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    I may be looking into moving to Florida in the next year or so. So as a preemptive move I am starting my research of farms and trainers now.

    not only will I need to board my horse but I will also be looking for work ( 12+ years in all parts of the industry)

    So any suggestions of farms and trainers now would be greatly appreciated. I looked at various "associations" hoping for an "affiliates" page and was unsuccessful.

  • #2
    Welcome to Florida

    This is a big state To which part of Florida are you planning on moving? Also, what kind of barn do you need? I know many very helpful people will pipe up and help you with your search...Good Luck!! Try www.gohja.org (local barn page for Central Florida Hunter/Jumper), www.newhorse.com is a great one too.
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    • #3
      Robert Robold at North Hammock Stables. He can also give you advice on other areas of the state. Great guy and good rider.


      • #4
        Yep, it would be helpful to know which part of Fla you are considering
        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


        • #5
          Seabreeze Farm in Geneva.


          • #6
            yeah, knowing which part of florida would help, and what kind of barn and trainers.

            south florida I worked with RG Wilson, excellent for dressage, flat
            and i dont know if he is still a trainer but Chris Bennings is good for hunter/jumper

            now, central florida, I know an excellent one for dressage too, Peter Stoepker.
            for hunter/jumper I would say Suzanne Muchow, I have not work with her, but from what I saw, she looks great.

            for a job, it will be harder, so many people are looking for work right now. your best bet would be to find a place that can hire you and give you like a discount on your horse board, or some place would do it free if you work for them


            • #7
              Contact Alicia at Barrington Hill. She runs a hunter/jumper/breeding farm that also host shows. Beautiful place and super nice folks.
              BTW she is in Dade City which is just out side of the Tampa area.
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              • Original Poster

                Thanks for the comments.

                Looking at the Orlando and Ocala areas right now. This is still VERY up in the air but I would like to start looking now to figure out if it is feasible.

                I would consider other areas as well nothing is set in stone.

                I am looking mostly Hunter/jumper but I have a background in Dressage as well.


                • #9
                  yay to Orlando lol
                  if you have any questions, PM me, I'll be glad to help ya in this area, I know what it is to be new


                  • #10
                    If you end up in the Ocala or Gainesville area, PM me. I know a few nice places.
                    "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume


                    • #11
                      You can pm me also. You will love Ocala Also check out the barn book for central FL


                      • #12
                        i also live in ocala. pm me with any questions. i work for a local large animal hospital in town too.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cloudyandcallie View Post
                          Robert Robold at North Hammock Stables. He can also give you advice on other areas of the state. Great guy and good rider.
                          I sold a really nice pony to him in fifteen or so years ago. Very pleased with how he handled everything. He had good connections and found a great buyer and the pony went 3d Nationally in the Small/Medium Greens the next year.
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                          • #14
                            www.gohja.org has a list of Central Florida barns, especially in the Orlando area, there are a lot of great ones to choose from. If you have any specific questions, you are also welcome to PM me. Good luck with your move!


                            • #15
                              Same here. If you end up in the Orlando, Ocala or Gainesville area, PM me.
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                              • #16
                                What is with all the pm's? Why so hesitant to post suggestions? Just wondering.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by MajfrmNY View Post
                                  What is with all the pm's? Why so hesitant to post suggestions? Just wondering.
                                  Personally, I want to know a little bit more about a person before recommending a barn. That's all .
                                  "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume


                                  • #18
                                    The Tampa Bay area is great for barn searching too. LOTS of good trainer to choose from. Try www.floridahorse.com

                                    If your looking to show, I rode with Ravenwood Farm when I was younger. They know their hunters thats for sure. If I ever move back to Fl I would ride with them again.

                                    Good luck on your search


                                    • #19
                                      I hate PM's. I have my email address listed for questions.
                                      hunter/jumper ponies


                                      • #20
                                        Hi everybody.
                                        Just found this Thread. Will move to the Area of Sarasota next year and therefore will be looking for good trainiing facilities for my horses.