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Ocala Horse Rescue | Equestrian Organizations

Horse Rescue Riding Clubs, Breed Clubs, and Therapeutic Riding

Alachua 4-H Club
Alachua County Extension
2800 N.E. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 955-2402
4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, Health) is open to all youth, ages 5 to 18, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, creed, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.



Altoona Trail Riders
Altoona, FL
prettyhorses@cfl.rr.com
Dedicated to the preservation of equitation trails, community service and family fun. The club has members ranging in age from 6 to 88 and we all share a common interest in good horses, good equestrian trails, good friends and good food! We try to do at least one day ride and one campout per month. So load 'em up and join us.

Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo
124 Heard St
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 494-2014
admin@arcadiarodeo.com
The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is a non-profit organization that was established in 1952 by the Arcadia Rodeo Association, which evolved from a group of American Legion Members who held the first rodeo in 1929. Rodeo events calendar.

Black Prong Equestrian Center
Maureen and Alan Aulson
450 S.E. CR 337
Bronson, FL 32621
352-486-1234
blackprongcenter@aol.com
Every aspect of Black Prong Equestrian Center is designed with carriage driving enthusiasts in mind. From the moment you arrive, you and your horse will feel at home.

Canterbury Showplace
23100 Northwest Newberry Road
Newberry, FL 32669 32669
352-472-6758
canterburyshows@bellsouth.net
Canterbury Showplace in Newberry, Florida. We are open to the public and free in most instances. Please see website for show schedules. Featuring: Covered Arena Seating for 2000.

Canterbury Showplace Hotels

Downunder Horsemanship
Ocala, FL
303-809-2006
Dalec@downunderhorsemanship.com

Eqiventures LLC
Jon Holling
12345 N.W. 110th Ave
Reddick, FL 32686
352-875-8622
jon@equiventures.com
Equiventures, LLC is the official organizer for all of the USEA competitions at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL. See calendar of events on website.

Florida Carriage Museum & Resort
Weirsdale, FL

Florida Forever Back Country Horsemen FFBCH
PO Box 815
Brooksville, FL 34065
352-796-9272
ffbch@earthlink.net

To Perpetuate the common sense use of and enjoyment of our cultural heritage of horses on public lands, To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational equestrian activity, To assist the various federal, state and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resources, to educate , encourage and solicit active participation in the use of the public land resources by equestrian users and the general public commensurate with our cultural heritage.

Florida Trail Blazers
Roly Coto
floridatrailblazer@yahoo.com
Dedicated to the Creation and Preservation of Equestrian Trails
All horseback riders must present a negative Coggins form at all rides. Due to insurance requirements nonmembers must purchase a temporary membership to participate in horse rides. Always call and confirm an activity with a board member or ride contact.
Florida Trail Blazers sponsor horse rides from time to time. Check website for calendar of horse rides.

Florida Whips Inc.
info@flawhips.org
horse driving
Driving the state of Florida. The Florida Whips is a statewide equine driving organization offering clinics, pleasure drives, competitions, picnics and opportunities to develop and enjoy your driving skills. A newsletter is published 10 months a year.

Greenway Equestrians
The organizations purpose is to keep equestrians who use the 110-mile Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway informed and involved in the Greenway.

Horse Protection Association of Florida - Horse Rescue and Adoption
20690 NW 130th Avenue
Micanopy, FL 32667
352-466-4366
Many of the horses that come to HPAF are malnourished, which is what comes to mind with "rescue". However, helping underfed and neglected horses is only a small part of what HPAF does. Almost every horse requires training or retraining. Florida adopt a horse. Horses are seeking permanent adoptive homes and may not be sold, given away or used for breeding.

Horse Shows In The Park
Gayle Witty
3665 Bannock St.
Cocoa, FL 32926
321-243-3865
wittyshowsec@earthlink.net
Horse Shows in the Park, LLC is an Affiliate Member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)and offers Hunter/Jumper shows throughout the year. Show venues include Florida Horse Park.

Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS)
352-620-2275
HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. See website for calendar of events and horse shows in Florida.

