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.

Hunt Country Horse Show

mARCH 2 & 3, 2019

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

Special Olympics: EQUESTRIAN cHAMPIONSHIP gAMES

March 22 & 23, 2019

FREE ADMISSION -- 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 22:

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

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

Saturday, March 23:

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


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

rIDGEBACK LURE cOURSING

mARCH 30 & 31, 2019

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.

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

Hunt Country Horse Show

April 6 & 7, 2019

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.

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

All-Breed Agility Trials Dog Show

April 19, 20 & 21, 2019

FREE ADMISSION... spectators are welcome! Competitions from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. All events to be held at our Covered Arena.

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.

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

Belgian Tervuren Club: 2019 National Specialty

April 20 - 27, 2019

Grand Oaks Resort is happy to host The "2019 National Specialty" week-long event for the American Belgian Tervuren Club (ABTC). The Belgian Tervuren is a breed of dog named after a village in Belgium. The elegant, agile Belgian Tervuren is a bright and self-assured herding dog of medium size, known to be affectionate and possessive with loved ones. Lots of hard work and challenging play is heaven for this tireless, do-it-all dog.

There will be Herding, Tracking, Agility and Obedience trials for the dogs along with awards and trophies given to the winners. We will post a schedule for Grand Oaks spectator-viewing as more details are made known to us.

You can find all things 2019 National on their website at www.abtc2019.com and on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/abtc2019. The website and Facebook will be continually updated as things are finalized.

Hunt Country Horse Show

May 4 & 5, 2019

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.

Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com to learn more

The Southern Drive

May 10, 11 & 12, 2019

Driving Derby tournaments. This three-day event is for competitors but spectators are welcome to view the events.

The Southern Drive at Grand Oaks is a Florida Whips affiliated weekend with lots of fun and interesting activities planned.

Schedule and details to be posted as soon as we get them.

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

2019 Events

  • Hunt Country Horse Show March 2 & 3
  • Special Olympics March 23 & 24
  • Ridgeback Lure Coursing March 30 & 31
  • Hunt Country Horse Show April 6 & 7
  • Agility Trials Dog Show April 19 - 21
  • Belgian Tervuren Dog Show April 20 - 27
  • Hunt Country Horse Show May 4 & 5
  • The Southern Drive May 10 - 12
  • Western Dressage May 18 & 19
  • Orlando Dressage May 25 & 26
  • Hunt Country Horse Show June 1 & 2
  • Orlando Dressage June 15 & 16
  • Hunt Country Horse Show June 22 & 23
  • Hunt Country Horse Show August 3 & 4
  • 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 16 & 17
  • Grand Oaks Eventing November 22 - 24
  • Grand Oaks Combined Driving Event (CDE) December 6 - 8