Horseback Riding

St. Lucie is a horse lovers dream come true. The beaches of Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce are proud to be one of the only places in Florida that allows horseback riding in the beach – book your guided tour today. Or opt for unique rides on miles of trails in Florida’s natural habitat.

The beaches of Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce are proud to be one of the only places within the state of Florida that permits horseback riding on the beach!  The beaches designated for this activity are secluded, rustic, and picturesque.  It is the perfect opportunity for the family to embark on an unforgettable adventure or the perfect setting for a couple to solidify their commitment with a marriage proposal (many engagements happen here!).  In addition, many other parks and preserves in St. Lucie have been equipped with equestrian trials and amenities to explore on horseback.

Please download our Parks and Preserves Guide for a listing of public lands that offer miles of equestrian trails.  Click here.

If you are interested in riding horses on the beach with trained horses and a tour guide, please visit the Beach Tours on Horseback website.

If you are interested in riding your own horse or horses on the beach, you must purchase an annual or weekly riding permit.  To download the permit application packet, please click the appropriate link below.

St. Lucie County Resident Annual Permit Packet 
St. Lucie County Resident Weekly Permit Packet

Non St. Lucie County Resident Annual Permit Packet
Non St. Lucie County Resident Weekly Permit Packet

If you are visiting the area with your horses, the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds offers RV sites and horse stall rentals to make your stay affordable and convenient.  A full service RV site is just $25.00/night plus tax.  A water/electric RV site is just $20/night plus tax.  Horse stalls are only $20/night plus tax.  To learn more about the facilities available at the Fairgrounds please click here

If you have any questions, please call (800) 344-8443.

Tours on Horseback