Mother and daughter duo, Celia and Daniela Bunge, own and
operate the largest barn in the Miami area.
The Miami International Riding Club (MIRC) has over 50 horses on-site and a robust lesson program. They focus on expanding the sport of showjumping within the community while also bringing new riders into the sport. Their hard work and dedication has been rewarded with several amazing awards.
The facility was awarded the 2018 American Youth Horse Council “Youth Equine Industry Connections Award” for their dedication to connecting kids and horses. Miami residents, Celia and Daniela Bunge, have also been recognized for their work in the equine welfare community by The Right Horse Initiative. As recipients of the Good People for Good Horses Awards, they were selected based on their contributions and commitment to helping at-risk horses. In 2019 Celia Bunge was awarded the CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Instructor of the Year Award, while her daughter, and business partner, Daniela Bunge was recognized as the 2016 International Junior Coach of the year by the International Society of Rider Biomechanics.
There is always a lot going on at MIRC! From their large and extremely busy lesson program to boarding, showing, leasing, sales and training. They have a fun summer camp, and host a variety of youth horsemanship events. They are the largest English riding facility in Miami with an impressive show team.
Their facility is a dream come true! Featuring two massive outdoor arenas with specialized fiber footing and stadium lights, round pens, a field for riding on grass, A/C tack rooms and restrooms, covered wash racks, ample turn out paddocks, security cameras, and beautiful lush trees.
MIRC has found its niche in the youth and family components of its programs. It focuses on teaching different ways to get involved in the horse world. Horses are known to help with Self Esteem Issues, Depression, ADHD, Mild Autism, Food Disorders, PTSD … From horses we also learn about camaraderie and group integration.
The best thing MIRC has is that they have learned how to instill a feeling of belonging. MIRC embraces you as a family member. Being part of MIRC means something. You will excel as a horse rider and become a team player that cares for horses and for the welfare of others.