Horse Riding Vacations: Florida

Florida beach.

I think Florida would be a nice place to go with the summer just getting geared up. I was able to find the following two dude ranches in this state. One is a family camp and the other is family oriented as well, it just isn’t in a summer camp style.

Circle F Dude Ranch Camp

Contact information:

5301 Dude Ranch Rd.

Lake Wales, FL 33898

Ranch Office phone (863) 676-4113

Circle F is a family oriented camp. One feature is the Family Weekend camp. It is like there website states, “…being away at summer camp.” The entire family can enjoy all the camp activities together.

The activities include horseback riding for beginners, intermediate, and advanced riders. The trails meander through the 500 acres. There is an extra fee for the riding.

Other activities, if riding isn’t your deal are swimming and a beach area, kayaking, and canoeing. If you’re a fisherman, that’s available too. You do have to bring your own fishing gear.

There is a sports area where softball games, volley ball, etc. can be played.

There is also a chance to get a massage, glide down the zip line, or participate in Paintball. These require an extra fee as well.

Accommodations have the modern conveniences in bunkhouse cabins. The rate is $170. per person. Children three and under can stay for free. Call (863) 676-4113 for more information and reservations.

Westgate River Ranch

Contact information:

3200 River Ranch Blvd.

River Ranch, FL

Resort phone is (863) 692-1321

Book with this phone number (888) 779-4104


Westgate River Ranch is located one hour south of Orlando. There is 1700 acres of pure ranch close to the Kissimmee River.

The ranch boasts a Saturday night rodeo where guests can enjoy watching the bull riding, trick riders, calf roping, and barrel racing.

Not only is there horseback riding, but there is hiking, fishing, trap and skeet shooting, hayrides, golf, petting zoo, and I don’t think I listed all.

There is a lot in the accommodations category too. Want to stay in a teepee? They have those. There is a lodge and cabins as well as RV and tent camping.

Be sure and call for pricing at (888) 779-4104.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave a comment. If you are aware of any other dude ranches in Florida let me know and I will add them in here.

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