March 25th Poker Run for Horse Riders & Drivers

riders and horses at Equestrian Springs

Once again, Equestrian Springs is hosting a “Poker Run” trail ride and drive sponsored by STRIDE Dressage Association. Equestrians from other horse clubs are invited to come enjoy the day. Riders & drivers will pick up playing cards at 5 points on the 2-mile trail and winning hands will be tallied at the end. 50% … Read more

Yoga For Riders Starts Feb 16th At Equestrian Springs in Ocala

Yoga teacher Sylvia Vitazkova in a balancing asana

  Sylvia K. Vitazkova, PhD, is a yoga teacher, life coach, horsewoman, and conservation biologist. Her teaching focus is on correct alignment, the joy and challenge of being fully present in one’s body, and the psychological and spiritual context within which the physical practice is embedded. Sylvia has a lifelong connection with horses, from her … 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