For more than 20 years, Fritz and Phyllis Grupe have opened their home yearly for a Combined Driving Event (CDE). The Shady Oaks Farms CDE is the largest CDE in Northern California, with over 200 participants and 200 vendors. Spectators from all across San Joaquin County come to Shady Oaks Farm year after year to witness this thrilling event.
A CDE is a three-phase carriage driving event designed to test the versatility of drivers and their horses, the teamwork between the horses and their drivers, the horses’ stamina and fitness, and the drivers’ ability and judgment. It also brings the horses into the arena to test the suppleness, willingness and obedience of the horse as well as the competence of the drivers as they negotiate a complex course of narrowly spaced cones and obstacles against the clock.
Grupe Operating Company
3255 W March Lane, Suite 400
Stockton, CA 95219