Equistarre Horsemanship’s head instructor, Analese, doles out lessons on the fundamentals of horseback riding from atop a galloping lectern as she leads students across 15 acres of rustic green pastures. After a childhood spent among steeds at her family's boarding facility, Analese continued to indulge her lifelong passion for horses as a trainer, rider, and competition judge before earning a degree in equine science from the University of Florida. She brings her wealth of knowledge to Equistarre Horsemanship, where she introduces students to her stable of personable horses before accompanying them on rides across the ranch’s scenic landscape. During lessons and trail rides, students practice basic techniques and learn to read subtle horse signals, such as "May I have a carrot?" and "That's not a radio dial." When not leading rides out into the meadows, Analese cares for horses in a boarding area that features nine stalls, two storage areas, and a large bay for grooming.
Seminole Bowl welcomes bowlers to compete on 24 polished lanes laid out beneath cosmic lights and a thumping sound system. The alley's grill revives weary bowling muscles with nachos and ice-cold soda, and a full-service bar invites bowlers to linger longer as they reminisce about the game and compose odes to the Cincinnati split. A large game room inspires kids to compete in pursuit of redemption tickets rather than the heart of the quiz bowl cheerleader.
Hannah Rose's mission is to make sure Grace Stables is a fun and nurturing environment for all visitors, whether they be horseback riding enthusiasts, beginning trail riders, or special needs children. The stable was named for Hannah's cousin Gracie, who was herself born with special needs, and inspired its therapeutic riding program and Child Animal Relationship Experience (C.A.R.E.) program, which both rely upon the natural bond between horses and children to help youngsters develop cognitive, fine-motor, gross-motor, language, and social skills. In addition to these special programs, the stable's one-hour horseback riding experience invites students of any age to participate in all aspects of horsemanship, from grooming, to riding along the surrounding wooded trails, to exchanging email addresses with the horse in order to keep in touch after the lesson is over.
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Movies 8’s towering vertical sign flashes its red letters and pastel colors at passersby, enticing them to step inside and enjoy a night at the cinema. In the lobby, black-and-white checkered tiles, pink and orange walls, and neon signs hark back to the 1950s, when ladies often wore polka-dot dresses and gentlemen still slicked back their pompadours with crude motor oil. Before feasting their eyes on recently released blockbusters stretched across the silver screen, moviegoers line up at the snack counter, where an old-fashioned menu displays the theater’s bounty of popcorns, snacks, and drinks. Once movies let out, guests can test their button-mashing mettle in Movies 8’s arcade, which has its own separate nook.
While bent over dirt, excavating artifacts as an archaeologist for the state of Florida, Sarah MacKusick dreamed of flying over the terrain atop one of her beloved horses. After two years, her opportunity finally came. It was then that she was able to lease a nearby property and open her own facility, which she named Iron Star Equestrian. Now located on the spacious 72-acre Gray Lily Farm, Iron Star offers lessons to casual riders and competition-focused equestrians alike. Leasing options are also available for those looking to train with the same horse, and boarding services give steeds a home away from their owner’s home.