- 1,017 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.
- 1,017 Ratings
Our granddaughter is an experienced rider and she had a marvelous time. So thrilled she could canter and liked the beach setting. I enjoyed the ride and thought the guides were very caring and helpful. The horses seemed well cared for and enjoyed themselves on the beach. I was a little surprised though that they kept trying to take off in a mad dash to get back to the start. I am comfortable on a horse with some spirit but others on the ride were inexperienced. I kept worrying that if I let my horse go faster, as he continually tried to do, that theirs would take off too. It was a fight to stay at a fast walk or trot and not faster. Very smooth gated horses so not sore from the ride. Would probably try again in the future.
Riding a horse was on my bucket list, and to get to do it on a beautiful beach was such a treat. Our guide Chris was very thorough explaining the horses backgrounds, how to get them to move and stop and slow down so I felt pretty safe. I will be doing this again and recommend this to anyone who likes horses, like the beach, or just wants to try new things.
Loved the experience.
Loved the beach ride but hated wearing the helmet.
Friendly staff and beautiful ride!
Friendly, courteous, on schedule. Enjoyable, pleasant horses
The owner/wrangler was great and very helpful. Even though it was very cold, the view and experience was great.
the guide was amazing! absolutely loved the experience. i have been riding for 17 years and most trail ride places dont let you go faster than a walk and we ran them and that's my favorite thing especially along the beach and i'm so grateful my guide was fun! thank you! i'll definitely be back.
Amazing experience ( even if it was cold). Hope to do it again soon!
Our guide Chris was great! Very informative and knowledgeable about the horses. Very nice and friendly. The horses were also very gentle and calm. I am almost 60 and was hesitant to try horseback riding, but I did it with my sister-in-law on Christmas Eve afternoon and it's one of the best and funnest things I've ever done. I was only on a horse twice in my life and it was over 40 years ago. I was so scared I almost chickened out, but I'm so glad I didn't. I would definitely recommend trying them. When I'm visiting my nephew next time I will for sure be doing this again! Thanks Happy Trails Walking Horses for such a great experience!
It was a very enjoyable day to ride the horses on the beach. The weather was cold but you still had the full experience. Will schedule another trip to ride on the beach again. As well as their three hour trail ride.
We loved that we could actually run with the horses and it was fun and beautiful!
We had a lovely time. The horses look healthy and attentive to their leader. The location is beautiful! Fair price and good length of time on the ride. No complaints, I’m very satisfied. Would do this again and highly recommend it to others!
Chris is awesome and my girls had a great first time riding experience! Thank you!
Just a good ride
It was a great ride....another item checked off my bucket list.
Where do I start! We were so excited to do more than a walk on the beach. It was the best one hour horse ride I've ever taken. Our Guide was friendly, informative and fun to ride along with. The horses were equally fun to be on and handled well. We would love to ride again on our next visit to Florida!!!!
Chris was awesome, patient and polite! He did a wonderful job… You should be proud to have him as an employee!
Great time! Guide was wonderful.
We had a wonderful time! The horses were very well trained and responsive, the guide was friendly and helpful and the beach setting was gorgeous!
Riding a horse on the beach was on my bucket list. Chris was easy going and answered all the questions we had prior to our ride (I hadn't been on a horse for many, many years!) The ride along the beach was gorgeous and exceeded my expectations. Thank you!
It was great fun, but kind of expensive for the time... . And ours didn't even last an hour.
Chris was our guide and placed riders on the horses based on peoples experience level. He clearly had a passion for horseback riding and cared for the animals. He was solo and didn't have any help. The ride itself was great, but the personal appearance and the representation of the company and support wasn't cared for. His wife and kids were also a distraction. The helmets used for guest are in very poor condition. No one wants to put a nasty helmet on their head or be forced to wear a cap that will in turn have to be cleaned after the fact. Maybe they need to be kept in another location to keep clean.
Guide allowed us to ride at our own pace and pleasure. Horses were well trained and well mannered. Would recommend this company to all levels of rider. My wife and I had the time of our life, thanks happy trails.
What a great experience. very organized, the horses were well taken care of. The beach ride was gorgeous, we were able to gallop which was awesome. I would highly recommend Happy Trails and Amelia Island is fantastic.
I had a really great time. I had never ridden a horse before, but it turned out to not be so hard. The beach location was really nice as well.
Chris was a great guide. Horses were comfortable. I had a smile on my face the whole time. Awesome ride along the beach.
My wife dreams was to have a pony, well I couldn't get her a pony. I began to search for horseback riding Well you'll came up first, we really enjoy ourselves Looking forward to coming back in February for my daughter birthday. Thanks so much for this experience.
The beach ride was a great experience. The horses were very easy to ride and the view and atmosphere were incredible. The assistance provided with the horses was great.
Because ur workers are always so pleasent and nice.
Chris and his team showed such love and concern for the horses, told us exactly what to do, gave us a nice long ride, and we're very patient with the group. We can't wait to do it again. It was so surreal enjoying a horseback ride along the beach, just like in the movies. Thank you so much Chris, team, and 'Spirit', the horse I fell in Love with who took me for a nice ride down the beach! We'll bring apples again next time!! Loved every minute!
Perfect romantic activity
My daughter never stopped smiling on the ride. Chris was a wonderful guide. Overall I had a wonderful as well as my daughter
Our tour guide, Chris, was fantastic. Very personable and relaxed. Enjoyed the ride thoroughly and will recommend to friends and family.
The guides Chris and Joe were very personable. They tailored the ride to each persons skill level. I really enjoyed meeting them. I highly recommend them.