Sunrise Farms Sport Horses Inc

A full service equestrian training facility located in North Central Florida just minutes from the Alachua County Equestrian Center.

Training & Coaching

We offer a variety of personalized training programs and coaching services

Sunrise Farms Sport Horses Inc is a beautiful 15 acres of horse heaven located in Newberry Florida just 20 miles from the Gainesville airport. Shelley and Karel Van den Neste have been importing and developing dressage horses since 2003 in the location and have amassed numerous regional, national, and United States Dressage Federation (USDF) year end awards through Grand Prix.

We enjoy catering to Adult Amateurs in this country that want to learn and enjoy their horse and for that reason we learn everything about the horse before we offer it for sale. We take them on our beautiful trail system, in the fields, in the arena, to the horse show and to clinics to get them exposure and know their stress levels, if any. That way we can share the information with the new prospective owner. This all but insures the new partnership will be successful. Shelley also supports the sale by traveling to do clinics with the new owners at their location.

The testimonials below validate this system.

Sunrise Farms Sport Horses features:

  • A full size dressage arena with Fiber enhanced footing
  • A 60-foot round pen with Fiber enhanced footing
  • Miles of trails for quiet hacks in the country
  • A concrete barn with 14-foot center aisle, rubber mats, automatic waterers, climate controlled tack room
  • Large, safe grass pastures
  • Lessons
  • Cross training for Sport Horses
  • Full training and boarding packages
  • 24-hour onsite care
  • Individualized feeding programs
  • Clinics

I bought my horse Corleone from Shelly in august of 2021. As an adult amateur New York based hobby rider he was completely appropriate for me. Honestly I have so much fun with this horse. He is sound and sane and a true schoolmaster. Shelly made the transaction completely transparent and has been supportive throughout my learning curve…even coming to Ny to do clinics. Shelly’s clinics are at another level she is enthusiastic can pinpoint and work through issues both in hand and through instruction. Clearly conceptualizing each horses’s and rider’s strengths and weaknesses and forming a working plan to improve. Moreover Shelly checks back in to see how each horse and rider is doing regularly, working collaboratively with the home trainer. Really it’s very refreshing to have a clinician be so invested in my success.

Leslie Yost

Client & Student

I have worked with Shelley for over 5 years and have always enjoyed her enthusiasm for bettering herself and her horses. She always has a great group of talented horses in her barn that are not only competitive but rideable with lots of confidence inside and outside the arena.

Lee Tubman

FEI 4* Judge

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