You will find horseback riding opportunities for experienced riders and
beginners alike on Florida's extensive equestrian trails. Acquaint
yourself with the real Florida while horseback riding through shady
hammocks and enjoying Florida's great outdoors.
Florida Beach Riding
Riding on the beach in Florida is one of the best things to do on a hot
summer day. Some beaches allow you to bring your own horses while others
require you to sign up with a beach riding company.
Florida provides many opportunities for beach riding including both coasts
and the Florida Panhandle.
It is hot in Florida in the summertime, so most riders just wear
T-shirts and jeans. Winter time temperatures can be chilly, especially in
northern Florida, so check the weather to be sure you will be comfortable.
The best practice is to layer clothes since cool morning temperatures
often give way to warmer afternoon temperatures.
Florida Horse Trail Riding
Florida Horseback riding
requires appropriate clothing and you will want to wear long pants such
as blue jeans. Shoes or boots
should have heels that will keep your feet from slipping through the
T-shirts are popular but long
sleeve shirts can offer protection from the sun as can a wide brimmed
Renting Horses in Florida
Many Florida stables will rent horses by the hour for riders to ride
on their own. Of course you must have basic riding skills and knowledge of
the area where you will be riding.
Horseback Riding Lessons in Florida
For those just starting out with horses, most stables offer riding
lessons that include individual and group instructions. But be careful,
horseback riding is very addictive and many do not kick the habit for an
Florida Horseback Riding Directory
All Hitched Up Horseback Riding, Trail Rides, Pony Parties St. Cloud, FL 407-908-8716 All Hitched Up offers everything from horse-drawn carriage rides, private lessons, trail rides on our horses or guided on yours, horse vacations, pony parties and even training for your own horse. All our rides are by appointment only.
Amelia Island - Freestyle Beach Horse Riding Florida Horseback Beach Riding Jacksonville, FL 32034 (904) 277-7047 Amelia Island horse stables, boarding, and horseback riding on the beach. One-hour beach ride - $60
Amelia Island -The Kelly Seahorse Ranch 7500 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL 32034 904-491-5166 Amelia Island horseback riding on the beach. Florida beach horseback riding. Visit the island’s only working ranch where you can witness dolphins, shorebirds and other sea island wildlife. Saddle up and take a ride on one of our gentle, well-trained horses and enjoy the beautiful beaches of southern Amelia Island.
Amelia Island Hotels Amelia Island, Jacksonville, FL Ameia Island Florida hotels and island resorts right on the beaches including the Amelia Island Plantation Hotel. Amelia Island hotels are close to Big Talbot State Park, Fort Clinch and the famous lighthouse. Enjoy horseback riding on the beach and in the surf on Florida's finest beaches.
American Horse Trails Southwest Ranches (Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL), FL 954.680.8888 South Florida horseback guided trail rides. Experience the ultimate tropical wilderness from the saddle of the finest Arabian horses. Our friendly guides will take you on an adventure through South Florida’s finest trails. Let the tranquility of nature and the sounds of singing birds relax your mind and renew your senses.
Southwest Ranches is about 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ashby Acres Equestrian Center 18601 Orange Ave Fort Pierce, FL 34945 772-204-5063 Fort Pierce, Florida horse stables, boarding, horseback riding and horseback summer camp.
Bar-B-Ranch Scenic Trail Rides Horseback Riding and Camp Programs 3500 Peaceful Ridge Road Davie, FL 33330 954-424-1060 Davie, Florida horseback riding, riding camps, and pony parties. The public land surrounding our ranch is some of the most beautiful and scenic in South Florida.
Our Day Camp is an all-day horse program for children, seven to sixteen years old, where children and teenagers learn about horses. The camp is on Saturdays and school holidays in Broward County, including summer vacation.
Beach Tours on Horseback Florida Horseback Riding on the Beach 87 Pinewood Lane Ft. Pierce, FL 34947 772-468-0101 Beach riding in Ft. Pierce, Florida. We offer horseback beach rides along the Atlantic Ocean and wooded trail rides at SLC Reserves including Bluefield, Paleo Hammock and Teague Reserve!
