back with us for a schedule.

HUNT COUNTRY HORSE SHOW

January 25 & 26

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! This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. You may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Food available & Coffee Shop will be open.

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

Grand Oaks CDE: January 29 - February 2

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, locations and details will posted as they become available. Please check back with us for a schedule of events. This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The Bistro restaurant and Bar will be open as well as our Coffee Shop. We provide seating but you may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Shuttle available for those that need it.

COMPETITORS: Please contact Kacy Tipton-Fashik at 352.409.1398 or email KacyF@TheGrandOaks.com for entry information. Division (using old ADS Test) include USEF Training, Preliminary, Intermediate, FEI 1* & FEI 2* -- NEW 1* AND 2* QUALIFIER. Entries can also be mailed to Kacy at 3000 Marion County Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Grand Oaks Classic: CT & Derby

February 7, 8 & 9

FREE ADMISSION -- spectators are welcome! Enjoy a competitive three-day equestrian event here on the grounds of Grand Oaks Resort. Schedule details will be made available as soon as we have them. This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. The Bistro restaurant and Bar will be open as well as our Coffee Shop. We provide seating but you may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Shuttle available for those that need it.

COMPETITORS: Please contact Kacy Tipton-Fashik at 352.409.1398 or email KacyF@TheGrandOaks.com for entry information. No charge for Junior Classes. Single Horse & Pony, Pair Horse & Pony, Non-traditional, Multiples, Trade & Commercial, VSE. New this year... coaching by invitation. Prize List to go out December 1st.

HUNT COUNTRY HORSE SHOW

February 29

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! This is a family-friendly event for all to enjoy. You may bring a comfortable lawn chair of your own if you prefer. Food available & Coffee Shop will be open.

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

Special Olympics 2020: Florida State Equestrian Championships

March 20 & 21

FREE EVENT -- open to the public -- SPECTATORS WELCOME!

Come cheer on these athletes as they compete in the State Equestrian Championship games! Athletes compete in Dressage, English Equitation, Stock Seat Equitation, Working Trails, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Showmanship at Halter or Bridle, and Unified Sports Drill Team (2, 4 an 6) and Equitation Jump (demo event).

Friday, March 20:

1:00 - 6:00 pm : Competition at Covered Arena

7:45 - 8:15 pm : Opening Ceremony at Covered Arena

Saturday, March 21:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm : Competition at Covered Arena

Visit https://specialolympicsflorida.org/compete/competitions/equestrian-sports-championships/ for more information

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

2019 Events

  • Dog Show Weekend: Agility Trials & Rhodesian Ridebacks October 18 - 20
  • Hunt Country Horse Show October 26 & 27
  • Hunt Country Horse Show November 16 - 17
  • Grand Oaks Eventing Weekend (USEA Horse Trials) November 22 - 24
  • ADS Driving Event December 6 - 8
  • Gala of the Royal Horses: VIP HOLIDAY SHOW December 28

2020 Events

  • Orlando Dressage January 11 - 12
  • Grand Oaks USEA Horse Trials January 17 - 19
  • Hunt Country Horse Show January 25 & 26
  • Grand Oaks CDE January 29 - February 2
  • Grand Oaks Classic: CT & Derby February 7 - 9
  • Hunt Country Horse Show February 29
  • Special Olympics March 20 & 21
  • Stirrups 'n Strides March 22
  • Lure Coursing March 28 & 29
  • Hunt Country Horse Show April 4 & 5