Competitive Show Barn
Salt Water Stables, LLC
Right outside the heart of Ocala—and only a short hack from the new World Equestrian Center, you can find Salt Water Stables (SWS), a competitive show barn. Kiera Wilson is the owner and head trainer of Salt Water Stables, LLC. The business offers full care boarding, young horse training, sales, and jumping lessons. Though their primary discipline is jumpers, Kiera has experience in almost every english discipline including hunters, equitation, ponies, dressage, lower level eventing, and AQHA hunters.. She has developed a close-knit barn family of both boarders and ship-in customers that cheer for each other at the in-gate and trail ride together on the weekends.
Salt Water Stables sits on a gorgeous 20 acres, boasting a 20 stall main barn, fiber/sand irrigated arena, huge jump field, grass dressage ring, full bathroom, wash racks, and spacious paddocks. Each horse has a custom program to fit their needs. Most of the horses at SWS are turned out at night, and kept indoors during the day to minimize heat and bugs. All horses are turned out into individual grass paddocks. SWS is perfect for the avid rider and competitor. There are currently stalls available for horses wanting to become a part of their program.
The horse show team at Salt Water Stables has proven to be successful not only in our local area, but at larger shows throughout the country. You can find SWS showing weekly at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit where their students are extremely competitive. Throughout the year they travel to mostly “A” rated shows in Florida, but occasionally show in other places such as Aiken, Tryon, Saugerties, and Atlanta. In 2018 they received the “Best of Ocala” award in the “Horse Riding School” category, named by the Ocala Award Program to reward Kiera for creating a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for riders in the area. SWS has students of all ages and levels.
Kiera grew up riding horses, but she had to work hard to make a name for herself as a professional. One of the main things that contributes to Kiera’s success is her positive approach to all aspects of the business. She has ridden many disciplines, and keeps her mind open to training methods. Training young horses is Kiera’s expertise. With the young horses she’s able to use all of her knowledge of the horse industry to build a good foundation for them. As with any profession, Kiera believes in furthering her education. She is consistently getting lessons from her own trainers, and attending clinics regularly, so she can better herself for her clients and their horses. Kiera strives to be the best that she can be and doesn’t want to stop growing. Her positive mentality is a great example for her students.
Kiera also sells horse and farm insurance for Connaway and Associates. She’s been an agent for them for seven years, and has been in the equine insurance industry for twelve.
Whether you’re looking to grow as a rider, searching for your next dream horse, or wanting a safe and fun environment for you and your equine partner, Salt Water Stables could be your perfect barn! You can contact Kiera directly at (239)823-8973 for more information on services and follow their Facebook Page for updates.
Kiera wanted to thank her sponsors and affiliated brands for all they do to keep her horses looking and feeling great! Butet, FlexOn, Myst Equine Products, SmartPak, Samshield, Fabbri, Horse Trailer Pros of Ocala, Equine Medical Center of Ocala, Travis’ Horseshoeing Service, and Equine Massage Specialists.
Salt Water Stables, LLC currently resides at O’Hanrahan Equestrian Center, LLC.
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