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Its time Painted Oaks Academy gets an updated review. All the reviews on this website are years old. Painted Oaks Academy is a really friendly place. Lisa and the overall atmosphere of the stable... is very nice. I have never seen anyone disrespect a customer or one of their employees. All the horses are healthy and lively. The trainers are very friendly as well and all the kids who take lessons really enjoy it. Their pony parties are amazing, hay rides, face painting and pony rides, there is never one sad face on any of the kids until they leave. Overall Painted Oaks Academy is a great place to go.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I've never had any dealing with this business, but I do know what a horse is suppossed to look like! I drive past this place 2x a day and there are 2 horses near the road that look like they never... eat! Over the last 2-3 months I have watched them deteriorate from amazing horses to skin and bones. It is a shame that this happens, if you can't afford to feed them, give them to someone who can! Seeing these horses is enough for me to know I would never frequent this place, let alone pay for services. Barn owners whould be suspect to routine inspections to prevent animal abuse and neglect.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Its time Painted Oaks Academy gets an updated review. All the reviews on this website are years old. Painted Oaks Academy is a really friendly place. Lisa and the overall atmosphere of the stable is very nice. I have never seen anyone disrespect a customer or one of their employees. All the horses are healthy and lively. The trainers are very friendly as well and all the kids who take lessons really enjoy it. Their pony parties are amazing, hay rides, face painting and pony rides, there is never one sad face on any of the kids until they leave. Overall Painted Oaks Academy is a great place to go.
I've never had any dealing with this business, but I do know what a horse is suppossed to look like! I drive past this place 2x a day and there are 2 horses near the road that look like they never eat! Over the last 2-3 months I have watched them deteriorate from amazing horses to skin and bones. It is a shame that this happens, if you can't afford to feed them, give them to someone who can! Seeing these horses is enough for me to know I would never frequent this place, let alone pay for services. Barn owners whould be suspect to routine inspections to prevent animal abuse and neglect.
Posted on Citysearch on: 10/30/2011
I've been looking online at various stables for my daughter and decided to go to Painted Oaks today because of the fall festival it advertises on its website to get a feel for the place. Well, it is a beautiful place and the grounds are well maintained. The school horses used for rides appear well taken care of. I met one of the instructers as we were milling around and she seemed very nice.\r\rBut (you knew that was coming), when my daughter finally decided she wanted to ride one of the horses, we had been standing by the fence for about five minutes. I saw people going in and out of the arena, so I started to walk my daughter in and a woman yelled at us to get out and ""don't you see the gate is closed? That means stay out."" If it weren't for my daughter wanting to ride, I'd have turned around and walked out. I believe this was the owner, but I'm not sure, since she did not bother to introduce herself or ask if we had any questions. Rather, she asked if we were riding or doing a hay ride (i.e. lawn mower pulling a smally wagon). When we said just a ride, she said, ""That's $5."" And she proceeded to write a big ""P"" (paid?) on my 5-year-old's hand with a SHARPIE. Ummmm, hello? That's a permanent marker!! \r\rI was really disappointed. Other than being a bit disorganized, it seemed like a nice place. Until I had contact with that woman..... That attitude will not attact new business! Needless to say, we'll find another place for my daughter's lessons.
