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ABOUT MIAMI EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Miami Equestrian Center was born out of a simple idea: bringing high quality, accessible and affordable education to the entire community. Our unique approach to learning makes Miami Equestrian Center one of the best riding schools in Miami. We pride ourselves in being able to give each of our customers the freedom to choose what they want to get out of their riding with us. Whether it is the first time rider who is looking to discover a new adventure,weekend activity or lifetime passion, to those riders who are looking to actively compete. Our levels range from local schooling shows to the prestegious "AA" shows such as Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) and HITS Ocala. Whatever it is you are looking for, Miami Equestrian Center provides an individually tailored program to fit both the needs of horse and rider, while maintaining a laid-back, fun, family oriented atmosphere. Our 7.5 acre facility is not only a home for the hoses who reside there, but an extended family to each and every, boarder, student, parent and spectator.

 

Lessons and Rates

Our lesson program is customized to fit the needs of each individual and their equine parter. We give each student the freedom to choose the direction of thier path along this amazing journey of equestian life. 

Individual 30 minute lesson: $75

Package of 10 lessons: $550 (paid in advance)

 

OUR STAFF

 

JOSE "PEPE" MARINE

Founder/ Owner

Pepe has dedicated his whole life to equestrian sports. His career began in Cuba where he competed in show jumping as well as three-day eventing. He quickly moved up the ranks to become Chief d'equipe of the national team taking them all the way to the PanAmerican games in June of 1979. Shortly after that he left Cuba and made his home in Miami. In 1989 he founded the Miami Equestrian Center, which was origianlly located in horse country. A Year later he opened a secondary location Southwinds Equestrian Center; which till today is where most of Miami's equestrians got their start. Through out the years Pepe has insisted on preserving the elegance and intergrity of the sport by sharing with his students his passion, knowledge, and unwaivering sense of disipline. His kindness, generosity and dedication to success are the qualities that make him the driving force behind what Miami Equestrain Center has become, and an inspiration for what will come. 

MICHELE ZARMATI

Head Trainer/ Manager

Michele grew up riding, competing and learning about horsemanship both in the U.S Argentina. At the age of 14 Pepe took her under his wing. Today, with more than 20 years of experience, riding and teaching, she has developed proven methods of training riders an horses alike. She customizes programs that are tailored to each individual, and works thoroughly with her students and their equine partners to help them accomplish their goals.

 As the Head Coach of  Miami Equestrian Center's Show Team, she maintains a challenging yet fun environment where students thrive, push their limits, and continuously strive for the thrill of taking that next step. For Michele, coaching is not simply serving as a guide through journey that is the devleopment of both horse and rider, but the privillage of participating in the  what is the greatest passion a person can have. 

“Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.”


― Ralph Waldo Emerson