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C Ponies

Beach Horseback Riding through the Bay or on Trails in Bradenton and Tampa Bay Area, Florida

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Our Beautiful Drum and Gypsy Vanner Horses are One of the Rarest Breeds of Horses.

The first thing you will notice is the breathtaking beauty and serenity of the horses. Long flowing manes and tails, and of course those feathers. Happy horses munching on high-quality hay and sipping on fresh water while they patiently wait to meet their riders. These are not just an ordinary horse, this is a once-in-a-lifetime breed and adventure. I am sure you will love your horse almost as much as we do. Unfortunately they didn’t look like this when we purchased them.

Winner of the 2022 Best of Bradenton Awards in
the Category of Horseback Riding Service!

Welcome to C Ponies!

Welcome to C Ponies!

Horseback riding on the beach in Tampa is like a Florida-style trail ride – but better! Come ride our rescued Drum and Gypsy Vanner horses, and even enjoy an exhilarating swim with these majestic beauties. Start with a beach horseback ride into the beautiful water at Palma Sola Bay, right near Anna Maria Island. The tranquil, relaxing trip is sure to put you at ease, while Central Florida’s sea life will amaze you! This is Florida horseback riding at its best. Book your trail and beach horseback riding in Florida online today!

Why Choose C Ponies in Bradenton?

Why Choose C Ponies in Bradenton?

The answer is simple — 90% of these beautiful Florida beach horses were purchased in horrible conditions. We rescued, rehabilitated, and trained these horses to give them a life with dignity, respect and LOVE! Let our beautiful Gypsy Vanners and Drum horses make your Florida beach horseback riding dreams come true and give you an amazing ride. Your safety is our first priority.

You will be very impressed with our knowledgeable, experienced, and fun guides. We look forward to creating beautiful memories for you and your family with our horseback rides through the bay in Florida. Our horses are looking forward to the kindness from you as well.

Rated #1 Outdoor Activity in Bradenton by Tripadvisor!

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Opportunity of a lifetime for any horse person!

This is my second time doing this experience. I would do it again and again! I am a rider and this is an opportunity of a lifetime for any horse person. I rode Dory and she was so excited to be in the water. It was so much fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the horses and their personalities to keep them in line during the excursion. Swimming on horseback is a very unique experience that I recommend anyone try.

– Diane, Tripadvisor
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If you love horses, DON'T MISS THIS EXPERIENCE!

Best experience ever, riding horseback in the bay! Wonderful staff and amazing, beautiful, gentle horses. So glad I was able to do this. Hope to ride with them again someday. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! You will not be disappointed.

– Ruth L., Tripadvisor
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A not to be missed experienced

I booked C Ponies for my partner’s birthday and it far exceeded our expectations. Riding with these absolutely majestic and well cared for horses is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Check in was easy. Instructions were thorough. You can tell they want you to have an incredible experience while ensuring the horse’s safety is in the forefront. I love the fact they didn’t make the horses do anything they didn’t want to do. Misty, our guide, was attentive and so much fun. We are already planning to ride again. And finally, the mission of rescuing horses makes participation that much better.

– Jay T., Tripadvisor
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FABULOUS experience! Any level of experience is do-able on these phenomenal animals. Not to mention the handlers, Lorie was great! Didn't even know this was on my bucket list. Absolutely an experience of a lifetime! CPonies should be applauded for the work they do with these amazing horses.

– Expedition575576, Tripadvisor
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Bucket list experience

This was a bucket list experience for me. I'm so happy that I was able to have this experience on my birthday! I rode Moana and she was incredible! Our guide Misty 2 was wonderful and careful with safety, as well as focusing on having an amazing experience.

– Heather K., Tripadvisor
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A Must Do

I've seen people on horses way out in the water and thought how cool is that, but then my niece came to visit me here in Florida so it was a why not, let's do it. Absolutely no regrets. It was amazing. Can you image being on the back of a horse while it's swimming, incredible!. The girls (Nikki & Stephanie) that work for CPonies were so nice and knowledgeable and left you with no concerns or fears. Well worth every penny it cost you.

– C. Martin, Tripadvisor
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Above and beyond expectations

The ride it’s as described in their website, Stephanie’s customer service is top of the line, she will explain to you all details of the ride before you even jump on the horses. All but good things about This company and their horses. The horses are well taking care of and they will behave the whole ride since they are use to do this rides very often. I honestly don’t know how people dare to give them less than 5 stars in previous reviews. I would go again and tell other about how good the ride is without hesitation.

– Jacostaam, Tripadvisor

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