- 1,074 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.
- 1,074 Ratings
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.
Great time with horses Coin and Bree. Stan was a great instructor for us as we had not been horse riding for many years.
It was a gift for my wife. She has always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach & since we were in Jacksonville for our son's wedding, I wanted to surprise her with a beach ride. It was very easy to make on-line reservations and even easier to revise them when we had a change of plans. Directions were spot on and we were greeted by a very pleasant young lady who introduced us to the horses and went over the paperwork we needed to sign. Our guide, Josie, arrived a short time later. After introducing herself and asking a few few questions about us, she paired us up with the horse that best met our riding capabilities. We donned our helmets, mounted and were on our way. It was a beautiful evening on the beach. My wife was in her happy place and checked that one off her bucket list! I would highly recommend Happy Trails Walking Horses. Josie is a pro, knows her horses and takes great care of her riders.
Happy Trails Walking Horses was a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!!!!! The horses seemed well taken care of, and the area on the beach we rode was absolutely gorgeous!! But what really made the entire day the BEST, was our guide Josie !! If you are going to ride with this company,( and you should!) you HAVE to ask for her. She was the best part of our horseback riding experience. She was super friendly, and her equestrian skills were second to none!! I feel like had we been riding the horses at a merry go round, with Josie as our guide, we still would have had a great time!! LOL! For anyone thinking about going on a horse ride on the beach, THIS IS THE PERSON YOU WANT!!! Ask for her by name; JOSIE Thank you so so so much Josie for making our day great, and my girlfriends birthday so memorable!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Enjoyed the ride along with our guide!
My husband and I had a wonderful time at our beach ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and the horses were perfect. We highly recommend Happy Trails Walking Horses!
It was an overall wonderful experience! Josie was a great guide and helped us out whenever we needed it. Will do this again in the future.
Josie was an awesome guide! I couldn't stop smiling. I look forward to my next ride!
We had a fun experience, Josie was great instructor.
Our guide, Josie, was very nice, the horses were well behaved for us novice horse riders, and Josie even took pictures of us as we were riding with my phone to capture the moments. We didn’t have the best weather as it was windy and overcast but we did enjoy the trek down the beach and back.
- Uwe + Corinna
We enjoyed the ride very much! Josie has been very kind, so was Micele - and so weere the horses! As an advice : You should work on your internet- approach: It had been. easier to get seahorse -Ranch; . Again: thanks and we recommended you at TripAdvisor's ( where we did't find you under '' activeties'
Guide was great and ride was fun but only lasted about 45 minutes total. Wasn't the 1 hour we paid for.
Josie is one of the best guides for horseback riding I’ve ever had. What a fantastic experience.
Great set up. Very caring, attentive staff, especially Josey. Thanks!
It was a fantastic experience. Will definitely do this again. Josie did a great job of matching everyone with the right horse.
Horses looked great. They were very well trained. Our guide was wonderful and very helpful.
Our guide was great. She was friendly, informative and great with my 12 yr old daughter. Very relaxing ride.
The ride was great, my daughters absolutely loved it! But we waited over 45 mins for their ride to actually start because the ride before them was running late.
Guide was very friendly and professional. My 12-year-old daughter loved riding on the beach - amazing views, beautiful horses, something out of the ordinary for us to do on a beach vacation.
We had a great lead and the horses were obviously very well trained. Even when one of my girls fell behind, our lead ran back to be push the horse along. She was good at watching out for everyone in our group! It was awesome!
Your team was awesome and very accommodating - we will be back for more!!
The hosts was very friendly . The horses was beautiful I had an amazing time
Great beach ride with some fantastic horses and experienced guides.
Loved it! My husband's and child's first time on horses and they were pretty comfortable. We'd do it again!!
My mother and I had the best time with Happy Trails! We took the 1 hour beach ride and it was the perfect way to start the day. We had the pleasure of riding with the owner, who was very friendly and knowledgeable. During our ride we felt very comfortable and relaxed. The horses were very well behaved and you can tell they are well taken care of! Thank you, Happy Trails, you made my mom's dream come true!
Ride was amazing! My fiancee and I were VERY happy with everything about it. Stan was a great guide and very informative with a great personality. The ride itself was very romantic watching the sunset at the beach. This was very important from my perspective as I was trying to impress her with one of her passions (horseback riding) which she hasn't been able to do for over 20 years. Happy Trails did not disappoint and we will definitely return for the three hour ride with the rest of our family. Thank you very much.
This was our 3rd year with Happy Trails Walking. Every year is fantastic. My daughter (Olivia) and I can’t wait to ride again with Stan. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to ride on the beach.
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.