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BeachHorses

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8400 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
+1 941-907-7272
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Unique and wonderful adventure

Our 2 grandsons truly enjoyed their rides and shall long remember this special event. All the... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
jerkasher
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Sarasota, Florida
Beach Horses

We thoroughly enjoyed our Beach Horse experience! We weren't sure what to expect so we did not... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Renate S
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Harvard, Illinois
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This is one of the few place in Florida where you can legally ride your horse on a beach. The calm waters and flat sandy bottom of Palma Sola Bay make it possible to ride on a horse that is swimming. This is the birthplace of Horse Surfing™. Horseback riding on the beach, swimming with horses, and Horse Skiing™ . Reservations required.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“horse surfing” (47 reviews)
“beach ride” (18 reviews)
“bucket list” (26 reviews)
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8400 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our 2 grandsons truly enjoyed their rides and shall long remember this special event. All the guides were extremely knowledgeable and took great care to ensure a safe, happy and unique experience for every guest. We shall certainly be signing on again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Beach Horse experience! We weren't sure what to expect so we did not bring our camera for the walk on the beach so we didn't get our sunset picture but our guides took pictures at the end of the ride for...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Unfortunately the weather was cool but tolerable. Not sure of the purpose of the walk down the beech being led by our handlers. Reins unnecessary as horses were always led by handler. That said, I found the experience to be unique and worthwhile. Cost was...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I booked Riding horses in the water for My girlfriend and I . Well after this trip she said yes to being fiance. The weather would not be great and a little chilly and I was contacted server times about a rain check for better...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

My daughter enjoyed the memorable experience of riding and swimming with the horses. The staff was terrific!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I bought this for my Son & his girlfriend for a Christmas gift. They loved it! They would highly recommend it.

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TimothyAMattox, Owner at BeachHorses, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for doing this, Louanne. We truly appreciate your business and we're so happy that Dave and Ruth enjoyed their gift. Best wishes to your entire family for 2018!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We would definitely recommend! Guides were lovely, we had a 5 year old, a 28 year old and a 58 year old do it. All inexperienced on a horse but that didn’t matter. A wonderful location and a perfect activity for all ages.

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TimothyAMattox, Owner at BeachHorses, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks, Emma! We appreciate your kind words. Have a safe trip back to the UK. Happy New Year!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

More than we expected! So amazing!! This was on my bucket list and I will do it next time we come to Florida.

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TimothyAMattox, Owner at BeachHorses, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to rate and review us! Congratulations on checking off the Real BeachHorses from your bucket list. We hope you'll become a regular!

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

This was my Christmas present frim my husband. We had driven by and I always wanted to try it. I successfully did horse surfing, standing atop Sparkle. We both did horse skiing, holding into the tails when the horses ran through the water and we...More

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TimothyAMattox, Owner at BeachHorses, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you so much, Kathleen! Really glad you were finally able to experience the Real BeachHorses. Happy New Year to you and Adrian!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Literally the best time of my whole vacation. The trainers were the friendliest girls we met in Florida and they knew how to have a good time, the horses were VERY well trained and perceptive to their riders skill. I will try to go back...More

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TimothyAMattox, Owner at BeachHorses, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for the awesome review, Jamie! We can't wait to have you and your family join us again!

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Mili A
21 August 2017|
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Response from PEACENJOY61 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not responding sooner. Each horse has a guide at all times. All activities on the horses are explained and are all voluntary. All of yours should do just great!
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Traci E
10 April 2017|
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Response from TimothyAMattox | Property representative |
Yes, but only if you live on the Virginia side of State Street. :-) Just kidding. Sometimes we offer special deals in the spring and fall.
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Jennifer L
10 October 2016|
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Response from Andi G | Reviewed this property |
For the ride on the beach, they only lead you as needed. The more experienced riders are allowed to canter a couple of times and the guides just hold back the beginning rider's horses. They pretty much have to lead you... More
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