BeachHorses™ is "authentic."
Locals have been riding horses on our beach at Palma Sola Bay for over 50 years. In 2006, we were the first outfitter to offer horseback riding on the beach at Palma Sola Bay.
If you're looking for a place to spend a week or a weekend at the beach, you can't go wrong with Anna Maria Island. And while every beach town has a beach, this is the only place on earth that has #HorseSurfing.
It's "romantic."Every day is a special occasion for someone at Great World Adventures' BeachHorses™. And it is not uncommon to have a couple on their first date or celebrating an anniversary. We've even hosted a marriage proposal or two.
Everyone learns something during a BeachHorses™ Experience. You might learn about Bradenton and her islands. You're sure to learn something about horses. And you might even learn something about yourself.
It's "easy and fun."
Children as young a 3, seniors, and disabled people have all experienced the BeachHorses. Almost anyone can do this because we have highly-trained horses and a one-to-one student/teach ratio. That's right, with Great World Adventures BeachHorses, you get a highly-trained horse and a highly-trained human with you the entire time.
When your trainer takes you into the water with your horse, she or he will teach you how to do some tricks on the horse.
If you're an experienced rider, you will have control of your horse but if you're a Beginner (fewer than 50 hours of riding instruction), your trainer will have total control of the horse at all times. This is to ensure your personal safety.
Everyone says so. When you see the expressions on peoples' faces at the end of their ride, you know they're exhilarated.
"It's the perfect gift."
People have too many things and not enough unique experiences. Things get old, break, wear out or end up collecting dust in a box somewhere. Think about the experiences you had as a child. No one can ever take that away from you.
"It was the highlight of our vacation."
When parents and grandparents write to us — "The kids haven't stopped talking about it." — We know we've done our job. The love we get back from our guests is invaluable. We truly love what we do.
While the experience itself is memorable, you can't hang a memory on a wall. This is a brilliant opportunity to capture a photo that literally puts a smile on your face every time you see it. Book a ride, get that photo, and share it with your friends and family.
This is Florida. Water, sand, palm trees, maybe a sunset, and horses. What more could you ask for?
Winston Churchill said once, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” We couldn't have said it better. Interacting with these animals will be the highlight of your vacation.
"It's on your bucket list."Riding a horse on a beach is on a lot of Bucket Lists. For people who love horses, riding a horse that's swimming is another Bucket List item. And, since people have been seeing us on television and reading about us in magazines, a surprising number of people have put HorseSurfing™ on their Bucket Lists.
…is not usually a selling point and, to be fair, it is a frequent criticism of ours. But there are some occasions where you don't want to skimp. Maybe it's a gift. Maybe it's a romantic gesture. But, if you need to do more than show up with a box of chocolates, this may fit the bill.
We have "wonderful trainers"
Everyone loves our guides. They really know their stuff and they're super friendly. Whatever it take to insure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, they will hop to it.
We have "highly-trained horses"
Our horse are specially-trained by us. A certified BeachHorse will swim in the bay with a person on their back. Some horses will panic when their feet can't touch bottom. When that happens, you get what we call a Palma Sola Rodeo. We see it all the time when amateurs bring their horses to the bay and try to get them to swim. It takes years of training to turn a regular horse into a Certified BeachHorse.
Most of our horse are registered American Quarter Horses, the most popular horse breed in the United States. We also have a few Paint Horses.
When you book a ride with Great World Adventures BeachHorses, you will
Because we have been doing this for longer than anyone, Great World Adventures BeachHorses is
Great World Adventures' BeachHorses™ is well-known locally and elsewhere.
We are proud to be part of the Florida tourism industry. Our little tourist attraction has generated favorable media attention for Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key, Sarasota, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Meyers, Venice, Naples, and