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Florida Horse and Rider
Florida horseback riding includes everything from beginner riding lessons to advanced horse showing including dressage and barrel racing. Many Florida horse lovers compete in horse shows while others prefer to ride their horses on the many horse trails offered in Florida. Whatever your preference, our website is here to provide information that is unique to horses in each area of Florida from the Keys to the Panhandle.
Florida offers some of the best horseback riding in the Southeast. Horse trails are featured in many state and national parks such as Ocala National Forest. Riders can choose from guided trail rides or riding on their own horses. Or thrill to a beach horseback ride along one of Florida's fantastic beaches.
Those who would like an introductory horseback riding lesson or an advanced individual lesson in dressage can choose from hundreds of horse trainers and riding stables throughout Florida.
Florida Year Around Horse Shows
Florida has several important horse show venues that support rated horse shows all year including Wellington, Fox Lea Farm, Rocking Horse Stables and Canterbury Showplace. Show jumping, dressage, and eventing are featured at each of these horse show grounds. Fox Lea Farm hosts the Open Show Series featuring rated shows and points for USHJA for registered riders.
Florida Seasonal Horse Shows
Each year the horse population of Florida doubles as horses are shipped in for horse shows in the two major show venues in Florida, Wellington and Ocala.
Florida hosts the major international horse shows during the winter and spring seasons, featuring WEF and GDF in Wellington. Over the course of ten weeks, show jumping, dressage, and polo prevail as the equestrian world soaks up the incomparable South Florida winter climate. Find a hotel near your horse show.
Further up state is Ocala the HITS Ocala horse shows draw top riders and riding fans at Post Time Farms and featuring a $1 million dollar grand prix. Also in Ocala is the Ocala Horse Park featuring horse and community events throughout the year.
Barrel Racing | Rodeos
Florida has a busy barrel racing calendar with weekly races staged throughout Florida. Barrel racing is one of the most exciting horse sports and women often outshine the men in daring. Barrel racing and pole bending are also featured at Florida's many exciting cowboy rodeos held throughout the year.
The sport daring riders and fearless polo ponies takes over the polo fields of Florida every winter, where high goal polo at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, entertains crowds of enthusiasts every Sunday afternoon.
If you like your sport with non stop action and heart pounding excitement, a polo match is a must see when in Florida.
Florida Trail Riding
In addition to the equestrian oriented spectator sports in Florida, the vast number of Florida horse lovers like to hit the numerous horseback trails that dot the state and are listed at Florida Horse Trails. Here you will find all of the local, state, and national park horse trails plus links to guided trail rides.
Florida Horse Racing
The winter season in Florida also brings the "Sport of Kings" to Gulfstream Race Track featuring the Florida Derby, Calder Racecourse known for Miami Mile Breeders Cup, and Tampa Bay Downs Racecourse which features the Tampa Bay Derby. Horse racing news.
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