Silent Sports Outfitters
We provide everything you need to have a fantastic time on the water. Choose between single kayak, tandem kayak, or SUP!
This ride compares to no other. It is literally the only ride of its kind in the world and we have been doing this ride since 2008. Experience riding a horse on the beach and in the salt water at Palma Sola Bay. You will have an opportunity to ride a horse that is actually swimming and our instructors — one for each customer — will teach you some fun activities in the water. Duration: approximately one hour.
This ride is scheduled at very specific times to coincide with low tide. This how we alone can guarantee that you will have a beach to ride on. Don’t worry. We’ve already done the research.
The Thrill Ride ride is available to a wide variety of riders. Because we have 27 highly-trained horses and an instructor for each customer, we can accommodate very young children (3+), seniors, riders with disabilities, and very heavy riders (up-to-300-lbs).
Our horses are mostly rescue horses. We only use Certified BeachHorses–trained by us,–who enjoy being in the water. We prefer horses that are well-bred and professionally trained, but we are not limited to a single breed of horse. We are not horse breeders.
Each person gets a customized experience. It is fantastic for first-timers because of the attention we can give each customer and because everyone has the option of riding bareback in the water. The opportunity to ride bareback is extremely unusual and it is a great way to get used to being around horses.
Experienced (trained) riders can have an advanced ride that is appropriate for their capabilities. We have riders of all levels from first-time riders to international champions, so don’t worry if you know how to ride. You will be treated with the respect you have earned.
Locals have been riding horses at Palma Sola Bay since the 1950’s. It’s a Bradenton tradition and folks love seeing the horses at they drive out to Anna Maria Island. All the “stupid human tricks” we will teach you are very authentic Old Florida activities.
Bradenton is known around the world as The Birthplace of Horse Surfing. If you aren’t interested in doing things like standing up on the back of a horse, check out our Chill Ride.
All tickets are fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the day of your ride. Within 30 days of your ride, we will refund 50% of your ticket price up to 72 hours before the scheduled start time of your ride. At 72 hours (3 days) your money goes hard and will not be refunded under any circumstances. Please don’t ask us for a refund within 72 hours of your ride.
If we are forced to cancel your ride for any reason, we will reschedule you immediately or send you an electronic gift card that never expires; but, under no circumstances will we issue a refund.
You must be present and ready to ride at the scheduled start of your ride to be eligible for a gift card. If you are a “no show”, you will forfeit your money.
Please call us if you have any questions.