Jacksonville Equestrian Center
The horsey set were stoked when news broke of the Jacksonville Equestrian center. Opening in 2004, the multi-purpose indoor/outdoor complex features top-of-the-line equestrian facilities that rival those in any major market. High-dollar hunter jumper competitions, pro and amateur rodeos and 4H youth horse shows happen there. So do portions of the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair and Mudfest, a family mud racing event to benefit the Boselli Foundation.
The center features one indoor arena, two outdoor arenas, 422 permanent stalls, and high quality lighting and sound systems. It’s available for rent for large events and is open to individual riders most days. Just be sure to have proof of your horse’s coggings on hand or you and your horse will be escorted out.