Black Horse Stables Riding Lessons 6582 Audubon Trail Wellington, FL 33414 561.541.6548 Black Horse Stables offers English and Western Riding Lessons. Enjoy learning to ride at our beautiful private facility. Our safe school horses, and knowledgeable instructor will teach you how to ride! Grooming and Saddling before and after you ride is included in your lesson. Group and Private Lessons Available Daily By Appointment.
broke-a-toe Horseback Riding on the Beach Horseback riding on the beach in Florida. Cape San Blas in the Florida Panhandle, FL 850-899-RIDE (7433) Cape San Blas Horseback Riding on the Beach is a relaxing, safe way to enjoy the coast and families have rated it the #1 thing to do on. We love our horses and our customers.
Busta Butt Ranch 11575 Willis Rd. Fort Pierce, FL 34945 772-489-8116 Treasure Coast stables in Fort Pierce, Florida. Boarding for horses and horseback riding.
Cactus Jack's Trail Rides Ocala, Florida Horseback Riding 11008 South Highway 475 Ocala, FL 34480 (352) 266-9326 Cactus Jack's offers horseback trail rides to singles, couples, or groups. All rides are guided to assure safety for rider and horse. There are trails through the Florida Horse Park and into the Cross Florida Greenway Trail system. Most trails are shaded and quite scenic. This is a very relaxing and fun experience.
We ride on beautiful trails in thousands of acres of Florida State Land. There are trails that are about 75% shaded for summer riding and trails that are more out in the open for the other seasons. Great trails, well trained horses, and experienced guides make for really happy riders!
Canopy Oak Trails Gainesville Horse Stable 15311 SW 107th St. Archer, FL 352-443-9456 Archer, FL horse boarding stable featuring riding lessons and horse training in the Gainesville, FL area.
Capella Farms Equestrian Center 2140 S Brocksmith Rd Fort Pierce, FL 772-460-8158 Fort Pierce, Florida horse stables, boarding and horseback riding.
Deep Creek Stables Horseback Riding, Party Venue 2270 Ponce de Leon Blvd Deleon Springs, FL 32180 386-985-0520 Trail Rides, Lessons, Horse Training, Accommodations for Parties, Buggy Rides, Hay Rides and Skeet Shooting.
Come and enjoy a beautiful trail ride on 18,000 acres of the Lake George state forest. The trails are teeming with wildlife such as bald eagles, sand hill cranes, white-tail deer, wild turkey and bobcat to mention a few. All rides are customized to your riding ability - casual, adventure and aggressive rides for the advanced rider. Trail rides are available as a group or private and range from 1 to 3 hours.
Deer Prairie Creek Sarasota, FL (941) 907-7272 Sarasota, Florida horseback riding and trail rides. Join us for a customized, small-group trail ride at Deer Prairie Creek, a large and pristine nature preserve located about 25 miles south of Sarasota, Florida. We offer professionally-guided horse rides for adults and children 8 years of age and older November through May. Expect to ride a well-bred, expertly trained horse. No Experience required.
Diamond P Equestrian Center Horse Boarding Stable St Cloud, FL St. Cloud, Florida horse stables, boarding, riding lessons and horse training. The Diamond P Equestrian Center offers full-service Boarding, Training, Riding and Carriage/Cart Driving Lessons (your horse or ours).
DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Horseback Riding and Pony Rides 10639 Toad rd Clermont, FL 34715 407-702-8332 Clermont, Florida horse stables and boarding. At DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center we offer trail riding, horse boarding, Horseback Riding Lessons, Horse / Pony Kids Club, Horse Leasing, Pony Parties, Barn Tours, Pony Rides, and summer horse camps. For all riding activities, tack is included and helmets are available. Please see FAQ page for answers to questions we get a lot!
Dresden Manor Farm 1821 Richards Street Naples, FL 34120 402-926-1813 Naples, Florida horse stable, boarding barn, horse riding lessons, horse shows and training. We have a beautiful property and have about 7 stalls still open out of 20. We lease, sell, board, train and show.
