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.


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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