Friday, February 28, 2014

Gulf Coast Equestrian Training Academy

Calzone is proud to be working with Gulf Coast Equestrian Training Academy (GCE), the only selective riding academy in the Gulf Coast region. Stationed in Youngsville, GCE will be revolutionizing the way young equestrians are trained.

GCE boarders grazing in the fields
The program will recruit, challenge and encourage talented young riders and their horses to reach their maximum riding potential to achieve their goals and excel in the sport. It is always rewarding to work with companies like GCE that are dedicated to making a difference and helping others.

By enrolling in the GCE program, riders can expect to receive the detailed individual attention and guidance they need from highly qualified and talented trainers to place in competitions and become respected and dignified equestrians. With 145 acres of beautiful property, 14 horse stalls and a covered arena, riders are able to train with all the luxuries and features this state-of-the-art facility has to offer.

GCE Trainer, Lauren Schweppe at H.I.T.S. in Ocala, Fl. 
Scott Butaud, GCE owner and longtime advocate of the sport, developed the mission of GCE as a place where riders can achieve their highest level of individual success and championship while fostering a healthy and competitive spirit. This would not be possible without help from top hunter and jumper trainer Lauren Schweppe from Meadowood Farm, LLC. Schweppe has agreed to travel from Ocala, Fl. on a regular basis to train GCE riders and their horses.

At Calzone, we are inspired by entrepreneurs such as Butaud that are dedicated to making dreams a reality. Working with Scott has been a gratifying experience and we look forward to continuing to help advance the mission of GCE.  

For more information on GCE, visit

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