Spotted Dance
Ranch

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Latest News and Events


We are thrilled to have Carl and Tammy Bledsoe coming to the ranch December 6th-8th for their FOURTH 3-day gaited horse clinic! Their natural horsemanship methods are amazing (they are the best teachers out there), and non-gaited horses are welcome as well. Don't miss out on this opportunity (this will be their third time in Central Florida)! Follow our Facebook page for details since the clinic will fill quickly!!


March 2024: Our spectacular Spicey Gravedancer/Spice had an amazing first season competing in distance events! She completed 8 endurance rides (3 Top Ten finishes and 3 Turtle Awards) and 1 competitive trail ride (won Best Trail Horse). At the July SEDRA banquet, she won the SSHBEA-sponsored best Spotted Saddle Horse award, Top Ten Limited Distance Endurance Mileage award for the season (6th Place), and 2nd place Competitive Trail Ride Rookie Horse award for the season! She also won the SSHBEA-sponsored Overall High Mileage Award for Spotted Saddle Horses competing in AERC-sanctioned endurance rides, which was announced at the AERC annual convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico in February. We are so proud of Spice for winning these regional and national awards! Photo by Maria Phillips.


Summer 2023: Two spectacular foals were born at the ranch this year! Angel of Gravedigger arrived on May 10th and Smoke's Summer Magic arrived on June 18th!


October 2022: She did it again!!! Spirit of Gravedigger is the 2022 Barefoot Gaited Horse Florida State Champion! She also won 3 Reserve State Championships (Trail Pleasure Racking Horse, Spotted Country Trail Pleasure Racking Horse, and Amateur Owned and Trained Keg Shod Racking Horse)! Photos by Kiersten Reutimann.


February 2022: The amazing Smoke's Mocha Jackpot arrived on Feb. 9th! She is our first foal out of the spectacular Holy Smoke! Mocha is thriving and loved in her Pennsylvania home! Photo by Alice Mary Herden.


October 2021: We have a new state champion at the ranch! Spirit of Gravedigger is the Florida State Champion Novice Gaited Horse for 2021!! We are so proud of this 3-year-old mare, and she won the state championship in only her 3rd horseshow! In her first two shows, she won High Point Grand Champion and High Point Reserve Champion in the Gaited Division, so we definitely got a show horse on our hands!


March 2021: Gravedigger's Rising Phoenix arrived in the early morning hours of the first day of spring. She is the 5th consecutive spotted tobiano Gravedigger filly born at our ranch! She is thriving and loved in her Vermont home!!


March 2020: Our 2020 Gravedigger filly, Gravedigger's Buried Treasure, made the cover of the March 27th Hernando Sun!! Our awesome breeding program is also featured. 


February 2020: Gravedigger's Buried Treasure arrived a little after midnight on February 9th! She is the 4th consecutive spotted tobiano Gravedigger filly born at our ranch! She is thriving and loved at her Wisconsin home!


October 2019: Our 2019 Gravedigger filly, Gravedigger's Sapphire, is on the cover of the Oct/Nov issue of Florida Country Magazine!! In addition, our breeding program is featured in the article on Speed Racking Horses!


June 2019: Gravedigger's Sapphire arrived on June 1st at 2:00 pm in the afternoon! She is the 3rd consecutive spotted tobiano filly sired by The Gravedigger born at the ranch!



July 2018: We are proud to be featured on the cover of the July 13-19, 2018 issue of The Hernando Sun!


May 2018: Spirit of Gravedigger arrived on May 14th! Spotted Dance Ranch is proud to be home to two tobiano Spotted Saddle Horse Gravedigger fillies (out of almost 200 foals, there has only been a handfull of fillies)!!