Great Oak’s Duchossois Indoor Riding Arena Undergoes Transformation
Thanks to the many generous community supporters, Great Oak’s Duchossois Indoor Riding Arena recently underwent a transformation. In early August, the previous sand-clay footing mixture was removed to make room for a secure base of stone dust topped with a mixture of sand and GGT Equestrian Footing.
We are especially GREATful for the following businesses and individual contributors:
- GGT-Footing & Cynthia Keating
- Clint Bertalan Farms LLC & Clint Bertalan
- G.L. Williams & Daughter Trucking & Lisa Wilson
- B&K Grading and Paving
- American Materials LLC & Michael Areheart
- DFG Stables & Daniel Geitner
- Pro Farm Care & Joaquin Mendez
The new arena footing provides a comfortable and sturdy surface for our “GO” Ponies, “GO” Getters, and our Certified Instructors that serve our Aiken community. During a typical therapeutic riding lesson a student riding a horse may have four people to support them during their ride and on a typical day a Great Oak Instructor may walk up to 5 miles! From what we have heard, all 8 feet and 4 hooves are ecstatic to have such a wonderful arena to work in and walk on!