Well Appointed Equestrian Facilities

Equestrian Facilities/Services

Experience one of the most well-appointed equestrian facilities in central Florida that caters to the needs of high-end show horse trainers as well as those who simply want to enjoy the pristine trails of the 110-mile long Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway.
Whether you are an organization or trainer looking for the perfect location, or a seasoned rider looking for a dream vacation, BG Equestrian Resort is the consummate choice. First-time riders and those who are a little rusty on their horsemanship will also find a warm welcome from our seasoned team of equestrian trainers who will have you riding high in the saddle in no time.

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES

  • 70 Stalls for short- or long-term rental
  • 38,000-square-foot lighted, covered arena
  • Outside training and riding arena
  • RV hook-ups and truck-ins for half- and full-day use of our arena
  • Horseback riding lessons and Training
  • Home of BG Ocala Polo Club

EVENTS


From fast-paced barrel races to elite area fundraisers to year-end award banquets for some of Florida's most prestigious equestrian clubs, we host a variety of equine-focused events.

HORSE BOARDING


With three newly-renovated barns, acres of fenced pastures, and immediate access to the Florida Greenway trail system, it's easy to see why our facility is home to over 40 horses, including several national winners.

TRAIL RIDING


If you love to trail ride you'll appreciate our backyard access to the pristine Florida Greenway trail system. Ride your own horse or use one of ours.

BG OCALA POLO


Learn the "Sport of Kings" from some of Argentina's best instructors while enjoying all of the amenities of our immaculately appointed facilities and stables. For those who prefer the sidelines, enjoy incredible South American cuisine while watching exciting fast-paced play and competitions held throughout the winter months.



Marion County Ocala

Home of the Iconic Equestrian



Marion County is one of the major thoroughbred centers of the world, with over 1,200 horse farms and about 900 thoroughbred farms totaling some 77,000 acres.

And, Ocala, specifically, is home to some of the most important chapters in thoroughbred racing history, with the first thoroughbred horse farm in Florida dating back to 1943 when Carl G. Rose saw the future of horse racing and of the town that few people knew existed. Until, that is, the following year when one of his horses, Gornil, won at Miami's Tropical Park - the first Florida-raised thoroughbred to win a Florida race. A decade later, local entrepreneur Bonnie Heath's thoroughbred, Needles (1953-1984), became Florida's first Kentucky Derby winner that also went on to win the Belmont Stakes. Next came Marion County-bred and -raised Affirmed (1975-2001) that won the Triple Crown in 1978.

Ocala and "Postime Farms" also play host to one of the largest horse shows in the country. "Horses in the Sun" is a two-month-long Dressage/Jumper event that brings millions of dollars to the local Marion county economy each year.

FACTS

  • Calcium from the limestone in Ocala's soil helps build strong horse bones.
  • Sunshine and mild weather allow horses can be trained 365 days a year.
  • Ocala, Lexington, Kentucky and Chantilly, France are the world's top racehorse breeding regions.


International Coach/Trainer Peter Gray


BG Equestrian Resort is honored to feature internationally renowned Olympic Champion Peter Gray to lead our equestrian staff of coaches and trainers. Peter is a three-time veteran of the Olympic and Pan Am games as well as an individual Bronze Medalist. He also went on to coach the Canadian equestrian team in 1996 and 2000. Recognizing that Ocala is the epicenter of US eventing, Peter co-founded Equiventures, LLC, an internationally respected horse show management company and training facility, hosting regional and international competitions four times a year. Peter is a sought-after clinician in North and South America teaching riders of all levels.  
BG Equestrian Resort • 11800 S. Hwy. 475 Ocala , FL 34480 • Tel: 352-245-7779