About Great World Adventures

The Original HorseSurfing


Great World Adventures, LLC is an independent, privately-held adventure tour operator headquartered in Miami, Florida (USA). We engage in the development, marketing, and operation of tourist activities worldwide. We are the only horseback riding stable in Florida that offers horseback riding on the beach and swimming with horses. We are the only outfitter on the planet that offers HorseSurfing™.

Our little company, Great World Adventures, LLC was founded by a guy who used to play polo. That guy doesn’t ride much anymore but he’s still involved in the business. His partner in crime, Jimmy Edwards, has been guiding trail rides for us here at Deer Prairie Creek Preserve and Alafia Rive State Park since 2011. So, don’t worry. He won’t get lost.

Edwards is a local boy, born and raised right here in beautiful 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.

Jimmy and Connie have 27 amazing horses ranging in size from ponies to half-Clydesdale. They probably have the largest stable on the west coast of Florida. It’s located about an hour northeast of here. Jimmy uses only western saddles and all of his horses are trained accordingly. If you don’t know what that means, he’ll tell ya.

Since 2006, we have led trail rides throughout Florida the Great World Way™. In 2008, Deer Prairie Creek was opened to the public. We were so impressed with this 10,000 acre park we decided to focus solely on this property. We know every inch of Deer Prairie Creek.

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.

Two guides riding horses on the beach in Florida