EcoSafaris at Forever Florida 4755 N. Kenansville Road St. Cloud, FL 34733 1-866-85-4EVER Set out on horseback on a two or three day overnight adventure featuring campfire meals and a big night sky full of stars. Or, join the Rawhide Roundup and learn the skills of a real Florida Cow Hunter.
Get away from it all on an Overnight Horseback Safari. You'll set out on horseback into Forever Florida's 4700 acres of pristine wilderness led by one of our expert "cow-hunter" guides. You'll feel like a pioneer as you traverse scenic and historic trails first used for horseback riding by Native Americans back in the 1500's.
Florida Horse Camps for Spring Break and Summer Seasonal Horseback Riding Camps The best Florida horse camps for spring break, summer, and winter breaks. Day camps providing horseback riding lessons and horse skills for all levels of horseback riders.
Florida Horseback Trail Rides 1020 Camp Road Cocoa Beach, FL 32927 321-632-7085 Florida horseback riding. We offer 1½ hour guided trail rides every day, all year round (weather permitting). You do have the opportunity to jog and lope (trot and canter) your horse. No one has to ride faster than they want to. Horses are assigned based on the riders experience level.
Frye Quarter Horses 10020 Orange Ave Fort Pierce, FL 34945 561-468-6097 Fort Pierce, Florida horse stables, boarding, riding lessons and horse training.
Great World Adventures, LLC "The Real BeachHorses" Horseback Riding in Southwest Florida 8400 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34209 941-907-7272 This is the original horseback riding stable that invented HorseSurfing. They offer horseback riding on the beach and swimming with horses year 'round. The Real BeachHorses has been riding along the palm-lined shores of Palma Sola Bay since 2007. Each customer has a trainer 1:1 who goes into the water with you and teaches you how to do some very unusual and fun activities. Rides are for adults of all ages and children as young as 3 years of age.
Gulfside Trail Rides 613 County Road South Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549 850-208-3114 We'd love to welcome you to our horse ranch of 20 acres here at Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides, Stables, and Campground. We are adjacent to 13,800 acres of the Point Washington State Forest, which provides a beautiful riding experience for all. We have a horse for everyone and, if requested, a riding instructor. Our experienced trail boss will be happy to point out interesting facts about the forest during a trail ride. Our trail boss is available to take up to six riders at a time on a guided horse ride to experience the beautiful forest.
H.E.C.K. Ranch Tallahassee, FL 850.251.9329 Tallahassee, Florida horse stable, boarding, layover, and Bed and Breakfast facility. Overnight, layover boarding. Coggins required. Horse rentals for experienced riders.
Happy Acres Ranch 10051 SW 125th Terrace Dunellon, FL 34432 352-489-8550 Happy Acres is a 48 acre working ranch located in the southwest corner of Marion County along the Florida Greenway. The ranch offers guests many activities to keep them busy during their visit, from trail riding, carriage rides, all terrain vehicles, swimming, tennis and boating to shopping in those quaint little shops of Dunnellon just 7 miles past the ranch. The ranch offers 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage guest home for rent. The farm has 19 horses, 4 of which are for trail riding for the guests.
Hillside Hunter Jumpers 625 N. Jasmine Ave Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 727-433-5865 Tarpon Springs, Florida horse stables, boarding, riding lessons, horse training and horse camps. Hillside Hunter Jumpers is conveniently located in Tarpon Springs Florida a short commute north of Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Horse Power for Kids Petting Zoo and Pony Rides Tampa, FL (813) 855-8992 Tampa, Florida petting zoos, horseback riding and carriage rides.
Make your special day one to remember with a horse-drawn carriage ride from Horse Power for Kids. Our beautiful Clydesdale, Stoney, and our elegant white carriage make an excellent choice for adding that extra bit of romantic style to your wedding day.
Horse World Riding Stables near Orlando, Florida 3705 South Poinciana Boulevard Kissimmee, FL 34758 (407) 847-4343 Horseback trail riding and horse riding lessons. Horse World Stables, an equestrian experience just south of Orlando in the Walt Disney World Resort area.
