Here at Happy Trails Walking Horses, we bred friendly, beautiful, and loving Tennessee Walking Horses with excellent conformation and disposition for many years. Besides our love for the animal, the other reason we bred and take care of these wonderful creatures is so that visitors of Amelia Island have a chance to experience and appreciate their magnificence too!
We offer horseback rides on Amelia Island Beach State Park with a guided trail ride at Amelia Island State Park near North Jacksonville. Thousands of individuals, couples, groups, and families come to us each year from around the world for the ride of a lifetime – and they are never disappointed.
About Our Horses & Amelia Island Beach Horseback Rides
At Happy Trails Walking Horses ranch, we bred registered Tennessee Walking Horses, the original plantation horse, a gentleman’s horse. All our horses were bred with the original gait of the breed. Most of today’s Tennessee Walking Horses have lost the ability to perform with the original breeds four beat gait due to a concentration of breeding for the show gait (also known as a rack or single foot). We bred for the original running walk, conformation, and calm temperament. This makes for a more comfortable and scenic trail and beach horseback riding experience. Why bounce in a trot when you can glide in a running walk?
About Amelia Island, FL
Amelia Island is the perfect Florida getaway for your next beach vacation, whether it’s you and your sweetheart or you have multiple kids in tow. With miles of pristine beaches and rolling dunes, you’ll find no shortage of amazing sights to explore – and that makes for a truly memorable horseback ride.
Part of the Sea Islands chain of barrier islands off Florida’s east coast, this destination is the right mixture of paradise and adventure. Spend your days playing water sports, swimming, and soaking up the sun. But don’t forget to book your horseback ride with us against the beautiful Amelia Beach backdrop, where you will enjoy the miles of soft, white sand, clear waters, and peaceful atmosphere.