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

2021 Activities

May 30 Just-For-Fun Schooling  Show Class List
(Dressage tests and Working Equitation classes)
Entry form

June 5 & 6 Two one-day Horse Trials
entry form 
*ATTN- Saturday 6/5 is full- email for wait list**

June 25-27  USEA Horse Trials

July 12-16 Beginner Day Camp CAMP FULL

July 26-30 Beginner Day Camp  CAMP FULL

August 9-13 Beginner Day Camp  CAMP FULL

August 14-15 Barb Crabo Eventing Clinic

August 23-27 Beginner Day Camp CAMP FULL

Cross country schooling open by appointment , except for these dates: June 4-6 and June 9-27.  Please  email for appointment.  Schooling fee: $45 per horse for 2021

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.

Have you already signed our  Riding Waiver?
All riding activities require a signed waiver to participate
print a copy and bring it with you when you come.

Pay by Credit Card  |  Inavale Farm Competitions Credit Card Payment link

These links will take you to our credit card merchant’s secure CC processing site.  There you will be able to enter the amount of your payment, and what the payment is for and your CC on a secure server.

Thank you.

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.

Kelsey Horn smiling with her horse Bree
Kelsey and Bree

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.

contact Kelsey: Kelsey@Inavalefarm.com

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.

Tarra and her horse Mystic at Inavale Farm
Tarra and Mystic

Contact Tarra: Tarra@inavalefarm.com

We also host many summer activities for beginner through advanced riders. Occasional visiting clinicians are invited to teach here, providing new perspectives for students and horse owners.

Beginner lessons start with the basics of horsemanship, including safety, grooming, saddling and bridling. Kids learn skills to prepare them for owning their own horse.

Summer beginner camps are day camps designed for horse-loving kids who want a more intensive session to learn all they can about horses.

Our school horses are well trained, patient, and experienced. We have a group of ten horses, and one is sure to be the right horse for your skill level.

We can also host Birthday Parties and Trail Rides for small groups.

Lesson Rates (per hour):

Private: $46

Semi-private (2 riders): $39

Group (3+ riders): $32

Call (541) 929-5706 ext 1 to leave a message for our instructors.

Inavale Farm Horse Trials

Updated May 4, 2020

Dear Area VII Eventing Community,

After several weeks of debate and uncertainty, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Inavale Farm Horse Trials.  We have closely monitored the guidelines from Oregon’s state and local leadership, including the latest plan for slowly reopening our state in phases.  Given travel restrictions and limits on gathering sizes, we do not believe it will not be possible to run a horse trials here by the end of June.

While it is disappointing and frustrating to have to cancel this event, we are supportive of our state’s plan, with the shared goal of ending the pandemic as soon as possible.

We wish everyone the best of luck in getting through this difficult time, and look forward to seeing you next year.  We are hopeful we will be able to have some schooling activities around the cross country courses in the near future.

Catie Cejka riding Light In The Dark over the Intermediate level Toklat downbank in the 2017 Inavale Farm Horse Trials

Thank you to our local community for their support provided by  Gallops Saddlery, Toklat Originals, Kerrits Equestrian Apparel, Stubben Northwest, Town and Country Veterinary Hospital, KRKT, Steve Storm Photography, Custom Saddlery, Wilco Farm Stores and many others. Please support all of these businesses and take a moment to thank them for their contribution.

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.


volunteer jump judges sitting under blue umbrellas at the Inavale Farm Horse Trials
Thank you to our volunteer jump judges at the Inavale Farm Horse Trials

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.

contact our volunteer coordinator to volunteer at the June 2021 event.


Spectators relaxing in the shade as Catie rides over the Intermediate Kerrit’s table at the 2017 Inavale Farm Horse Trials

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.

Also visit our show photographer,  Steve Storm’s site for many more photos from our shows.

Want to get more involved in the sport of eventing contact our national association US Eventing Association, or connect with our local membership USEA Area VII