Special 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.

Hunt Country Horse Show

October 27 & 28, 2018

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.

National Lure Coursing Championships

November 10 & 11, 2018

Free admission, open to the public -- spectators welcome! We will be hosting a dog racing competition, or more specifically, an event called “Lure Coursing” where dogs chase a mechanical rabbit. Lure Coursing is one of the most popular competitive sports enjoyed by dog owners and enthusiasts. This event is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Dogs will be judged and awarded accordingly.

For more information please visit https://www.akc.org/sports/coursing/lure-coursing/nationals/

Western Dressage: 2018 Championships Competition

November 10 & 11, 2018

Free admission, open to the public -- spectators welcome! Brought to you by the Western Dressage Association of Florida (WDAFL). Watch riders of different levels compete at our Covered Arena in the WDAFL 2018 Championships Competition.

8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm each day.

Please visit www.wdafl.org

grand Oaks Horse Trials

November 23 - 25, 2018

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).

FRIDAY 11/23 : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm -- DRESSAGE at the Covered Arena

SATURDAY 11/24 : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm -- CROSS-COUNTRY on the Eventing Course

SUNDAY 11/25 : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm -- SHOW JUMPING at the Racetrack Arena & Covered Arena

See our video for the Grand Oaks Horse trials at the top of this page!

grand Oaks Combined Driving & Derby (CDE)

November 30 - December 2, 2018

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).

FRIDAY 11/30: Dressage Tests at Racetrack Arena

SATURDAY 12/01: 9:00 am -- Cones Competition at Racetrack Arena

SUNDAY 12/02: 9:00 am -- Derby at Covered Arena

2018 Events

  • Hunt Country Horse Show October 27 & 28
  • Nat’l Lure Coursing Championships November 10 – 11
  • WDFLA Western Dressage November 10 & 11
  • Hunt Country Horse Show November 17 – 18
  • Grand Oaks Horse Trials November 23 – 25
  • Grand Oaks Combined Test & Derby Nov. 30 – December 2

2019 Events

  • Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE) January 4 – 6
  • Orlando Dressage January 12 & 13
  • Grand Oaks Eventing Show January 17 – 20
  • Hunt Country Horse Show January 26 & 27
  • Grand Oaks Classic February 8 – 10
  • Hunt Country Horse Show February 16 & 17