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Horseback Riding at Deer Prairie Creek Preserve

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Amazing Birthday Present!

My boyfriend bought this trip as a present for my birthday. We rode with Jimmy and it was... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
farawaydreams
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Check your online reservation for last minute changes

We made online reservations for sunday afternoon, but they company changed the times to 8am without... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
renaeb1
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Springfield, Virginia
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"Wild" as in Wilderness. Expect to ride a well-bred, expertly trained horse. No Experience required. Please join us for a customized, small-group trail ride at Deer Prairie Creek, a large and pristine nature preserve located about 30 minutes south...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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7001 Forbes Trail, Venice, FL 34292
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend bought this trip as a present for my birthday. We rode with Jimmy and it was fantastic. We were novice riders and he made sure we had horses with perfect personalities. The ride was relaxed with beautiful scenery. Jimmy told us about the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank farawaydreams
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We made online reservations for sunday afternoon, but they company changed the times to 8am without making positive contact with me... they did send an email on saturday with the new times stated in the subject line, but my phone truncates the subject and i...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank renaeb1
Reviewed April 22, 2018

I booked this trip for my mom's 71st birthday. She grew up on a farm and mentioned wanting to ride a horse again. It had been over 50 years but Jimmy made the experience awesome. Banjo my mom's horse was a totally gem, I got...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sheila J
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Peaceful trip into the Florida wilderness. Have not done much of that in Florida before. The guides were very friendly and the horses were well matched for our assorted heights/weights and level of experience. The horses were fed/watered to compensate for the heat and appear...More

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Date of experience: April 2018
Thank colnob
Reviewed March 26, 2018

This was the third annual trail ride for my teen granddaughter and me (her spring-break visits) and all have been great fun and memories. That we've returned is an obvious endorsement. The ride is in a large natural preserve - mostly wooded - and a...More

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Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PapaRon
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We visited the trail head in Northport (10201 S Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287) Took a 2 mile loop. Beautiful pond with small fish jumping. Alligator in the pond. Plenty of free parking on the Sunday that we visited. Maps available. Open now: 7:30AM–8PM...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

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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Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed February 14, 2018

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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Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ralga
Reviewed February 10, 2018

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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Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Anita S
Reviewed February 4, 2018

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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Date of experience: February 2018
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huxley3
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Timothy M | Property representative |
We don't offer pony rides per se but we do have horses as small as 14 hands. Our minimum age for trail rides is 8 except for children who have had a minimum of one year of professional riding instruction. For pony rides... More
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patcsmith9
March 22, 2018|
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Response from Timothy M | Property representative |
We are 8.6 miles from Roberta St.
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travelers1704
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Timothy M | 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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