Full Circle Riding Academy was started in the summer of 1996 by Stephanie Symonds. The name Full Circle came about as a result of what we want to offer – every opportunity available with horses, from learning to ride and care for one, to competing, as well as purchasing or selling your own horse. Not everyone is lucky enough to own a horse growing up, so I would like to pass forward as much of that knowledge and experience as I possibly can!
September of 2011 Full Circle Riding Academy moved to the small town of Watauga, TX where we have expanded to be the home of over 20 horses and 100+ students. The vision and mission of one strong woman has caught like fire in North Texas.
One student states, “Growing up in Ft. Worth, I had a purely sub-urban childhood. The only time I went on trail rides was on vacation in South Padre and Yellowstone. When I found FCRA I saw that they offered exactly what I wanted as a child: horseback riding lessons. But FCRA is more than just lessons. They have competition teams where you can practice events and win ribbons and make a name for yourself as a barrel racer. Their lessons prepare you to care for your own horse, then help you find a suitable one and let you take private lessons with that horse! No other barn offers what this barn can. It is a diamond in the rough.”
Please call or email to set up a time to view our place or to meet myself and the horses.