Helpful Information for Equestrians
|Get away from it all and ride our trails in the Princess Place Preserve. Enjoy the natural beauty of Old Florida. Combined with St. Johns River Water Management District's Pellicer Creek Corridor lands and the Florida Agricultural Museum lands, you can explore over 13 miles of marked equestrian trails. Princess Place Preserve offers an equestrian trailhead with ample parking, fresh water, restrooms with showers, and a primitive tent camping area reserved for equestrians. Coggins papers required.
Visit the unique land bridge that spans Interstate 95, connecting the Florida Agricultural Museum lands with those of the Pellicer Creek Corridor. This bridge is solely for equestrian, hiking, and wild animal use and is one of two in the entire nation.
|Recreation Tips for Equestrians
- Have a first aid kit for both you and your horse. Include a snake bite and bee sting kit.
- Do not leave food out while you are away from camp.
- Have the right equipment and clothing for primitive travel and for the season of the year.
- As you are riding, you should look at the trail behind you on occasion. In the event that you are lost or need to backtrack, it will not look as different and confusing.
Ethics on the Trail
- Pack out what you pack in.
- Ride and camp only where permitted. With so much land and facilities available, it is not necessary to be somewhere that you shouldn't be without permission.
- Do not ride in any areas or any trails restricted to horses. There is a reason for the restriction and it is usually due to safety, to reduce conflicts, or to provide usage for other types of recreation such as hiking.
- Do not tie horses to small trees. This will damage vegetation. It is better to use hobbles, pickets, or picket lines.
- Scatter manure and smooth areas when breaking camp.
- All horses should have a current negative Coggins test.
- Stay on designated trails. Do not remove or rearrange trail markers.
- As always, courtesy is imperative.
- Camp in designated equestrian camping areas only.
- Generator use is prohibited within the preserve.
- The equestrian camping area is limited to 25 rigs.
- All equestrian camping charges are per rig. Fee Schedule