Equestrian

Horse trails abound in the Greater Chiefland Area. One of the best trails is the Nature Coast State Trail. Equestrian trails parallel some portions of the paved trail and will eventually run its entire length. Currently, parking for equestrians can be found at the Fanning Springs and Old Town trailheads. (The rest of the paragraph is fine, as follows) Goethe State Forest also provides equestrians with the opportunity to enjoy the park by designating many beautiful natural trails for this purpose. Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area and Waccasassa Bay, also offer great horseback riding opportunities. Goethe State Forest also provides equestrians with the opportunity to enjoy the park by designating many beautiful natural trails for this purpose. Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area and Waccasassa Bay, also offer great horseback riding opportunities.

The Royal Riding Academy Association provides a wonderful chance for mentally and physically handicapped individuals, children’s programs, camps, and beginning equestrians to interact with horses and learn riding techniques. We use rescued and retired horses for most of our riding, and volunteers to assist riders and care for the horses. We are looking for professionals in learning, mental health, social and physcial therapies, as well as groups such as churches, childrens programs, and mentally or physicaly handicaped programs and intrested individuals to help with or receive our services. For more information contact the program director at (352) 463-0047.

Nestled in the heart of the 53,000-acre Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Equestrian Center is a unique 200-acre facility meticulously developed for the sport and art of combined carriage driving.Come experience the convenience and camaraderie of riding, driving & training among champions!

Explore at your own pace, or in the company of fellow driving enthusiasts – and discover for yourself why guests call Black Prong “A Driver’s Heaven”. www.blackprong.com

For more information about:
The Nature Coast Trail State Park, call (352) 493-6072
Andrews Wildlife Management Area, call (352) 493-6020 or (386) 758-0525
Goethe State Forest, call (352) 465-8585
Royal Riding Academy Association, call (352) 463-0047