We offer three levels of guided horseback trail rides, depending on your horse riding experience.
Horseback Trail Rides 1020 Camp Road Cocoa, FL 32927 321-632-7085 See Florida's natural beauty on a horseback trail ride. One of the best ways to see Florida's natural beauty is on horseback. Our horseback rides introduce you to one of the most unique environments in the world. Take time to look through our Trails pages to find out more about the wildlife you may encounter during your horseback ride.
In The Breeze Ranch Horseback Riding, Pony Parties 7514 Gardner Road Tampa, FL 33625 (813) 264-1919 Tampa Bay horse stables, boarding, riding lessons, horse leasing, seasonal horse camps, haunted hayride, trail riding, and pony parties.
Horse Camp: Each child is assigned their own horse daily - We ride up to 2 times a day and have up to 2 lessons per day. Our trail rides go out across our creek and onto 300 acres of property, our lessons are either held in the round pen or in the arena.
International Riding Camp goes to Florida for the Winter Windsor Equestrian Center 3125 Windsor Blvd Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-388-8438 We invite you ride with us this winter at our stable in Florida. Join us for a weekend or a week of fun in the sun. Our stable is just a few hundred yards from the ocean and we even get to ride on the beach! November 1st 2014 to May 1st 2015.
Jade Meadows Stables Pony Rides and Horseback Riding Lessons 3955 Canoe Creek Road St. Cloud, FL 34772 407-701-7234 We offer riding lessons for all ages, summer camps, full or partial board, trail rides, horse training / breaking, hosting special events, team building, and making little one's dreams come true with ponies for birthday parties. Looking for a nice place to trail ride? Give us a call for reservations!! See Less
Kennedy Grove Stables 2055 Chase Hammock Rd Merrit Island, FL 329 321 453 5918 Established in 2012, Kennedy Grove Stables is one of Brevard County's finest equestrian facilities. Offering horse boarding stables, riding lessons, summer camp, and horse sales.
Klass Act Acres Busch St. Palm City, FL 34990 772-485-1334 Palm City, Florida horse stables, boarding, riding lessons and equestrian training. We offer a quiet, relaxing environment for you and your horse to learn. English and western riders are welcome.
Long Riders Stables LLC Fort Pierce Florida Horseback Riding 725 W Coker Rd. Fort Pierce, FL 34945 772-489-2279 Fort Pierce, Florida horse stables, boarding, horseback riding lessons, trail rides, pony parties, horses, camps, horse carriage, and equestrian training.
M&H Stables 2750 Newman Dr Naples, FL 34114 941-455-8764 Naples, Florida horse stables, boarding, horse riding, lessons, training, arena, summer camp, and trail riding. Over the years we have provided riding opportunities for individuals from ages 7 through 92.
Makin' Tracks Trail Rides Ocala, Florida Horseback Riding 15901 NE 137 Court Fort McCoy - Ocala, FL 32134 352-236-3929 Ocala, Florida horse stable, boarding and horseback riding.
1 Hour Trail Rides and 2 Hour Trail Rides include swimming on horseback, as long as weather is warm, Camping With Horses, Pony Parties, Weddings On Horseback. $40 1 Hour Ride
Marcody Ranch 3804 Pioneer Trail New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 386-424-0123 New Smyrna Beach, Florida boarding barns and horse stables. Marcody Ranch offers full service boarding, riding lessons for beginners through advanced riders, after school program, summer camp program, drill team riding, birthday parties and more!
Mikenda Farm Brenda Hagemeister, owner/trainer 4740 Lazy H Lane Christmas,, FL 32709 (407) 247 2276 Horse boarding and riding stable near Orlando. Mikenda Farm provides equine care, training, instruction, youth camps and clinics in a professional, relaxing environment on over 40 acres. Near East Orlando, Oviedo and the East Coast of Florida.
