Few places in Florida, in fact the nation, are as favored by
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Black Prong Equestrian Center
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Black Prong Equestrian Center
450 SE CR 337, Bronson, FL 32621
(352) 486-1234
Fax: (352) 486-3709
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Amenities: Richly-appointed apartments with attached barn, 2 night minimum double occupancy. Black Prong Equestrian Center is a unique 250-acre facility meticulously developed for the sport and art of all things equestrian, Black Prong is nestled in the heart of the 53,000-acre Goethe State Forest.

   
North Star Acres
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Roberta A Cogswell
9950 S.E. 125th CT.
Dunnellon, Florida 34431
(352) 489-9848

You may ride your horse, or I will match you up with one of my quiet, experienced trail mounts. Group discounts for riding clubs

   
Rock Bluff Ranch Inc.
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6191 US Highway 129
Bell, Florida 32619
386-935-0162 - Barn
Situated on 450 acres of rolling hills, huge moss covered Oak trees and pastures, Rock Bluff Ranch can offer you and your horse some of the most beautiful surroundings and stabling in North Florida. From our 10 acre Horse Playground - First class boarding a completely fenced in area to gallop, jump or use one of the three dressing rings - to our own, completely fenced on property riding trails, to on site apartments, we offer a facility to comfortably house you and your horse in a friendly, peaceful setting and still be conveniently close to several major Equine Show grounds.

 
Two Hawk Hammock
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17990 NE 53rd Lane, Williston, FL 32596
(352) 528-0885 or (352) 528-2891
Rates: Monday thru Thursday from $45; Friday thru Sunday $55-$75. Two night minimum on reservations.
Discounts: AAA, AARP
Horses for small group trail rides either on or near our property. The facility is immediately next to Devil's Den Spring Resort and we there is access to that property as well as 100 acres next to it. The trails are both wooded and open pasture and very scenic. Riding lessons are available. May entertain various requests from guests, such as trailering horses to Goethe Forest and also the Greenway. Guest house available for rent to people that want to travel with their horses and can board their horses.

   
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Amik Run Equestrian Center
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2561 SE 168th Avenue, Morriston, FL 32668
(352) 528-5298
Amik Run, located on 184 beautiful acres in Morriston, Florida, provides classical equestrian training for horses and riders of all ages, skill levels and a variety of disciplines. Our scenic farm, located between Gainesville and Ocala, is an ideal location for your wedding or location photography. On-site horse shows, clinics, seminars and theory lectures provide students with an array of educational opportunities. We also host a unique summer camp, the Carrot Club Kid's Camp, which is an unforgettable educational experience for children.

   
Black Prong Equestrian Center
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450 SE CR 337, Bronson, FL 32621
(352) 486-1234
Fax: (352) 486-3709
Experience the convenience and comfort of Black Prong's several world-class facilities, including nine regulation-size dressage arenas, practice obstacles & marathon course, acres of turnout, surrounded by more than 150 miles of trails in the Goethe State Forest, stay at Black Prong and train with world-class trainer Lawrence Poulin, or bring your own trainer.
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Happy Trails!
 
Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
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Located six miles northeast of Cedar Key on State Road 24.
P.O. Box 187
Cedar Key, Florida 32625
(352) 543-5567
Cedar Key Scrub is dominated by botanical species such as sand live oak, myrtle oak, and Chapman's oak, along with rusty lyonia, and saw palmetto. Riders who want to experience a mosaic of Florida habitats will find it on the miles of trails that wind through the park. The shallow waters and numerous creeks near the salt marshes are ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Rental canoes and kayaks are available in the city of Cedar Key. The park has a picnic shelter, tables, and grills. Access to the park is on State Road 24 about six miles east of Cedar Key.
The reserve utilizes existing jeep trails for multi-use trails, totaling about four miles on the east portion and eight miles on the western portion. The reserve is divided into two portions by CR347 which runs between Cedar Keys and Fowlers Bluff. These trails are primarily used for hiking, but are also available for horseback riding.

 
Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area
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In Cooperative Management between the Suwannee River Water
Management District, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
and the Levy County Parks Department
Several access points along State Road 24 southwest of Bronson.
(352) 486-5218
Devil's Hammock WMA is comprised of more than 7,000 acres in north central Levy County along the Waccasassa River and Otter Creek. The land cover consists of bottomland hardwoods and cutover pine and cypress forests. There are two canoe launches on the area. Other recreational opportunities include hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, fishing, and hunting. Wildlife species on this area include kingfisher, wood stork, river otter, and black racer. Camping is prohibited during periods open to hunting, and is restricted to designated sites by group camping permit only from the Levy County Commission (call the number listed above) during periods closed to hunting. Click here for a printable trail map. Click WEbsite above to go to the download page for FWC's Devil's Hammock WMA Brochure with hunting regulations and map (click on "Regulations Summary" on that page).

 
Goethe State Forest
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Goethe State Forest Headquarters
9110 S.E. County Road 337, Dunnellon, FL34431
(352) 486-8585
The Goethe Trail System extends throughout the 53,398-acre forest with access available at three separate trailheads. The forest is open during daylight hours for visitors to enjoy picnicking, hiking, bicycling, fishing, wildlife viewing, and horseback riding. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Overnight camping is allowed by permit only. However, private campgrounds are located near the forest. The Goethe State Forest is on the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Some other good downloads:
Black Prong Trail Map
Trailtrotter Trail List
The Sunshine State Horse Council
Horse and Travel
Nature Coast Trail State Park

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