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Top Spots For Horseback Riding In South Florida

With enviable weather conditions year-round, it's no coincidence that South Florida is one of the premier horseback riding destinations in the country. As such, there is no shortage of options to explore when wanting to have a little fun in the sun with family and friends. A little equine research shows that there's something for everyone, no matter the skill level. The following is a list of the top horseback-riding spots in South Florida for those looking to get in touch with their inner cowboy.
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Sheridan Oaks Stable
13321 Old Sheridan St.
Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
(954) 434-1808

Owned and operated by Dave and Kim Moore, Sheridan Oaks Stable is one of the top horseback-riding spots in Broward County. Situated in beautiful Southwest Ranches, this stable offers some of the most cost-effective rates in all of South Florida. One lesson costs just $55, three lessons $150, six lessons are $300 and 10 lessons go for $495. Another reason why this is a go-to destination for South Florida visitors and residents is because it's one of the premier spots for the sport of "reining."

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Star Stables Miami
11970 S.W. 64th St.
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 982-8220

Star Stables Miami is conveniently situated near Kendall's "Horse Country" area right next to the Florida Turnpike. Some of the services offered at this beautiful facility include horse boarding, leasing and the sale of horses, horse training and, of course, horseback riding lessons. Private lessons cost $65 for 45 minutes for single riders along with some reasonable group-package options. Star Stable Miami's hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. but is closed on Mondays.

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Miami Equestrian Center
14000 S.W. 192nd St.
Miami, FL 33177
(786) 231-9902

Located in southwest Miami-Dade County, Miami Equestrian Center in one of South Florida's best-kept secrets. Not only is this the perfect place for families to enjoy a nice relaxing day, but this is also a training facility where champions train. From beginners to those looking to test their skills in "AA" competitions, its staff has the knowledge and the experience to accommodate riders of all levels. Their prices are also reasonable, including 30-minute single private lessons going for $60 and tons of deals on group packages.

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White Star Farms
25005 S.W. 193rd Ave.
Homestead, FL 33031
(305) 247-3211

Horseback riding lovers residing or visiting the southernmost portion of Miami-Dade County are very fortunate. White Star Farms is not only one of the premier destinations for horseback riding in South Florida, but it's also a great option for those trying to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of the big city. With 15 acres of land at their disposal, White Star Farms is perfect for avid riders of all levels to enjoy an experience like no other. After soaking in its picturesque trails, hills, and gullies, there's no better way to end the day than by relaxing by the waterfall and pond. White Star Farms is truly one of the top horseback riding locations in South Florida.

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Jesse Williams Ranch
6155 S.W. 123rd Ave.
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 270-5437

With 32 years of experience, Jesse Williams Ranch has been a staple of horseback riding in South Florida since 1983. One of the many reasons why South Floridians flock to this location is because of its kid-friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Much like the aforementioned horseback riding destinations, Jesse Williams Ranch also offers great deals for single riders and groups alike. Nevertheless, horseback riding is only of the many services provided. Be sure and check out some of the other attractions at this wonderful ranch that includes a Florida panther, flamingos, pets and many farm animals.

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