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 for use by private boarders.
Seasonally, we have pony rides for younger children, summer camp, and horsemanship classes.
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 currently closed due to COVID-19 but are normally 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.
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 .................................................. $55
1/2 hour semi-private ........................................ $50
1 hour group (advanced riders only) ................. $70
Riding lessons begin at age seven. When pony rides are open, children six and under can take a 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.
$5 per time, advance reservations are not required.
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.
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.
Hiring is currently paused. We are happy to collect applications for future openings, but only for candidates 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.
Registration for Summer 2021 will open in February
Call our office with any questions at 847-966-8032
2020 Camp Schedule
Monday - Friday
Week 1 June 15 – June 19
Week 2 June 22 – June 26
No camp week of June 29
Week 3 July 6 – July 10
Week 4 July 13 – July 17
Week 5 July 20 – July 24
Week 6 July 27 – July 31
Week 7 August 3 – August 7
Week 8 August 10 – August 14
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.
TUITION & PAYMENT INFORMATION:
2020 tuition: $525 per week. Payment is due in full when registering.
There are no discounts for multiple weeks or multiple children.
If changes or cancellations occur, total payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Reservations can be made via phone or in person (not via email), and require a credit card on file.
All payments made via credit card will incur an additional 3% processing fee. As an alternative, to avoid this fee, you may pay with cash or check, but you’ll need to let us know you’d like to do this when you sign up. If we do not receive the alternate payment of cash or check within 5 business days, your credit card will be charged for the total amount due, including the processing fee.
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.
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