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Upcoming Events

Event Location Date Time
Farm Day Great Oak October 9, 2021 10:00AM
Volunteer Training Great Oak October 23, 2021 9:00 AM
Volunteer Orientation Great Oak November 2, 2021 5:30 PM
Volunteer Training Great Oak November 16, 2021 5:30 PM
Holiday Horse Show Great Oak December 4, 2021
Volunteer Training Great Oak December 11, 2021 9:00 AM

Latest News

Great Oak Celebrates a Graduate

Graduation is celebrated worldwide, honoring people who have successfully completed a course of study.  At Great Oak, we like to celebrate special occasions with Blue Ribbon moments. This month’s we are honoring our first official Graduate.  In February of 2019, Lead Instructor, Eva Finnan, had the privilege of assessing a woman who had fallen from

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

Support our Scholarships

Written by Jensen Jennings, who started as a volunteer at Great Oak but recently became a member of our Board of Directors. I have been a volunteer with Great Oak for about two years now. In my time with Great Oak, I have seen life-changing experiences, and I have been brought to tears and humbled

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Monday teaches patience in July’s Blue Ribbon Moment

Monday teaches patience in July’s Blue Ribbon Moment Patience is a virtue, and horses are fantastic teachers of patience.  This month’s Blue Ribbon Moment features one of our newest riders, Abigale.  She came to Great Oak to gain confidence, balance and become more balanced in both body and mind.  Abigale came to the farm for several

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners