The Family Stable-- A place where horses are cherished and families are loved! We provide a safe, caring, cleanly, and supportive environment to help our clients reach for and achieve their dreams.
We're a gorgeous facility nestled in the heart of Pinellas County and pride ourselves on offering show barn amenities while keeping a family atmosphere. We have 31 stalls, grass and dirt turnouts, large round pen, 2 sand/ clay riding arenas with a full course of jumps and barrels available.... (read more) We specialize in H/J and basic dressage, and have 2 trainers on site. For our horses we offer: daily turnout and stall cleaning, fly sprayers throughout the facility, lush landscaping, blanketing/ fly sheets when needed, auto waterers, 2 wash racks, crossties throughout the barns, stall mats, and customized nutrition program with multiple feeds and hays available (feed 2x and hay 3x daily). For our clients we offer: 24hr access, multiple areas to ride in (all are lit for nighttime riding), closed circuit security cameras, multiple trainers, AC clubhouse, WiFi, shaded viewing/ sitting areas throughout the property, hot tub, BBQ grill, fire pit, AC tack rooms with large locker for each horse and fridge, AC office, trailer parking, and entire property is fenced/ main gate locked at night for security. We also have lots of barn get togethers and parties, and have a kidsâ€™ equestrian activities club that meets once a month. We're only minutes from local horse shows and trails, and less than an hour away from multiple rated horse show facilities including Fox Lea Farms and the FL Fairgrounds, less than 2hrs from HITS Ocala.
Sherette Peltz~ Trainer/ Barn Manager
Hi, my name is Sherette Peltz and I'm one of the trainers and barn managers here at Calypso Bay Stables. I have 19 yrs experience with horses and started riding English at age 8. My instructor Pam Lynn at the time came to give me a lesson and discovered I had taught my horse Buddy to jump. It was then decided I'd start hunter, hunter/ jumper lessons. By the time I was 10 years old I was jumping in competitions at Marion Saddle Club and competing in western speed events such as team penning. I did very well in the show circuit and continued to pursue my riding. At age 18, I started training horses and schooling them over fences. I've also managed and worked at some of Florida's top farms. Soon after, I began riding for and under the instruction of Dennis Stickly who Nuno Oliveira quotes as "one of the most effective riders he's ever seen". It was a privilege to have the instruction of Mr. Stickly and it is the things he taught me that have help made me successful today. Over the years Iâ€™ve worked with some of Floridaâ€™s Thoroughbred Farms retraining and giving the horses a chance to excel in a different spot light, show jumping. Some went off to be pre green hunter champions, childrenâ€™s show horses, and on up to competing in Grand Prix level show circuits. I am a very skilled and effective rider. My ability and strong drive to teach horses led me to me to want to teach others as an instructor. I teach from the first beginner lesson through to the intermediate/ advanced rider. I specialize in hunter equitation on the flat, hunter/ jumper and jumper, also western speed events and just simply riding for pleasure. My abilities and experience do not stop as a trainer. I was a Veterinary Technician at the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital. Not only did I work with our equine friends but also many other large animal species. During the course of one spring at Live Oak Stud I foaled over 15 foals, and had the joy of starting them in their first few days. Whether I'm teaching you or your horse, I'll strive for you to reach your full potential in a fun and safe manner. Here at Calypso Bay we also have lesson horses available if you do not have a horse of your own.
Elizabeth Barton ~ Trainer
Hi, I'm one of the trainers here at Calypso Bay. I have been riding for 14yrs, most of it in the St. Pete/ Largo area. I started with Sea Spray Farm then continued my hunter/ jumper training with Kelly Oliver, and also did some Western Pleasure riding. At 14yrs old, I got and trained my first horse starting from scratch with halter/ lead all the way through jumping 3ft courses and showing. In college, I rode and successfully showed on FSU's IHSA Equestrian Team at the Intermediate level. I have show experience at the local level all the way to 'A' rated shows. My primary riding style is hunter/ jumpers, but I also know basic dressage. I teach beginners through intermediate riders, huntseat equitation and hunter/ jumpers both flat and over fences. I specialize in starting the brand new/ beginner rider, with a focus on safety and an emphasis on fun. I also love teaching young children and watching them take their first steps on the journey to becoming not just riders but caring and responsible horsepeople too.