Teaching Tampa Bay to Ride!

Suncoast Stables American Saddlebred

Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy is a full service private barn that offers riding lessons, horse show competition, boarding and training, summer/holiday camps, and a youth club. Our family-oriented environment is fun, safe, and supportive. When you are part of our program, you'll learn all the horsemanship skills needed to expertly care for horses and meet your riding and competition goals. Many young riders also notice personal growth in responsibility and self-confidence.

Suncoast Stables Hose Show Competition


Horseback Riding and Driving Lessons

Suncoast Stables Horseback Riding Owner Krystle Lee

Private lessons are available for all skill levels, ages four and up. Our lesson program is structured around weekly one-on-one instruction in our arena. All of our lesson horses are highly trained to accommodate differing skill levels, from beginner to advanced. We specialize in American Saddlebreds, Morgan's, Arabians, hackneys, and roadsters and teach lessons in Saddleseat, Dressage, Western, and Hunt Seat. Customers can enjoy our property's multiple areas for riding and driving, including a lighted well-drained arena, and take advantage of our new barn.

Boarding and Training

Suncoast Stables Horse Boarding and Training

We offer top-notch care for your horse in our new stalls. Boarding includes daily turn out and stall cleaning, automatic watering, and multiple daily feeding times with a balanced diet to ensure high performance.

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 their show horse.


Suncoast Stables Horse Show Competition Owner Krystle Lee

We emphasize the respect and responsibility required of a successful horse and rider team to excel 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 within budget. Leasing options are also available.

About Us

Krystle Lee

Suncoast Stables Owner Krystle Lee

Growing up around horses, Krystle took professional lessons in several styles of riding 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. After years of training horses in well-known barns in the Midwest and Southeast, Krystle opened her own facility in 2007.

Krystle was honored to be named 2017 Instructor of the Year by the Florida State High Point Program.

In addition, Krystle is an active member of the AMHA, ARIA, ASHA, CHA, UPHA, and USEF professional organizations and assists the UPHA in running the larger Tampa Bay area shows.

Customer Reviews

Suncoast Stables is proud to have earned great customer reviews/ratings on social media. Below are some recent reviews from customers:

Krystle has gone above and beyond with training my daughter and helping instill values like dedication, responsibility, honesty, and resilience. She now competes at the highest level; it's the best thing that has happened to her. I couldn't be more grateful.

Yolanda L.

My daughter and I started out as lesson riders at Suncoast Stables and have progressed to owning a show horse and competing at higher levels. Krystle's ability to educate, mentor, and progress both students and horses continues to exceed my expectations!

Sherry H.

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!

Virginia G.

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!

Beth A.

Upcoming Events

Show Team Tryouts

Jan. 27, 2019
Suncoast Stables

Jubilee of Breeds Horse Show

Feb. 8-10, 2019
Newberry, FL

“Little” Gasparilla Horse Show

Mar. 8-9, 2019
Florida State Fairgrounds

“Big” Gasparilla Horse Show

Mar. 12-16, 2019
Florida State Fairgrounds

Pro-Am Charity Horse Show

Apr. 3-6, 2019
Perry, GA

Suncoast Spring Classic Horse Show

Apr. 14, 2019
Lake Park, Tampa, FL

WCM Horse Show

May 5, 2019
Odessa, FL

Summer Fun Horse Show

May 30 - Jun. 1, 2019
Ocala, FL

NE Georgia Foothills Horse Show

Jun. 21-22, 2019
Gainesville, GA


Aug. 15-24, 2019
Louisville, KY

Summer’s End Horse Show

Sep. 6-8, 2019
Ocala, FL

Southeastern Horse Show

Sep. 18-21, 2019
Conyers, GA

Harvest Days Horse Show

Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2019
Florida State Fairgrounds

Georgia Fall Classic Horse Show

Nov. 22-24, 2019
Perry, GA

Barn News

Dressage Success!

Congratulations to Julia Ciosek and "Cocoa" (My Cocoa Latte) for earning 2nd place at the Suncoast Dressage Schooling Show held on January 6th. It was a wonderful performance.

Camp and Youth Club

Summer and Holiday Camps

Suncoast Stables Horsemanship Youth Camps

Horsemanship camps are offered during spring break, summer, and winter holidays. Campers will learn horse safety, grooming, tacking up, riding, and caring for horses in a safe, unique, and supportive environment. Camp is held rain or shine. It's a fun way to stay active, be outdoors, and make new friends.

Children ages 6-17 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!

Boots, Bits, and Bridles Youth Club

Our Youth Club is all about horsemanship, which is much more than just riding! In a fun and friendly atmosphere, we review barn safety and horse care while planning activities for upcoming events. 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.

Suncoast Stables Hose Show Competition

New Customers

Thank you for your interest in Suncoast Stables. We are committed to providing you a great experience. Our lesson program is structured around weekly one-on-one instruction in our arena. All of our lesson horses are either past or current show horses and are highly trained to accommodate differing skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

Lessons are by appointment only. We do not offer trail riding. For more information or to schedule a lesson, please call us at 813-368-0666. Please complete the Rider Application, Release Form, and Medical Form (links below) and bring them to your first lesson in order to be able to ride. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Proper riding attire is required, which includes long pants and closed toe hard-soled shoes.

Download Rider Application
Download Adult Release Form
Download Child Release Form
Download Medical Form

Contact Us

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1108 Altamont Lane
Odessa, FL 33556


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