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Brevard Equestrian Center

Brevard Equestrian Center was established in Grant, FL in 2003. The facility is situated on approximately 36 acres adjacent to the Indian River where Atlantic breezes keep the horses and riders comfortable year round. We are located close to the Ocala, Orlando and Wellington competition circuits and have ample hotel and restaurants options within 5-10 miles for our out-of-town clients.

BEC offers full boarding, training, paddock & pasture turnouts and lessons.  We pride ourselves on the community we have created here, the happiness and health of our horses, and the ability of our riders. Top quality care is our primary focus, as well as our friendly and helpful staff.
BEC focuses on the healthy development of rider and horses as teams, emphasizes teaching safe and classical riding at all ages, and offers a broad range of education opportunities from clinics, working student positions, riding demonstrations, and educational programs for younger riders.

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The BEC Team!
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Lisa

Owner, Head Trainer, Clinician

Lisa Smit, Owner, Head Trainer, Clinician

Lisa has over 25 years experience, is an accomplished rider, and has competed through Grand Prix level dressage, earning her Bronze, Silver, and Gold United States Dressage Federation medals. Lisa has ridden open jumpers, has qualified for the equitation medal finals, and has competed through Training Level eventing. She has several hunter, jumper, and equitation prospects that she is bringing along as well.

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Mariah

Head Groom

Mariah has been riding on and off for 8 years. Her training includes for hunters and dressage. She learned about BEC from a friend and decided to pay a visit. She was hooked from day 1. Her responsibilities include grooming for Lisa Smit when she is training and administering horse first aid.
Something most don’t know about Mariah is that she was a professionally trained ballerina as a teenager!

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Amanda

Instructor

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Elizabeth

Hunter/Jumper Trainer

Elizabeth

Elizabeth joined the BEC team in April of 2017. She was an ``A`` Circuit rider, competing through 1.25 meter jumpers. Elizabeth has over ten years of professional coaching experience and really enjoys helping her students learn all aspects of horsemanship, from grooming to riding to horse showing! She loves watching her students grow into exceptional riders with keen horsemanship skills. Elizabeth has also pioneered the very successful BEC Show Team!

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Kristal

Barn Manager

Kristal

Kristal came to BEC from snowy New Hampshire. She has spent her entire lifetime with horses. The depth of her knowledge and her dedication show in the manor in which she runs the barn and manages the staff. She knows each horse inside and out and doesn't miss a thing. Kristal has two horses, an Arabian cross mare in training as a dressage horse and a retired Arabian show horse who has turned from a grumpy old man to a grumpy old man who loves kids and a good face rub! Kristal also has two adult sons and a wonderful rescue dog named Porter!

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Sabrina

Working Student/Assistant Trainer

Sabrina

A Merideth Manor graduate, Sabrina combines her love of early childhood development and horses here at BEC! Sabrina teaches many of our new riders, giving them a solid foundation in both their horsemanship and riding skills. She is working to earn her USDF Bronze medal and enjoys riding many of our BEC training horses under Lisa's watchful eye! Sabrina's heart lies in Eventing and she hopes to eventually have a horse of her own or in training for eventing competition.

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Sarah

Working Student / Assistant Trainer

Sarah

Sarah grew up in Brevard County and rode with Lisa as a youngster. She has apprenticed with both a H/J trainer and a Western Pleasure trainer out of state. Sarah came home to Brevard in September and started with the BEC team as soon as she was unpacked! Sarah's dream is to ride in the Olympics one day and she shows her grit by getting on any horse we put in front of her! She is a brave and determined young adult with a very bright future ahead of her!

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Recent News

Jumping Arena Finished!

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Our Jumping arena is finished, and we are LOVING it! Lights for riding at any time of day. Come join us for some jumping lessons!

Demo Rides @ Sebastian Clambake

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Come see our demo rides at the Sebastian Clambake!

1:00pm and 3:45pm!

Welcome to the BEC Family!

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Every little girl needs a horse and every horse needs a little (or not so little) girl. Happy birthday, Amanda! And happy “gotcha” day, Pebbles!!

