Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy is a full service private barn that specializes in American Saddlebreds, a spirited yet gentle breed. We offer English horseback riding lessons for all levels, youth activities, training, boarding, and horse show competition at the academy, regional, and national level. Our family-oriented environment is fun, safe, supportive, and educational. We emphasize the respect and responsibility required of a successful horse and rider team.
All of our lesson horses are either past or current show horses and are highly trained to accommodate differing skill levels. We have horses for both beginner and advanced riders. Our property features multiple areas for riding and driving, including a lighted arena. Clients can take full advantage of our brand new barn.
Growing up around horses, Krystle started taking professional lessons in several styles of riding at an early age and enjoyed competing as both a juvenile and amateur in the American Saddlebred arena. She received her B.S. in Equestrian Science from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.
Krystle is a member of the following organizations:
Jenny has 15 years of experience working with horses, including 10 years of teaching riding lessons to riders of all skill levels and ages. She has worked for multiple nationally ranked trainers.
Suncoast Stables is proud to have earned a 5-star customer review rating on Yelp, Google, and Groupon. Below are some recent reviews from customers:
Krystle has gone above and beyond with training my daughter and helping instill values like dedication, responsibility, honesty, and resilience. She now competes at the highest level; it's the best thing that has happened to her. I couldn't be more grateful to Krystle.
My daughter and I started out as lesson riders at Suncoast Stables and have progressed to owning a show horse and competing. Krystle's ability to educate, mentor, and progress both students and horses continues to exceed my expectations.
I know that my horse is receiving the best of care and that he is healthy and happy. Also, my daughter has attended several summer horse camps and enjoyed every minute. I would highly recommend Suncoast Stables to anyone!
All the riders at Suncoast Stables support each other's achievements. Krystle is a fun, energetic, and positive person who emphasizes proper care, respect, safety, and good horsemanship. We wouldn't go anywhere else!
There is a real community feeling at Suncoast Stables and the instruction is excellent. The instructors have given me the confidence to embrace riding at the age of 55. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming. I love being at the stables!
Lessons are available for all skill levels, ages four and up. Ready to ride? We offer a Buy One, Get One private lesson special for new riders! This allows you or your child time to get to know the horses, staff, and programs before signing up for a regularly scheduled lesson time.
Lessons run Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. Daytime lessons are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Evening lessons are offered Tuesday through Friday. Many of our students ride more than once per week, but the minimum is one lesson per week. Everyone starts in private lessons to ensure safety. Group lessons are by invitation only. You can purchase individual lessons or buy a package of lessons at a discounted rate.
We offer top-notch care for your horse in our new barn. Boarding includes daily turn out and stall cleaning, automatic watering, and feeding three times a day with a balanced diet to ensure high performance.
Training programs are available for young horses, show horse prospects, and seasoned show horses. Programs are customized to each horse and rider/driver to ensure goals are met. Horses are trained six days a week. Owners also receive two lessons per week on your show horse.
We emphasize the fundamentals and communication necessary to make an outstanding horse and rider team that excels in the arena. Beginners will experience the thrill of competing and winning blue ribbons at academy level shows. More experienced riders can showcase their talents at larger regional or national shows.
If you have dreams of winning competitions with your own show horse, we are here to guide you through the purchasing process. We'll search for the perfect horse to complement your riding style, reach your goals, and stay on budget.
Congratulations to Judy Rodrick, who is the proud new owner of McGwire, a handsome and impressive liver chestnut that racks like a dream. We are pleased to announce that McGwire will board at Suncoast Stables and be in our lesson/training program.
Riders from Suncoast Stables competed in Ocala, FL on September 11-13. Despite the rain, it was a good show. Our riders gained valuable experience and learned tactics to apply to upcoming shows. Results were as follows:
Karsyn Licciardello with Bobby J
First in ASB 3 gaited park pleasure qualifier and championship
Karsyn Licciardello with Simbara's Bess Buy
First in ASB 3 gaited show pleasure qualifier and championship
Hailey Luedde with Framed in Radiance
(their second show together)
3rd in Morgan English Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor qualifier and championship
Madeline McNamara with Travel In Style
Two 3rd place in 11-17 Walk/Trot Showmanship and Equitation
Devon Boyle with Travel In Style
3rd in 8 and under walk and trot lead line
Ireland Boyle with Hopefully
4th in 8 and under walk and trot lead line
Hailey Krupnick with Hopefully
(their first show together and first time in full bridle)
4th and 5th in 14 and over Walk/Trot/Canter Showmanship and Equitation
Many other SCS Show riders came to help and support. With more shows upcoming in October, November, and December, remember to discuss your competition, horse leasing, and/or ownership goals with your trainer so you can be ready for competition success.
We consider our riders part of our family and are happy to continually improve our business to further enhance our client experience. The next major improvment is a large barn addition, which will begin as soon as the rain stops! This expansion will add more tack and feed rooms, a show tack room, five wash racks, an office, and additional storage. Already under way are other minor improvements, including a repaint of the front fences and gates on the property.
Camps are offered in the summer and during school holidays and breaks. Besides learning how to ride, campers will also get hands-on experience caring for a horse, including grooming, feeding, tacking up, and cleaning stalls. We also use fun games to reinforce educational content, such as horse anatomy, nutrition, safety, and equipment.
Children ages 6 - 18 can attend camp. We have helmets available. When riding, campers must wear long pants and closed toe hard-soled shoes. Be sure to bring a cooler with lunch, drinks, and snacks... and don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!
Our Youth Club is all about horsemanship, which is much more than just riding. In a fun and friendly atmosphere, we review barn safety, horse anatomy, care and feeding, and riding equipment. Club members also learn about the respect and responsibility required of a horse and rider team.
The club is open to all of our riders under age 18. Different events are planned throughout the year, including local community projects and shows.
1108 Altamont Lane
Odessa, FL 33556