R&R Ranch Horseback Riding, Pony Parties, and Petting Farm 9805 Bryant Rd Lithia, FL 33547 (813) 653-3819 Tampa, Florida area horse boarding, pony parties, riding lessons, summer camps, and guided trail rides. R & R Ranch is a family owned and operated horse ranch specializing in safe enjoyable horse experiences.
Redland Riding Academy Inc Horseback Riding, Boarding Stable, Pony Rides 15305 Southwest 258th Street Homestead, FL 33032 305-323-4038 Homestead, Florida horse stable, boarding, riding lessons, petting farm, horse camps and horse training. An established working horse ranch since 1999. Instruction, sales, leasing and training, parties & events. 7 days a week.
Robertson Ranch Washingtonia Road Melbourne, FL 321-432-2316 Brevard County, Florida horse boarding stables. Full board, partial board, lessons, after school specials. Horseback riding and riding lessons.
Rock Spring Run Trail Rides Ocala, Florida Horseback Riding 32700 county road 433 Sorrento, FL 32776 (352) 266-9326 We offer guided horseback riding within the 14,000-acre park at Rock Springs Run Reserve. We take ages 6 and older and can accommodate all levels of riders. We ride 365 days a year. Reservations are required (walk-ins are welcome, but not guaranteed a ride....reservations are best). We have GREAT horses, experienced guides, and this park is AWESOME!
Rock Springs Riding Ranch 31700 County Road 433 Sorrento, FL 32776 352-735-6266 Sorrento, Florida horse riding/ Whether you’re young or old, expert or novice, a horseback riding trip in the breathtaking Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Central Florida is an adventure you’ll never forget.
Saddle Up Riding Club 6080 94th Ave Pinellas Park, FL 33782 727-520-3132 Pinellas Park, Florida riding lessons, therapy riding, pony parties, and riding camps. Saddle Up is a place not just for riding horses, rather Saddle Up is a place of the heart. Featuring Mommy & Me horse riding for moms and pre-schoolers.
Saddlewood Horse Club and Horse Stable Horseback Riding and Birthday Parties 6111 Saddlewood Lane Cape Coral, FL 33991 239-738-9300 Cape Coral, Florida horseback riding lessons, boarding stables, birthday parties and horse camps. Family orientated management and instructors with a deep passion for horses.
Saint Augustine Hotels Enjoy accommodations near St. Augustine Beach horseback riding at Crescent Beach and Surfside Beach.
Smiling W Stables Horseback Riding, Boarding Stable, Pony Rides 8439 Cluster Rd Panama City, FL 32404 850-769-7766 Panama City, Florida, horse stable, boarding, riding lessons and pony parties. Full & Partial Board, Horse Leasing, Riding Lessons, Hunt Seat, Balanced Seat, Western Pleasure, Pony Party.
Snafu Farm in the Florida Panhandle Sopchoppy, FL 850-251-3359 Panhandle, Florida horseback riding. Trailrides—Guided, lunch provided. Camping included. Trailride/Kayak Combo—trailride to the river, then kayak downstream and get picked up and brought back to camp $60.00 per person.
St. Augustine Beach Riding St. Johns County, Northeast Florida St. Augustine, FL 32084
St. John's County allows equestrians to ride their horses along the beach in select locations in St. Augustine, including Crescent Beach and Surfside Beach. Riders may also take their horses to the beach at Mickler's Beachfront Park, located a 30-minute drive to the north of the city in Ponte Vedra. Before visiting the beach, riders must complete a training program, informing riders about the beach's protected species, and apply for a permit in advance of a beach ride.
Application for the permit is on the website. It may take up to two weeks to process your permit.
Staffordshire Equestrian Center Inc. Sarah Hyers USHJA Certified Trainer 8540 Surrey Lane Boca Raton, FL 33498 561-445-3946 Boca Raton, FL boarding barn, horse stable, riding lessons, and horse camps. Our trainers enjoy teaching all aspects of riding and horsemanship with a primary focus on the principals of Hunters, Equitation and Jumpers.
