Driving on Blackrock Road, you would probably never realize you were passing a large horse ranch, complete with winding trails and a party barn.
Stay ‘N Country Ranch is a bit of a treasured secret in Yulee, with an extremely kid-friendly atmosphere that includes horseback riding, hay rides, birthday parties and more.
Their offerings include full service horse boarding, riding lessons, trail and beach rides, educational horsemanship camps and children’s birthday parties.
They’re even expanding to accommodate their nonprofit, Stay ‘N Connected, Inc. Its mission is to teach life and coping skills to children and adults, using horses and nature as an educational tool.
My family and I visited the ranch a while back for a tour, and we were amazed with the size of the property.
At the ranch, you’ll find:
- Over 40 acres of beautiful oaks trees, stocked ponds and nature trails
- A 20-stall horse barn with two indoor arenas
- A 200×120′ outdoor arena
- A 60′ round pen, and
- A 70×40′ Party Barn for Special Events and Birthday Parties.
Oh, yes, the ranch definitely throws some great birthday parties, not to mention fundraisers, weddings, and other events. You can see lots of photos on their website and Facebook page.
What struck me about the ranch was that the animals were clearly content – I think you can tell a lot about a place by the demeanor of the animals. If you’ve never been to the ranch, be sure to check it out soon!
If you want to go:
Where: Stay ‘N Country Ranch, 96117 Blackrock Road, Yulee, FL
For more information: Visit Stay ‘N Country Ranch’s website at stayncountryranch.net or go to their Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Stay-N-Country-Ranch/113812788630051