Bakas Equestrian Center
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Testimonials

Having Ben in the Bakas Program has been incredibly rewarding. Not only does it improve his balance and ability to ride, but his overall confidence with horses. Riding has also helped him greatly with his fear of heights. He climbs on things now that he would have been afraid of earlier. The staff is just wonderful and really work with him to make sure he gets a good and safe ride. I couldn't ask for a better program!

Susan P.
Mom to Ben

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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!

December Riding Session

Our December riding session begins December 1 and wraps up on December 21. 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!

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Adult Rider/Parent/Volunteer Meeting and Potluck

Our next meeting is Thursday December 1, 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!

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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.

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Join us for our Annual Bakas Equestrian Center Holiday Party! Friday December 9 from 5-9pm, join us for holiday fun! Santa will arrive in style around 6:45 by horse drawn carriage- be sure to be here to cheer for his arrival! Bring two covered dishes to share for our potluck and plenty of cash for our huge silent auction and raffle. We will also be having pony rides and a beautiful performance with a local choir- don’t miss it! Please RSVP by calling the barn at (813) 264-3890. See you there!

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 Bakas Equestrian Center’s Annual Holiday Party: Join us Friday December 9 from 5-9pm for our annual holiday bash! Santa will arrive in style around 7pm- don’t miss the chance to see him fly in on a carriage pulled by big, beautiful horses. Santa will pass out presents and sit for pictures- so come ready to meet the big guy! We will also have pony rides, a huge silent auction, and a delicious potluck- please bring potluck items to share with everyone. RSVP as soon as possible by calling the barn (813) 264-3890. We hope to see you there!


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