The Ford Plantation Equestrian Center caters to all skill levels of both horse and rider. Our professional staff is here to serve the members and their horses. Whether you own a horse or just want to enjoy an occasional ride, the equestrian staff can make it happen. The Ford Plantation is an active equestrian community that goes on offsite rides, to horse shows and major equestrian competitions. We even host clinics at our facility.
The Equestrian Center features a 22-stall barn, which is a full-service boarding facility tailored to members’ needs. The Club offers daily turnouts in grassy paddocks, which are surrounded by premium horse-fencing and shaded by 100-year-old Live Oaks.
- 124’ x 229’ outdoor poly-fiber sand-mixed arena
- 2 large, climate-controlled tack rooms
- well-appointed members’ lounge
- 3 wash bays
- jumps field
- 24-hour video surveillance and night watchman
- blanket and storage rooms
- sprinkler system
- laundry facility
Kate Jones, Equestrian Director
Kate has more than twenty years of experience working with performance horses. She has worked with some of the leading veterinarians and clinics in the United States with the focus of veterinarian care, equine nutrition, and soundness for a performance horse.
Kate worked with stallions, reigned horses, drove carriages, and exercised racehorses at the thoroughbred center in Lexington, Kentucky. She worked for a few large-animal veterinarian clinics including Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, a world-renowned equine hospital also in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kate has a true love for working with equestrians and their horses. She is a Certified Riding Instructor through the Certified Horsemanship Association. Because of her vet-tech experience, Kate is able to develop and implement nutrition programs and provide many on-site medical services to the horses under her care, including administering shots and oral and intravenous medications. Kate lives in Richmond Hill with her two dogs, Emma and Henry.