Offseason a great time for Horseback Riding in Myrtle Beach
During the hot summer months, the beach can become so packed with visitors that you can barely find a place to walk. But come offseason this bustling beachfront property becomes more than just a sunbather's paradise — it becomes a great place to enjoy oceanfront beauty in all it's glory.
This is expecially true when you're touring the Grand Strand's best features via horseback, experiencing the sand in a way few others do.
If you're an amateur cowboy looking to try a fun and unique Myrtle Beach attraction or an experience equestrian eager to enjoy one of your favorite passtimes here's some things you'll need to know:
• Beach riding is permitted from the third Saturday in November through the end of February.
• No permit is required.
• Groups may not exceed six horses.
• Beach access will be from Myrtle Beach State Park
• Horse trailer parking and staging must not occur in public rights-of-way
• Riders must clean up after their horses in all areas “landward of the mean high tide line.”
Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach
This established and beloved outfit has the right stable of, uh, stable steeds well accustomed to carrying first timers (no feisty fillies among this bunch) so there's no need to be nervous. March through October, the guides will lead groups of up to 10 through wooded equestrian trails surrounding a Conway farm lake (off-season rides happen on the beach). Rides are 90 minutes long and cost $60 (trails) or $85 (beach).
This family-owned farm has 35 calm horses available for trail rides in the countryside of North Myrtle Beach. They offer rides, camps, parties and lessons on the premises. Ninety-minute rides cost $65 per person and cater to beginners and more experienced riders alike. We love that one of the trail ride guides is the owners’ daughter, who grew up on and around horses. She clearly knows her stuff.
Tranquility Horse Farm
While this Conway spot operates largely as a boarding facility, they do offer lessons for the budding rider in your crew. Whether or not these are for a more experienced young rider or someone who’s never seen a horse in person, lessons are offered at reasonable rates, and include discounts for more than one kid, families and the military. They cover safety, care and grooming, tack, balance and coordination, and though lessons are one-on-one, parents are encouraged to watch. What a fun diversion for the kids.