LAJUF Hunter/Jumper Dressage Shows
29495 Wildlife Lane
Brooksville, FL 34602
352-799-0509
jmf@fanninhillfarm.com

Come ride and show at Fannin Hill Farm near beautiful Brooksville, Florida, with a quiet country atmosphere, quality courses, excellent footing, & a competitor-friendly staff.

Leesburg Saddle Club
Leesburg, FL
352-787-6291
galbreath.bill@gmail.com
On the Second Saturday of the month until 11/12/2011
Non Blue Barrels
Barrels (Classed)
Non Blue Poles
Poles (Classed)
Tire Pull (Open)
Double Figure 8 (Classed)
Buddy PickUp (Open Double)
RollBack (Classed)
Event patterns
Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Barrels will begin at 6:30 p.m.

M/C Arena (Moss Bluff) Barrel Races
8540 SE HWY. 314A
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-6950
mcarenamossbluff@gmail.com
M/C Arena's Barrel Races are 4D (1/2 second split between 1st and 2nd D's, 1/2 second split between 2nd and 3rd D's, full second between 3D and 4D. WE run year round TWICE a month - the 1st and 4th Fridays of EVERY month.

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association MTRA
Kate Robbins
P.O. Box 830488
Ocala, FL 34483
352.732.7300
progdirector@mtraocala.org

MTRA has always been able to draw from a community of highly skilled individuals well versed in equine-related activities. Coupled with a hard working staff, devoted volunteers and the support of a generous community MTRA has been able to become one of the country’s top therapeutic riding organizations, earning premier accreditation status from NARHA.

Misty Morning Hounds
horse riding
Misty Morning Hounds is a private drag pack in the Ocala-Gainesville / North-Central Florida area. The Hunt was organized in 1995 by Alexis and Walter Macaulay, MFHs, with the drafting of 7-1/2 couple of Foxhounds from the Middlebury Hunt in Connecticut. The Hunt became registered in 1997 by the Masters of Foxhounds Association and then Recognized in 1999. Hunt country encompasses roughly 80,000 acres of mostly public land owned or managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Georgia Pacific, as well as several private farms. Hunting is twice a week from October through March. Jumping is not required and typically there is a tally-ho wagon for non-riding spectators. A limited number of field hunters are available for hire

Ocala Arabian Horse Association
Barb Copping (Webmaster
Ocala, FL
copp1409@windstream.net
The Ocala Arabian Horse Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1994 to encourage and promote interest in the Arabian horse through educational programs, publicity and horse shows.
Our membership includes a wide variety of Arabian enthusiasts; from breeders to nationally known farms and trainers, to those who simply enjoy the pleasure of owning an Arabian horse. Our membership would total over a thousand years of experience with this wonderful breed.

Ocala Pony Club
Kim Peavy
Ocala, FL
(352) 694-2819
kwpeavy63@embarqmail.com
The mission of Pony Club is “to provide a program for youth that teaches riding, mounted sports, and the care of horses and ponies, thereby developing responsibility, moral judgment, leadership and self-confidence.” Members of USPC have joined an organization dedicated to producing well-rounded horsemen and women and one that has produced many of the past and current Olympic and International riders.

Ocala Shrine Rodeo
2200 NE Jacksonville Road
Ocala, FL
ocalashrinerodeo@gmail.com
The Ocala Shrine Rodeo was founded in 1983 by the Ocala Shrine Club as a fundraiser to support the Shine Hospitals for Children.
The 34th Annual Ocala Shrine Rodeo returns to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Florida on September 2nd & 3rd, 2016.

Get ready for two jam-packed performances filled with exciting competition in saddle and bareback bronc riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bull riding. Sanctioned By Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).

Partners of the Park
Jenn Holling
352-875-7634
willowrunfarm@hotmail.com

Rush Management
Walk Trot to Grand Prix and divisions in between.
all shows USEF "A" & recognized by FSHJA, NFHJA, CFHJA.

Southeast Dressage Shows at Caterbury
Newberry, FL
352.215.0710

Southeastern Pro Rodeo | Ocala Rodeo
2200 NE Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A)
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 401-5900
ocalarodeo@gmail.com
Ocala Rodeo. Pro Rodeo action returns to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion with the 24th Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo on March 24th & 25th, 2017. Featuring saddle and bareback bronc riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and the most dangerous eight seconds in any sport, bull riding.

