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Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary

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Address: 8005 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33635
Phone Number: +1 813-855-8992
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Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics,...

Animal sanctuary with exotic and livestock species. Farm animals ,exotics, pony rides ,train rides, hayrides all in a farm setting. We are open Thurs-Sunday, please note we are closed Mon-Wed.

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Update to March review- just fyi - trail rides are no longer open.

Unfortunately the city has decided the trails can no longer be used for horseback riding. Very very sad to see this happen. The animal sanctuary is still a great place to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unfortunately the city has decided the trails can no longer be used for horseback riding. Very very sad to see this happen. The animal sanctuary is still a great place to visit & there are pony rides (in a circle) available for the smaller kids. Absolutely still worth a visit and we will go again, just wanted to update everyone... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little place to ride a horse and see some nice variety of rescue animals. A tad hard to find but worth the search to kill an hour or two. Nonprofit charity doing nice work.

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Thank Kenn S
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic venue for horseback riding. We were all beginners and felt incredibly well taken care of. We arrived early and looked at the many animals in their stables and cages. Each animal came with pictures to match the written descriptions. When it came time to mount, it took at least 30 minutes to get everyone on a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

On a whim for adventure, my husband and i drove around with our 4 & 5 year old, looking for something to do. This is the spot we landed. Our children enjoyed a pony ride lead by campers. We then had free rein to view the numerous exotic animals. The campers were so informative and eager to share about the... More 

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Tampa
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This outside attraction is packed with things to do and new animals to see. It's a hidden gem for animal lovers and families wanting to entertain the kiddos & make lasting, fun memories. More animal varieties than the Lowry Park Zoo, fun train ride that gives you an overview of the grounds (even adults can ride), neat games for kids... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Girls ages 9,10 and 50! First trail ride by self for my 9 yr old! A guide as lead horse as well as a guide at end Chuck and Megan were great! We got to trot too! A very fun ride and you leave with a sense of confidence if you lack with riding a horse! Well worth the cost... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My daughter and I took my grandson & his friend ( 1st time rider) We had a blast, we will definitely be back! The horses are very well cared for and they are also a rescue center for exotic animals!! Perfect Day !! Our trail guides were fun and entertaining!!

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Thank TampaWild123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is AMAZING! I went on the horse trail and loved every minute of it, Chuck was a great instructor, it was also my first time on a horse and it did not feel difficult whatsoever. The zoo also has many different and unique animals and was much bigger than I expected it to be. They have many benches... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Horseback ride was first. Zara was amiable and responsive. Chuck, our guide, was very entertaining and personable. Walked around and saw some interesting animals...never viewed a lemur in person before. They are as cute as you think. Wolf dogs, turkeys, peacocks, pigs, turtles/tortoise...a Zorse (part zebra part horse) just so beautiful! And the coolest miniature camel? just wants to gently... More 

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Thank Virginia H
Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed yet another excursion out to Horespower For Kids! Fantastic day riding through the trails with Chuck. We were impressed with the updates and additional features around the farm as well. Staff is very friendly and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something to do!!! Perfect for any day out really....family, date, business -... More 

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