Indian Creek Farm
Truly an Asset to the Texas Eventing Community
By Ingrid Edisen, Staff Writer
What happens if you need to find a unique place
to train, host your show, or organize a clinic in the Central Texas area?
Brad and Reenie Galo may have just the answer. Two years ago, they bought
the picturesque oak-covered 60-acre Indian Creek Farm near San Antonio with
the idea of transforming it into premiere equestrian facility. Their daughter,
Ashton operates the facility with her experienced management team. Ashton
has been riding since she was eight in a multitude of disciplines and it
is her goal hold events that exceed expectations.
Indian Creek Farm is a work in progress, of course. Already they have
made major headway. Originally a private residence the challenge has been
to transform the existing buildings and grounds to lend themselves for public
use. This is no small feat considering the farm was originally a German settlement
and some of the buildings have walls that are over 100 years old!
Currently there are two large jumping arenas—one composed of sand and the
other of fibar, a full-sized dressage arena, complete with a judge’s gazebo,
and an enclosed round pen. The highlight of the property is its cross country
course. Spread over the 60 acres the course has varying degrees of jumps ranging
from the beginner level to preliminary. It also has a water complex, bank
complex, as well as ditches. The course is an asset to the eventer in the
central Texas area looking for somewhere nearby to school.
The facility is available for open schooling for all disciplines with an
advance reservation and grounds fee. ($30 for adults and $20 for 18 and under)
Indian Creek Farm does not offer lessons or lesson horses, but rather a top
of the line facility for you and your trainer to haul into. In addition to
open schooling and clinics with local trainers the facility has hosted several
high level clinics including those with Olympic Silver medalist Jimmy
Woffard, eventer Nick Larkin and the Spanish Riding School’s Bereiter Harald
This past spring, Indian Creek kicked off its schooling horse show series
in Combined Training, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage and Cross Country Schooling.
The shows were well attended by riders from all over Texas. The next scheduled
series of schooling shows are to be held September 15th and 16th and October
27th. The September show will be a Combined Training, Jumper, Dressage, and
Cross Country Mini Course show while the October will be Hunter/Jumper and
Dressage, but since it is the weekend of Halloween Indian Creek will host
costume and talent classes. The show Bill and entry forms are available online
at their website www.indiancreekfarmtx.com.
Indian Creek Farm does not only have the goal of providing a premiere equestrian
facility for the public to enjoy, but they are also delving into the world
of breeding. Indian Creek Farm already has 3 foals on the ground by
their Trakhaner mare Concorde. Highpoint and Highmoon are by the Dutch Warmblood
stallion Highlight and on June 6th they welcomed a pure bred Trakhaner filly
“Cee-Wind” out of Concorde by the Olympic eventing stallion “Windfall”.
The farm anticipates very good things from this filly! Although still in its
fledgling state, the breeding program focuses on international quality.
Several warm blood horses were imported earlier this year and are offered
for sale, they are currently in training to hit the show circuit later this
year and some of the mares will be bred in 2008. It is going to be a very
exciting time at the facility.
Indian Creek Farm is located in Spring Branch, Texas which is 15 minutes
north of San Antonio via Highway 281 and 15 minutes East of Boerne via Highway
To make reservations to Indian Creek or to plan your next equestrian event
please contact Rebecca Dabbs at (830) 438-5306 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website is www.indiancreekfarmtx.com.