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Cactus Jack's Trail Rides

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Address: The Florida Horse Park, 11100 South West 16th Ave., Ocala, FL 34480
Phone Number: 13522669326
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides from...

Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides from the FLORIDA HORSE PARK and on the Ocala GREENWAY Trail System. Horseback riding is FUN, SAFE and AFFORDABLE. We offer trail rides on our gentle, safe horses! See Florida's oak hammocks, pine forests, and green fields. Riding is the best way to see the beauty of the Ocala area. This is truly Florida at its best. The park is over 90,000 acres!!! We have outstanding horses and our guides have years of experience. We take riders 6 years old and up. We also do custom rides for the more experienced riders. Let us know what type of riding you enjoy, and we will do our best to accomodate..........Call for reservations!

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Wonderful way to spend the day! But need to uodate the address, it has moved to behind the Florida Horse Park!

My adult daughter and myself booked a two hour trail ride and when we artived our guide Tim offered us an additional hour, we took it! What a relaxing way to spend the afternoon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sharon M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My adult daughter and myself booked a two hour trail ride and when we artived our guide Tim offered us an additional hour, we took it! What a relaxing way to spend the afternoon! Tim was an exceptional guide from tacking up the horses and getting us set up to talking us thru the full three hours. We opted to... More 

Thank Sharon M
cjtrailrides, Owner at Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, responded to this review

Yes...so glad you enjoyed your ride. I changed the address within Trip Advisor. Thanks for reminding me. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the middle of horse country, but close to town so it was easy to find. Very friendly guides. Horses were very well cared for and loved. It was a very nice trail ride through the florida countryside. Couldn't ask for anything else!

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cjtrailrides, Owner at Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your ride. Please come ride again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Did this as last minute activity for 2 teenage girls visiting. One experienced, other not. Appt. scheduling was easy, Two hour ride for 3 @ $70 each. Fl required forms were filled out. Those under 18 had to wear helmets. Didn't get to chose horses. But guides selected appropriate ones for riders. Guides kept conversation up entire trip. Horses were... More 

Thank touringbee
Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We went on the 2 hour ride which included crossing the Nature Bridge over Interstate 75. If you've ever looked up at the bridge from the interstate, you may not have realized it is part of the Florida Trail and you can ride horses across it. Along the way, we saw others riding horseback and we also saw mountain bikes.... More 

Thank sunneydays
Wellington, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband and I truly enjoyed our trail ride with Tim and Anastasia of Cactus Jack's Trail Rides. It was a beautiful cool December morning and the ride through the forest was amazing. We loved it so much we went for a hike in a different part of the forest afterwards. We plan on returning next time we are in... More 

Thank NancyFromWellington
Delray Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Overall it was a good ride. But it was definitely a trail ride do not expect to go faster than a walk. Unfortunately there was no wild life to look at. The guides were great but would not let us go faster than a walk or do anything on out own.

Thank BaileyNduke123
Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We're a Family of four out of the Washington, DC area. We loved the 2 hour trail ride. All the horses are healthy, well-mannered, and take care of you. The cool part of this ride is riding across the land bridge over I-75. I can't say that we have ever done that before. The owner Jamie is great, very friendly,... More 

5 Thank DaveH291
Center Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My daughter came up from south Florida last week and I surprised her with a trail ride at Cactus Jack's. So glad I booked the 9 am ride. It was wonderful, so brisk and a slight shine coming into the forestry trail. The horses were well fed and cared for, very calm and relaxing. Such a great time, can't wait... More 

1 Thank Yvonne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Who thinks of riding horses in Florida? This trail ride experience was wonderful from the guy that took my reservations to the well cared for horses. We did a 2 hour trail ride which would have been great for my grandchildren had they been with us. Very organized company. We were given perfect instructions on how to find them and... More 

Thank Bunnie K
Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My adult daughter had such a wonderful experience about six weeks ago that she convinced me to try out Cactus Jack's Trail Rides. I had last ridden a horse some fifty years ago, strictly in a paddock, with a Western saddle. What a wonderful experience this was! My daughter made the reservations and Saturday morning we arrived at the facility... More 

Thank Jean W

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