Sunday, January 17, 2016

Orlando Dressage: Dressage Under The Oaks

We are staying at the Grand Oaks Resort and attended the Orlando Dressage event this weekend.  Below are some personal pictures I've taken.

An excerpt taken from their website:
Dressage is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International Equestrian Federation as “the highest expression of horse training“, where “horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.” Competitions are held at all levels from amateur to the World Equestrian Games. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. In modern dressage competition, successful training at the various levels is demonstrated through the performance of “tests”, prescribed series of movements ridden within a standard arena. Dressage competitions consist of a series of individual tests with an increasing level of difficulty.



We are enjoying this resort, only a few miles from home.  It's peaceful here, wide open spaces, lots of birds and beautiful.  Here's a few pics I took around the resort.

The picture below was taken, to give you an idea of just how huge these oaks are.  See the truck?  That is the expanse of ONE tree  









Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Grand Oaks Resort

The Grand Oaks Resort
3000 Marion County Road
Weirsdale, FL 32195

http://thegrandoaks.com/

We were at the resort last week.  But before I post the information on the event we attended, here is a bit of news for the RV community...from their website:

The Grand Oaks Resort now has RV parking on-site with a full array of amenities.  Our big coach sites offer grass and pull-through sites with full hook-ups for all the comforts of home.  Our sites measure 35′ wide by up to 85′ in length for even the larges of motorcoaches.  Free wi-fi- is available. Just 5 minutes from The Villages!
Or call 352-750-6300
Big Rig

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Spruce Creek Independence Day Parade 2015

They all came down the Boulevard this morning, and here are some snapshots...
Click on the photo to enlarge it.