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Best of luck, have fun, and stay safe all of our cross country schoolers today!! Thanks to TJ Retallick Eventing for making it happen. And thank you to Horsepower Equestrian for hosting! ...

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Course Outline: Now comfortable around the horse and familiar with basic horse safety rules and etiquette, participants will learn to be more independent with their horses, improve their riding skills, and discuss many theory topics in greater detail.
Classes are Monday or Friday from 9:30 to 1:30, Saturday 2:00 to 6:00. Students can attend class either one or two days if the student thrives with more review.
Six week course: One day/week $250, Two days/week $425. Testing fees included.
Required Safety Equipment: Paddock boots without inside zippers, riding pants, riding helmet labeled with student’s name (Can be purchased prior to class through Barbara Chassee at Hot to Trot Tack 321-544-4776)
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Beginner Horsemanship and Horseback Riding

January 29, 2018, 9:30am - March 10, 2018, 5:00pm

Course Outline: Now comfortable around the horse and familiar with basic horse safety rules and etiquette, participants will learn to be more independent with their horses, improve their riding skills, and discuss many theory topics in greater detail. Classes are Monday or Friday from 9:30 to 1:30, Saturday 2:00 to 6:00. Students can attend class either one or two days if the student thrives with more review. Six week course: One day/week $250, Two days/week $425. Testing fees included. Required Safety Equipment: Paddock boots without inside zippers, riding pants, riding helmet labeled with student’s name (Can be purchased prior to class through Barbara Chassee at Hot to Trot Tack 321-544-4776)

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Course outline: Participants will be involved in hands on horse time and theory-based talks and quizes. This course will allow students to engage with the horses and learn the basics of good horsemanship and riding. As the student works though the program he/she should become more comfortable and familiar with basic horse safety rules and etiquette.
Classes are Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 9:30 to 1:30. Students can attend class either one day or two days if the student thrives with more review.
Six week course: One day/week $250, Two days/week $425. Testing fees included.
Required Safety Equipment: Paddock boots or cowboy/girl boots without inside zippers (Can be purchased prior to class through Barbara Chassee at Hot to Trot Tack 321-544-4776)
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Introduction to Horsemanship and Horseback Riding

January 30, 2018, 9:30am - March 10, 2018, 12:30pm

Course outline: Participants will be involved in hands on horse time and theory-based talks and quizes. This course will allow students to engage with the horses and learn the basics of good horsemanship and riding. As the student works though the program he/she should become more comfortable and familiar with basic horse safety rules and etiquette. Classes are Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday from 9:30 to 1:30. Students can attend class either one day or two days if the student thrives with more review. Six week course: One day/week $250, Two days/week $425. Testing fees included. Required Safety Equipment: Paddock boots or cowboy/girl boots without inside zippers (Can be purchased prior to class through Barbara Chassee at Hot to Trot Tack 321-544-4776)

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Brevard Equestrian Center and Sabrina Lee proudly offer both Introduction to Horsemanship and Horseback Riding and Beginner Horsemanship and Horseback Riding (for those who have passed or are able to pass the Intro testing). Both of these classes are open to kids and adults who want to learn more about horses and riding.

We will have progressive classes outlined and posted soon!

Both of these classes are for four hours per class and will be offered three times a week in hopes of accommodating everyone's busy schedules. If you miss a Monday class, you can make it up Friday, etc. There is also an option for students who thrive with more review to attend two classes per week.

The classes will be posted shortly as events with details. Classes will start soon so sign up now!
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Our wonderful instructor and teacher, Sabrina Lee, is in the process of working with our head trainer, Lisa Barahal Smit, to put together some educational opportunities to be offered by Brevard Equestrian Center. Over the next couple of day we will be making announcements and documenting curriculum! Please take a moment and share the information with your friends with horse crazy kids, home school kids, and even your horse crazy adult friends who want to learn a thing or two about basic horsemanship and riding! ...

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BREVARD EQUESTRIAN CENTER
4850 OLD DIXIE HWY.
GRANT FL 32949

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321-320-6323