Once in a lifetime adventure, atop of a majestic drum or gypsy vanner horse, exploring Tampa Bay, near the Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg, Florida. Encounter all kinds of sea life while swimming in the bay with your horse!


More Details

*Please call (941-773-5196) or email us ([email protected]) to book!*

-Over an hour adventure including meeting your horse, learning about your ride, riding into the bay and an exhilarating swim back to shore on your CPonies.

-Calm and capable Gypsy and Drum horses that will accommodate any experience level

-A customized experience from our team of equestrian experts

Policies and What to Bring


  • Horseback rides are limited, so please book your ride as far in advance as you can. Weekdays are better, as there are less people on the beach.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled ride to check in. You might want to call to check for delays due to weather. All sales are final and nonrefundable unless C Ponies cancels. In the event that we do cancel, we can reschedule, offer a refund, or we will issue rain checks that are good for 1 year. We can also refund with a $25.00 cancellation fee per booking, not per ticket.
  • We encourage you to please tip your horse handler. They work very hard keeping you and your family comfortable and catering to our horses’ needs.
  • We have a weight limit of 285 pounds for our horses.

What to Bring:

  • Bathing suit, or something comfortable to swim in (you will get wet)
  • Water shoes
  • Towels
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Drinking Water
  • Dry Clothes for after the ride
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Long-Sleeve shirt recommended, the sun is very strong and sunscreen only lasts so long

Not just a ride, this is an equestrian aquatic adventure that you will never forget


This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with one of the rarest horse breeds! Ride and swim, weather permitting,* on horseback as one of our majestic Gypsy or Drum horses takes you on an exploration of the bay and ocean, offering the opportunity to encounter sea life. During this adventure, make sure to keep your eyes open for manatees, stingrays, dolphins, and other sea life to swim by! Your guide/riding instructor can film you playing with starfish, conch, or any other sea creature you might find. While all living creatures MUST be returned to their ocean home, any nonliving items can be kept.

Not to mention, the whole time you will be able to enjoy and soak up the beauty of Florida from an entirely different vantage point, on horseback! This is a great spot for pictures, which can be purchased and uploaded directly on your phone immediately after your ride.**

And the best part… You will also take a magical and refreshing swim atop a horse’s back as it carries you gracefully through the water back to the beach in Tampa Bay. On the way back your guide/riding instructor will take the safest but most exciting route, so grab hold of your mystical horse’s mane and hang on tight for a splendid horseback swim back to shore that is unlike anything else. This amazing ride lasts just over an hour.

If the weather is a bit chilly, don’t worry. We will ride along the shoreline of the beach. A beautiful adventure as well, just without the swimming! Visit native Florida on a beautiful Gypsy horse while staying dry. All you have to do is bundle up and enjoy your ride.

*Air Temperatures must be at least 65° to swim with the horses. This is for our horses’ health.

**Picture and video package available for $25.00. Please have the RE Camera App loaded on your phone.

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