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/19/2011
Great Place for Summer Camp Located right Behind UCF off Lake Pickett, Love the All Day Camp! 9-5pm Great Value, A/C Bunk House was Great For Arts & Crafts out of the Heat! Pool Fun, and Horses!\rLisa was wonderful,,,\r\rHighly Recommend;\rGood for Young Riders!\r\rMaritza\r\r
Posted on Citysearch on: 7/8/2010
We would highly recommend bringing your Child to Painted Oaks for their Summer Camp. We have been going to another Farm off Rouse Road for the last two years until a friend told us about Painted Oaks.\rThe other ranch was more expensive and only ran until 2pm which was a problem for me because I had to work until 5pm. My Husband is recently unemployed and lkooking for work so the lower cost and convienience of the ALL DAy Camp was just what we needed. They have a wonderful Ranch on the econ river just behind UCF on Tanner & Lk Pickett. My Daughter Carmen is now 8yrs old Loves horses and can ride. They spent time working with her riding skills and the classes only have 6-8 students per week with special attention to each student. The Camp had a A/C Bunk House for crafts and a Pool for cooling off during the heat of this summer. Mrs. Lisa was wonderful to work with, and the facility was well kept and Safe (Not Quite as RUSTIC and run Down like the Devon Place. She also had Adults working and helping with the Camp which made me feel more comfortable by not leaving my 8 yr old in the care of 10 year olds like the other place.! I would highly recommend bringing your Child to Painted Oaks, Awesome, Safe and Reasonable in these trying times and BAD economy.. THANK YOU FOR ALL DAY CAMPS, everyone should be doing this!\r\rI hope they all get the message!\rTImes are HARD!\r\rThis makes it more affordable, otherwise\rshe would be staying home with grandma\rall summer! \r\rThanks Lisa\r\rDonna & Carmen
Posted on Citysearch on: 7/4/2010
i think that its really sad to see a woman who will do anything to get a good review. Lisa to be quiet honest i don't even understand. you can stop pretending to be some""UCFMoM"" who takes their child to painted oaks. You know how you run your place and to anyone who doesn't know anything about horses would think that its good place to ""learn how to ride"". You just in it for the money. When you see a horse you don't see an magnificent animal. You see dollar signs. And your exact words ""Its a business. . ."" Well your a horrible business woman. its nice to act like you love horses. . but in reality you don't. Letting your children run around the place and you yelling during a lesson isn't very professional. Another thing is the way you talk to people. You should take a speech class and learn how to have a real conversation with a person. I think you understand and get along with the students more than you do with the parents. The only thing you know how to talk to parents about is getting your money. You don't even know how to ride properly. its pretty dam sad.
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/25/2010
I have been a boarder at painted oaks for about 6 or 7 years now and could not be happier. This is by FAR the best equestrian stable in orlando (with resonable prices).\r\r Lisa, the owner is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Being a transplant patient, Lisa has made every accomidation for me as possible. She cares so much for others she seems to make sacrafices so others can enjoy the wonderful world of equines. \r\rHer horses are FAR from sick. Most of her horses do about 3 or 4 lessons max a day so completely not overworked. In my 6 years there I have only seen 2 horses put down because of reasons beyond anyones control.\r\r She is a WONDERFUL mother (I should know, i have adopted her as my own second mother). \r\rThe facilities of this barn are absolutly beautiful. The 60 foot round pen and the riding arena as well as open fields and a county conroled trail are all right there on the beautiful green 10 acres. \r\rAll of the borders and workers at the barn are very helpful and nice and DRAMA FREE!!!!!!!!!!!\r\r I dont know what more you could possibly ask for! Would recomend this barn to any one and every one!
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/22/2010
I am a long time trainer of Lisa's and can honestly tell you she's a very proffesional, sweet animal loving person. The two thin horses that people see in the front are 20+ years old and do not hold weight like the others. They are happy retired horses. As for the other horses' work schedule, one to two hours a day is a vacation resort for a lesson horse. Lisa has a full board of well taken of horses and too many satisfied riding lesson clients to count. I believe the clients and horses make a true testament to her proffesionalism.
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/21/2010
I am a trainer at Painted Oaks and I have to strongly disagree with ""soccer mom"" on her rating. Painted Oaks is a great place for kids to come to learn about horses in a safe and fun environment. Lisa is very accommodating to each child's needs, which is very rare to find at most barns. She is extremely willing to work with each child on a case-by-case basis, from the most skilled rider to taking on special needs students that most riding instructors would turn away from their lesson programs. Maybe ""soccer mom"" dislikes her laid-back atmosphere, but in my opinion, it is easier to learn and have fun in a laid-back atmosphere than at a farm that is all about showing and competing. However, painted oaks does show and compete locally when students are ready, but they encourage fun and happy shows that are not just about winning, even though they do bring back lots of ribbons from the shows as well!
