Jacksonville Equestrian Center
The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is the host for most equestrian related events in the Jacksonville area.
From Man o' War to Secretariat, or Mr. Ed to Bojack Horseman, culture has long celebrated the muscled majesty of horses.
Florida has its own facility dedicated to the care and celebration of these regal mammals. Hoof it (okay, maybe just drive) to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center and discover our version of horsepower.
Highlights of the Facility
The facility provides some rather unique characteristics that makes it a premium multi-purpose facility beyond just horses.
1. Indoor Arena
A 150 foot by' 300 foot' indoor arena offers a footing of clay/sand mixture and can seat up to 6,500. Along with two outdoor 36,000 square foot show rings, an 80,000 square foot rebound turf arena and four permanent bars with 422 stalls with the ability to add temporary stalls.
The acreage and size of the facility allows Jacksonville Equestrian Center to host other sporting events, such as 5k races, Special Olympics, concerts, and RV shows. It has also been used as a wedding venue.
3. RV Spaces
Jacksonville Equestrian Center provides 78 full hook-up RV spaces for travelers and primitive camping spaces with a sewage dump station.
4. Outdoor Arena
The covered outdoor area is 145 feet by' 285 feet' with clay and sand footing. It also has a covered walkway to the indoor arena and portable bleachers for spectators.
5. Other Events
The Jacksonville Equestrian Center hosts all sorts of equestrian events, dog agility events, fun runs, galas and more. The variety of space within the facility make it easy to host most events.
6. HORSE Therapies
The Equestrian Center is the home of Helping Others Rehabilitate through the Service of Equines (HORSE) Therapy, a nonprofit therapeutic riding program where clients of all ages with a range of physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive disabilities experience freedoms they have never felt before. Learn more about HORSE on their website.