Kelly Seahorse Ranch offers guided, beachfront horseback riding along the shore of Nassau Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Amelia Island by saddling up and taking a ride with Kelly's experienced staff, and gentle, well-trained horses. One of the most enjoyable ways to witness many of the island animals in their natural habitat is by horseback. Riders regularly see playful dolphins, soaring great blue herons, wood storks and ospreys. Keep an eye towards the ocean and you might see one of our rare visitors, the endangered Right whale.
Rides go out at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. daily. For reservations and prices, call (904) 491-5166. Kelly Seahorse Ranch has a quaint gift shop with T-shirts and sweatshirts, cowboy/cowgirl beach hats, baseball caps, visors, souvenirs, various sundries such as sunscreen and insect repellent and handmade western jewelry. For more information of products offered contact Kelly Seahorse Ranch.
Visitors may also enjoy Amelia Island on their own horse. Since the park's capacity is 15 privately-owned horses at one time at Amelia Island, riders must contact the Little Talbot Island ranger station at (904) 251-2320 prior to visiting the park to ensure availability. Riders must call before getting on the beach to check in at the start of their ride and call again when they return from their ride. For more information on horseback riding, please contact the Park Services Specialist at (904) 251-2811. Note that Florida law requires proof of current negative Coggins test for all horses.
We request that equestrian riders practice proper horse riding etiquette while riding in the park. When passing another group of riders, be sure to allow plenty of space between the groups. All horses should be kept at a walk when approaching, passing and just after passing other riders. If passing from the rear, you should announce your presence as you near the other group. Please note that the county rules are enforced beyond the park boundary north of the breakwater on Amelia Island.