Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Horseback Riding at Myakka River Trail Rides

The property's 40 acres of sprawling fields and shaded trails, along with purebred, trained horses, will have you feeling like a certified cattle wrangler in no time.

09/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Horse Whisperers

These Three Pros Help Horses Perform Their Best

Yes, even horses need therapists.

12/02/2019 By Hannah Wallace, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Pony Up

It Takes a Pile of Money to Compete in High-Level Equestrianism

Equestrian pursuits are known as the “sport of kings” for a reason.

12/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

A Rare Breed

A Myakka Woman Wants to Save the Akhal-Teke

Prized for their shimmering, almost metallic coats, the breed dates back 3,000 years ago and still maintains its distinct bloodline.

09/01/2019 By Hanna Powers

Why I Care

Gail Clifton Teaches Therapeutic Horseback Riding to People with Special Needs

Clifton was the executive director of the Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) for 17 years.

04/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

Showtime

Venice Equestrian Tour Presents Grand Prix Jumping Competitions

The height of season runs now through March 2.

01/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

Polo Pro

A Day in the Life of Polo Player Francisco Llosa

One day with Francisco Llosa of the Sarasota Polo Club.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Robert Castro

Sporting Life

Fox Lea Farm is a Draw for Equestrians

The Venice farm hosts shows more than 40 weeks a year.

02/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

iShots: Sarasota Polo

This week, photographer Robert Castro turns his lens on one of Sarasota's favorite spring pastimes: polo.

02/14/2014 By robertc

Article

iShots: Horsing Around

This week's collection of iShots: Sarasota horses.

12/20/2013 By Megan McDonald