The Bob Thomas

Equestrian Center

  • Equestrian

    Rings & Arenas

    Whether you’re warming up or going for the gold, the Equestrian Center has plenty of open ring space to accommodate. Choose from multiple practice and show rings: the Louise Serio Ring, the Gene Mische Ring, the Grand Prix Ring and the Stampede Covered Arena.

  • Equestrian

    Barn Complex

    Enjoy hundreds of spacious stalls spread out between five barns, complete with newly renovated roofing and restrooms.

  • Indoor

    Pavilion

    Enjoy incredible views from the bright and spacious indoor pavilion at the Equestrian Center! Perfect for banquets, receptions or just watching the horse shows.

  • Reservations

    Hurricane Evacuation

    In the event that an area within the State of Florida, is within a hurricane warning forecast cone, as determined by the National Weather Service, the Florida State Fair Authority (FSFA) will allow owners of horse[s] in the affected areas (“Owners”) to locate the horse[s] in the stalls at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center (“Stalls”), on a conditional basis. ONLY HORSES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

    Owners shall use the following procedure to register a horse[s]: 

    • When an area is within a hurricane warning forecast cone, as determined by the National Weather Service, Owners may file a request for reservation of a Stall. To request, please click this link.
    • Reservations for a Stall may ONLY be made by completing this form, on a first come first served basis.
    • When an area within the State of Florida is within the hurricane warning forecast cone as determined by the National Weather Service, FSFA will begin to accept registrations. Owners with reservations will be contacted when the FSFA begins to accept Horses onsite.
    • Registering for a stall does NOT mean that a horse is automatically accepted by the FSFA. We will prioritize acceptance based on the forecasted track of the storm.

Upcoming Equestrian Events

Hold your horses! There’s plenty more to explore at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center. Check out these upcoming events and plan your next visit!

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The Florida State Fairgrounds team is here to help!👍
We took a trip down to South West Florida, bringing along hay for those animals in need.
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HURRICANE EVACUATION INFO⚠️
Stalls for boarding are available on a first come first served basis. Reservations for a stall may ONLY be made by completing the form below.

You will receive an email once your application is accepted. We are currently at 300+ horses. 

An update will be posted when we are at capacity.

Form - link in bio!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
🐴Stay in the know about upcoming equestrian events and learn more about us on our website - link in bio!
📍2022 Gasparilla Charity Horse Show

For equestrian center information, head to the link in our bio!
Honored to have the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit here at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center this week! #FLSFEquestrian
Gearing up for the next event at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center! Will you be here? 
Remember - Hay + Shavings can be ordered online at the link in our bio! #FLSFEquestrian
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Southeast Medal Finals are underway!
Tag us in your photos at @flsfequestrian and #flsfequestrian 📸
Get ready for a rodeo!🤠🐮 Rodeo Fest 2021 will be in our TECO Arena this Saturday, August 28! Learn more about this event on the link in our bio!
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A beautiful day here at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center with South Florida Reining Horse Assoc. (SFRHA)!🐴
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We would like to welcome the South Florida Reining Horse Assoc. (SFRHA) to the grounds this weekend!🏅🏆
Shavings & Hay can be ordered online at the link in our bio!
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Going for gold!🥇 Have you visited the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center?👀 Tag us in your photos!
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Our grounds feature five rings including the exercise and warm-up ring, updated barns, newly renovated restrooms and a spacious indoor Pavilion. No event is too large in this 23-acre horse paradise!

Learn more at the link in our bio!
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The 2021 4-H State Horse Show is here on grounds this weekend!
Good luck to all participates. #FLSFEquestrian
Welcome to the official page for the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds! Follow us as we send out updates + information on upcoming horse shows and events, and make sure to tag us in your photos #FLSFEquestrian

Learn more about the Equestrian Center on our website page at the link in our bio!
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