About Us

Bakas “Horses for Handicapped,” Inc.  is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization (FEIN 59-2848496) whose sole function is to assist with the financial support of Hillsborough County’s Bakas Equestrian Center. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to provide therapeutic horseback riding activities for children and adults afflicted with disabilities across a wide spectrum of physical and mental handicaps.  Horseback riding activities include recreational riding, lessons, camps, Special Olympics, riding events and challenge shows.  We also provide networking, support and social group settings with the goal of further improving the quality of life for our riders.

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Thank You!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Bakas Charity Open Pleasure Circuit Series held at Lake Park earlier this year. Because of your generous support, the series was a huge success and we are able to continue providing support to the Bakas Equestrian Center and its riders!

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Come Visit

Our Location

11510 Whisper Lake Trail
Tampa, Florida 33626