aka – Hottie
Hottie is a sporty American Saddlebred used in our advanced lesson program and has been a star in the walk-trot academy division for Golden Isles Riding Academy. She has a beautiful face full of expression and loves to show off in the ring. She can be a little shy in her stall but a carrot goes a long way with her. Cheer for her and her rider at the next show.
aka – Simon
Simon is an American Saddlebred loved by many at the barn for his sweet nature and heart of gold. He loves attention and looks forward to hugs and treats. His show career was devoted to driving classes and winning ribbons in fine harness to pleasure driving classes and he now enjoys showing off in the academy division with his riders. He is the perfect horse to challenge the rider who has advanced in his or her skills and is a great teacher for those wanting to learn to drive. Come visit Simon at the barn and bring some carrots to be his best friend for life.
aka – Holly Jolly
Not the fanciest horse at the barn but certainly the most popular with our riders. Loveable Holly is a young at heart 25 year-old Quarter Horse that charms her way into every rider’s heart. If you have never ridden before then Holly is the horse of choice to begin with. Safe, dependable and always consistent, Holly gives the new rider an instant boost of confidence and starts them in the right direction for enjoying horses. When not teaching new riders she serves as the ambassador for Golden Isles Riding Academy during camp days or birthday parties when she lets aspiring artist paint all over her, which is one of the all-time favorite activities other than riding. Be prepared for Holly to charm her way right into your heart.
I’m The Real Deal
aka – Dealer
This power-packed show horse has won in several divisions including placing at the World’s Championship Horse Show and continues his winning ways. Dealer is a beautiful American Saddlebred with a personality that is front and center. When he enters the ring with his young rider his personality shines and he lives up to his show name. His sweet nature just makes you want to hug him. He shines for Golden Isles Riding Academy and his owner. When you come to the barn be sure and stop by with a carrot for him.
aka – Jo
This young American Saddlebred is just beginning his show career in the Academy division and has taken several new show riders to the winners circle. This tall and goofy gelding is always curious about what is going on at the barn and he will have his nose in everything if you let him. A great step up from a beginner’s horse JoMama has a lot he can teach you. Come out and meet him today.
Crystal Creeks Grand Master
aka – Buddy
Funny Buddy is a Hackney Pony in training to show in the pleasure driving division. Not quite ready for the show ring but his training is coming along nicely. Buddy is a master at eating carrots and apples and nickers at everyone hoping for a treat. His future is bright so watch for him to debut soon in the show ring.
Kalarama’s Mr. Brown
aka – Mr. B
This American Saddlebred serves double duty as a beautiful pleasure driving horse and a walk-trot star. A perfect example of the beautiful breed, Mr. Brown is as sweet as can be. He is a seasoned show horse and has continued his winning ways under the Golden Isles Riding Academy banner. Be sure and cheer for him in the ring for a mother and daughter team.
Day on The Town
aka – Dia
This big beautiful mare screams look at me and has been busy taking her rider into the winners circle. Don’t let her big size fool you because she is just a sweetheart, but when the show gate opens she knows her job. She and her young rider represent Golden Isles Riding Academy very well. Come out to the barn and be sure to bring her a carrot.
aka – Elvis
Elvis is an eight year old Standardbred road horse. Previously raced on the track as a “trotter”, he is now in training to show in the Road Horse to Bike division. This big guy and his driver are exciting to watch as they speed past their competitors around the ring. Join us to cheer them on!
Corey is a Belgian Draft horse, a gentle giant. With his easy going personality, Corey is a member of our beginners lesson program. Having a kind nature, Corey helps to boost a first timer’s confidence level. The center of attention, there is always a line of riders waiting their turn.
Savannah has been teaching kids to ride for many years and she never fails to make the rider feel confident. She knows her job extremely well and is one of the barn favorites. Even the smallest of rider’s can lead her around like a puppy dog. Come out today and let her build your riding confidence. She is the favorite horse to ride bareback because as the kids say – “she is so fat and round”.
One of our best school horses that knows his job and always makes the rider comfortable. Flash loves kids and is gentle and easy to love. Although he is not the most handsome fella his willingness to please makes him a beauty. Come take a lesson on Flash today and you’ll fall in love with him too.
He thinks he’s a horse but you can’t ride him. He might be small but he is a bucking bronco if you try to ride him. Ask some of the kids – they tried! Mini-Coop is a 3 year-old miniature Zebu that is right at home with the horses. Come out and pet him today – he loves tootsie rolls and we keep them on hand for him.
Brantley, Lucy Lou and Hondo Mondo
As much a part of the barn as any of the horses you will always be greeted out front by these 3 super-friendly dogs. They are better than any doorbell and just happy to see everyone. Don’t let their barking fool you – they are just letting you know that they are happy you came!
Stanley and Lesley
Meet Stanley and Lesley, our Mini Donkeys!! Named for the farrier and his wife who are mentors to Ms. Kelli, they arrived at the barn on March 3, 2017. Stanley (who is a “Jack”) is grey and about 6 months old. Lesley (who is a “Jennie”) is white and about 5 months old. They roam the property and are very friendly. When fully mature they will stand approximately 36 inches tall and can weigh over 200 pounds. Make sure you bring pieces of carrot as a treat for them!