Experience the thrill of riding your horse at Palma Sola Bay. You will have an opportunity to ride on a horse that is actually swimming! You might even have a few wild dolphins swim by you!
WaterHorses rides take place when it’s not low tide, so there might not be a lot of beach to ride on. In fact, if it’s high tide, there will be zero beach because it will be underwater. That’s why we call this ride a Water Only ride instead of a Beach+Water ride.
Our rides are available for riders as young as 8 to very heavy riders (up-to-300-lbs), and professional riders in every equestrian discipline. Children ages 3-7 can do our BeachHorses ride because each customer has a trainer working with them 1:1.
We customize the experience for each individual because our customers come in all shapes and sizes, ages, and levels of athletic ability. Some of our riders are unfamiliar with horses while others are expert riders. How can we accommodate such a wide variety of customers?
First, we have a huge selection of horses (25+) ranging in size from pony to Clydesdale. Our horse are mostly rescue horses. We only use certified BeachHorses, trained by us, who enjoy being in the water. We like horses that are well-bred and professionally train, but we are not limited to a single breed of horse. We are not horse breeders.
Second, we have a tremendous staff of talented instructors.
You will have a great experience whether this is your first time riding or you’re a world famous rider. BeachHorses is a great introduction to horses for kids (and grandkids) because they get to ride bareback in the water. This up-close-and-personal contact with a horse can be a life-changing.
We use standard western-style saddles on the beach and all of our bridles are custom-made waterproof bridles. Helmets and life jackets are provided for no additional charge.
Bradenton is known around the world as The Birthplace of Horse Surfing. We started the craze many years ago and now it’s imitated all over the world.
All tickets are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the day of your ride. Within 30 days of your ride, we will refund 60% of your ticket price up to 72 hours before the scheduled start time of your ride. At 72 hours (3 days) your money goes hard and will not be refunded under any circumstances. Please don’t ask us for a refund within 72 hours of your ride.
If we are forced to cancel or reschedule your ride due to foul weather or for any other reason, we will issue you a raincheck that is valid for at least one year; but, under no circumstances will we issue a refund.
You must be present and ready to ride at the scheduled start of your ride to be eligible for a raincheck. If you are a “no show”, you will forfeit your ride.