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Best Horse Boarding Facilities in Tampa, FL

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tampa Horse Boarding Facilities on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Port Richey, FL 34653

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4.9 (51)
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5.0 (33)

Why choose this provider?

Rockin' Horse Farm is an equine camp in New Port Richey that sits on a 10-acre property. The full-board packages start at $500 per month, and the stable is “geared for the casual rider”. Rockin' Horse provides a children's party package, which includes 2.5 hours of safari wagon rides, pony grooming, and other activities that feature animals and nature. The camp runs the non-profit Horse Connections that conducts therapeutic horsemanship and riding sessions for special-needs students.

Odessa, FL 33556

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5.0 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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Suncoast Stables & Riding Academy is an equine facility in Odessa that provides horse boarding services, as well as private lessons for riders. The facility offers its boarders full care that includes thrice-daily feeding, daily turnout, automatic watering, and stall cleaning, and it has training programs for young or seasoned show horses. Suncoast also runs a youth club for horsemanship enthusiasts under 18 years old, and it hosts camps and events.

Riverview, FL 33579

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4.6 (15)

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Galaxy Farms is an equine facility and show barn in Riverview that provides horse boarding and rider instruction services. The camp cares for horses of any size or breed, and its grooms are always available to look after the animals. The boarding facility includes a total of 41 stalls in two barns, automatic waterers and fly spray misters, wet and dry grooming stall racks, turnout paddocks and fields, and a climate-controlled tack room.

Riverview, FL 33579

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4.4 (20)

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Crazy Horse Boarding is a 32-acre facility in Riverview that provides daily and nightly turnouts as the weather permits. The amenities include stalls measuring 12 square feet, wash racks, a tack room, a sitting area for owners and their guests, and a secure automated access to the property. A client writes, “Our three horses...have lived [at the facility] for nearly eight years. During this time, we have watched as the stable has grown, from two stalls to sixteen...”

Lutz, FL 33558

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5.0 (84)
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4.6 (52)
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5.0 (2)

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Avalon Stables is a horse boarding facility in Lutz that specializes in the care of American Saddlebreds, Friesians, Hackney Ponies, Morgans, and Standardbreds. The 30-acre camp offers monthly packages, such as pasture boards at $375 and general boards at $650. The full-service training board costs $1,000, and this includes twice-daily feeding with electrolytes and any needed supplements, fresh shavings, and private stalls. Avalon Stables opened in 1995, and it has a riding academy for competition, personal development, or leisure purposes.

Tampa, FL 33625

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4.5 (55)
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4.0 (33)

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In the Breeze Ranch is a horse boarding camp in Tampa that opened in the 1970s. The 320-acre facility sits on a property at the edge of the woods that has a creek, and it is also available for hayrides, bonfires, parties, and horsemanship camps. In the Breeze Ranch is open to the public, and it has professional trail guides. Couples can have a romantic time at the farm for $129 per night, and the price includes champagne and marshmallows.

Tampa, FL 33625

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4.7 (28)
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5.0 (13)

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Whispering Oaks Equestrian Center is a facility in Tampa that boards horses. The monthly full-board packages start at $410, while partial boarding that does not include feed and hay costs $210. Whispering Oaks offers competition-level or for-pleasure lessons to riders aged five and above, and the introductory private lesson fee is $25 for half an hour. The center has a holiday horsemanship academy toward the end of December, and students only pay $60 per day during the season.

Lutz, FL 33549

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4.4 (25)

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Circle C's Ranch is a horse boarding and training facility in Lutz that opened in 2002. All stalls come with feed buckets, automatic waterers, and mats. Some of the barn amenities are wash racks outfitted with hoses and crossties, tack rooms with shelving and saddle racks, and windows that may be shuttered during inclement weather. Circle C's has more than ten pastures with automatic waterers and shaded areas, and it has a lounge for the horse owners and other guests.

Compare our Top Horse Boarding Facilities

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rockin' Horse Farm
Port Richey, FL 34653
Suncoast Stables & Riding Academy
Odessa, FL 33556
Galaxy Farms
Riverview, FL 33579
Crazy Horse Boarding
Riverview, FL 33579
Avalon Stables
Lutz, FL 33558
In the Breeze Ranch
Tampa, FL 33625
Whispering Oaks Equestrian Center
Tampa, FL 33625
Circle C's Ranch
Lutz, FL 33549

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Choosing a horse boarder is a unique type of business transaction because it can become a long-term partnership. The boarder can become the person your horse relies on for care and attention when you’re busy. Additionally, the boarding facility becomes your horse’s home, so you want it to be safe and comfortable.

    Things to consider when choosing a boarding facility include the level of care your horse needs and how much you can comfortably spend on boarding. The amount of time you have available to take care of your horse is also a consideration. This detail is due to the types of care packages boarding facilities offer.
  • What is horse boarding?

    Horse boarding is when a horse farm provides a place for a horse to stay and manages its daily care in exchange for a fee. Some boarding facilities also provide medical care for horses. Boarding provides a way to be a responsible horse owner for someone who doesn’t have a safe place to keep a horse.

  • What are the different types of horse boarding?

    Horse owners can choose from two main types of boarding. The types are pasture boarding and stall boarding.

    • Pasture boarding does not include access to a stall.
    • Stall boarding provides horses with a place to sleep indoors.

    In addition to the two main types of boarding, there are different levels of care offered by some breeders. The levels of boarding care offered include:
    • Full care
    • Partial care
    • Self care

  • Why board a horse?

    Boarding a horse is usually chosen to enhance its well-being. Horses need room to run and play as well as a safe place to sleep. Additionally, horses need care, such as grooming and training, that take time. Horse owners who aren’t able to provide those things can choose to board horses at places that offer those things.

  • Where to board a horse?

    To find a place to board a horse, check online listings to understand what you can expect from each facility. Additionally, consider checking classified ads online or in print to find boarding facilities. Choose one that’s conveniently located so you can visit your horse frequently.

  • What is a horse boarding stable?

    A horse boarding stable is a place that rents out stable space and room for horses to run. It’s a service for people who don’t have room to care for their horses. It can also be used by people who aren’t able to give horses the care needed to be healthy and happy.

  • What does boarding a horse include?

    Boarding a horse usually always includes a safe place for a horse to sleep and a pasture area where it can exercise and eat grass. Some boarding facilities offer full-care packages while others offer partial packages that let owners choose the level of service they want.