Bakas Equestrian Center

11510 Whisper Lake Trail
Tampa FL  33626

Phone: (813) 264-3890

Bakas Equestrian Center

Bakas offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities. Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail rides, carriage riding, parties and special events. Physically impaired and developmentally delayed riders have the opportunity to compete in Challenged horse shows and Special Olympics. Riding provides them with increased self esteem, balance, coordination and improved attention span. Speech and social interaction, trunk control and spacial awareness are also enhanced. All types of disabilities are served, including some that are severe and profound.

Bakas "Horses for Handicapped" offers therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.

The mission of Bakas "Horses for Handicapped" Inc. is to provide therapeutic horseback riding opportunities for the disabled. We afford families and individuals with programs to increase abilities, self-esteem and camaraderie. The benefits of therapeuti

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Founded: 1987

Categories: Disability Services, Disabled Persons Services, Horses, Non-Profit Organization, Pet




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Past Events

EquiAid Equine First Aid Certification class

EquiAid Equine First Aid Certification class
09:00 am - 05/27/2018

At Bakas Equestrian Center

*FUNDRAISER for Bakas Horses for the Handicapped* Our EquiAid Equine First Aid Certification provides an overview of how manage medical emergencies when they happen...

Area Equestrian

Area Equestrian
12:00 am - 02/16/2018

At Bakas Equestrian Center

Bakas Charity 5k Trail Run And 1 Mile Walk-trot

Bakas Charity 5k Trail Run And 1 Mile Walk-trot
07:30 am - 11/04/2017

At Bakas Equestrian Center

Bakas Horses for Handicapped presents Bakas Charity 5k Trail Run and 1 Mile Walk~Trot. This fundraising event 100% benefits our program for children and adults with...

Bakas Ice Cream Social

Bakas Ice Cream Social
01:00 pm - 08/26/2017

At Bakas Equestrian Center

Bakas ice cream social is a fun private event for our riders, families, volunteers and friends to get together and have a good time. This year we are grateful to...

Dr Michael Guerini Fall Clinic

Dr Michael Guerini Fall Clinic
09:00 am - 12/02/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

Due to Hurricane Matthew we have Rescheduled the Clinic to Dec 2, 3, 4 Location will be confirmed Oct 15 Dr Mike is back by Popular Demand!! Dr Michael Guerini...

Highland Park Fall Festival

Highland Park Fall Festival
02:00 pm - 11/20/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

**SAVE THE DATE!** Highland Park FALL FESTIVAL benefiting Bakas Equestrian Center, our neighborhood non-profit! Join us at Bakas Equestrian Center (Horses for...

5K Bakas Charity Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Trot

5K Bakas Charity Trail Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Trot
08:15 am - 11/05/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

We challenge you to join us for our 5K trail run and 1 mile fun walk~trot. The 5K trail run will take you off road through our scenic equestrian facility. Enjoy...

Dr Mike Guerini Youth Western Dressage/Ranch Clinic

Dr Mike Guerini Youth Western Dressage/Ranch Clinic
06:00 pm - 03/19/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

Dr Michael Guerini has graciously offered to do a Short Youth Clinic after the main clinic for $10 per Youth Rider with All Proceeds being Donated to Bakas and Hope...

Dr. Mike Guerini Western Dressage and Ranch Horse Riding Fusion Horsemanship Clinic

Dr. Mike Guerini Western Dressage and Ranch Horse Riding Fusion Horsemanship Clinic
09:00 am - 03/19/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

If you would like to take your riding knowledge to the next level, come audit (be a spectator) for one or both days! Spectators are asked to contribute a $20 donation...

Dr Michael Guerini Western Dressage/Ranch Horse Clinic

Dr Michael Guerini Western Dressage/Ranch Horse Clinic
09:00 am - 03/19/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

Dr Michael Guerini will be giving a Fusion Horsemanship clinic covering Western Dressage and Ranch Horse. Limited to 12 riders $185 for 2 days Auditors $20 each ALL...

Special Olympics Equestrian Training

Special Olympics Equestrian Training
09:00 am - 02/07/2016

At Bakas Equestrian Center

This training is open to existing and prospective Special Olympics Florida equestrian coaches. The training will cover horse safety, basic equestrian techniques,...

Bakas 5k run

Bakas 5k run
08:15 am - 11/07/2015

At Bakas Equestrian Center

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