About

Whispering Oaks Equestrian Center

Whispering Oaks Equestrian Center is located in the Citrus Park area of Tampa and is convenient to Westchase, The Eagles, Odessa, Lutz, Carrollwood, Town n Country, Keystone and Oldsmar. We are a private training facility specializing in the training and showing of the beautiful and versatile Morgan horse breed, but all breeds are welcome.

Janice Scotto:
Horses have been a part of Janice’s life since the age of 10. Janice started training horses in High School for extra money and the opportunity to ride a variety of different breeds. She stated showing her first 4H horse a Pinto at age 12 in Speed events. The next horse was a Appaloosa gelding which she showed to many Conn. Appaloosa State awards. Janice and her family then moved heavily into the Appaloosa breed and owned Cedar Hill Appaloosas in Ellington Ct., which boasted numerous New England Champions. There the Forbes family raised and showed Appaloosas and stood National Champion Stallion Horseshoe’s Taytoba.

Janice moved to Florida in 1983 where she met Husband John Scotto. After moving to Tampa with Children Jesse and Jennifer bought a Morgan Mare VJ Opportunity as the children were excelling at Saddle Seat Riding. Whispering Oaks was founded in 1998 as a Morgan and Saddlebred training facility.

Janice has shown and trained many breeds of horses both Western and English. Janice is active in  the Florida Morgan Horse Club and member of American Morgan Horse club, and United States Equestrian Federation. Janice’s expertise has helped Whispering Oaks to be a extremely successful stable winning awards and Championships both locally and Nationally.

Janice is the Equine Farm manager and Sport Horse Trainer for Morgan’s and other breeds.

John Scotto:
John Scotto started in the Horse business in 1998 after buying his JohnDaughter Jennifer her first horse VJ Opportunity. After seeing what a wonderful opportunity this environment  was for Children and Adults alike He and Janice formed Whispering Oaks Equestrian Center. John is a Graduate of Niagara University and Majored in Physical Education. He is a accomplished Rider and Driver. John teaches both Horses and Riders Driving at Whispering Oaks.

Veterinarian Dr Emily Weaver –
Odessa Equine Clinic Odessa Fl

Independent Trainer – Eric Roberts

Farrier’s – Terry Smith and Rich Robinson

Sophia TedroweAsst. Trainer Instructor – Lessons Sophia Tedrowe
Danis Counselor –  Dani Lail

Call 813 409-5272  Email:whisperingoaksequestrian@gmail.com

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