Bakas Equestrian Center
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Corey has been riding at Bakas for several years. The program has been beneficial for him in developing confidence, coordination and communication skills. The highly trained staff are wonderful with the riders. Their dedication and patience is never-ending!

Beth H.
Corey's Mom


Welcome to Bakas

We are located at 11510 Whisper Lake Trail * Tampa, Florida 33626

Bakas “Horses for Handicapped,” Inc.  is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization whose sole function is to assist with the financial support of Hillsborough County’s Bakas Equestrian Center.


Bakas News – Straight From the Horse’s Mouth!

October Riding Session

Our October riding session begins October 4 and wraps up on October 31. Riders would have received a schedule in the mail. If you have questions or concerns regarding the schedule, please call Dani at (813)264-3890.

VOLUNTEERS: We need you! We also have some special events where we will require extra helpers. Please visit the Volunteer Bulletin Board to sign up!

volunteer schedule for website

Adult Rider/Parent/Volunteer Meeting and Potluck

Our next meeting is Thursday October 13, 2016 with a potluck beginning at 6pm and meeting beginning between 6:30/6:45pm.

Please come and bring something to share!

We encourage all to participiate- help us plan events, fundraisers, and much more!

parent meeting sign



5K Bakas Charity Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Trot

Join us November 5, 2016 for our third annual fall 5K fundraiser!

We are currently seeking sponsors and, new this year, we are offering FREE vendor opportunities!

Visit for more information.

Ready to register? Follow this link to see the event page and register.

 Snipped 5k postcard front 2016snipped 5k postcard back 2016

Help us raise more money during our 5K by participating in our Dash-For-Donations! Riders and families may collect sponsors and donations. See the flyer below for more information on how this event will work.

dash for donations flyer


More Upcoming Events

For the more serious equestrians: Join us for our second educational clinic with Dr. Mike Guerini! Spectators (auditors) can expect to get involved and learn along with the riders at this fun weekend-long clinic! Learn about developing a deeper connection with the horses you ride as well as developing your feel to become a more effective and horse-friendly rider. Spectators are welcome for a small $20 per day donation.

Concessions will also be available for purchase.

Snipped October 2016 Dr. Mike Clinic for website

Join us for our annual Halloween Bash! Get out your favorite costume and come join us October 29 from 10am-1pm for our super fun and not-so-spooky Halloween Party. We will have games, pony rides, food, a haunted tack room, costume contests, and tons of family fun! RSVP by emailing us at, calling us at (813)264-3890, or the next time you stop by the barn. We can’t wait to see you there!

halloween flyer








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