Visit Glen Grove Equestrian Center!
Glen Grove specializes in hunter/jumper lessons and training for every level.
We offer boarding and horse show opportunities.
Our property is adjacent to miles of forest preserve trails.
Seasonally, we have pony rides for younger children, summer camp, and horsemanship classes.
Pony rides are currently only open on Sundays when the weather is nice, through the end of October. No reservations are needed, but on the day of your visit, you may call our office to confirm that pony rides are open. (Age 6 & under.)
Public trail rides and birthday parties are not offered at Glen Grove, but anyone can join us for a riding lesson.
Lesson scheduling and cancellations must be done via phone by calling our office at 847-966-8032.
Glen Grove Equestrian Center is seeking an Assistant Trainer/Instructor to join our team! (Specific duties of role will depend on experience of applicant.) This is optionally either a full time or part time position. Full time trainer would have an established schedule of students including one weekend day, and the possibility of additional riding duties depending on experience and ability.
Additionally, we’re also looking at applicants for full or part time help in the barn. Duties to include tasks such as grooming, tacking, assisting with administering supplements. Does not include mucking stalls or daily feeding.
Please send resume and/or summary of horse industry experiences to . Be sure to include your phone number, weekly availability, and when you would be able to start. Applicants must have reliable transportation to our facility in Morton Grove.
Monday 12 - 8:30
Tuesday 9 - 8:30
Wednesday 9 - 8:30
Thursday 9 - 8:30
Friday 9 - 8:30
Saturday 9 - 6
Sunday 9 - 6
Pony rides are available Spring through Fall, weather permitting on Sundays from 10 - 5. Please feel free to call ahead to see if pony rides are open or if hours have changed due to weather.
Glen Grove is closed on major US Holidays.
Glen Grove Equestrian Center offers training for hunters and jumpers, as well as equitation and lower level dressage. Lessons are available on the flat and over jumps.
All new riders (beginner to advanced) are required to start with a half-hour private lesson for evaluation purposes.
1/2 hour private ................................................... $50
1/2 hour semi-private ........................................ $45
1 hour group ......................................................... $65
Reservations are required in advance and we maintain a 24 hour cancellation policy. Lessons may be paid for individually or with a pre-paid monthly card.
Riding lessons begin at age seven. Children six and under can take a pony ride on weekends, Spring through Fall, weather permitting. Please give our office a call to check if pony rides are open.
Pony rides are located at the north west corner of our property, right at the corner of Harms and Golf.
Saturday & Sunday 10 - 5
$5 per time, advance reservations are not required.
SHAREBOARD AND LEASING
We also offer shared or full leases. Please schedule a lesson so that our trainers can match you with the best horse for you! We have a wide range of horses available of varying breeds and training.
We have 90 stalls sized 12' x 12' (heated in winter) or 10' x 10'. Turnout is included in board and typically provided five days per week, weather permitting. We utilize three paddocks and our large outdoor and heated indoor arenas.
Our staff and veterinarians work with boarders to create an appropriate nutrition plan for each horse. We can administer any supplement, wrap legs, hand-walk, or blanket, as needed. We manage appointments with farriers, veterinarians, chiropractor, dentist, etc. Grooming and service packages are available.
Horsemanship classes are individually customized
and scheduled for community groups of all ages and backgrounds. (For example, we welcome many Girl Scout troops.)
Horsemanship classes show a glimpse
of the day-to-day care of our horses, as well as
riding demonstrations, riding lessons, or pony rides.
Camp has filled to capacity for 2019.
Registration for 2020 will open in February.
2019 Camp Schedule
Monday - Friday 9am-2pm
Week 1 June 17 – June 21
Week 2 June 24 – June 28
No camp week of July 1
Week 3 July 8 – July 12
Week 4 July 15 – July 19
Week 5 July 22 – July 26
Week 6 July 29 – August 23
Week 7 August 5 – August 9
Week 8 August 12 – August 16
Camp includes an hour of riding each day and general horsemanship lessons to learn how to care for the horses, groom, and tack.
Riders of any experience level, ages 7 - 13, are invited to join our summer riding camp.
Cost of camp is $500 per week.
HORSE SHOWS AND CLINICS
Offered on-site or travel!
Glen Grove Equestrian Center offers both schooling shows and clinics on-site.
All levels of riders are welcome to participate, either with their own horse or one of ours.
Along with our sister barn, Messenger Hill Farm, Glen Grove also travels to shows, including locally at Ledges, Lamplight, or HITS Balmoral, or joining MHF across the country at competitions such as the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, shows in Tryon or Kentucky, and east coast Indoor Finals.
February Schooling Schooling Show at Glen Grove Equestrian Center
March Showplace Winter "B" at Ledges Sporting Horses
April Schooling Show at Glen Grove Equestrian Center
May Schooling Show at Glen Grove Equestrian Center
June Spring Spectacular "A" at Lamplight Equestrian Center
June Showplace Summer "B" at Ledges Sporting Horses
August Perfecta Farm "B" at Ledges Sporting Horses
September Showplace Fall Classic "A" IHJA Medal Finals at Lamplight
September Illinois Hunter Jumper Association "B" Finals at Ledges
October Schooling Show at Glen Grove Equestrian Center
December Schooling Show at Glen Grove Equestrian Center