About Us


Leave your worries and to-do list behind and come have fun with our barn family. Golden Isles Riding Academy is a family-oriented full service stable specializing in American Saddlebred horses. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for horse lovers of all ages. We offer expert instruction for beginners to seasoned show riders with a focus on safety first.

Kelli Jordan, owner and trainer, began riding at age five and earned three world-championship titles during her junior career. She attended William Woods University in Missouri under a full equestrian scholarship and then furthered her skills with notable trainers from New Jersey to Florida before opening Golden Isles Riding Academy.

In March of 2015, Golden Isles Riding Academy moved to their new location situated on 50 beautiful acres and are focused on becoming the premier equestrian center in Brunswick. Current amenities include a competition size riding ring, smaller riding ring, round pen, custom 12×12 matted stalls, two wash racks, farrier station, large customer lounge with kitchen, two large tack rooms and miles of trails to ride on. While Kelli is proud to be the owner, it is truly our customers that are the backbone of the business. “Our customers are my family, the horses are my children and I am fortunate to be involved in a job that I love,” says Kelli.

At Golden Isles Riding Academy we teach horseback riding that develops equestrian skills but more importantly riding improves self-confidence, teaches responsibility and sportsmanship skills and is a great outdoor exercise enhancing balance and co-ordination.


Our motto at Golden Isles Riding Academy – “Where riding is fun … friendships are made … and memories last forever.” is what I hope my students and their families gain from their time at the barn. Our future is bright and I hope that will include you.

For more information, feel free to email Owner/Trainer Kelli Jordan at kellijordan@goldenislesridingacademy.com or Taylor at Taylor@goldenislesridingacademy.com.

Hope to see you soon,

Assistant Instructor, Taylor Smith, is a native of Jesup, Georgia where she began riding as a child under the instruction of Pat Garbutt at Wildwood Stables. Her love os horses never waivered and she continued training under other notable trainers. Before coming to Golden Isles Riding Academy, she was an instructor at Jon Walker Stables in North Carolina. Taylor has a gift for teaching beginner to advanced riders and encourages them to be their best no matter what level they are at. She quickly develops a bond with each rider and teaches them according to their individual needs and strengths. Contact Taylor today at Golden Isles Riding Academy to begin your perfect journey with horses.