MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The City of Myrtle Beach began to enforce that no horses will be allowed on public beaches unless a special permit is requested, according to spokesman Mark Kruea.
Kruea said in 1998, council approved a resolution that would allow horseback riding on the beach, subject to certain restrictions, from the third Saturday in November until the end of February. However, with the updated code, the resolution was no longer effective.
On Tuesday, City Council approved a special permit request allowing the American Heart Association to conduct its annual Ride-A-Thon on the beach this November.
Kruea said a riding event can be requested, but only with a special event permit that requires City Council action.