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About The Real BeachHorses

[ Great World Adventures, LLC ]

Our Story

We started out by guiding informal trail rides in central and southwest Florida 2006-2007. It began as a hobby but soon became a necessity when The Great Recession hit.

Originally, the company was called Great World Nature Tours and we had 10 horses, an F-450, and a 24′ stock trailer. It wasn’t long before we became known to local hotels like The Ritz Carlton Sarasota, The Longboat Key Club, and what is now the Lido Beach Resort.

In the summer of 2008, we started offering beach rides at Palma Sola Bay in Bradenton, Florida. This quickly became a popular tourist activity and has garnered a fair amount of positive press for the destination.


BeachHorse Girls (guides) standing on horses

We’re members of 3 Chambers of Commerce (Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Venice). And we are very involved with the tourism community via the Bradenton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

We plan and coordinate special events such as corporate outings, family reunions, marriage proposals, birthday parties, and singles events. Please let us know if we can help you.

Our Company

Great World Adventures, LLC is an independent, privately-held adventure tour and activity supplier headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, Florida (USA). We engage in the development, marketing, and operation of excellent tourist activities worldwide.

Great World Adventures


In 2011, we formed a partnership with with Horse Adventures, LLC (a.k.a. Jimmy Edwards & Connie Smith).

Connie and Jimmy have 27 beautiful horses whom they love dearly. Jimmy guides trail rides and takes care of the horses. Connie coordinates the guides who are all independent contractors of Horse Adventures, LLC.

If you book a trail ride, you will get to know Jimmy. He’s a local boy, born and raised in Venice, Florida, (the Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World). After graduating from Venice High School, he worked on a cattle ranch in Texas. He also worked as a rodeo clown! Jimmy’s a lot of fun and he has lots of great stories to tell.

a man with a plaid shirt riding a horse by some pinetrees