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Monday, September 7, 2009

Stable Spotlight: The Oaks Equestrian Center

The Oaks Equestrian Center in Lake City, Florida, is the inaugural O'Connor Signature facility and the first branded equestrian resort in the world. The 76-acre Equestrian Center is a private facility nestled within The Oaks Equestrian Community and caters to the community's residents and their guests.

  • 33-12' x 14' stalls by Classic Equine
  • 4 wash stalls
  • 3 feed rooms
  • 3 hay rooms
  • 2 boarder tack rooms
  • 1 lesson tack room with a revolving tack wall
  • 6 grooming/tacking stations
  • Vet/farrier station
  • Storage rooms
  • Office and merchandising area
  • 65-acres of pasture
  • 11-acre cross-country course
  • 62' covered round pen
  • 120' x 220' covered arena with lounge
  • 150' x 250' outdoor arena
  • Promat flooring systems in the stalls
  • Rubber equine pavers in the aisleways from Abacus Sports
  • Padenpor coating in the wash stalls
  • Customized O'Connor stablewares
  • Equine lighting by Orion West
  • Custom tack lockers
  • Black 4-board rail fencing from LifeTime Lumber
  • Automatic Nelson waterers in the stalls and pastures
  • Competition-quality footings by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces
  • Hay shed designed to store 1,000 bales of hay for ensured availability
  • Equipment shed
  • Manure shed
  • Manager's residence

The Oaks community, home of The Oaks Equestrian Center, boasts 15 miles of looped trails and 5 equestrian recreation areas for residents and their guests.

In early 2008 the O'Connor Signature at the Oaks Equestrian Center joined as a pilot member of the Audubon Lifestyles Sustainable Equestrian Facility Program, a voluntary program that is setting the standard for sustainably-managed equestrian facilities. The facility was recently recognized by Audubon Lifestyles as the epitome of sustainability by receiving a Five-Star rating. In doing so the O'Connor Signature at the Oaks Equestrian Center became the first equestrian facility in the world to receive the designation.

3 comments:

Julia said...

Gorgeous. Is that O'Connor as in Teddy O'Connor?

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Sure is! RIP Teddy. He was amazing!

fernvalley01 said...

Just WOW! I wish any part of my place looked that well groomed and organised!

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