Grand Prix Farm is a state of the art riding academy and training center. Our goal is to provide a solid riding foundation that can be carried over into any riding discipline. Our specialty is dressage training for horses and riders of all levels. To learn more about dressage, click here. Our family-oriented facility promotes a positive learning environment for riders from ages 5 to 99. We are located 15 minutes from the sqaure in Medina. Family owned and operated since 1996.
Proper equine handling, including how to properly halter, lead, tack and untack a horse
How to care for horses, including grooming and feeding
How to properly mount and dismount a horse
Basic riding skills such as walking, trotting, steering and halting
Call us at (330) 483-9055 to schedule a lesson!
The goal of our riding academy is to allow students of all ages and levels the opportunity to learn more about riding and the sport of dressage. From those who have never even heard of "posting to trot" to those who have ridden at the Prix St. George level, we can further your equine skills!
We have proven show horses available for you to train on, or we will gladly accomodate training on your own horse.
We offer private, semi-private and group lesson packages during daytime and evening hours. Click here to see our rates.
Beginners can expect to learn:
All training by FEI competitor and USDF bronze and silver medalist Kelli Flanagan-Kovacik
Kelli, like many horse-crazy young girls, began riding at the age of 7. Like most kids that begin riding, Kelli began riding hunt seat once a week. This quickly became ?not enough of horses? for her, so she began working in the barn by tacking up school horses for the lesson program and doing other odd jobs around the stable. This allowed her to live, eat, breathe and sleep horses for at least a few days a week.
Now, twenty years later, she has progressed far in the world of dressage. In addition to showing at the international level, she has also coached many of her students to greater successes at numerous dressage events. She is currently a student of world-renowned dressage rider and trainer, George Williams, and is coaching the Oberlin College Dressage Team.
1 mile from Valley Tack
15 minutes from the center of Medina, 30 minutes from Cleveland
Grand Prix Farm
1818 Lester Road
Valley City, OH 44280
Phone (330) 483-9055
Grand Prix Farm Summer Day Camp
Immerse your child in a week filled with horses, horses and more horses! Your child will start by learning about safety around horses, feeding and horse nutrition, and horse care - which includes cleaning a stall! Each day they will learn something new from how to groom, saddle, and bridle a horse, to bathing and clipping a horse.
Every day each child will get about an hour of ride time on a horse.
Daycamp runs Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm depending on the session attended. There are 4-8 campers per week of daycamp. Each child needs to bring a bag lunch, wear long pants, and shoes with a heel. No Tennis Shoes!!! Please let us know if your child has any known allergies or special needs.
The cost for one week of daycamp is $175.00/child. A $75.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your childs spot.
Click here for summer camp registration form!
Call us at (330) 483-9055 to reserve your child's spot!
Grand Prix Farm hosts the most unique birthday celebrations in town
Call today to arrange the party your child will remember for a lifetime!!!
2009 Summer Schooling Show
Saturday, July 25th, 2009
Judge: Barbara Soukup L
2009 Summer Schooling Show ride times (coming soon)
Please click here for entry form and information.