Old Oak Farm

 

Alachua, Florida



PMU Performance Horses ~ Home to 5 FHTA Champions

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Conveniently located just west of Gainesville off Newberry Road on CR 235, 5 miles from Canterbury Equestrian Showplace in beautiful North Central Florida.


Cest la vie

C'est la vie has won her Dressage and Stadium Jumping Title with Florida Horse Trials Association as well as being High Score Paint/Pinto for 2008.

Dark Star has won her Stadium Jumping Title and 2 Cross Country Titles as well as being named High Score Pony for 2008 Florida Horse Trials Association.

It is with a sad heart we have to announce Deja vu has passed away. We will miss him dearly.

Deja vu - Earns his title in Dressage - 2006
owned by Christina Arteaga, ridden by Donna Arteaga

OLD OAK FARM
5704 NW 204th Street
Alachua, FL  32615
(352)472-2672

oldoakfarm2002@yahoo.com

©2005-2008 Old Oak Farm/Donna Arteaga

When I Am An Old Horsewoman

I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
And a straw hat that doesn’t suite me.
And I shall spend my social security on white wine and 
carrots,
And sit in the alleyway of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night
And ride the old bay mare, 
Across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow.

And when people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I walk past the gardens to the barn and show instead the 
flowers growing
Inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.
I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it 
were a jewel.

And I will be an embarrassment to all,
Who will not yet have found the peace in being free to have 
a horse as a best 
friend,
A friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be
When I am old.

-Author unknown

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