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Cactus Jack's Trail Rides

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Address: The Florida Horse Park, 11100 South West 16th Ave., Ocala, FL 34480
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+1 352-266-9326
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides from...

Horseback riding is FUN! Relax and enjoy beautiful guided trail rides from the FLORIDA HORSE PARK and on the Ocala GREENWAY Trail System. Horseback riding is FUN, SAFE and AFFORDABLE. We offer trail rides on our gentle, safe horses! See Florida's oak hammocks, pine forests, and green fields. Riding is the best way to see the beauty of the Ocala area. This is truly Florida at its best. The park is over 90,000 acres!!! We have outstanding horses and our guides have years of experience. We take riders 6 years old and up. We also do custom rides for the more experienced riders. Let us know what type of riding you enjoy, and we will do our best to accomodate..........Call for reservations!

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Thanks Rob

Had a great ride on Saturday in the backcountry of Landbrige Park. "Chaco" was an amazing horse, and Rob was a great guide. Will definitely do it again!

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Plainville, Connecticut
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shame on this establishment for treating their customers poorly, namely those who purchase Groupons and are trying horseback riding for the first time. Customer service is important, especially in this day and age with social media and other review sites, and I felt like they treated me as unimportant and could care less if I used their business for my... More 

Thank jocasta0
cjtrailrides, Manager at Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, responded to this review

This customer refused to give me a phone number to return her call She insisted on using email after 3 times telling her via email with Groupon you cannot book on line without a payment and she needs to talk over the phone Then after her getting rude and telling me to get with the new era I told her... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great ride on Saturday in the backcountry of Landbrige Park. "Chaco" was an amazing horse, and Rob was a great guide. Will definitely do it again!

Thank stevesC744HC
Central Florida
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been there 3 times in two months. I have no riding experience and I was terrified at first but it was really nice. My son loves it and always asks to go back. Lynn and Trish are THE BEST trail guides. Very sweet and knowledgable. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't... More 

Thank Darlene288
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to take my mother and sister horseback riding for Mother's Day and we had the best time! Booking online was very easy, just be aware that they do not send a confirmation email right after booking. They did however send a reminder email the day before. I booked the 90 minute ride and it was just that, 90... More 

Thank Valerie A
Clermont, Florida
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is areal,y special place to ride, relatively close to Orlando. Trails wind through woodlands and are nice and shady. My guide Lynn was a nice, knowledge young woman, and good company. My horse was responsive without being more than I could handle.

Thank Linda G
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well let me begin by saying that the land where the ranch was located was absolutely beautiful. Not to mention the staff was super friendly and a were trip to talk to lol. The horses me and my girlfriend had gotten to ride were a pleasure. She had Rosie and I had goose 2 beautiful well maintained horses. Fred our... More 

Thank Christian A
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owners were accommodating. Allowed us to book a reservation less than 24 hours before, giving them time to prepare a horse for one overweight rider. We were pretty much beginner riders, and booked a 1-hour ride at 9 am on a Sunday morning. Shelby (Shelbie?), our guide, was both professional and friendly, both providing assistance with the horses and providing... More 

Thank ShanSpooner
Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Everyone that we were in contact with was wonderful . From the man that took our reservation , the guides all the way to the horse riding dog . The trail was beautiful , a perfect example of Florida's great peaceful scenery . We had four in our group , all beginners , they were all well behaved horses .... More 

Thank staceywaldrop3735
Ocala, Florida
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I am a 70 year old novice rider and enjoyed every moment of my 90 minute ride on Chunky with my guide Rob. The Florida Greenway Trail couldn't look better than from on the back of a horse, and Rob provided wonderful instruction for me as well as good conversation about the trails and the beautiful nature all around us.... More 

Thank CherylP2096
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took my son on a 90 minute ride and everything about it was incredible! The horses were friendly, happy, and gorgeous. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I felt completely comfortable and welcome from the moment I arrived. The morning we attended was unseasonably cold and even though my son had a sweater he was still freezing, so one... More 

Thank CiaraMaria
cjtrailrides, Owner at Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your ride! Please come and ride again. More 

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