- 1,122 Ratings
One Hour Horseback Ride on Amelia Island
Saddle up for a memorable horseback ride down the sandy beaches of Amelia Island. Enjoy the incredible views as you trot along with a traditional Tennessee Walking Horse, and discover why its known as the Cadillac of horse rides.
What You Will Do
- Get a quick lesson from your guide in horse handling, to ensure the best experience
- Ride down 13 miles of sparkling sandy beaches with views of a sail-boat spotted horizon
- Enjoy all of Amelia Island—part of a chain of barrier islands, this modern day paradise is know for luxury resorts, golf courses, and captivating beaches
- Let your guide pair to you the perfect horse for your level of experience, then rest easy as they take you on this incredible tour, making sure it all goes smoothly
- Guided horseback tour of Amelia Island
Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for riding.
- 1,122 Ratings
Amazing and beautiful! Guide was outgoing, informational and very nice! Thank you!
It was a wonderful experience. I appreciate the instruction before leaving for the ride and felt safe because our guides were always checking to be sure we were ok. Beautiful beach ride! Thank you!
The animals are well cared for and the guides were very informative. We had not ridden in awhile but were easily reacquainted to riding while on this adventure.
Had a great time on the sunset ride
Instructor was very thorough in making the girls comfortable with the horses. Girls had a great time and strongly recommend it!
This was so much fun! Two of our grandchildren were in town staying with us for a week and our 10 year old granddaughter had told us she'd always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach. So we booked with Happy Trails because of their great reviews and we were not disappointed! Stan and Makayla (I think I'm spelling her name correctly, but if not, my apologies,) were both fantastic. We arrived about 1/2 hour early and Makayla greeted us and then spent time introducing the kids to the horses and telling us a little about the operation, fitting us with helmets, etc. Then when Stan came back from his earlier ride, after greeting us and chatting a bit, he chose our horses for us, (based on our riding experience, body size, etc.,) and then explained basic command maneuvers for us to use with the horses. The kids were a little apprehensive once they got up on the horses, so he opted to guide their horses on either side of his horse, which worked perfectly for them! It was a beautiful evening, nice breeze, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our ride. At one point I dropped my phone while trying to take pictures of the grands, and sweet Makayla stopped to recover it for me. The horses were very gentle and easily guided. My husband and I have both ridden horses before, but it's been quite a few years ago and yet we both felt very comfortable on top of these beautiful creatures. We would definitely recommend this company and we look forward to using them again. And FYI, our grandkids rated the experience a 10 out of 10!
Stan our guide was very attentive & helpful. The ride was wonderful. Horses were great. Thanks for a perfect ride.
The ride was extremely relaxed and the instruction prior to the ride was clear and easy to follow. We really enjoyed the ride on the beach! There were several newbies in our group and they had a very good time and the horses were great.
The rules are not as strict as the competition. Liked the idea of being able to take our own pictures !!! Would be nice if the website allowed to book a single rider with the possibility of being cancelled if nobody else books the same slot.
The entire ride was wonderful. The instructor was very friendly well taught in horses and loved doing his job. He made me feel comfortable with the instructions he gave and the horses were well behaved. I would recommend this company to anyone. Thanks for making my dream come true...
Please refer to Google reviews! - Renu Gulve
Stan was very helpful and personable.
This was on my list of things to do for years. We decided to do it while on vacation. Beautiful experience for myself with my 2 daughters. The beach and a beautiful animal. Stan, our guide was very nice and the ride was what I hoped. Horses were calm and Stan took time to ask how much experience and comfort level to ensure a good match. I have one daughter who rides and one who is more apprehensive. They were both matched with mares who were appropriate:-)
We had a great time.
Great tour with Stan. Our mother and daughter beach ride was perfect with mother and daughter horses Coin and Bri. Stan was informative, attentive and professional. The horses listened well and gave us an awesome experience. Definitely would recommend this ride in Amelia Island, Florida.
The horses were amazing. The beach was beautiful.
Stan and McKayla were wonderful! My family had a great experience riding horses on the beach! Most of us had never been horseback riding. But we were made to feel comfortable with these gentle and smart horses in the relaxed guidance of Stan! Glad we did this on the last day as our bottoms were not accustomed to stadles! LOL! We are thinking about another trip in the Fall and signing up for a longer trail ride with Happy Trails!
My daughter and I enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! I was able to hold at a running walk, while she and her new friend had opportunities to gallop. I also found them to be organized and safety conscious! Highly recommend.
I had the best ride, thank you so much for a wonderful day!
It was a great experience for my daughter as well as for myself. This is the first time I've rode on the beach and it really lived up to my expectations. Looking forward to doing it again.
The host was good. The scenery was amazing. The horses do their job. It was a great experience at 7pm.
We had some experiences in riding horses, but never on a beautiful beach. It was beautiful and a lot of fun for me and my grandkids. Thanks.
We loved the beach ride, our guide and the Horses were very friendly, we had a really good time
Pleasant and friendly tour guide, healthy horses, knowledgable
Very friendly staff! They were helpful and made learning to ride easy. The horses were wonderful!
Our daughters (ages 15 and 14) absolutely loved the one hour horseback ride on Amelia Island’s gorgeous beach! We highly recommend!!
Beautiful Walkers! Great guide with training before the ride.
It was fun however my horse took off in what felt like a full on gallop and couldn't be controlled when coming back at the end. It felt very unsafe. My niece however had a great time on her horse.
- George Slayton
Fun ride on the beach with well trained horses.
Great experience. I surprised my husband for his birthday and he loved it. I will be taking the kids next time. My horse name bre and was so calm.
We had a great time with Stan. I took my 11 and 14 year old children on their first Beach Ride. I must admit I have been on beach rides and trail rides before, but this was a great experience. We actually were able to run the horses along the beach if we chose to and we did! No nose to tail riding once on the beach! Riding a Tennessee Walker is so smooth.The horses are well taken care of and a joy to ride! All three of us had the biggest smile on our faces when we were through. We enjoyed it so much we nade sure to schedule another ride before we left Amelia Island. Thanks Stan!
The guide was very informative and a great pleasure to ride with.
Enjoyable experience, well organized and capable of managing group of 4 smoothly
Nice experience. Pleasant staff.
It was very relaxing
We enjoyed the experience and the ladies helping us. However, it is a bit pricey and prohibits us from doing it as often as we'd like as locals. Maybe introduce membership pricing for locals?
Well behaved horses and our guide let our more experienced rider go faster for a bit to make a more enjoyable ride and customize our ride to our experience level.