Welcome to Inavale Farm. We are a full care boarding and training equestrian facility located just south of Philomath, Oregon. We have a very active year round lesson and training program. In the spring we organize several competitions for those practicing their skills in dressage, show jumping and eventing. At the end of June we organize the USEA recognized Inavale Farm Horse Trials, a triathlon of dressage, cross-country and show jumping. Later in July is the ADS recognized Combined Driving event – The CDE at Inavale; a competition with horse and carriages combining dressage, cross-country and ending with the cones phase. In the summer we host several educational youth and adult camps for those starting as young a 7 years old. Also located at Inavale Farm is a small animal boarding and grooming facility
Here is a short list of some of the activities coming up soon at Inavale Farm
Calendar of Activities
March 6-8 Eric Smiley Clinic
Contact Michele Flanders to be on the wait-list or to audit the clinic
April 26 OSU Dressage Team Schooling Show
May 3 OSU Hunter/Jumper Team Schooling Show
May 23-24 Eventing Camp
June 6-7 One-Day Horse Trials
June 26-28 USEA Horse Trials
July 17-19 The CDE at Inavale
Cross Country Schooling is currently closed.
Activities & Competitions will be added as dates are finalized.
We have created a list of local activities for short trips, wineries, golf, micro breweries, etc.
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Inavale Farm Riding Lesson Program
Inavale Farm has one of the largest lesson programs in Benton County and has provided riding instruction since 1985. We provide instruction in Beginning Riding English or Western, Eventing, Jumping and Dressage.
Stop by the farm and meet our head instructor/trainer: Kelsey Horn. Kelsey has taught at Inavale for eleven years, and is certified by the US Eventing Association. She has ridden to the Intermediate ** level in eventing, and is working toward a US Dressage Federation Bronze medal. Kelsey provides a very professional atmosphere, and friendly, straight-forward teaching style.
Tarra Gakstatter, our assistant trainer and instructor, has 22 years of experience and currently competes her horses in eventing and dressage. She is working toward her USDF Bronze medal, but also enjoys having fun with her horses. She is always up for trying new things, and keeping things fun is one of her biggest priorities.
Call (541) 929-5706 ext 1 to leave a message for our instructors.
Inavale Farm Horse Trials
Updated January 20, 2020
We are looking forward to our 23nd annual Inavale Farm Horse Trials, June 26-28th, 2020.
The Inavale Farm Horse Trials is the only USEA recognized competition in Oregon. The cross country course covers about 60 acres of rolling hills, open fields and forested trails. We have 2 water complexes and multiple bank complexes. …
Sunday 8:30 am – Intermediate, Preliminary and Training Show Jumping on the grass, until approximately 2:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – Novice and Beginner Novice Cross Country until approximately 3:00
Check score board at the show for official times
We are looking forward to our 22nd annual horse trials. We will be running six levels of competition, Intro through Intermediate. Thank you to everyone that has supported this event and helped us along the way. Spectators are welcome on all days of competition, and handicapped spectators will be allowed to drive their cars (with escort) to an appropriate viewing area. Concessions are available on the grounds all weekend. You may bring your well behaved dog if he stays on a leash.
The cross country courses cover most of the property including 2 ponds, forested trails and open fields with rolling hills. The forested trails have stone dust on them for all weather riding and the fields are mechanically aerovated to create a soft, well established turf.
This event could not be done with out the dedication and hard work of so many volunteers. Typically we exceed 150 volunteers for the weekend of activities. We are grateful for everyone that volunteers their time to make this event possible. There are many opportunities before and during the event where volunteers are needed. If you have some time available and would like to join us in the production, send us an email and see what there is to be done. However, if you wait till the day of the show to offer your services we may not have the job you have in mind available, please contact us in advance if you are interested.
Spectators are welcome to watch the event, and there is no charge for admission. Concessions and vendors are available at the show. Be prepared for lots of walking in open fields and forests if you would like to see the entire cross country course. There is designated spectator parking; please pick up a show program at the secretaries tent with more detailed information about the show .
Disabled and individuals with limited mobility are allowed to drive closer to the activities but for safety reasons you may be limited when you can move vehicles around and where you have access to. Please check in with the sectretary’s tent and wait for an escort to assist in parking.