Horses in Jacksonville

Horseback Riding in Jacksonville and St Augustine

Welcome to Horses in Jacksonville, your source for everything about horses in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and St Augustine. Featuring information about the best horse stables, equine veterinarians, feed stores, and riding lessons.

Horse Shows

Jacksonville horse shows are sponsored by First Coast Classical Dressage, Georgia Florida Rodeo Association, Duval County 4-H, Clay County 4-H, North Florida Arabian Horse Club, North Florida Dressage Association (NFDA), and the St. Johns River Pony Club.

Featuring horse shows and events at Jacksonville Equestrian Center and the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs.

Hotels near the Jacksonville Equestrian Center click here

Jacksonville area horse shows include dressage, hunter jumper, show jumping, western open, team roping, barrel racing, 4-H, Pony Club, and breed shows.

Horse News

Aug 26, 2016
Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes
By Agricultural Communications, Texas A&M University System
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Evacuating when a hurricane hits is a stressful and scary experience, especially when evacuating with horses. While tornadoes give little warning for evacuation, hurricanes can give enough lead time to actually move people and horses out of the storm's expected path. But even with that time, preparing for equine evacuations can be crucial to the survival of horses. More info...

Jul 30, 2016
3 Must-Haves for Traveling with Your Horse This Labor Day Weekend
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Planning a trail ride? Or taking your horse to visit friends? Make sure you do these three things first before you go in order to stay safe and have a great holiday.
1. Perform a pre-trip checklist.
Working with Dr. Tomas Gimenez, retired professor of animal and veterinary sciences at Clemson University, and Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, an animal physiologist and primary instructor in technical large-animal emergency rescue, USRider has been gathering and analyzing data about horse trailer accidents for the last eight years. From this data, Drs. Gimenez and USRider have gleaned some pertinent recommendations for preventing accidents and enhancing the safety of horses while traveling.
This information has been compiled in a handy Pre-Trip Checklist for Horse Trailers. The checklist is conveniently available to smartphone users on USRider’s mobile website. Simply access www.usrider.org from any smartphone and the list is handily at your fingertips to check prior to each trip. More info...

Jul 22, 2016
Kerrits Breeches
Cross Over Knee Patch Breeches on Sale
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Jul 12, 2016
Condition Your Trail Horse
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Learn how to condition your horse before a demanding riding adventure with endurance champion Lari Shea.

“You’d be surprised how much condition your horse can gain by walking, especially if you’re riding up steep hills or in deep sand,” says Lari Shea. Photo courtesy of Lari Shea
Your horse might need to be in better physical condition, especially if you plan to embark on demanding trail-riding adventures. You’ll need to slowly work up to the demands an all-day ride over varied terrain will place on your equine friend.

“People who haven’t done a lot of long trail riding are usually amazed at what horses are capable of doing,” says Lari Shea, an accomplished endurance rider who owns and manages Ricochet Ridge Ranch, a riding-vacation destination in Fort Bragg, California. More info...




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