Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Off to a Fast Start

Happy New Year!

At Suncoast Stables, we're looking forward to a great year of helping our horses and riders reach new heights!  Only five days into the year, we already have a lot going on.


First, we'd like to introduce you to two new show horses in training at the barn. Please welcome Framed in Radiance, a bay Morgan mare, and Walterway's Dainty Miss, a chestnut Saddlebred mare.  We have two more stalls available for training.


This Friday, from 6-7pm, Suncoast Stables is holding a Boots, Bits, and Bridles Youth Club meeting.  We will be discussing ASHA's Ride Time and ASHA & USEF Scholarships. ASHA is the American Saddlebred Horse Association and USEF is the United States Equestrian Federation.  Also at the meeting, we'll learn about proper show preparation, horse grooming, tack cleaning, and trailer loading.

Winter Horsemanship Camp was a lot of fun and a great success. We have some lesson time slots available. Don't forget to tell your friends about our special offers for new riders.


Horse show season is already starting.  The next show is the Champagne Stables Horse Show on Sunday, January 11 at 10am.   On February 7, there is the Judd's Stable Horse Show. The larger Gasparilla Charity Horse Show runs from March 10-14. Riders can still register for the Judd's and Gasparilla shows.

Horse Shows are free for spectators.  Vendors/concessions are present.


Saving Grace for Equines is always looking for tax deductible donations. They are a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to rescuing equines from kill auctions, meat brokers, and abusive situations.  More information is available on their Facebook page.

Suncoast Stables is also accepting donations for barn expansion.  As our family grows, the addition of an enclosed tack/equipment room, youth club meeting area, stalls, and office will enable us to continue increasing our customer experience. Barn Expansion donations can be made on Go Fund Me. We thank you for your support.


The UPHA Convention (United Professional Horsemen's Association) will be held on January 14-17 in Savannah, GA. Krystle Lee will be attending. The conference provides continuing education for equestrian professionals, including judging and training clinics.

Krystle Lee received her Bachelor's of Equine Science from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and has served as the owner and trainer of Suncoast Stables in Odessa, FL since its opening in 2007.  She is a member of the American  Riding Instructors Association, the American Saddle Horse Association, the United Professional Horsemans' Association, the Certified Horsemanship Association, and the United States Equestrian Federation.