I am going to Englewood in October and really want to go horse riding can anyone help ?
There is a stable in Myakka City. Myakka Stables. Take 75 north to Clark Rd., SR 72 - go east about 5-7 miles. Its on your left. If you come to the entrance to the State Park, you've gone too far. October is a great time to go riding. There used to be another stable down around Port Charlotte but I don't know if it still open.
Thank you for all your help will definately find the stables
I see that you live in Venice, we came to Englewood last year but only had a week there didnt really get to see much can you point me in the right direction for what goes on in Englewood and also regarding the stables are they accompained rides can you tell me exactly what the set up is there.
Was going to fly down to Key West but not too sure -is it too far to drive? We have been to Florida 5 times now but only to Englewood once am staying on Rotunda where we spent a week last time after having been to Orlando for the previous week.
You ride out on your own without a guide. The horses know the way. There's a very nice trail that runs thru the trees and some open areas were you can pick up speed if you want. The horses I've always had there were well mannered and well kept. Their phone # is 941-924-8435. If you don't get an answer right away, keep trying as there is usually just one guy. There's a big white sign on SR 72 on the north side of the road that says Myakka Valley Stables and Campground. They ride western. I don't think I've ever seen, but never really looked, to see if they have English. If you go a little farther up the road on SR 72 you will come to Myakka State Park. If you want to see lots of gators, take a ride thru there while your out that way. Its about 25 minutes from my house, so add another 20 from Rotonda.
I like Casperson's to look for shark's teeth, and to grab a lunch at Sharky's on the pier.
Manasota Key has 4 beaches, I like the two furthest north, Manasota Key Beach and Blind Pass beach. Englewood beach you have to pay for parking but lots of shops and restaurants nearby, Stump Pass Beach is furthest south. All 4 of these beaches have loads of shark's teeth and some shells esp after storms.
One of the best beaches (well actually quite a few good beaches) is to be found a bit south of Englewood and Rotonda on Gasparilla Island. It is a very nice place (very expensive to buy or stay there) with some lovely beaches that 'feel' even more tropical than those further north. I like to go to the South Beach Grill and park there and have lunch and spend the morning or afternoon there on the beach. Good food, great beach, not much shade so bring an umbrella.
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