Events

Special Events at The Grand Oaks

Admission is always free and Spectators are always welcome!  We do provide seating, however you may bring your own lawn chair if you prefer.

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

Please click on this link to download a map of The Grand Oaks Resort:  Grand Oaks MAP NEW GO Map_August 2016

 

Cowboy Dressage

September 23, 2017

Events from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at our Fiber Arena (next to Covered Arena). FREE ADMISSION, spectators are welcome!

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.

Please visit http://www.michaellawalker.com/

 

 

Hunt Country Horse Show

October 7 & 8, 2017

Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles! Events from 9 am to 5 pm at our Covered Arena, Front Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome! Children’s event at the Front Arena (museum side). Advanced participants at the Covered Arena. Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com for more information.

 

 

Southern Baroque Association Breed Show

October 14 & 15, 2017

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FREE admission, open to the public… spectators are welcome! The Southern Baroque Association will be joining us here at Grand Oaks Resort for the Spring Classic event. Events start at 9:00 am each day at the Covered Arena.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/NorthAmericanBaroqueHorseShowEvents/ for more details.

 

 

All-Breed Agility Trials Dog Show

October 20, 21 & 22, 2017

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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. All events to be held at our Covered Arena. Shows start at 8:00 am each day. Sponsored by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Mid Florida Golden Retriever Club.

Please visit www.mfgrc.org/

 

 

 

Hunt Country Horse Show

October 28 & 29, 2017

Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles! Events from 9 am to 5 pm at our Covered Arena, Front Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome! Children’s event at the Front Arena (museum side). Advanced participants at the Covered Arena. Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com for more information.

 

 

Western Dressage Show

November 11 & 12, 2017

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Free admission, spectators welcome! Watch riders of different levels from WDAA (Florida Division) compete at our Covered Arena.

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

Please visit www.wdafl.org

 

 

Hunt Country Horse Show

November 18 & 19

Come see hunters & jumpers as they soar over fences and other obstacles! Events from 9 am to 5 pm at our Covered Arena, Front Arena, Fiber Arena & Racetrack Arena. No admission price, spectators welcome! Children’s event at the Front Arena (museum side). Advanced participants at the Covered Arena. Please visit www.horseshowsinthepark.com for more information.

 

 

Winter Horse Festival

December 1, 2017 – February 11, 2018

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Details for all events to follow soon…

Sign up for a Volunteer Pizza Party & Training.  All disciplines.  Call Marilyn @ 352.750.5500 Ext. 237

Click this link to visit our Facebook page at Grand Oaks Winter Horse Festival

DOWNLOAD our Poster here: Poster for Winter Horse Festival

 

North American Preliminary Championships: December 1,2 & 3, 2017

Sneak Peek — 3-Day Eventing Schooling Show:  December 8,9 & 10, 2017

Dressage Festival: January 13 & 14, 2018

Grand Oaks Horse Trials:  January 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2018

Horse Shows in the Park — Hunter/Jumper Show:  January 27 & 28, 2018

Grand Oaks Classic — Pleasure Show & Combined Test:  February 9,10 & 11, 2018

 

 

Festival of Trees 2017: A Holiday Charity Event

November 25, 2017 – December 2, 2018

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Dear Community Members,

     We’re excited to announce our 3rd Annual Festival of Trees!  Plus, this year we are adding Wreaths to our festival’s program.

     This annual event gives you and your organization the opportunity to enjoy a festive holiday tradition, raise funds for your favorite Charity and bring attention to your organization.

The event is open to the public and will be held from Saturday, November 25th through Saturday, December 2nd.  

     The Grand Oaks Croquet Arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland of decorated Trees and Wreaths on display each evening from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Holiday music, refreshments and nightly activities will make this a fun and festive event for all.

     Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite display to win our People’s Choice Award, bid on Trees at the LIVE auction and purchase Wreaths on Saturday, December 2nd.  100% of the funds raised by each display during the live auction and wreath sales will go to the charity associated with that display.

     We are proud to announce that last year our event raised over $30,000 for various charities.

 To participate please refer to the attached application which outlines the fees, terms and conditions for this event.

     Don’t miss this great opportunity to build awareness for your organization!

Please contact Julianne@TheGrandOaks.com or call 352.750.5500 x250

Download an application here: 2017 Festival of Trees Application

 

 

 

2017

Events at The Grand Oaks

Hunt Country Horse Show October 7 & 8
Southern Baroque Association Breed Show October 13 – 15
Golden Retriever Agility Dog Show October 20 – 22
Ridgeback Lure Coursing October 21, 2017
Hunt Country Horse Show October 28 & 29
Western Dressage November 11 & 12
Hunt Country Horse Show November 18 – 19
NA Preliminary Championships December 1 – 3
Sneak Peek: 3-Day Eventing Schooling Show December 8 – 10
Chris Cox Horsemanship Clinic December 15 – 17

 

2018

Events at The Grand Oaks

Western Dressage Horse Show January 6 & 7
Orlando Dressage Horse Show January 13 & 14
Grand Oaks Horse Trials January 18 – 21
Hunt Country Horse Show January 27 & 28
Grand Oaks Classic 2018 February 9 – 11