Horseback Riding
Williston is Horse Country!

With its close proximity to Ocala, one of the largest thoroughbred breeding and training areas in the United States, Williston is fast becoming well known as horse country.

Opportunities abound locally for horse enthusiasts of all levels. From pleasure riders to competitors to spectators, the Williston area offers something for everyone.

Those on vacation might take the time to drive by or stop and visit one of the many horse farms. With beautiful pastures filled with many different breeds of horses, Williston offers spectacular scenery.

Spectators and riders alike are welcome at the Williston Horseman's Association's Horseman's Park facility. The park offers speed and pleasure shows nearly every weekend for the better part of the year. They also host rodeos at least three times a year. Visit their website at for more information.

Devil's Den offers trail rides by appointment.

Another vacation opportunity for those traveling with or without horses is The Bayer's Lair. The Bayer's Lair is a bed and breakfast offering stables for those traveling with horses. It is located in Morriston with access to the riding and driving trails of Goethe State Forest and the new Black Prong Equestrian Center. Visit their website at

Amik Run equestrian center is also located in nearby Morriston. Located on 184 beautiful acres, Amik Run provides classical equestrian training for horses and riders of all ages, skill levels and a variety of disciplines. On-site horse shows, clinics, seminars and theory lectures provide students with an array of educational opportunities. Visit for more information.

Nestled in the heart of the 53,000-acre Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Equestrian Center is a unique 200-acre facility meticulously developed for the sport and art of combined carriage driving. Come experience the convenience and camaraderie of riding, driving and training among champions! Explore at your own pace, or in the company of fellow driving enthusiasts -and discover for yourself why guests call Black Prong "A Driver's Heaven".

HITS, Horse Shows in the Sun, is the largest producer of hunter/jumper horse shows in the U.S., operating five show grounds nationwide, the Ocala Winter Circuit near Williston. Post Time farm is a beautiful 300 plus acre property located right in the heart of Florida horse country. Beginning each January, thousands of riders and spectators gather to watch the shows that last about seven weeks. Visit for more information.

Williston Chamber of Commerce
37 South Main Street, Williston, FL 32696
Phone: (352) 528-5552 Fax: (352) 528-4342
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