Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy is a full service private barn that specializes in American Saddlebred horses. 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.
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 or purchasing a package of lessons at a discounted rate.
Lessons run Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only, with evening lessons offered Tuesday through Friday and daytime lessons on Wednesday and Saturday. Everyone starts in private lessons to ensure safety.
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 their show horse.
We emphasize the respect and responsibility required of a successful horse and rider team to excel 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 within budget.
Two horse and rider teams from Suncoast Stables competed on the big stage at the World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Kentucky. It was the first appearance at World's for both Graceanne Hoback and Karsyn Licciardello and we are proud to announce that both placed!
Graceanne, riding Charming Delusion, earned the 9th place vote in American Saddlebred 3-Gaited Park Jr. Exhibitor Division I. It was an impressive ride in a big class for this horse and rider team that has been together for less than a year. Karsyn, riding Simbara's Bess Buy, earned the 10th place vote in American Saddlebred Adult 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Division I. It was a truly amazing ride in an extremely competitive class of 23 riders. Best of all, these riders gained valuable experience that will help them in future World's competitions!
Horsemanship camps are offered during spring break, the summer, and winter holidays. Campers will learn horse safety, grooming, tacking up, riding, and caring for horses in a safe, unique, and supportive environment.
Children ages 6 - 17 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 popular 2016 Summer Horsemanship Camps run on four weeks: June 20-24, June 27 - July 1, July 11-15, and July 25-29. Campers can attend a morning session (9AM-12PM), afternoon session (12:30-3:30PM), or a full day. Registration forms are available in the "Forms" section below.
Our Youth Club is all about horsemanship, which is much more than just riding! In a fun and friendly atmosphere, we review barn safety and horse care while planning activities for upcoming events. 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.
All customers need to have a completed and signed Rider Application, Liability Release Form, and Medical Form on file.
Download Rider Application
Download Adult Release Form
Download Child Release Form
Download Medical Form
2016 Florida State High Point Award Program Registration Form
2016 Fun in the Sun Horse Show Registration Form and Prize List
2016 Summer Horsemanship Camp Registration Form
1108 Altamont Lane
Odessa, FL 33556