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Equitation hunt seat clinic at Gulfside Trail Rides Dec. 3

Learn good horsemanship Allison Richards, hunt seat equestrian instructor at Gulfside Trail Rides is pleased to announce an equitation clinic on Dec. 3, 2011. Visiting guest instructor will be Barbara Macon, show judge and former instructor from Huntcliff in Atlanta. There will be two sessions: Adult from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Children from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost: $75 for each session. Free to come and watch the event. The clinic will be held at Gulfside Trail Rides,...

Pleasant Ridge Arena hosting rodeo Sept. 10

Enjoy a night of rodeo fun for the entire family The Pleasant Ridge Arena will be hosting God is Faithful Ministries Youth Rodeo on Sept. 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Bulls, broncs, barrels and mutton bustin’. Meet the Masons Dream Team! Announcer Jerrod Jenkins, championship livestock, top notch competitors and entertainment spells out good clean wholesome fun for the entire family. The Cherokee Riders Drill team will doing a 911 memorial tribute. Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917...

Neigh and Bray Fun Show at Pleasant Ridge Arena July 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 July 16 at 4 p.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. The facility hosts...

June Summer horse camps offered at Gulfside Trail Rides

Learn good horsemanship and riding at summer camp Gulfside Trail Rides is proud to announce their first summer day horse camp with instructor Allison Richards. The day camp is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mon. – Fri. There are two sessions: June 6-10 and June 20-24. Ages 5-12. Cost is $350 per session. A deposit of $50 is due by May 30, with the remaining $300 due upon the start of each session. Campers are asked to bring a...

Neigh and Bray Fun show good old horsing around

Kids of all ages enjoy horse back riding at Pleasant Ridge Arena Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs held a Neigh and Bray Fun Show on Feb. 19. Hosted by owners Diana and Red Brannon, young children enjoyed stick races, horse back and carriage rides. The more seasoned riders competed in pole bending and barrel racing. Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs. The facility hosts a variety of events throughout the year. To...

Horseback rides in paradise

Local horsewoman recalls trail rides on South Walton beaches Folks that have lived in South Walton for more than eight years, will probably remember the Brand “N Iron Corral on U.S. Hwy 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. One would often spot horsewoman, Lanna Williams, along with her young riders sauntering along the beaches and trails in the area. Williams remembers when a trail ride to the beach was a refreshing treat for both the riders and the horses. “The horses...

Northwest Florida championship Rodeo October 7, 8 and 9

Get your cowboy on and enjoy a 66 year rodeo tradition The Kiwanis Club of Bonifay is hosting the 66th Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo at Memorial Field Oct. 7 -9 starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Gates will open daily at 5:30 p.m. The Bonifay Kiwanis Club Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo is a PRCA  (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanctioned Dodge Series Rodeo. In conjunction with the rodeo, there will be a Rodeo Parade through downtown Bonifay on Friday and Saturday...

Walton Outdoor weekend lineup for Oct. 2-4

Seaside Fall Community Yard Sale – Saturday Location: Seaside Amphitheater – ::MAP:: 08:00 am to 01:00 pm More than 100 vendors with many unique offerings. – Saturday Open House at SWFD Fire Station – Saturday Location: 911 CR 393 Santa Rosa Beach – ::MAP:: 10:00 am to 02:00 pm Firefighter and lifeguard demonstrations, blood pressure checks, food and fun for the kids Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo – Friday, Saturday Location: Memorial Field Bonifay – ::MAP:: The Kiwanis Club of Bonifay...

Bay County Sheriff’s Office annual Rodeo Aug. 21-22

Get your cowboy on and head to the rodeo! The Bay County Sheriff’s Office/Panama City Toyota 4th annual Rodeo will be held at Frank Brown Park – Panama City Beach Aug. 21-22. A variety of activities slated for the two-day event include: bareback riding, calf roping, steer wrestling. • Ticket price: $10 • Children under 5 years free Rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Parade at 12 noon on Sat. Gates open Friday at 4 p.m....

Gulf Coast Horse Show and Music Festival Apr. 23-25

Tennessee Walking Horse competition and festival comes to Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach The annual Gulf Coast Charity Celebration Horse Show and Music Festival kicks off on April 22. Live entertainment, food, art, amusement rides, specialty acts and the Tennessee Walking Horse show. For more information, go to: gulfcoasthorseshow.com Wednesday, April 22 3:30 p.m. –  Horse Show & Festival, gates open at Frank Brown Park, great merchandise vendors and food concessions throughout the Show, “The Ivey Brothers” begin...

Get on a horse and ride!

A look into the equestrian experience in the Walton area Learning to ride It is easy to notice that local equestrian Allison Richards loves horses. She speaks the language of horsemanship with confidence as I watched her guide two young riders during a recent lesson. With the years of knowledge under her belt, it is easy to understand why. Riding since she was 10, Richards started riding in a pony club. She quickly progressed, and began teaching the sport at...