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By the EIE Editorial Staff

Florida offers a unique and exciting experience for horseback riding enthusiasts. With its diverse landscapes, from beaches and forests to prairies and swamps, Florida provides a variety of trails to explore. Additionally, Florida's warm weather makes it possible to enjoy horseback riding year-round.

Here are some of the reasons why horse vacations in Florida are so much fun:

  • Variety of trails: Florida offers a wide variety of trails to suit all levels of experience, from beginner-friendly paths to challenging cross-country rides. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll along the beach or a heart-pounding adventure through the woods, Florida has something for you.
  • Beautiful scenery: Florida is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. From the white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast to the lush green forests of the interior, Florida's scenery is sure to take your breath away.
  • Warm weather: Florida's warm weather makes it possible to enjoy horseback riding year-round. Even in the winter, the temperatures are mild enough to ride comfortably. Check out places to book your trip on our Vacations page.
  • World Class Polo: Some of the best polo in the world is located in Florida where you can check out matches at the National Polo Center in Wellington or the Sarasota Polo Club in Sarasota.
  • Plenty of Events: There are a great number of events including at places like the World Equestrian Center in Ocala a must see for any horse lover! This venue features shows with horse breeds, dressage, hunter jumper, classes and more. You can also dine and stay onsite at their beautiful hotel. Don’t forget the incredible shopping to buy gifts for yourself or your favorite equestrian!
  • Off to the Races: Gulfstream Park is home to the Florida Derby and the Pegasus World Cup, located in Hallandale Beach and further north is Tampa Bay Downs, hosting the Tampa Bay Downs, a prep race for the Kentucky Derby. Both tracks are found on our Thoroughbred Racing page.

If you're looking for a fun and exciting vacation, Florida is the perfect place to go. With its beautiful scenery, warm weather, and friendly people, Florida is sure to make your horse vacation one to remember.

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