Southern Equestrian Center
Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc sponsors and hosts nine Hunter Jumper and Dressage horse shows each year in Florida. We also sponsor eight Open and All Breed horse shows. Please see our calendar for a full listing of our Florida based horse shows. In 2008 Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc hosted shows that were sanctioned by the Florida Horse Trails Association, the American Paint Horse Association PAC program, and the American Quarter Horse Association's new Introductory Horse Shows.

Southern Hunter Jumper Association - SHJA
President: Marsha Hartford-Sapp
P.O Box 14363
Tallahassee, FL Florida 32
shjainfo@comcast.net
The purpose of Southern Hunter Jumper Association SHJA, in support of the local equestrian community, is to provide an organizational structure with which to keep an accurate listing of current members, record points accrued by members at recognized shows, hold an annual awards banquet, and promote the ideals of sportsmanship.

Southern Junior Rodeo Association
Kelvin Thornton
Ocala, FL
912.458.2067 | 904-370-0461
kthornton@lycos.com
SJRA is the premier youth rodeo association for contestants ages five (5) to nineteen (19). The organization is divided into three (3) division: Juniors (ages 5-10), Seniors (ages 11-14) and High School (ages 14-19). Please refer to the membership page for additional information on age brackets and qualifications.

Rodeo season starts in September and runs through April culminating with finals rodeo in May. Members may join at any time. Throughout the year, contestants enjoy pay-outs in each event and at finals, the top contestants in each age division are rewarded with over $170,000 in prizes and cash awards. After finals, SJRA sends the top 3 High School Division Winners as "Team SJRA" to Shawnee, OK for the IFYRA annual rodeo where they compete on a national level. These winners receive both prize and travel money.

Standard Pleasure Horse Organization of Florida SPHOFL
Debra Sweger
3179 Thoroughbred Dr
Brooksille, FL 34602
352 - 796-4842
dsweger@msn.com
The Standardbred Pleasure horse is an American breed with traceable roots to the English Thoroughbred, Goldophin Arabian and the Morgan horse. Characteristics of the Standardbred include an intelligent mind, strong sturdy bones, calm temperaments and good work ethics.They come in a variety of sizes ranging from 15h to 17 h. These horses were originally bred in the 1870s to race in harness down the streets and at county fairs.

Stride Dressage of Ocala
Helena Smejda
2121 NE 40th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
352-351-9262
hellenas@mac.com
dressage
STRIDE is an active riding and driving Dressage Club located in the Ocala, Florida area. In addition to hosting five schooling shows a year, STRIDE sponsors many clinics and workshops each year with activities and classes geared for ALL dressage enthusiasts, including the beginning rider or driver and beginning horse.In addition to hosting five schooling shows a year, STRIDE sponsors many clinics and workshops each year with activities and classes geared for ALL dressage enthusiasts, including the beginning rider or driver and beginning horse.

Sumter Equestrian Center
Colleen Martin, Manager
Busnell, FL 33513
352-303-4325
seccolleen@aol.com
Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc was established in 2003 and is a growing horse show facility in the Heart of Central Florida. Sumter Equestrian Center was built by the Wade Family with family oriented horse shows in mind.

Sun Country Trail Blazers
Ocala, FL 34474
irismdiaz352@aol.com.
Founded in 1984, The Sun Country Trail Blazers is a not-for-profit horse and trail riding assocation located in the Ocala, Florida area. This club is a family-oriented, all-breed group dedicated to the preservation and expansion of trail riding in Florida.

The Herd
Dunnellon, FL 34432
office@wetheherd.com
The Herd consists of People with a common interest in the old West (1800-1894), Horsemanship, Animal rights activism, Nature preservation, and the desire to have a good time with Family and Friends in a drama free environment.

The Villages Polo Club
1020 Lake Sumter Landing
The Villages, FL 32162
352-753-3229
Central Florida. We offer first class facilities as well as the largest crowds in the U.S. with over 30,000 spectators a year. Playing at the Villages Polo Club is a rewarding experience for both the professional and patron participants.


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