Spitfire Farms offers a relaxing environment to enjoy the equine world


Riley Green

After her ride, Breezy gets a good rinse to help her cool down. With many wash racks available the horses are able to get cooled down quickly and efficiently.

Riley Green, Photographer

Located in Coconut Creek, Spitfire Farms is a premier equestrian facility with plenty to offer. They provide a place to board your horse, take lessons, host birthday parties, go on trail rides and much more. With a wide range of activities, Spitfire Farms has something for everyone.

They have many options for lessons with many different trainers to help you learn to ride and progress in the sport. Whether you want to ride for fun or train to be in competitions, Spitfire Farms has a lesson and a trainer to fit your needs. Lessons are available all week, with many different time slots throughout the day. They are an hour long, including time to groom, tack up, ride and then take care of your horses afterwards. To sign up for a lesson, you must fill out the google form that is located on their website and one of the staff members will reach out within the next couple of days.

The facility has two arenas for you to ride in: one for English lessons and one for Western lessons. The difference between English and Western lessons is their saddle sizes. English has a smaller saddle and includes jumping along with the flat work aspect of your ride. Your flat work is everything you do that does not include jumping. Western has a bigger saddle and those rides do not include jumping, but once you are comfortable in the saddle, you can participate in a variety of timed events.

Spitfire Farms also hosts birthday parties and camps. At birthday parties, kids are able to ride the horses, paint the horses and play games. There are also camps which are hosted during breaks from school, such as during the winter, spring and summer. They also have day camps for the individual days off in Broward County. The camps include daily riding, arts and crafts, picnics and much more.

The owners, Ejola and Paul Cook, have owned Spitfire Farms for just over a year. Ejola has been involved with horses since she was four years old and now runs the day-to-day operations with the help of her husband. They have three core values: integrity, innovation and inclusion. They want to create an environment where not only are the horses comfortable, but so are the people.

Spitfire Farms has many trainers that help run their program, but their head trainer, January Magee, stands out. January has been a part of the equine world for over 30 years and has her own LLC called Ascent Equestrian, which has been around for almost two years. Magee is also the head of the show team at Spitfire Farms. This includes teaching them on practice day as well as the day of the show.

The Spitfire Farms show team goes to shows located in Plantation, Wellington, Palm Beach and Ocala. The shows in Plantation are the Heritage Horse Show and the Plantation Acres Saddle Club; they are both geared towards beginning riders, with the Heritage Horse Show being for more advanced riders. Palm Beach Mounted Posse is one of Florida’s oldest shows and is geared more towards beginners. In Wellington and Ocala, there are ESP, WEF and WEC, which are all prestigious shows that are for more serious and experienced riders.

Spitfire Farms allows people of all skills and ages to advance in the equine world. For anything equine-based, Spitfire Farms is the place to go, with the guarantee that you and your horse will be getting the best care.