About Us

About the JEC

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center’s unique history started with a citizens’ initiative called the Better Jacksonville Plan. After the Navy closed its base at Cecil Field, two thousand acres of forest land was given by the Navy to the City of Jacksonville for a regional recreation park. The “crown jewel” of the park would be a state-of-the-art equestrian center. Built under a Master Development Plan in 2004, the eighty acre Jacksonville Equestrian Center can host multi-faceted events including:

  • All disciplines of equine shows, clinics and celebrations
  • Sporting events such as soccer, lacrosse, flag football, bmx biking
  • Recreational events such as RV shows, dog shows, alpaca shows, car shows, fun runs, bicycling events
  • Community events such as scout blast, art shows, music festivals, church or corporate outings and even weddings

About the JEC

There is something for everyone while visiting Jacksonville Equestrian Center including the close surrounding amenities. Just a few are:

  • Miles of trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding
  • Direct access to Jennings Forest and the Pope Duval Park
  • RV camping with full hook ups, primitive camping with a dump station
  • An indoor olympic size pool with community center
  • A public 18-hole golf course
  • A public gymnasium with basketball, racquetball, exercise equipment and sauna
  • Regulation softball fields
  • Picnic pavilions