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A Guide to Winter Circuit Mondays

During the busy show season, Monday is a sacred day off for busy trainers and barn managers.   It’s a day to rest, regroup, and do something different.   Sometimes, you still have to go to the barn to care for the horses, or meet the farrier or vet, but hopefully it’s only for a few hours.  If you use barn management software like Stable Secretary, you won’t have to spend hours on your invoicing or record keeping, so you can enjoy more of the day off!

Below is a list of suggested activities to help you refresh body and mind on a Winter Circuit Monday! (This list is a work in progress – please contribute your own ideas by adding comments at the end of the post.   Many thanks to Amanda Steege for Ocala ideas, Hope Glynn for Thermal ideas, and Liz Davoll for WEF ideas!)

Winter Equestrian Festival – Wellington, FL

Fun during the day… 
Dog Beach in Jupiter
Mani/Pedi and more at La Mer
Mani/Pedi at California Nails
Lion Country Safari
Snorkeling at Peanut Island
Luxuriate at the Eau Spa
Visitors Guide to Palm Beach and West Palm Beach
Go see Miami!

Shopping, anyone?
The Mall at Wellington Green
City Place in West Palm Beach
Del Ray
Worth Avenue

Eat, Drink, and be Happy!
Breakfast at Short Stacks
Breakfast at Gabriel’s Cafe
Lunch or Dinner at Oli’s
Lunch or Dinner at La Fogata
Dinner at Agliolio
Dinner at Stonewood Grill & Tavern
Dinner and Drinks at Kontiki
Many restaurants in Del Ray
Lunch at Brazilian Court
The Breakers  Seafood Bar
Health and Refreshing Smoothies at Jamba Juice

Trivia Contest at JoJos
Movies in Wellington
Movies in Royal Palm Beach

HITS Ocala – Ocala, FL

Fun during the day…
Azulene for walk-in spa services
The Canyons Zip Line
Face the Day Aveda Spa
Golden Ocala which is offering HITS memberships for 2014 and has a gym, spa, golf, tennis, pool, and restaurants

 Let’s Go Shopping!

Eat, Drink, be Merry!
Horse and Hound has Martini Mondays
Marks Steak House in the Square

Regal Movie Theater


HITS Thermal – Thermal, CA

Living Desert in Palm Springs
The Spa at La Quinta
YMCA Aquatic Center which is great for adults and kids

Buy some New Stuff!
El Paseo for medium to high end stores
Lulu Lemon at El Paseo

Restaurants at La Quinta – check out the Adobe Grill!


We need advice for other winter circuits. Please share your suggestions for Mondays in Aiken SC, Gulfport MS, Jacksonville FL, and Tucson, AZ.

One response to “A Guide to Winter Circuit Mondays”

  1. Patricia Hurter says:

    Dune Deck Cafe at Lantana beach is nice, can have lunch then go for a walk on the beach.
    Also enjoy Old Key Lime House, also in Lantana but on Intracoastal waterway. Excellent fish and chips.
    And E.R. Bradley’s saloon in W. Palm Beach (also on intracoastal) has good appetizers and drinks, eat outdoors, and dogs are allowed on the patio.

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