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

2019 Activities

  Inavale Sept 14 2019 Derby Results

Eric Smiley Clinic
October 15-16
Contact Michele Flanders to be on the wait-list or to audit the clinic

Cross Country Schooling is currently open.  Email for appointment: hoofprints@inavalefarm.com

Show and Event Photographs can also  be found at Steve Storm Photography

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 18 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: $44

Semi-private (2 riders): $37

Group (3+ riders): $30

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

Inavale Farm Horse Trials

Updated June 23, 2019

We are looking forward to our 22nd annual Inavale Farm Horse Trials, June 28-30th, 2019.

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. …

Competitors Information page | Volunteer Information | Spectator Information


Thursday – 3:00 Cross country courses open for walking

Friday 8:00 am- all levels of dressage in three arenas, until approximately 6:00;
Intro SJ 4:00 in the sand arena

Saturday 9:00 am – Training , Intermediate, Preliminary, Intro Cross Country, until approximately 3:30 pm

Saturday 8:30 – Novice show Jumping on the grass
Saturday 2:30 – Beginner Novice show jumping on the grass

Saturday 5:00 pm Area VII Adult Riders Happy Hour

Saturday 5:30 pm Volunteer/Competitors Dinner – please purchase tickets with entry

Volunteer/Competitors Dinner is smoked chicken/Vegetarian option: Falafel, Homemade Mac & Cheese, Salad with dressing, Strawberry shortcake, Pink lemonade, Iced Tea and Water

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

Maya Black riding Mowgli over the Intermediate level Kerrit’s table at the 2017 Inavale Farm Horse Trials

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.

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 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