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Summertime Under the Grand Oaks: Battle of the Barns!

  • The Grand Oaks Resort 3000 Marion County Road Weirsdale, FL, 32195 United States (map)

Announcing the first annual "Battle of the Barns" summertime multi-day show with competition and fun activities for all riders.

On your entry form you'll be asked to state what farm/barn or trainer you're affiliated with.   All your points will be tabulated throughout the show days and nights no matter what the activity (and everything counts) and added to your team's roster. At the end of the show, the top 5 riders' points from each barn (each rider may ride more than one horse or pony throughout the show) will be reported. Money and prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place barns with the most points from their top 5 riders. The final placings will be released on Monday after the show and announced in a photo ad campaign on Facebook as well as Instagram and on

You can earn extra points and money for your barn by getting sponsorships for prizes for the show!

No jackets or show attire for this show... Boots, breeches req'd.


Here are some of the fun things planned!! (They are also looking at potentially including Thursday evening fun as well for those riders who arrive to school.)

  • Arrival pizza party, team introduction, banner competition, Kareoke competition in The Bistro
  • Barn crawl - hot food, beverages hosted by each farm/trainer at different locations throughout the Grand Oaks on one evening
  • SAFARI Scavenger Hunt throughout the Grand Oaks
  • Mounted games
  • 5k run (recruit your physically fit family and give them a team shirt!!)
  • Best Decorated Team Golf Cart and Parade Friday evening at 5pm
  • Pool party Saturday
  • Horseless Horse Show Competition Front arena - by Team, including canines!!
  • All divisions will be offered and points count for year end
  • "Nations Cup" format Jumper competition with Team Qualifiers and Saturday night classes
  • Jumper competitions throughout the show
  • Tent and table competition in the premium tent area in the Racetrack area
  • "Team Spirit" points to the barn with the most "Team Spirit" displayed throughout the show

Whatever trainer/barn brings in the most sponsors and prizes for the exhibitors wins money in addition to points for their barn! Sign up sheets will be on this soon.

Earlier Event: June 3
HSITP & Hunt Country Horse Shows
Later Event: July 8
HSIPT & Hunt Country Horse Shows