Florida, an Equestrian State

Florida Horse Properties For Sale

Florida welcomes all horse enthusiasts with its warm and sunny year-round climate, excellent natural footing, and almost unlimited horse related businesses that altogether attract an untold number of equine competitions, as well as tourists and saavy retirees. 

Some Favorite Florida Horse Trails, Pan Handle Area

The Blackwater Forest, the Coldwater Recreation Area, is great for horsecamping  (see below) and has 48 miles of trails. There are some
gentle rolling hills and amazing streams and creeks and rivers. It is about 30-45 min drive to the white sand beaches on the Emerald Coast and Pensacola, FL

 


From September till March are usually are most popular months for trail riding, since most people like riding in cooler weather.  The Stables above at Coldwater Recreation Area,
for reservations, call: 850-957-6161.


People from all walks of life come to the Sunshine State for its attractive weather, high job growth rate, lack of personal income tax and relatively low cost of living. All of these factors and more help to make Florida one of the nations fastest growing states.

 

Ocala, Florida - is just one of the fine horsey areas in Florida. Many say Ocala in Marion County is more than special with its approximately  1,200+ horse farms and more than 50 known breeds of horses. 

Equus is 15 minutes from Wellington, home of the National Horse Show.

The horse racing industry, which stables approx. 134,000 horses in Florida, also has a strong presence and contributes $2.2 billion to the states dynamic economy.
Hundreds of miles of scenic coastline, Disney and the natural beauty of the Everglades all help to make tourism Florida's leading industry.
Agriculture is also big business and the state is the number one citrus producer in the United States. Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa are the three largest cities.

Florida Horse Statistics:


Horse Population: 550,000 horses, approximately

The State of Florida has approximately 550,000 horses and more than 70% are used for competition and recreation, ranking #3 in the US (as per 2005 National Horse Council Study ).

Florida is home to almost all breeds of horses, led by Thoroughbreds (215,000), Warmbloods, Quarter Horses (95,000) and Arabians. Florida's equine champions are known all over the world.

The Florida horse industry annually generates product valued at $2.2 Billion, and has a total annual economic impact estimated at around $7 Billion.

Over 240,000 Floridians are involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers and employees. There are over 900 horse farms in Florida with over 72,000 employees. Florida horsemen spend more than $1.2 Billion in annual maintenance costs, including $185 million on feed and hay. (1996 Study Dept. of Agriculture)

Horse Owner, Employees and Volunteers: 450,000

Capital: Tallahassee
Land Area: 53,927 sq. miles
Population: 17,789,068
Counties: 67

Seven largest cities:

Jacksonville: 782,623;
Miami: 386,417;
Tampa: 325,989;
St. Petersburg: 249,079;
Hialeah: 220,485;
Orlando: 213,223;
Fort Lauderdale: 167,380

Florida Horse Trails

Directory and maps are
available from:

Florida Department of
Environmental Protection,
Office of Greenways & Trails
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 795
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Phone: 850-245-2052,
Fax: 850-245-2082
www.floridagreenwaysandtrails.com

Florida Division of Recreation and Parks

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