Standing Oaks Farm Stables Taylor 6780 SW Martin Hwy Palm City, FL 34990 561-310-3224 Palm City, Florida horse stables and boarding year around and seasonal. Riding lessons and horse training for dressage and hunter/jumper. Sport Horse Summer Camp at Martin Downs.
Sun City Stables Pony Rides and Petting Zoo (813) 649-1126 Ruskin, Florida horse stables, boarding, and horseback riding. Rates are $30 an hour. We give individual or group Riding Lessons. We do Pony Parties at your place or ours. We have a Petting Zoo.
Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy Krystle Lee 1108 Altamont Lane Odessa, FL 33556 813-368-0666 Odessa, Florida horse stables and horseback riding lessons. Suncoast Stables and Riding Academy is a full service private barn that specializes in American Saddlebreds.
Sunny Times Stables 4974 Leighton Farms Road Palm City, FL 34953 772-621-0067 Palm City, Florida horse stable, boarding, horseback riding lessons, horse training, and horse camps. All ages are welcome, English- hunt seat, dressage, & western. We have trail rides and board, and rescue horses. Our horses are especially well trained to handle any need, so you can enjoy your ride.
Tink N Bell Farm Palm Beach Gardens, FL 561-401-5794 Trail riding is the best way to see natural Florida and from our farm it is literally just a step off the property. We connect to county maintained trails that offer miles of riding and a preserve that is over 11000 acres with marked trails. We offer guided trail rides for individuals and small groups on our horses from $35.00
Trail Rides at Horse Power for Kids 8005 S. Racetrack Rd Tampa, FL 33635 (813) 855-8992 Are you looking to get away from the hustle of daily life, and find a way to relax and enjoy the scenery of old Florida? Come ride along with us and enjoy the beauty of Old Tampa Bay. Enjoy the partially wooded trails that lead to the top of Tampa Bay. Our skilled trail guides provide the opportunity for riders from beginning, intermediate, and advanced experience, to enjoy a safe ride through the wilderness. Trail rides are offered to ages 7 and up! Price: $25 hour
Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney World Orlando Pony Rides Fort Wilderness Orlando, FL (407) WDW-PLAY All kids love pony rides and here at the ranch, we offer gentle pony rides and a chance to get to know the horses.
We also have wagon rides and trail rides for the older cowboys and cowgirls.
Triple-Circle-D Ranch Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida Horseback Riding Lake Buena Vista, FL (407) 939-7529 Enjoy wholesome family fun at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground with 45-minute guided trail rides on horseback or carriage through the scenic natural woodlands of Central Florida.
The idyllic setting of Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is also home to Cinderella's Ponies and the majestic horses seen on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom Park. Younger children can head to the farm for a stroll through the stables and get up close and personal with these gentle steeds.
Two-Bit Stable Horseback Riding on the Beach in the Florida Panhandle 240 Cape San Blas Rd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (850) 227-4744 Florida beach riding. Ya'll come get some sand in your boots! Two-bit Stable has been proudly owned and operated by the Lewandowski Family since the summer of 2000. What better way to take in the uniqueness of the beaches at Cape San Blas than by horseback? Our forgotten coast boasts being one of the only remaining vacation destinations in the country which allows our visitors to enjoy horseback riding on the beach. A relaxing ride next to the waves of the gulf is just another way to experience the laid back atmosphere of our area. We set our pace to the rhythm of the waves that wash ashore while taking it all in... the seashell showered beaches, colorful sunsets and on lucky days we even see happy dolphins playing! Also, there are plenty of photo opportunities during your ride. Someone once said you can't take a bad picture out here!
Wagon Wheel Horse Farm Florida Horseback Riding Okeechobee, FL (863) 634-6397 Okeechobee, FL Horseback riding, trail rides The horses are perfect for trail rides and riding lessons.
Westgate River Ranch 3200 River Ranch Blvd River Ranch, FL 33867 863-692-1321 Enjoy 1,700 beautiful acres in Central Florida and just an hour from Orlando, Westgate River Ranch provides fun and adventure for the entire family! Return to the days of “Old Florida” when the state was home to cowboys and cattle ranchers at this authentic “Dude Ranch.”