Our barn in Odessa, FL is a safe, fun, and supportive environment. We emphasize the respect and responsibility needed to make a successful horse and rider team that will exceed goals.
We offer private riding lessons, horse boarding and training, horse show competition, and summer/holiday camps. Our highly trained lesson horses can accommodate any skill level.
We are a past Reserve World Champion of the American Saddlebred Breed Ambassador. In addition to winning ribbons at local, regional, and national levels, many riders notice personal growth in responsibility and self-confidence.
Growing up in the Midwest, Krystle competed as a juvenile and amateur with American Saddlebreds.
She received her B.S. in Equestrian Science from the renown William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.
Krystle has been awarded Instructor of the Year by the Florida State High Point Program. She also judges at several horse shows around the country.
In addition, Krystle is an active member of the AMHA, ARIA, ASHA, CHA, UPHA, and USEF professional organizations and assists the UPHA in running larger shows in the area.
Founded in 2007, Suncoast Stables offers customers multiple areas for riding and driving, including a new covered arena and lighted well-drained outdoor. The property features several pastures, a 20-stall barn, and other amenities.
We specialize in American Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabians, hackneys, and roadsters. We teach lessons in Saddleseat, Dressage, Western, and Hunt Seat.
Own a horse? We feature top-notch boarding and specialized training to meet your goals. Want to own a horse? We can help you find one that complements your style and budget. Leasing options are also available.
Private lessons are available for all skill levels, ages four and up, by appointment. Our lesson program is structured around weekly one-on-one instruction in our arena. All our lesson horses are highly trained to accommodate differing skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
Stall boarding includes daily turn out and stall cleaning, automatic watering, and multiple daily feeding times with a balanced diet to ensure high performance. We also offer pasture boarding.
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 multiple times per week.
Try out for our Show Team! 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. You will also be eligible for Florida State High Point Program awards!
Camps are offered during spring break, summer, winter break, and most holidays. They are divided by age groups. Campers will learn about horses and proper care, perform fun activities, and get to ride. Held rain or shine, it's a great way to stay active, make new friends, and enjoy being outside.
These 3-hour boot camps are an invitation-only offering for advanced riders. The camp focuses on strength and stretching exercises, no-hands balance work, no-stirrup riding, group riding dynamics, patterns, and an in-house horsemanship challenge.
Feb. 15, 2021
Mar. 5-6, 2021
Florida State Fairgrounds
Mar. 9-13, 2021
Florida State Fairgrounds
Apr. 17, 2021
May 27-29, 2021
Jun. 28 - Jul. 2, 2021
Suncoast Stables - Invite Only
Aug. 19-29, 2021
Oct. 26-30, 2021
Eight fun weeks of summer camp are planned. There's something for everyone, including tiny tots camps (ages 4-8), regular camps (ages 8-14), and invitation only Advanced Boot Camps. Campers learn how to care for horses, get to ride in our arena, and engage in other fun activities. It's a safe and unique experience that's held rain or shine. For more information, check out the registration forms:
We are committed to providing you a great experience with our private instruction on our highly trained lessons horses. 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. You must turn in a completed Rider Application, Release Form, and Medical Form (links below) in order to ride or interact with horses. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled lesson time. Late arrivals cannot receive extended lesson time. Lessons can be purchased individually or through a package. Proper riding attire is required, which includes long pants and closed toe hard-soled shoes. Helmets are provided.
Krystle has gone above and beyond with training my daughter and helping instill values like dedication, 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!
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!
Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy
1108 Altamont Lane
Odessa, FL 33556