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.
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.
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.
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.