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Deer Prairie Creek

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7001 Forbes Trail, Venice, FL 34292
+1 941-907-7272
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Ride at Deer prairie Creek

We had a nice leisurely ride on Banjo and Alibi , well behaved and steady mounts . Jim is a... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara L
Great Horseback Riding Experience

My daughter and I had an excellent experience riding with Deep Prairie Creek. The guide, Jimmy, was... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
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Join us for a customized, small-group trail ride at Deer Prairie Creek, a large and pristine nature preserve located about 25 miles south of Sarasota, Florida. We offer professionally-guided horse rides for adults and children 8 years of age and older November through May. Expect to ride a well-bred, expertly trained horse. No Experience required.
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“beach ride” (5 reviews)
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7001 Forbes Trail, Venice, FL 34292
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a nice leisurely ride on Banjo and Alibi , well behaved and steady mounts . Jim is a knowledgable guide and was interesting to talk with. Saw some wild pigs too! Overall a great way to spend a beautiful day in Florida ....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter and I had an excellent experience riding with Deep Prairie Creek. The guide, Jimmy, was experienced, friendly and knowledgeable. The horses were well cared for, well groomed, and well trained. They enjoyed the ride too! The nature preserve was scenic and peaceful, really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I went up not sure what to expect. I have to say it was a great day. The horses we awesome and our guide Jimmy was so cool. It was great to get away from the city and enjoy peace and quite...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horses were in excellent condition and well trained. Trails were extremely well manicured. The area is beautiful with large trees & lush tropical plants. Wildlife is abundant. We saw several wild pigs & armadillos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time to the park with the intent to run the trails. there are several looping trails depending on which entrance you go into. There is also a boat launch. Fortunately, I took a map that was at the entrance. The walking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trails were fabulous! Wide and clear with good footing and the area was gorgeous! Lots of wildlife and the horse that were provided for us to ride were so well behaved and well trained! Best part of my vacation week!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When on vacation or at my father-in-laws horse farm in KY, Ive been riding periodically for about 20yrs... This was a fantastic experience.... Great horses -healthy and attractive with just the right amount of spirit. My 11 and 8yo who have very little riding experience...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful ride. Trails are beautiful. Horses were well trained. Guide was friendly and experienced. A fabulous family friendly outing.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

My daughter and I went for a trail ride through deer prairie reserve with Jimmy. He took us out for a nice ride and pointed out various foliage and we saw a good number of armadillos! It was lovely!

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

My two daughters (20 and 16 years old) received an Easy Horse Back Ride for Anyone for Christmas as part of our Florida holiday. Both are animal lovers but had never been on a horse before. They had a great experience - Tim the guide...More

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travelers1704
February 20, 2017|
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Response from TimothyAMattox | Property representative |
Actually we have many customers with zero riding experience. Normally, we take kids as young as 8. But those who have taken riding LESSONS (not trail rides) may ride even if they are younger than 8. Riding lessons are a... More
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Lee K
May 16, 2016|
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Crash B
March 7, 2015|
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Hi there Crash! The best time of year to ride at Deer Prairie Creek Preserve is March. The trails are usually dry and the Irises are in bloom in the wetlands!. This cost is $60 for the 1st hour and $15 for each additional... More
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