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Marion County, FL horse rescue organizations provide Ocala, Gainesville, and surrounding areas with equine rescue, medical care, and horse adoptions.

Equine Therapeutic Riding in Ocala

Therapeutic riding has proven to be strong therapy for special needs kids and military veterans suffering from the effects of trauma. These Marion county organizations such as the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association, are funded by donations, and staffed by volunteers whose reward is the progress therapeutic riding has provided these folks in need.

Ocala Riding Clubs

The Ocala area and Marion County support several active riding clubs listed here.


Equestrian Organization Directory for Ocala and Marion County


Horse Protection Association of Florida - Horse Rescue and Adoption
Florida Horse Adoptions
20690 NW 130th Avenue
Micanopy, FL 32667
352-466-4366
Many of the horses that come to HPAF are malnourished, which is what comes to mind with "rescue". However, helping underfed and neglected horses is only a small part of what HPAF does. Almost every horse requires training or retraining. Florida adopt a horse. Horses are seeking permanent adoptive homes and may not be sold, given away or used for breeding. Horses for adoption. 5/20

Cross Florida Greenway Equestrians
Trail Maintenance Volunteers
Ocala, FL
The organizations purpose is to keep equestrians who use the 110-mile Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway informed and involved in the Greenway. 5/20

Florida Forever Back Country Horsemen FFBCH
PO Box 815
Brooksville, FL 34065
352-796-9272
Mission Statement for Florida Forever: "To Perpetuate the common sense use of and enjoyment of our cultural heritage of horses on public lands, To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational equestrian activity, To assist the various federal, state and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resources, to educate , encourage and solicit active participation in the use of the public land resources by equestrian users and the general public commensurate with our cultural heritage." 5/20

Horse Shows In The Park
Florida Horse Shows
3665 Bannock St.
Cocoa, FL 32926
321-243-3865
Horse Shows in the Park, LLC is an Affiliate Member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)and offers Hunter/Jumper shows throughout the year. Show venues include Grand Oaks Resort in the Villages, and Silver Sands Bridle Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

M/C Arena (Moss Bluff) Barrel Races
8540 SE HWY. 314A
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
352-288-6950
M/C Arena's Barrel Races are 4D (1/2 second split between 1st and 2nd D's, 1/2 second split between 2nd and 3rd D's, full second between 3D and 4D. WE run year round TWICE a month - the 1st and 4th Fridays of EVERY month.

Majestic Oaks Ocala
Ocala, Florida Horse Shows
17500 N. US Hwy 441
Reddick, FL 32686
(352) 840-3170
At Majestic Oaks Ocala, schooling and sanctioned events are hosted and we fully intend to continue to focus our attention on providing a quality venue that is well-maintained and accessible 7 days a week.

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association MTRA
P.O. Box 830488
Ocala, FL 34483
352.732.7300
MTRA has always been able to draw from a community of highly skilled individuals well versed in equine-related activities. Coupled with a hard-working staff, devoted volunteers and the support of a generous community MTRA has been able to become one of the country’s top therapeutic riding organizations, earning premier accreditation status from NARHA.

Misty Morning Hounds
Misty Morning Hounds is a private drag pack in the Ocala-Gainesville / North-Central Florida area. The Hunt was organized in 1995 by Alexis and Walter Macaulay, MFHs, with the drafting of 7-1/2 couple of Foxhounds from the Middlebury Hunt in Connecticut. The Hunt became registered in 1997 by the Masters of Foxhounds Association and then Recognized in 1999. Hunt country encompasses roughly 80,000 acres of mostly public land owned or managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Georgia Pacific, as well as several private farms. Hunting is twice a week from October through March. Jumping is not required and typically there is a tally-ho wagon for non-riding spectators. A limited number of field hunters are available for hire

MSC Horse Shows
Florida Horse Jumping Shows
PO Box 2133
Ocala, FL 34478
352-362-1145
MSC Shows is indicating its 2021 show dates at Florida Horse Park on its Facebook page.

Ocala Arabian Horse Association
Ocala, Florida Horse Shows
Ocala, FL
The Ocala Arabian Horse Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1994 to encourage and promote interest in the Arabian horse through educational programs, publicity, and horse shows.
Our membership includes a wide variety of Arabian enthusiasts; from breeders to nationally known farms and trainers, to those who simply enjoy the pleasure of owning an Arabian horse. Our membership would total over a thousand years of experience with this wonderful breed.

