Our three barn, 26 stall facility nestled among shady oaks on 15 acres of grassy, sandy loam, is a haven for happy horses. Our turn out includes choices of pasture with a group as well as paddock and private turn out. The covered arena features a combination of sand and rubber footing for a consistent work surface. We also have an outdoor arena and jumps are available for use.
Our full care boarding offers clients a choice of several grain options and quality hay - owner provided supplements added to feed at no additional charge. Feed through fly control in the summer is included and helps keep our horses and humans happy. Horses are turned out daily weather permitting. Owner supplied fans and blankets will be
Our full care boarding offers clients a choice of several grain options and quality hay - owner provided supplements added to feed at no additional charge. Feed through fly control in the summer is included and helps keep our horses and humans happy. Horses are turned out daily weather permitting. Owner supplied fans and blankets will be used seasonally. Individual needs can be discussed and we do accommodate if possible.
We offer lessons for all riding levels! Our primary focus is Dressage and Eventing but we do offer limited western lessons as well. Lessons are taught by one of our well qualified instructors and can be on a lesson horse or yours. Grand Oaks also frequently hosts clinics with top instructors from other facilities to allow our clients a well rounded set of learning opportunities.
I have been an avid Dressage enthusiast since my first lesson in the summer of 1980. Coming from a western background the precision and challenge of Dressage hooked me, so much so that after college I decided to enter an apprenticeship with Paul Kathen at Texover Farms. After two years apprenticing, I continued to teach and train at Texover for another two years. Since 1994 I've been exclusively in the Clear Lake / Friendswood / Alvin area, teaching, training and showing.
Some of Kim's Accomplishments include:
Ruth is passionate about creating riders that not only look good but understand the why behind the technique.
Ruth's main focus is Eventing but she also played polo at Texas A&M and has experience in western riding. She has two bachelors degrees from Texas A&M - one in Animal Science and another in Agricultural Science with an emphasis in education.
Ruth's students have won local as well as national titles and she looks forward to working with the next generation of riders.
Some of Ruth's Accomplishments include:
Katlyn is our newest team member - her bio will be posted soon!
Full Care Board
Full board in one of our standard 12x12 stalls - includes access to all amenities
Full Care boarding in an oversize stall - wonderful option for larger horses who need some extra space. Includes all amenities.
Scheduled with one of our Grand Oaks Instructors - Clinic pricing varies depending on clinician.
45 minute private lesson on a lesson horse.
1 hour lesson with 2 riders - subject to instructor approval of suitable group. Includes use of lesson horse.
1 hour with 3 or more riders - subject to instructor approval of suitable group. Includes use of lesson horse.
Please see lesson policies for information about cancellations.
Lessons must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or the student will be charged for that lesson. We frequently have others who are able to ride in those spots and without adequate notice we are unable to fill those spots. Repeated cancellations will be asked for pre-payment in order to book their lesson.
Students must have a close toed shoe/boot with a heel and long pants on for their lesson. We do have a limited supply of helmets to borrow but encourage students to purchase their own within the first month of lessons. If a student forgets to wear appropriate clothing and cannot find anything in our limited supply of loaner items it will be treated as a last minute cancellation.
We've sold our available horses but we have a large network of trainers that we frequently shop from - please ask us about finding your next partner!
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