Bakas Equestrian Center
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My son's physical strength and balance have improved tremendously since he began riding at Bakas. The Bakas team is amazing!!!

Bakas Parent


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!

September Riding Session

Lessons begin again September 3rd- riders will have gotten a schedule in the mail.

VOLUNTEERS: We need you!

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


More Upcoming Events


Do you enjoy bowling? Come join us for a Charity Bowling Extravaganza September 25th 1pm-3pm at Pin Chasers on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa. Adult tickets can be purchased for $20 and child’s tickets can be purchased for $15 at Bakas. Each ticket includes 2 hours of bowling and each child’s ticket includes pizza and a drink. Have questions? Email Tamara at

bowling extravaganza

Here’s a fun contest for Bakas Riders: We will be accepting submissions of artwork for the 5K shirts until September 15. We will then hold voting on our Facebook page through September 30. The piece of artwork with the most likes will be featured on this year’s 5K shirt! When submitting your artwork, please be sure it is on paper no larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ and please be sure the rider’s name is only on the back of the artwork to maintain annonymity when voting. We can’t wait to see your creativity shine! Good luck riders!

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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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