Nassau, the historical capital city of the island Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is a fantastic holiday destination, suitable for the whole family. Although the main attraction in Nassau is its tropical beaches, there are also a number of other fantastic activities available in Nassau, with horseback riding being one of the most popular. Keep reading for more information…
Whether you are an experienced horse rider or have never ridden a horse before, you are sure to find a horseback riding experience in Nassau that will suit you.
Horseback Riding On the Beach
Why not experience the incredible natural beauty of Nassau’s beaches in a unique way, on horseback? There are a number of companies that offer horseback riding experiences on the beach, and you too could be riding off into the sunset. Happy trails stables is the most popular provider of beach horse rides, and offer different rides suitable for riders of all experience levels.
The Happy trails beach trail ride is 1.5 hours long. You will be picked up from your resort by the Happy Trails bus, and taken to the stables. Before embarking on your beach ride, you will be given some basic riding instructions, suitable for even beginner riders. The beach trail ride costs $150 per person, including transportation, riding instruction and a 1.5 hour ride along an unspoiled beach.
As well as the beach trails mentioned above, there are also other trail rides available on Paradise Island. If you are not too keen on riding the horse yourself, but would still enjoy an equestrian experience, you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Nassau, experiencing its colonial charm in a truly historical way. Carriage rides cost $10 per person for a 20 minute ride.
Happy Trails stables also offer trail rides to enjoy the full spectrum of the New Providence countryside. The trails run through both quiet forests and deserted beaches.
Happy Trails stables is one of the most well-known trail ride providers in the Bahamas, and has been operating since 1977. It was founded by horse-loving couple Duke and Susan Smith, and provides trail rides, riding lessons and boarding for privately owned horses.
Happy Trails is located in Coral Harbor, a small and picturesque village found right on the beach about 25 minutes’ drive from downtown Nassau. The stables are situated on 2.3 acres on the fringe of Coral Harbor beach and Corrie Sound lake. As well as offering trail rides for tourists and locals, Happy Trails also has comfortable self-catering accommodation available for those who would like to stay in a farm-style environment away from the crowded hotels and resorts.
Happy Trails is also happy to provide catering facilities for events, and hosts horse shows several times a year.