Glen Grove Equestrian Center is now located in Lake Forest
Glen Grove specializes in hunter/jumper lessons and training for every level.
We offer boarding and horse show opportunities.
Seasonally, we have pony parties and rides for younger children, summer camp, and horsemanship classes.
Hiring is now open for all roles. Candidates must be experienced with horses.
Please share the type of position you are interested in (instructor, professional rider, barn help, front desk/store, etc.)
Be sure to include your phone number, a short summary of your experience, and availability.
GLEN GROVE EQUESTRIAN CENTER IS NOW LOCATED IN LAKE FOREST!
We can't wait for you to join us at our new location:
1181 Riverwoods Road, Lake Forest, IL
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to move our operations to a very exciting new location with easy access from downtown and the north shore, remaining the closest lesson program to the city.
As you may know, this move is necessitated by the collapse of the indoor arena structure at our facility in Morton Grove. Our new home is just 15 minutes north of our old location and boasts multiple indoor and outdoor arenas and quite a bit more turnout space for our horses.
Lessons are currently open for existing clients only. If you are new to Glen Grove, please add yourself to our email list and follow us on facebook to be updated on future calendar openings. If you'd like to be added to our lesson waiting list, please call our office and leave a message including your contact info and reason for calling. If you are looking for more involvement in addition to lessons, please note if you are interested in sales, leasing/shareboarding, showing, etc.
We are not allowing visitors, volunteers, or anyone without a scheduled appointment at this time.
We do not offer trail rides.
Pony rides, community horsemanship and Girl Scout classes are currently closed.
We will soon be offering private pony parties!
Lesson scheduling and cancellations must be done via phone by calling our office at 847-966-8032.
2021 SUMMER CAMP
Camp has now filled to capacity.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list for lessons, please call our office.
Our office phone number is 847-966-8032. Waiting list and/or registration will not be accepted via email. If we are away from the desk when you call our office, please leave a detailed voicemail with your contact information and reason for calling. Thank you!
ABOUT GLEN GROVE SUMMER CAMP:
Riders of any experience level, ages 7 - 13, are invited to join our summer riding camp.
Camp includes an hour of riding each day and general horsemanship lessons to learn how to care for the horses, groom, and tack.
Each morning and afternoon session will be limited to 8 riders.
2021 Camp Schedule
Monday - Friday
8:30-11:30 OR 12:00-3:00
Week 1 June 14 – June 18
Week 2 June 21 – June 25
No camp week of June 28
Week 3 July 5 – July 9
Week 4 July 12 – July 16
Week 5 July 19 – July 23
Week 6 July 26 – July 30
Week 7 August 2 – August 6
Week 8 August 9 – August 13
TUITION & PAYMENT INFORMATION:
2021 tuition is $550 per week.
Deposit of $350 is due when registering, remaining balance is due prior to May 15.
Reservations can be made via phone or in person, but not via email.
Total tuition amount is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Dates confirmed at registration cannot be changed.
There are no discounts for multiple weeks or multiple children.
Registration requires a credit card on file.
NOTES ABOUT COVID-19:
Cancellations due to illness and/or exposure to COVID-19 will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Beginning two weeks prior to start date of your registered camp session,
if you become aware of any potential exposure to COVID-19 or positive test of rider or a close contact of rider, you are required to notify us promptly.
Having only 8 campers each session gives us the ability to split larger groups and spread out campers to be socially distant. Fortunately, at this time of year the barn is open and airy, helping to not feel enclosed. It is suggested that campers should have their own helmet. Helmets can be purchased at our on-site store at a special Summer Camp discount. All campers should bring a mask to be worn in the barn. Campers are not expected to wear masks during riding. Masks will be available if anyone has forgotten theirs. Hand sanitizer is always available, along with soap and water.
Monday 2 - 7:30
Tuesday 9 - 7:30
Wednesday 9 - 7:30
Thursday 9 - 7:30
Friday 9 - 7:30
Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 9 - 5
Pony rides are currently closed.
We will soon be offering private pony parties!
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.
Reservations are required in advance and we maintain a 24 hour cancellation policy. All scheduling and cancellations must be done via phone (847)966-8032.
Lessons may be paid for individually or with a pre-paid monthly card.
1/2 hour private .................................................. $65
1/2 hour semi-private ........................................ $60
1 hour group (advanced riders only) ................. $80
Riding lessons begin at age seven.
We will soon be offering private pony parties for young children.
Please email to inquire.
SHAREBOARD AND LEASING
We offer shared or full leases.
Please schedule a lesson so that our trainers can match you with the best horse for you!
Costs will vary based on how much you'd like to ride and the type of horse you're looking for.
Please call us to inquire about boarding availability. Turnout is included in board and typically provided five days per week, weather permitting. Our new facility offers multiple outdoor and heated indoor arenas as well as much more turnout space for our horses.
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.
Large group classes are currently paused.
Horsemanship and Girl Scout classes are individually customized and scheduled for community groups of all ages and backgrounds.
These classes show a glimpse of the day-to-day care of our horses, as well as riding demonstrations,
riding lessons, or pony rides.
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, 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.
Typical Show Schedule:
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
A few photos of some of our favorite ponies!