Polo event and auction at the Ocala Horse Park

The Florida Horse Park and The Black Stallion Literacy Foundation (BSLF) have partnered together to present Day at the Park 2011: One Story, Many Tails. The event is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 16, 2011 during the Ocala Horse Properties International CCI**/*3-Day Event.

Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park was created by the Florida Legislature in 1996 in recognition of the fact that the horse industry was so much a part of Marion County’s identity. Because of generous donations made by Friends of the Park, The Florida Horse Park has been operating and developing since 2005. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, the Park relies on donations to fund its operations and development.

The Park offers an international caliber competition venue, an exciting schedule of world class and local events that are drawing top competitors and spectators from every equestrian discipline. Educational opportunities are a major component for the Horse Park and are offered for the seasoned competitor all the way to beginning horseman. This increasingly popular destination for family tourism offers visitors hundreds of miles of pristine riding trails that wind through the lush Florida Greenway.

The Black Stallion Literacy Foundation helps children discover the joys of reading and the excitement of learning through the wonders of live horses and the Black Stallion books by Walter Farley. BSLF is an innovative partnership of educators, businesses, volunteers, education foundations, and staff members focused on promoting literacy through the natural connection between children and horses.

Like to join us or donate?

Contact Katie Walker at 352-307-6699 ext. 6, fax 352-307-6799 or e-mail


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Happy 2010!

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It’s been a busy and cold holiday season for the Black Stallion, Little Black a Pony, Big Red and everyone at Hopeful Farm.

We were in Kentucky at the wonderful Horse Park where they are set to host 10,000 students for the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation shows!
They are just awesome up there, just the best team you can imagine!

With the upcoming World Equestrian Games and all the events at the Horse Park in 2010 it all looks really spectacular!
Wait to you hear about the new Arabian Wing at the Museum … it’s going to be fabulous!!

Check it out when you get a minute.

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These are our friends at the Chrysalis House in Lexington … great people doing wonderful work in the community … Little Black went to visit everyone for Christmas and give away some books … He’s a Santa helper!

Thanks for reading … and don’t forget to visit the forum and drop us a line!
More soon,

BSLF coming to Jacksonville, FL

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Horse lovers will want to attend the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation Show on Nov 19 at 7:00 PM, Jacksonville Equestrian Center, at a cost of, $10/person. Processes go to support the hundreds of school aged kids in the Black Stallion Literacy Show that will be held earlier that day. The evening show will present a live equine performance featuring professional riders and horses from the world famous Arabian Night Dinner Attraction in Kissimmee, Florida. For one night only, you can experience the majesty and wonder of these beautiful horses and professional riders including costumes, trick riding, and music with a special appearance by Walter Farley’s Black Stallion. For more information about this wonderful literacy program go to http://www.bslf-online.org/.

On the Road again!

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Hey there cowpokes! Time to saddle up once again and head out for the ride across the nation. Thought you’d like to see the line up for the 2009 Black Stallion Literacy Foundation road show … coming to an arena near you.
Oh yeah, the pictures are of my daughter, Miranda, in Ecuador doing some environmental research on the Galapagos islands … she’s in college at Santa Clara … go Miranda Farley!

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