Ocala Horse and Horseback Riding

Marion County, Florida

ocala flOcala Horse welcomes you to the equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.

Ocala Horse Farms

Horse farms create stunning vistas of endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak trees. Here, future racing thoroughbreds and horse show champions are born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a must.

Florida Horse Park in Ocala

Florida Horse Park, an attraction in itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every weekend.

Hits Ocala - Show Jumping

Winter months bring professional riders to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid December to mid March for over 30 years.

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider.

Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710 US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.

Rocking Horse Stables (Altoona)

Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows, Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and Orlando. Rocking Horse

Canterbury Showplace (Newberry)

Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show schedule click here.

Hotels in Ocala

Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planning a trip to Orlando? Make reservations here.

Carriage Rides and Tours

Enjoy a leisurely horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative banter of your guide.


Apr 26, 2016
There is still time to apply for a grant from USA Equestrian Trust.

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Monday, May 2. Non-profits can apply by filling out the online grant application at trusthorses.org. If you need anything else or have questions about this release, feel free to contact me. If you have questions about the grants program, you can email grants@trusthorses.org.

As always, thank you,

Diana – dderosa1@optonline.net – 516-848-4867 More info...

Apr 23, 2016
Clipping for Success
A successful ride in the horse-show ring starts with a clean and comfortable horse
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A hundred years ago when horses were routinely used for work, a horse in winter was expected to have a fuzzy coat.

It might take longer to cool him out after working, but that was simply part of a horseman’s duties.

Today, there are more horses in America than ever before and their primary use is recreation and sport - not work. When a winter coat interferes with work or detracts from appearance, out come the clippers. More info...

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