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Black Prong Equestrian Village is ever changing and growing. Check back here to view exciting news and announcements throughout the year.

The Galloping Gourmet at Black ProngDiningPress Release
January 21, 2022

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Aulson's Garden carrige driving obstacle desinged by Marc Johnson at Black Prong Equestrian VillageEquestrian
December 29, 2021

20 Years of Course Design with Marc Johnson

When Maureen and Allen Aulson purchased the property that would become Black Prong in 2002, they invited course designer Marc Johnson to help re-imagine the then empty property on the…
An Australian Kelpie working sheep at the Larry Painter Herding ClinicEvents
December 7, 2021

2021 Larry Painter Herding Clinic

The 2021 Black Prong Larry Painter Herding Clinic, organized by Kathy Walker of Island Dog Academy, took place from December 1-5. This multi-day clinic brought dog-handler teams from across the…
Driving Derby Tailgate PackageEvents
November 11, 2021

New Driving Derby Tailgate Packages

This season, Black Prong will be offering opportunities to tailgate for the Driving Derby Series. There are six driving derby events from November-March, which will be held on Wednesdays and…
Prize Money for Black Prong Combined Test and Driving DerbyPress Release
November 5, 2021

Prize Money for Combined Test & Driving Derby Series

Black Prong Equestrian Village is pleased to announce that there will be prize money for the top drivers in the Driving Derby and Combined Tests series this upcoming winter season.…
Camp Black Prong 2021EquestrianEvents
October 29, 2021

Camp Black Prong 2021 Recap

This October we hosted Camp Black Prong 2021 in partnership with the Florida Whips. Camp Black Prong is a fun and educational carriage driving event where participants watched demonstrations and…

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Our second tiny home "Crane's Nest" has arrived and is now available to book! Built by @movableroots, it is a twin to our other tiny home. Check out this 3D walking tour of our first unit, which we have named "Turkey Run," to explore the layout!

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Explore Custom Park Model by Movable Roots in 3D

Matterport 3D Showcase.

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Marc Johnson has been a part of the Black Prong team since 2002 when he helped design some of the first carriage driving obstacles on the property. Every year, he continues to design interesting and challenging courses for our competitors, including last week's Nature Coast CDE & CT.
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Read about his history at Black Prong on our latest blog: https://bddy.me/3fD1Bcd

We appreciate everyone who helped make the Nature Coast CDE & CT a success! Special thanks to our event sponsors HorsesDaily, Showcase Properties of Central Florida, and Driving Essentials, Inc. for supporting carriage driving at Black Prong!

Thank you to Pics Of You for these great ...shots! Make sure to check out your Nature Coast event photos here: https://picsofyou.com/store/index.php?category=18

All results from the competition this weekend can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12CT9nZgr1CPW9MAM6dDDu_pYBw-oM7Yn

Marathon starts tomorrow at 10:30 AM, see you all there!

CDE and CT results from today: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12CT9nZgr1CPW9MAM6dDDu_pYBw-oM7Yn
Schedule and course for Marathon tomorrow: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VPiBkPVkL_71AAngHpAV_lq5KdImcO2M

Sunset Cottage offers a prime view of the turf arena on the north end of the property. This cottage features log furniture and natural hickory cabinetry. Its smaller 1-bedroom layout includes a kitchen with a sitting bar, a spacious living room, and a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a built-in ...desk.
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Nature Coast Competitor Notice: There will be no competition this Sunday due to the high chance of rain and thunderstorms! Please review the revised competition schedule linked here. Spectators, please refer to our website for updated spectator information: ...https://blackprong.com/event/nature-coast-cde-ct/

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IMPORTANT- Nature Coast Schedule Change

Inclement Weather Sunday Schedule Change Due to Inclement Weather Sunday The Nature Coast CDE & CT will now take place Thursday, Jan 13 - Saturday,...

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Our first Combined Driving Event of 2022 is this week! If you're interested in coming to watch, check out our blog to read up on what a Combined Driving Event is all about!

Combined Driving Blog: https://bddy.me/3zMP5jK

The Pine barn remodel is complete! This six-stall barn is the only one on the property to feature run-out paddocks for each stall. This design allows easier access to turnout and provides the option to leave the back door open and allow the horse to move freely between stall and paddock. Like the ...Cypress barn, Pine barn also has skylights down the center aisle, a covered wash rack, and a climate-controlled tack room.

Our fitness center features a Peloton stationary bike for our guests to use! No subscription is necessary, just sign in to the Black Prong account for your next ride, and access thousands of on-demand workout videos tailored to all levels of experience.

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting the European Four-in-Hand Champion, Bram Chardon, for an evening of education, conversation, and fine dining. This dinner was part of a two-day driving clinic with Chardon that covered dressage, marathon, and cones. Thank you to Mary Phelps for organizing ...and facilitating this opportunity!

Did you know, Black Prong is surrounded by freshwater diving destinations? Explore Blue Grotto Dive Resort, Williston Florida, Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring, and Manatee Springs State Park while you stay with us!