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C Ponies

Horseback Riding on the Beach & on the Trails in Florida

Serving the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Tampa Bay Area

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Rated #1 Outdoor Activity in Bradenton by TripAdvisor!

gypsy when purchased, gypsy now

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We at Cponies want to personally thank our loyal guests who helped us during this horrible pandemic.

Because of your continued support, we are able to rescue, rehabilitate, and maintain these amazing horses. Remember 90% of our horses were purchased from horrible conditions. We couldn’t do it without you.


Our Horseback Rides

About Us

Horseback riding on the beach 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 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, and the local sea life will amaze you!

Great time with the Horses!

"For family fun C-ponies is tough to beat! Our guides, Nikki and Stephanie were on task, fun, educational and made sure everyone had a great time. The Horses are well cared for, happy and very docile. My only complaint is getting there can be a little confusing. For the St. Pete location you are meeting at pier/park area that is on a exit off of a toll road bridge. Overall though it was a great experience and would love to visit again."

– John T. · TripAdvisor
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
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
Our grandson's 13th birthday!!

"We went with the St. Pete location. What a memorable experience for all! The guides are so patient and knowledgeable with every level of rider. No wonder it is not easy to get a reservation, it is such a popular event. The horses are all so well kept, very healthy and mild mannered. They each have a story which is amazing as well and these wonderful people take them in and nurse them back to health. You can tell they are very happy creatures!! Highly recommended!!"

– Donna S. · TripAdvisor

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