Ocala Shrine Rodeo Sept. 3rd & Sept 4th, 2021
Ocala Florida Rodeo
2200 NE Jacksonville Road
Ocala, FL
The Ocala Shrine Rodeo was founded in 1983 by the Ocala Shrine Club as a fundraiser to support the Shine Hospitals for Children.
The Annual Ocala Shrine Rodeo returns to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Florida annually in early September.
Sanctioned By Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). 5/20

Partners of the Park
Horse Show Organization
Ocala, FL
352-875-7634
Dedicated equestrian enthusiasts toiling away at the Florida Horse Park in order to deliver a dazzling array of schooling shows and other events for Dressage, Jumper and Eventing riders alike.
The events organized by P.O.P. generate funds which are funneled back into the Park's infrastructure to build a better park for the future, 5/20

Southeast Baroque Horse Show
Shows at Florida Horse Park Ocala
14226 NW 207th Terrace
High Springs, FL 32643
352-317-4732
We are a horse show management company created to host and promote horse shows in the Southeast United States. Shows are held at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, FL.
Current calendar of shows is available on our website.
The discipline of Working Equitation (WE) was pioneered by four countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France, with the first International competition being held in 1996. The discipline focuses on the partnership between horse and rider, through classical horsemanship and use of the horse for ranch work. 5/20

Southeastern Pro Rodeo | Ocala Rodeo
Rescheduled for July 24 and 25, 2020
2200 NE Jacksonville Rd. (CR 200A)
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 401-5900
Ocala Rodeo. Pro Rodeo action returns to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion with the Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo featuring saddle and bareback bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and the most dangerous eight seconds in any sport, bull riding. 5/20

Southern Junior Rodeo Association
Florida Rodeos
Ocala, FL
912.458.2067 | 904-370-0461
SJRA is the premier youth rodeo association for contestants ages five (5) to nineteen (19). The organization is divided into three (3) divisions: Juniors (ages 5-10), Seniors (ages 11-14), and High School (ages 14-19). Please refer to the membership page for additional information on age brackets and qualifications.
Members may join at any time. Throughout the year, contestants enjoy pay-outs in each event and at finals, the top contestants in each age division are rewarded with over $170,000 in prizes and cash awards.

Stride Dressage of Ocala Riding Club
Florida Horse Shows
2121 NE 40th Ave
Ocala, FL 34470
352-351-9262
STRIDE is an active riding and driving Dressage Club located in the Ocala, Florida area. In addition to hosting five schooling shows a year, STRIDE sponsors many clinics and workshops each year with activities and classes geared for ALL dressage enthusiasts, including the beginning rider or driver and beginning horse.

Sun Country Trail Blazers
Horse and Trail Riding Association
Ocala, FL 34474
Founded in 1984, The Sun Country Trail Blazers is a not-for-profit horse and trail riding association located in the Ocala, Florida area. This club is a family-oriented, all-breed group dedicated to the preservation and expansion of trail riding in Florida.

The Villages Polo Club
1020 Lake Sumter Landing
The Villages, FL 32162
352-753-3229
Central Florida. We offer first class facilities as well as the largest crowds in the U.S. with over 30,000 spectators a year. Playing at the Villages Polo Club is a rewarding experience for both the professional and patron participants.

Wellington Classic Dressage - Gold Coast Dressage
Florida Horse Shows
Wellington, FL
The Wellington Classic Dressage Challenge Series features USEF/USDF recognized dressage shows hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center PBIEC in Wellington, Florida, at Palm Beach Equine, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, and the Florida Horse Park in Ocala, Florida. Wellington Classic Dressage works in conjunction with the Global Dressage Festival and Gold Coast Dressage to produce dressage shows.

World Equestrian Center Ocala
Ocala Horse Shows
1390 NW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
352.414.7900
The World Equestrian Center Ocala offers a full range of horse shows throughout the year including show jumping, dressage, and western shows. The WEC offers four climate-controlled arenas for year-round comfort for riders and horses. This exciting new equestrian venue features a luxury hotel, an RV Park, and numerous restaurants on the grounds.

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