- 1,155 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.
- 1,155 Ratings
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.
Stan was great and very patient with us and we were both new riders. We were able to go at a pace that worked for us. highly recommend Happy Trails
Helpful instruction and friendly host.
It was enjoyable.
It was a great experience. The staff was early and well organized.
This little horse back ride was the reason we chose Amelia island. Thank you Stan for a great experience!
Great beach ride! Our guide, Stan, was doing it alll on his own and still had a smile on his face and took us on a nice ride! Beautiful tennesseee walking horses! Definitely recommend!
Just the two of us (and our guide). Very romantic.
Great service. Pleasant guide. Horses well cared for and well mannered. Wonderful experience. Would use them again.
Stan was great and so were his horses. Don’t hesitate to schedule with this company they’re top notch.
Stan was a wonderful guide! He was both kind and informative! The horses were beautiful and well trained!! It was a great experience!! I highly recommend it!!!
My daughter and I had a great time riding the horses on the beach at sunset. It was so relaxing and enjoyable, and the horses couldn't have behaved better. We will recommend your Beach Ride to anyone visiting the Jacksonville area.
My wife never had been on a horse alone in her life and wanted desperately to ride a horse on the beach for her 55th birthday. It had been a mere 40 years since my last giddy-up, too. We chose Happy Trails for this adventure and we couldn't have been happier for the choice afterwards. Stan guided us through a welcoming pre-ride lesson and took us under his wings to make sure we made the right choice with the right company. Our two horses, Coin and Breigh, were faithful steeds and seemed to know how to take it easy on us. We loved the conversation, the scenery, and the entire time we spent with Stan. We would do it all over again the next time we are in town:)
Enjoyed the ride
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.