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Haile Equestrian Center
Haile Equestrian is a premier horse facility in the heart of Gainesville, Florida. Nestled in prestigious Haile Plantation, Haile Equestrian offers a full array of horse services for all ages and ability levels. Services include horseback riding lessons, casual horseback rides, summer camps, pony birthday parties, full/partial leases (timeshares), horse boarding, and horse sales. Haile Equestrian is located 5 miles from the University of Florida campus or the Oaks Mall, and is an easy drive from Santa Fe College.
Horseback riding lessons are available through multiple instructors at Haile Equestrian. Lessons are available for beginners through advanced riders in the areas of basic horsemanship, dressage, hunter/jumper, and western riding. Each instructor comes from a unique riding background and has their own areas of expertise. These varied riding backgrounds and different teaching styles allow us to offer a diverse, multidisciplinary program. Haile Equestrian Center is home to large herd of lesson horses, ranging from beginner safe, quiet Quarter Horses to high quality imported Warmbloods for more advanced riders. Each lesson allows riders the opportunity to interact with their horses on the ground, learn the basics of grooming/tacking, and learn to ride in a structured and fun environment.
Horsemanship for Homeschoolers
We have developed a dynamic, educational, and fun program which will allow your child the opportunity to learn the skill of riding a horse without sacrificing regularly scheduled curriculum. Our program includes hands-on experience in horse handling, riding lessons, and theory lessons in the classroom. Our curriculum includes modules that cover physical education, math, language arts, science, social studies, creative writing, and art.
Type of Program: Academy/Instruction
Age: 5 years of age and older (inquire for younger riders)