From guided pony rides to nature trails for seasoned equestrians, and even horse yoga, Seminole County offers many wilderness areas and professionally run ranches to get your horse on! Read on for some wonderful Equestrian experiences in Orlando North.
Hidden Palms Ranch
Whether you’re an urbanite or country-raised, a Horse Experience at Hidden Palms Ranch in Sanford will gain you an up-close understanding of the quote “The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.” Bring the kids (age 5 and up) for a one hour encounter to brush a horse, learn horse safety, “tack up,” and a mini riding lesson leading up to a horse ride. One to three participants; $75/first person/one hour ($15 for each additional person). Guided trail rides for up to five riders are also available for booking where eagle, osprey, hawk and even whitetail deer sightings occur.
CabaYoga, LLC is an alternative holistic horse and yoga integration training and events program developed by founder Caitlin Terry. Here, trainers provide equine partners for ground and mounted yoga practice to help find balance and fearlessness. Equine yoga classes are offered 7 days a week. Stay connected to CabaYoga on Facebook. View photos of CabaYoga and Dark Horse Farm here.
Riding lessons and camps, guided nature trail rides, horse sales/leasing/boarding and birthday parties are all available at Equestrian Quest in Geneva. Private and group lessons are offered in halter, hunt seat, saddle seat, Western pleasure, English pleasure, trail class, and dressage.
Horse Power Ranch
Also in Geneva, on 22 beautiful acres, is Horse Power Ranch which not only specializes in rental ponies for parties and events, their facilities feature an Airbnb farm stay, carriage rentals, and a Rustic Barn Wedding or family reunion venue featuring full or a la carte package services.
Bring Your Own…Horse
For those traveling with and trailering their own horses, many Seminole County trails, parks, and wilderness areas feature horseback riding trails including the Econ River Wilderness Area in Oviedo, Black Hammock Trailhead in Winter Springs, Lake Jesup Wilderness Area in Sanford and Lake Proctor Wilderness Area in Geneva. Trails are open during daylight hours.
About Orlando North, Seminole County
Besides the Equestrian experiences in Orlando North, this county is teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County offers visitors nature-based attractions, eclectic dining, a booming microbrew scene, plus a year-round calendar of festivals and events. With over 2,000 waterways, you’ll discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers to air boating among alligators or zooming through an aerial zip line course. It also features an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4; and you’ll save 30% on accommodations over Orlando and beachfront hotels. All this and it’s less than an hour’s drive to area theme parks and beaches too. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or CLICK HERE