Hello! I am looking for full-service board in the Tampa area for my anglo-arabian gelding. I do not want to be at a hunter barn, which seems to be the norm around here. Preferably under 1000$. He is a very good boy, no issues. I am from a predominantly dressage background, but I bought him to be an eventer. It is so very hard to find boarding stables online! I really want him to have access to pasture. He is in a dirt paddock during the day and in at night currently. There is so much pasture around, but I cannot find a boarding facility! Thank you in advance for any help!
Hello! Tampa area is pretty vast and traffic can be difficult. Where exactly are you targeting? They’re quite a few options that I can think of, but without knowing exactly where you want to be, it’s hard to give you a recommendation.
Look north in Brooksville.
There is also this section of Tampa that has a few barns though I don’t know the name but I saw it googling for someone.
I live right downtown, Brooksville is quite far, probably an hour or more. I’d like to be within half an hour, I just don’t know in which direction there is good pasture.
Contact South Creek Foxhounds.
Also check their website under the All Florida Meet. There are a few barns listed there that could maybe help or could recommend someone
Thank you very much for the lead!
Check with Jill Hardt in Plant City. You can get there from Tampa right down I-4 I used to live next door. She is a dressage trainer and a really nice gal. Don’t know what her rates are, she takes clients to shows but is also low key. Has good turn out and a covered arena
You can find her on FB as Tristan Oaks Dressage. She doesn’t post a lot but you can get her phone number from there
In a similar boat! It sounds like Cottonwood Equestrian Center might be a good fit for you (primarily dressage/trail riders) but very low key and tons of turnout and they have a jump field as well. Lithia might be a bit far for you but to me it’s worth it if it checks all the other boxes!
Thanks! Looks like that place is going to be close to an hour drive for me, but maybe she knows of something else closer!
You’re welcome but I think anything that will suit is going to be a drive. I lived in that area since 1998 but good luck
Agree w Cottonwood