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.

Riding Academy

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:

  • Proper equine handling, including how to properly halter, lead, tack and untack a horse
  • Equine safety
  • 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!

    Training Center

    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.


  • Heated observation room overlooking indoor riding arena
  • Beautiful 200X67 ft indoor arena with Nike tennis shoe footing
  • Covered mirrors
  • Sound system
  • 40 acres of scenic trails
  • Heated tackroom with oversized lockers
  • Large heated restroom
  • Washracks with heat
  • 210X90 outdoor dressage arena with sand footing
  • Screen doors and windows
  • Fly spray system
  • News/Events

    Contact Information

    Grand Prix Farm
    1818 Lester Road
    Valley City, OH 44280
    Phone (330) 483-9055

  • 1 mile from Valley Tack
  • 15 minutes from the center of Medina, 30 minutes from Cleveland
  • Links


  • United States Dressage Federation

  • www.usef.com
  • United States Equestrian Federation

  • www.horsesport.org
  • FEI (International Federation for Equestrian Sports)

  • www.nodarider.org
  • Northern Ohio Dressage Association

  • www.valleytackshopinc.com
  • Located 1 mile from Grand Prix Farm.

  • www.dressageclinic.com
  • Link to DVD where Kelli's trainer, George Williams, schools Kelli's Hanoverian Lothario

  • www.casualcreation.net
  • Equine Photography

  • Training Rates

    Type of training
     Private Lesson

  • Only one rider
  • 45-minute lesson
  •  Semi-Private Lesson
  • Two riders of similar riding abilities at the same time
  • 45-minute lesson
  •  Childrens Private Lesson
  • Only one rider
  • Half hour lesson
  •  Board
    Board only available for horses in basic or full training (4 private lessons per month included with board).

    To learn more about customized packages or training at your facility, please call us at 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!

    Camp Dates:
  • June 15-18
  • July 21-24
  • August 11-14
  • Call us at (330) 483-9055 to reserve your child's spot!

    Birthday Parties

    Grand Prix Farm hosts the most unique birthday celebrations in town
    Call today to arrange the party your child will remember for a lifetime!!!

    (330) 483-9055

    Thank You!

    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.

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