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From a horse lover’s paradise and local institution for quality handmade tack to a world-renowned equestrian facility — Lake County is a delight for professional or novice equestrians. Enjoy a sedate ride through lakefront trails or an adventurous trek over a forest path. And be sure to stroll back in time to the horse-drawn era and experience more than 150 beautifully restored antique carriages from around the world at the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort.
 
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Equestrian Adventures
Cara Blanchard Training
22200 Lake Seneca Road
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: 352-357-2056
Web site: www.carablanchardtraining.com
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Fiddler's Green Ranch Resort and Guided Trail Rides
42725 W. Altoona Road
Altoona, FL 32702
Phone: (352) 669-7111
Fax: (352) 669-1748
E-mail: info@fiddlersgreenranch.com
Web site: www.fiddlersgreenranch.com
Directions: U.S. Highway 441 to SR 19 N. Stay on SR 19 to Demko Road
Training camps are available in June. Call for more information.
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Rock Springs Run Riding Ranch
31700 County Road 433
Sorrento, FL 32776
Phone: (352) 735-6266
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; seven days a week
Web site: www.rsrranch.com
Guided trail rides
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The Grand Oaks Resort
3000 Marion County Road
Weirsdale, FL 32195
Phone: (352) 750-5500
Fax: (352) 750-3342
E-mail: info@thegrandoaks.com
Web site: www.thegrandoaks.com
The Grand Oaks Resort is home of the Florida Carriage Museum. Celebrate life while exploring spectacular settings on horseback, enjoy romantic experiences upon one of our many world renowned antique horse drawn carriages and revel in the comfort of one of our 26 private country chateaus. Whatever you’re looking for, The Grand Oaks Resort is uniquely the ideal venue for equestrian, corporate and private events.
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Dream Catcher Horse Ranch
10639 Toad Road
Clermont, FL 34715
Phone: (407) 702-8332
Hours: call for hours
E-mail: dchorses1@gmail.com
Web site: www.dreamcatcherhorses.com
Alternate Contact: Loran (352) 398-5491
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McKie Equine Communication Skills
18133 Boys Ranch Road
Altoona, FL 32702
Phone: (352) 669-4425
Fax: (352) 669-4425
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week
E-mail: BJMcKIE932@aol.com
Web site: www.equinecommunications.com
Lessons and special-needs lessons
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Rocking Horse Stables
44200 State Road 19
Altoona, FL 32702
Phone: (352) 669-9982
Fax: (352) 669-7689
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; seven days a week
E-mail: rockinghorseht@aol.com
Web site: www.rockinghorseht.com
Rates vary
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Equestrian Trails

Lake Louisa State Park
7305 U.S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34714
Phone: (352) 394-3969
Fax: (352) 394-0386
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
E-mail: rachel.payne@dep.state.fl.us
Web site: www.floridastateparks.org
Directions: Take U.S. Highway 27 south for 6 miles and the park is on the right. From I-4, take U.S. Highway 27 north for 35 miles from Haines City and the park is on left.
$24 daily; Two-bedroom cottage $123 daily; minimum two-night stay on weekends and holidays
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Sawgrass Island Preserve
12050 Sawgrass Island Road
Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone: (352) 343-3777
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
E-mail: info@lcwa.org
Web site: www.lcwa.org
Directions: Toward Eustis on Hwy 441, turn N. on Hwy 19. Follow 19 through downtown Eustis and turn on Hwy 452. Turn right on South Em-En-El- Grove Road. Turn left on Thomas Boat Landing Road. Turn right to Sawgrass Island Road.
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USDA - Forest Service Ocala National Forest, Seminole Ranger District
40929 State Road 19
Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone: (352) 669-3153
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed holidays
Web site: www.fs.usda.gov
Directions: The office for the southern half of the Ocala National Forest, the Seminole Ranger District center is located along SR 19 just north of Altoona.
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Lake Norris Conservation Area
Lake Norris Road
Eustis, FL 32726
Phone: (352) 343-3777
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
E-mail: info@lcwa.org
Web site: www.lcwa.org
Directions: SR19 turn east on SR 42 then south SR439- turn east on 44A & drive 4.5 miles to Lake Norris Road. Turn north. Go 2.5 miles. Entrance on west side of road.
Canoe Rental: $50 refundable deposit
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Seminole State Forest
9610 County Road 44
Leesburg, FL 34788
Phone: (352) 360-6675
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Web site: www.fl-dof.com
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Equestrian Supplies

Browns Family Horse Supply
777A S. Highway 27
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-241-4663
Web site: www.brownsfamilyhorsesupplies.com
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Clermont Equestrian Tack Shop
750 W. Desoto St.
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: (352) 242-1257
Fax: (352) 242-1258
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
E-mail: clermontequestrian@yahoo.com
Web site: www.clermontequestrian.net
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Classic Leather Works
42223 State Road 19
Altoona, FL 32702
Phone: (352) 669-1700
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday
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Ruffs Saddle Shop
20747 Wiygul Road
Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone: (352) 669-6440
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
Web site: www.cowboyknives.com
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