Darby Oaks Stables

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Merry Christmas from all the critters at Darby Oaks!


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Come join us this Saturday, November 16th for the Toys For Tots Fun Show!! Lots of game classes and other fun stuff.....Please bring a toy for the kids!! We look forward to seeing everyone! Class sheet is at www.fwrha.org

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We had some fun visitors today from the Horse 'N Around club in The Villages today. They spent time learning about Tennessee Walking Horses, petting some noses and watching the horses work. What a fun group!

Merry Christmas from our farm to yours!

Merry Christmas from our barn to yours!!

[09/07/17]   IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to Hurricane Irma, the SOCA Schooling Day originally scheduled for Saturday, September 9th has been cancelled. At this time, we do not have a reschedule date.

Please keep you and your animals safe!!

We look forward to seeing everyone at another event soon

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The first day of round pen work for Tuff's sons - T-Buck and Golden Child! Looks like they will be as smart as their daddy!!

Happy Thanksgiving from our barn to yours!

Come join us Saturday for the Toys for Tots benefit fun show. There are several fun classes including Water Glass, Egg & Spoon, Trail Obstacle and a few rail classes. Open to all breeds! Come join us and bring toys for the tots!

We hope to see everyone at the SOCA Obstacle Challenge tomorrow. Most of the obstacles are in the shade and we will have a great food truck on hand. Come join us!!!

Come join us at the SOCA Obstacle Challenge on September 10th at Darby Oaks Stables in Bushnell, FL!

Come join us at the SOCA Obstacle Challenge on September 10th at Darby Oaks Stables in Bushnell, FL!

Ronal and Judy Young with our blue ribbon boy Another Nine Yards in Alabama last weekend. So glad he's back in the ring - Can't wait to get up there and see him!!!!

Happy New Year to our Darby Oaks friends and family!

Merry Christmas from Darby Oaks Stables!

Horse for Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving from our farm to yours!

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Darby Oaks Stables

Darby Oaks Stables

The Walking Horse Report

Our boys at the International - Buford, Tuff and Uno. Each won at least one blue ribbon at the show. We couldn't be more proud of our three home grown guys!

[07/10/15]   Looking forward to seeing everyone at the SOCA Schooling Day and Judges Clinic tomorrow at Darby Oaks Stables. There will also be a pot luck lunch, so bring your favorite dish!

Even the dogs like to play on the obstacles at Darby Oaks Stables!

[05/05/15]   Looking forward to seeing everyone at the SOCA schooling day this Saturday!!! The schooling is full, but if you want to get on the waiting list, let us know. There are over 50 obstacles here.....mild to extreme!! The weather should be perfect!

Congratulations Donna Hickman on this beautiful colt by Skyjacker's Mountain High (aka Tuff) and out of Jose's Miss Easy. He is turning out to be a handsome boy. We wish you the best of luck with him!

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[02/03/15]   Come join us at the FWHRA Fun Show on February 14th! Class sheet can be found at www.fwrha.org. There will rail classes as well as trail, water class, egg & spoon, etc. We hope to see everyone there!!!

Thanks TWHBEA for featuring our farm and our boys!!!!

Our #MCMs for today are also the standing stallions at our spotlighted farm of the day. Let's give a warm welcome to Skyjacker's Mountain High (Tuff) and Texan At The Ritz (Buford). For our farm of the day we're traveling south to visit these boys at Darby Oaks Stables in Bushnell, Florida. Enjoy and be very jealous!!

Welcome to Darby Oaks Stables!

Two-Time Extreme Cowboy Race Non Pro World Champion
TEXAN AT THE RITZ (aka Buford)
Two-Time Extreme Cowboy Race Non Pro World Champion & Hall Of Fame Horse

Wayne Conkle and Tracy Pinson are the owners of Darby Oaks Stables conveniently located in Bushnell, Florida – Just an hour from Tampa, Orlando, and Gainesville. Both have grown up with Tennessee Walking Horses and continue to be actively involved in showing, trail riding, exhibiting, breeding, and teaching.
Wayne and Tracy originally opened Darby Oaks in 1989 and have been in the current barn in Bushnell since 1997. Darby Oaks Stables features 20 stalls and living quarters in the main building, eight stalls in the outer barn, and 19 acres with pastures, paddocks, round pens, show size arena, and a trail obstacle course. Just minutes away are the endless trails of the Withlacoochee and Ocala National Forests.
Wayne Conkle, trainer at Darby Oaks, has a love for horses that dates back to his childhood. Aside from a few year hiatus in the corporate world, Wayne has been professionally training Walking Horses for over 45 years and his resume’ lists multiple World, International, and State Championships in various disciplines including Western, English, Performance, Driving, Halter, and Versatility. He also specializes in starting colts and making well-rounded horses that are great trail or pleasure mounts. Additionally, Wayne has coached several equitation champions and prides himself on training horses for the amateur rider where finding the right fit between horse and rider is paramount.
Tracy Pinson is living a life-long dream with TWH’s….to show the horse world that walking horses can be taught to do anything that other breeds can, and do it smoothly. Any time off from her career in consumer goods marketing is spent working with her horses. In addition to raising and training several Supreme Versatility Champions, Tracy’s accomplishments span over 40 years and include a host of rail and versatility titles, including world and international championships, as well as being a four-time Extreme Cowboy Race Non-Pro World Champion in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Tracy was also inducted into the EXCA Hall of Fame and has received the TWHBEA Pleasure Horse Ambassador Award in 2009 and 2014.
Darby Oaks Stables houses numerous past, current, and future World, International, and State Champions, including Skyjacker’s Mountain High (aka Tuff), Texan At The Ritz (aka Buford) and Another Nine Yards. Visitors are always welcome!
You can visit Darby Oaks Stables website at www.darbyoaksstables.com or visit Wayne Conkle or Tracy Pinson on Facebook.

Happy New Year - See everyone in 2015!

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Walking On Volume 1, Issue 5, November, 2014

Burford's article in the Walking Horse Owners Association newsletter - Thanks Sarah Gee for an awesome article!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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