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Gulfside Trail Rides in Santa Rosa Beach offers fun for entire family

Trail rides, lessons, and more offered at south Walton equestrian facility Located just a stone’s throw from the beach, you will discover an equestrian experience off the beaten path. Long and winding trails to meander are just a snippet of the goings-on offered at Gulfside Trail Rides in Santa Rosa Beach. Trail rides within their 20-acre spread, and throughout the Point Washington State Forest are offered, as well as Western and English lessons available for ages 8 and up. Programs...

A true horseman takes the reins at Alaqua Animal Refuge

Natural horsemanship training brings new opportunities for rescued horses A welcomed new addition to the great staff and volunteers at Alaqua Animal Refuge has arrived, and his name is Ben Quinters. The soft spoken, seasoned horseman and expert trainer will be offering his talents to help rescued horses at the refuge in Freeport. Quinters will be teaching horses with a natural method of horsemanship, based on understanding horses in their natural world. “Alaqua has rescued many abused and neglected horses...

Grace Rides – a therapeutic place for special people

Equine therapy facility working wonders Sherry Hall is on a mission to help special people with unique challenges. As director of Grace Rides, an equine-assisted therapy facility in Niceville, she makes that happen in a big way, five days a week. Hall is founder of Grace Rides, a non-profit faith based organization formed in 2009. The facility provides safe and effective equine therapy and horsemanship training for students of all ages with emotional, physical, cognitive and developmental challenges. “Riding opens...

Neigh and Bray Fun Show in DeFuniak Springs June 16

Kids of all ages enjoy horse back riding at Pleasant Ridge Arena Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs is holding a Neigh and Bray Fun Show on June 16 from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Hosted by owners Diana and Red Brannon, young children will enjoy stick races, along with horse back and carriage rides. The more seasoned riders will compete in pole bending and barrel racing. Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs....

June Summer Horse Camp offered in Santa Rosa Beach

Fun hunter and jumper horse training offered with Allison Richards Four-day hunter/jumper horse camps for ages 6-12 will be offered in Santa Rosa Beach in June 2012. The dates for the camps will be June 12-15 or June 19-22, 2012. Equestrian instructor Allison Richards will be teaching the camp, offering a variety of fun activities for young horse lovers. Students will learn general horsemanship, how to tack, mount, post and trot along with safety, ethics and basic horse anatomy. Additional...

Natural horsemanship clinics offered at Alaqua Animal Refuge Jan. 19 – 22

Learn the holistic Parelli method of training On Jan. 19 – 22,  2012, Alaqua Animal Refuge will be hosting natural horse training with Pete Rodda. Rodda practices the Parelli method which is based on developing a natural relationship with a horse through understanding his/her nature and understanding the world from the horse’s point of view. “We hope to accomplish two things at Alaqua Animal Refuge in January,” says Rodda.  “First, we’d like to educate as many local owners as possible...

Neigh and Bray Fun Show in DeFuniak Springs Dec. 17

Kids of all ages enjoy horse back riding at Pleasant Ridge Arena Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs is holding a Neigh and Bray Fun Show on Dec. 17 at 12 Noon. Hosted by owners Diana and Red Brannon, young children will enjoy stick races, along with horse back and carriage rides. The more seasoned riders will compete in pole bending and barrel racing. Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs. The facility hosts...

Hunter and jumper horse training offered with Allison Richards

Instruct, ride, and train hunter/jumper horses from beginner to advanced level Interested in learning hunt seat with a professional in South Walton County?  You can find it with Allison Richards  in Santa Rosa Beach. Allison is a hunter/jumper trainer now offering private and group lessons from beginner to advanced levels. You can reach Allison at: 561-635-9696 or via email at aridinginstructor@gmail.com for more information. Click here for Allison’s resume About Allison: Allison Richards was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where most...