Equestrian application is now open for athletes and volunteers! Please read all of the information below before completing the application questionnaire.
Please be advised that completing this application is only the first step in indicating interest in joining the Polk Special Olympics Equestrian Team (Polk SOET). There is a process of matching an athlete to an appropriate horse and also matching an athlete with an available coaching team. Due to the limited number of horses and coaching teams, a waiting list may need to be developed. We will let you know if we can make a match for you, or if you are on a waiting list.
* Due to our horses limitations, we will not be able to accommodate athletes under the age of 12 or over 220 lbs.
All interested athletes must be registered with Special Olympics Florida to participate in any sport.
To register with Special Olympics Florida please complete all the necessary forms in the “Become an Athlete” section of our website by clicking HERE and fax the forms back to 1-863-815-6671 or email the completed forms to Registration .
To run a Special Olympics Equestrian program, we may need at least three volunteers for every athlete. It is a labor intensive sport. Our Special Olympic Equestrian Season runs from September until the end of March.
There are many ways in which you can volunteer to support the Polk Special Olympics Equestrian Team (Polk SOET). Please open the volunteer information document for information on volunteer opportunities.
All interested volunteers must be registered with Special Olympics Florida before attending any practice/competition.
To register with Special Olympics Florida please complete all the necessary forms in the “Become an Volunteer” section of our website by clicking HERE and fax the forms back to 1-863-815-6671 or email the completed forms to Registration .
This season we will have 2 practice locations. Each barn will offer team practices at two different times during the week and they will meet every other week.
- TiAnViCa Riding Academy
3380 Fl 60, Bartow FL 33630 (next to the Sheriff Youth Villa)
Time- Monday’s and Wednesday’s 9:00 am
Head Coach- Roger Meadows
- Rockin’ W Ranch
5247 Rifle Range Rd. Bartow 33830
Head Coach- Kathy Grinstead
First Practice- TBD
County Games – TBD
Area Games – TBD
State Games – Saturday, March 24th
For any additional questions please call 863-934-0261.