September 2007

Picturesque Indian Creek Farm

Texas Eventing
Truly an Asset to the Texas Eventing Community  
Picturesque 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! 

Indian Creek Farms

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.

Claudia and Harald Bauer 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 Bauer.

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

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 46.

To make reservations to Indian Creek or to plan your next equestrian event please contact Rebecca Dabbs at (830) 438-5306.

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