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/21/2010
My daughter is 7 and started weekly lessons at Painted Oaks a year ago with Miss Lisa. She loves the ""farm"" as we call it. Miss Lisa is very good with children. My daughter loves her riding lessons. The horses are well kept and friendly and the atmosphere is wholesome and fun. My daughter attended summer camp for a week last year and I plan on sending her again this year. I've found Miss Lisa to be dedicated, hardworking and extremely professional in all respects.\rSincerely, Louise Frangoul
Posted on Citysearch on: 4/20/2010
I took my daughter here for awhile to improve her riding skills. I have 20 years experience with horses so I knew this was a bad place to be shortly after starting there. Lisa, the owner, teaches lessons but she has no clue what she's doing. She's rude and unprofessional. When she ""teaches"" lessons, she basically ignores her students and gossips with the parents. She made my child cry several times before I finally decided I couldn't take her there anymore. She has two young children that run around barefoot screaming and yelling in the barn and the arena. She doesn't take care of her horses very well. Most of them are underweight and very overworked. Those poor ponies have to do a ton of lessons everyday with no days off. Her horses also constantly get sick and I've seen several get put down. DO NOT BOARD HERE! you're stupid if you take lessons here, but you're a MORON if you trust Lisa to take care of your horse.
Posted on Citysearch on: 3/9/2010
I would advise anyone that has horses or wants lessons in horseback riding to go to Painted Oaks. The atmosphere is very family oriented. The grounds and facilty is kept very nice and clean. The employees are friendly and very helpful. My family enjoys going there very much.The owner is very sweet and knowledgable. Again I would highly recommend going there.
Posted on Citysearch on: 1/13/2010
I Heard about this place from the Pumpkin Festival they have every October, It was very reasonable for only $20 for the Day! We came back for a Pony and Hay Ride for $10.00. For Kids Only. it Was Safe and Fun, and we got some great family pics ,,, they went down the Path to Feed the Horses right from the Wagon!. THey Have\rLittle Ponies, SParkey & Pebbles, and Bigger horses like Misty and Kami"" they also have Chikens, Ducks, swans and Wild Turkeys and Hawks by the Pond, Mini Goats, RAbbits, Puppies! The Girls just went crazy.\rThis is the ONLY Place to come and have some good old fashin outside ""Go Green"" FUn with the Family. \rLisa is very sweet and knowledgeable, and patient for beginners We also Took some more advanced lessons from ""Megan"" who is awesome for the know it all"" we have in the family.. We found the Place to be very clean and safe for the Kids. We Highly recommend Painted Oaks, Allision just loves ""Misty"" her new favorite friend and Pony!\r\rAfter reading Mike30's review, I just had to set the record\rstraight!.. THis is an Awesome Family Place!\r\r\r**PS Who is that Pervert Mikey30?\rWhat a Nut! You Sound like a bitter Single MAN!?\r
Posted on Citysearch on: 12/13/2009
painted oaks academy is a great beginners place to start riding. other than that the owner does not know that much about horses nor does even know how to ride. there is only 2 horses which are do really well. other than that she doesn't have any other horses. Most of her horses are thin. The owner t is very rude and doesn't have a very good personality. The arena is always in a disarray. if you go to her website. she has pictures of women modeling as well as their websites which show off very doing very sexual things.This is suppose to be a clean family environment. and it is not.
We went for Hay Ride and Pony Ride for $5.00 each! Great Value for Outside FUn. The instructor was very paitent and Polite, My Girls were scared at first, but the horses are well trained for the kids. Safe and Fun. No Worries They also do Kids Camps for Summer.