Soquili Stables

Soquili:

the Cherokee word for horse

Hours

Monday - Friday 9AM - 6PM

Please ask about Saturday and Sunday due to our
Horses N Healing sessions.

Mission Statement:

Enabling confidence and providing support to achieve balance in all aspects of life.

Soquili Stables at Faith Haven Christian Retreat Center is a heritage stable showcasing the essence and natural beauty of Crystal River, Florida. Florida Cracker horses make up the majority of our horse residents, and we have 7 registered breeding mares out of fewer than 120 in the world. We are not a boarding facility; our own horses are the only horses that call Soquili Stables home. 

Florida Cracker Horses are known for having a smooth ride and for being agile and fast. They are great for trail riding, long-distance riding, and are also well-suited for working with cattle.

Our Miniature horses drive the trails for pleasure, they have been in parades, and have given buggy rides at Fall Festivals. Their presence at nursing homes provides a form of therapy for the elderly, bringing back memories of the horse or horses that they once had. They are also called upon to be a part of our Horses N Healing team.

Our Cracker horses and Miniature horses are on an all natural, grain-free diet.

Our 36' x 96' barn has 12 stalls that measure 12' x12‘ with a 12‘ x 36' attached outdoor paddock. Each stall has running water, a fan, and individual lighting. In close proximity to the barn is the 100' round pen as well as a 100' x 200' arena. Both are used for training, lessons, and exercise.

Ask us how your drill team can practice here.

Soquili Stables Activities

Soquili Stables is a great place for birthday parties, festivals, family reunions, and weddings! Contact us about holding your event at the stables.

Trail rides are available for individuals at least 12 years and older and are a great way to get outside and enjoy nature with our horses.

We also offer private riding lessons. All lessons are designed for the individual and their riding goals.

There is a riding weight limit of 225 lbs. Proper attire, which includes long pants and closed-toe shoes or boots, is required. By law, a riding helmet must be worn by individuals under the age of 16.
Pricing
Trail ride: $55 per person
Private Lessons: $40 per hour
Trail Ride/Tree Top combo: $80 per person

All trail rides must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Ask about our lesson packages! Gift Certificates are available.
Print out our waiver and fill it out in advance.
Liability Waiver
Monthly packages are available. Our most popular is Club Soquili, nine plus hours of horse time per month, which includes lessons, supervised practice sessions, and playtime on the ground. Club Soquili is a continuing education program and is currently being offered at a low introductory rate of $180 per month. Practice sessions and playtime with your horse are with other Club members, a wonderful opportunity to be in fellowship with other horse lovers like yourself.

Being a Club member allows you access to our vast video library. Watch a video with another member before going out to play with your horses. Build relationships, expand your knowledge of natural horsemanship, be in partnership with your horse. Trail rides are available for individuals at least 12 years and older.