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Alafia River State Park Trail Ride

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Weekday Pricing Per Rider
Adult/Child Riders under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult
$130
Weekend Pricing Per Rider
Adult/Child Riders under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult
$140

Enjoy A Tranquil Ride Through Alafia River State Park

Trail riding at Alafia River State Park, centrally located near Tampa bay. The park is a former phosphate mine. Mining altered the landscape and created new landforms, including several small lakes and steep grades. This makes it great for trail riding.

Your guide will point out all the wildlife you may come across. Part of the ride will take you to the lake’s edge. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see water birds, turtles, and even an alligator. Most of the ride routes through the manicured shady trails. Find a perfect spot and your guide will do a quick photo shoot for you.

Leave the stress of the city behind. The first part of your excursion will be a meet and greet. Your instructor will match you with your beautiful rescued gypsy horse. You will marvel at their beauty and quiet nature. Once you look into their eyes, your heart will melt. Next, you will receive your riding instructions. Then, mount up and begin your journey. You may feel like you are riding a magical unicorn through an enchanted forest…well you just might be.

After the ride is over, you will get another chance to love on your horse. This is where you help us with our rescues, as 90% of our horses were rescued. After you give them the carrots that you brought for them, you give them their final rub and kiss goodbye. You see, you are showing them that not all humans are BAD!

Important Information

Your excursion will include a meet and greet with your horse, safety meeting, and your final farewell with the ponies. Please plan on arriving 15-20 minutes before your scheduled ride time. If for any reason the weather is not cooperating, the ride may be altered. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities.

Caution – we are selling out FAST! Please book your horseback ride online as far in advance as possible. The picture package is available on the day of your ride starting at $25 for two people.

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