Visitors celebrated Fall with 2 Events During Ocala Parade of Homes: Oct 15 Symphony Duet and Oct 23 Trail Ride

Equestrian Springs in Ocala, Florida's country offers lots from 2+ to 9+ acres in a gated community

Violist Kathryn Poore (right) from the Ocala Symphony and Violinist Jueun Kim Warf (left) from the Gainesville Symphony performed a duet in the model home at Equestrian Springs on Saturday Oct 15th. In the photo below: Left to right, Jackie Carlson of TL Carlson Construction who built the home, Hellena Smejda from Equestrian Springs, Jueun … Read more

Poker Run Trail Ride at Equestrian Springs Ocala 34482

two riders in front of pond at Equestrian Springs Ocala 34482

The 2nd Annual Poker Run Trail Ride, sponsored by STRIDE Dressage and Equestrian Springs, was held May 1. Three dozen riders and volunteers enjoyed a perfect spring day to ride the 2-mile perimeter trail. This multi-club event included guests from the Marion County Horseman’s Association, Sun Country Trail Blazers, South Eastern Distance Riders Association and … Read more

Ocala Trail Ride and Poker Run 2016

Trail Ride and Poker Run - Sponsored by STRIDE Dressage

STRIDE (www.STRIDEdressage.org) is the Ocala General Membership Organization of the United States Dressage Association. This event is our invitation to members and riders in other equine clubs, so that we can get to know each other while enjoying our horses in a beautiful setting. Riders will pick up a card at various points on the … Read more

Equestrian Springs Hosts Benefit “Poker Run” Trail Ride

Equestrian Springs Hosts Benefit "Poker Run" Trail Ride

Saturday morning April 25th, 36 riders are saddling up for a benefit “Poker Run” trail ride at Equestrian Springs. The event is sponsored by STRIDE Dressage of Ocala (it’s the local US Dressage Federation group) and benefits Beauty’s Haven Farm & Rescue of Morriston, Florida . The idea for the event came up early this … Read more

Jan-March equestrian visitors add $94M to local economy

Rider on horse at HITS Ocala

The October 10, 2014 Ocala Star Banner newspaper reports: “The 2014 edition of Horse Shows In the Sun in Marion County — more commonly known as HITS Ocala — gave the local economy a $94 million boost, according to a recent report.” – Almost 20 percent of visitors surveyed said they have bought real estate … Read more

Horses in Ocala – Rider’s vs Horse’s “To Do” lists

Horses in Ocala compete in many equestrian disciplines. This spotted draft is completing a Dressage test. His neighbors (see second photo) have a different idea of what to do Sunday afternoon. Above: Lots of human and horse energy went into the Dressage show held at the Ocala Florida Horse Park yesterday. Below: Then there’s dozing … Read more

Covered arena taking shape at Ocala Florida Horse Park

FLorida Horse Park Covered Arena

Equestrians competing at the Ocala Florida Horse Park are looking forward to the shade that the covered arena now under construction will bring by this summer. On Sunday, April 6, more than 100 horses competed in STRIDE’s (the US Dressage Federation’s Ocala group) 2nd of 5 schooling shows. The Ocala Florida Horse Park is easily … Read more