Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy is a full service private barn that specializes in American Saddlebreds, a spirited yet gentle breed. We offer English horseback riding lessons for all levels, youth activities, training, boarding, and horse show competition at the academy, regional, and national level. Our family-oriented environment is fun, safe, supportive, and educational. We emphasize the respect and responsibility required of a successful horse and rider team.
All of our lesson horses are either past or current show horses and are highly trained to accommodate differing skill levels. We have horses for both beginner and advanced riders. Our property features multiple areas for riding and driving, including a lighted arena. Clients can take full advantage of our brand new barn.
Growing up around horses, Krystle started taking professional lessons in several styles of riding at an early age and enjoyed competing as both a juvenile and amateur in the American Saddlebred arena. She received her B.S. in Equestrian Science from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.
Krystle is a member of the following organizations:
Jenny has 15 years of experience working with horses, including 10 years of teaching riding lessons to riders of all skill levels and ages. She has worked for multiple nationally ranked trainers.
Krystle and her team have gone above and beyond with training my daughter and also helping instill important values like dedication, responsibility, honesty, and resilience. Now she competes at the highest level! It's definitely the best thing that has happened to my daughter and I couldn't be more impressed and grateful to Suncoast Stables.
My daughter and I started out as lesson riders at Suncoast Stables and have progressed to owning a show horse and competing. Krystle's ability to educate, mentor, and progress both students and horses continues to exceed my expectations.
I know that my horse is receiving the best of care and that he is healthy and happy. Also, my daughter has attended several summer horse camps and enjoyed every minute. I would highly recommend Suncoast Stables to anyone!
All the riders at Suncoast Stables support each other's achievements. Krystle is a fun, energetic, and positive person who emphasizes proper care, respect, safety, and good horsemanship. We wouldn't go anywhere else!
There is a real community feeling at Suncoast Stables and the instruction is excellent. Krystle and Jenny have given me the confidence to embrace riding at the age of 55. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming. I love being at the stables!
Lessons are available for all skill levels, ages four and up. Ready to ride? Your first lesson is half off! This allows you or your child time to get to know the horses, staff, and programs before signing up for a regularly scheduled lesson time.
Lessons run Tuesday through Sunday. Daytime lessons are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Evening lessons are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Many of our students ride more than once per week, but the minimum is one lesson per week. Everyone starts in private lessons to ensure safety. Group lessons are by invitation only.
You can purchase individual lessons or buy a 4 or 8 lesson punchcard at a discounted rate. We'll do our best to accommodate the occasional schedule conflict.
We offer top-notch care for your horse in our new barn. Boarding includes daily turn out, daily stall cleaning, automatic watering, and feeding three times a day. Most horses are kept on Purina Strategy Professional Formula GX with other grains offered for special needs.
Training programs are available for young horses, show horse prospects, and seasoned show horses. Programs are customized to each horse and rider/driver to ensure goals are met. Horses are trained six days a week. Owners also receive two lessons per week on your show horse.
We emphasize the fundamentals and communication necessary to make an outstanding horse and rider team that excels in the arena. Beginners will experience the thrill of competing and winning blue ribbons at academy level shows. More experienced riders can showcase their talents at larger regional or national shows.
If you have dreams of winning competitions with your own show horse, we are here to guide you through the purchasing process. We'll search for the perfect horse to complement your riding style, reach your goals, and stay on budget.
Camps are offered in the summer and during school holidays and breaks. Besides learning how to ride, campers will also get hands-on experience caring for a horse, including grooming, feeding, tacking up, and cleaning stalls. We also use fun games to reinforce educational content, such as horse anatomy, nutrition, safety, and equipment.
Children ages 6 - 18 can attend camp. We have helmets available. When riding, campers must wear long pants and closed toe hard-soled shoes. Be sure to bring a cooler with lunch, drinks, and snacks... and don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses!
Our Youth Club is all about horsemanship, which is much more than just riding. In a fun and friendly atmosphere, we review barn safety, horse anatomy, care and feeding, and riding equipment. Club members also learn about the respect and responsibility required of a horse and rider team. And of course there will be riding!
The club is open to all of our riders under age 18. Different events are planned throughout the year, including local community projects and shows.