- 1,204 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.
- 1,204 Ratings
I have been on a number of walking trails and this was by far the best I've experienced. It was apparent these horses are well taken care of from the owners as usually I have seen thin, matted horses that just don't seem to want to be there. Stan was great as our tour guide. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience a horseback session near the ocean waves.
The instructor Stan was very knowledgeable and helpful .My husband and I had never rode a horse before and this experience was amazing! The horses behaved and are all well kept. I really enjoy this and I will definitely be coming again .🙂
Didn't like wearing helmet. Should be optional
Stan and his Tennessee Walkers made the ride relaxing and fun: 1. Stan did because his instructions are clear and he is unflappable, which steadies everyone, including people who haven't ridden before. It's clear that he really loves his horses and they love him back and pay attention to him. You don't have to worry that you're paying for riding horses that are suffering from indifference or neglect. 2. The Walking horses made it easy because they all like each other and are comfortable together, with no concerns about getting too close. I've been on other trail rides where horses bit each other or objected to others' encroaching on their little territory, so I really noticed this difference! And, finally, you get to ride on the beautiful beach!
What a great experience! Would do it again in a minute!
Stan was a terrific guide. He was very friendly. Love the way he gave a quick riding lesson before heading out. I would definitely call him again!
We had a party of 5 with one rider who was apprehensive about the ride. Stan was great and led her horse for her. The rest of us had a great time! We would book this ride again.
Had fun, on time, no problems!
Great guide and amazing horses! Very fun day!
It was great. The pre ride instructions that Stan gave us were terrific. Great experience. I will be back to ride again. Had a wonderful time.
We arrived on time 15 mins early and when we got to the beach there was no waiting our tour guide had the horses saddled and we were ready to ride... he gave us a quick review and went over some instructions with us and then we begin the beach walk horses was emaculant... well trained and listen very well thanks again for this experience
Great experience .my daughter & I enjoyed the ride. Stan was very nice. Would love to do again.
Stan was very friendly and informative about our ride and then we had a great ride. Stan let us know what was going to happen with the horses and they did exactly that. He let us ride freely at our own comfort level with support if needed.
The operation was professionally run, great communication, specific list of what to wear, good directions to the location, and easy to understand instruction before riding. Best of all was the amazing beach ride, ocean breezes blowing and the beautiful Tennessee Walking horses gaiting at a fun clip. LOVED IT!
Stan was extremely knowledgeable and so welcoming also the horses were so well-trained and so sweet it made it such a good experience
We had an amazing ride! Stan was our instructor and he did a great job! I would highly recommend Happy Trails and would not waist time looking around for anyone else :)
Stan's customer service is A1. So was his assistant. (I can't remember her name. She's very kind and loves those horses.) The ride was great. Amazing memories were created and we'll certainly be returning.
Wow. What an experience. Stan and McKayla were wonderful. We had such a great time. As experienced riders we were able to gallop across the beach with our horses (Coin and Brie). I highly recommend Happy Trails Walking Horses for anyone that will be in the Ameila Island area.
So much fun ! We all loved it and will definitely book it again.
Very awesome experience! Great horses and a beautiful path. Fantastic tour guides. Cannot wait until I do it again!
Wonderful. Will definitely do again.
This was exactly what we wanted to do. The safety briefing made us feel comfortable on the sweet horses.
A great Experience! An excellent guide and very nice horses!
Great ride and company.
I loved my horse. Sam was a great guide and trainer. I had little experience and he was kind and considerate. I wish I could have stayed longer. By all means give it a try. Use HAPPY TRAILS WALKING HORSES. Sam did you give her a carrot?
Professional w saftey and courticy for all riders it
We had a great time. Very laid back. Stan was very instructive and fun to talk with. Wish they would have taken photos for us. We just forgot to ask.
Wonderful experience! Thank You Stan!
Overall great experience! Stan was very kind and even went out of his way to jump our car in the parking lot afterwards. Beautiful ride! Horses we amazing!
Very nice introduction for my mother to horse riding. Very calm and responsive horses.
We celebrated my 10 year old daughters birthday with a horse ride on the beach. We had such a wonderful time!! Relaxing, engaging, and memorable!! Highly recommend!!
Great ride on beach! Staff was helpful and friendly!
We had a great time. It was very well organized. My wife had never ridden before and she felt very comfortable.
Perfect morning for a ride along the beach! The horses were very sweet, and knew exactly what to do, more so than we did!
We took a group of Seniors Horseback Riding with Happy Trails, and they had a blast. Most had not been on a horse for years and the Tennessee Walking Horses gave them a wonderful ride along the beach. What a great experience!
WE HAD A GREAT RIDE. OUR GUIDE WAS THE BEST! WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO AGAIN
This was a very enjoyable ride. The morning hours were just perfect. Thank you.
Great horses and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend Beach Ride to all of our friends!
It was a great adventure. Although my horse, Star, tried to avoid the water. Marked it off my Bucket List. : )
I was on Amelia Island for my birthday and as a gift to self I decided to go horseback riding along the beach, This is something I've been wanting to do for some time. The owner Sam gave a brief riding lesson. My horse Bri was easy to ride and well mannered. I had a smile on my face during the entire ride. I'm glad I chose Happy Trails for my 1st horseback riding experience.