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Nevis Equestrian Centre

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Address: Charlestown, Nevis
Phone Number: +1 869-662-9118
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Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with a...

Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with a walk to the beach through an old coconut grove which was once part of Jamestown, the first capital of Nevis in the 1600's. Close by is Ft. Ashby, the first fort on the island built in 1650. Along the way, you will pass Nelson's Spring, a beautiful lagoon where clipper ships once filled up with fresh drinking water.

        We continue through Calhoun Estate where you will see Brahma cattle and in the distance, St. Thomas' Anglican Church, the oldest active Anglican Church in the Caribbean (1643). We then return to the beach at Beach Paradise Nevis on Paradise Beach, where we can see the beach at the Four Seasons Resort. From there, we turn east, off the beach to Paradise Estate, once a magnificent sugar plantation where you will see ruins of a sugar mill and, a little farther off, the magnificent estate homes at Four Seasons. Your ride then proceeds through the bush, near the Four Seasons world-renowned golf course. We ride past a typical Nevis home of the 1800's, made completely of cedar shingles, and on through the village of Cotton Ground, which derives its name from the production of cotton in years past. The people of this village are warm and friendly and you don't want to forget the name of your horse because the young children, who know the horses, will question you as to which one you are riding.

          As we make our return to the stables you will see St. Kitts to the west and the cloud covered Nevis Peak to the east. Just another beautiful day in paradise!

          Proprietors, The Guilberts, raised Arabian show horses for twenty-five years in California, USA before moving to Nevis in 1994. They opened the Nevis Equestrian Centre in 1996 with daughter, Erika, a trained hunter-jumper rider who conducted therapeutic riding, as a community service, for students with special needs from 1998 until 2009. Her students brought home gold silver and bronze medals from the Special Olympics held in North Carolina, USA in 1999 and from the Special Olympics World Games in Ireland in 2003.

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Fantastic gallop on the beach, suitable for beginners and advanced riders. Lovely horses. Thank you for a great time!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome experience with black onix and mirana. Staff was knowledgeable and so professional. We were riding like pros in minutes. The horses were clean and not smelly well trained and followed commands promptly. We rode trails beaches villages and the views breath taking. This is a must try! Alicia and Steve approved!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think every horse owner must at sometimes dream of riding along a deserted beach, the waves gently lapping the shore. at the age of 55 i had the opportunity. My guide was a young man called Nevin, a true horseman, we chatted as we rode and he pointed out things of interest and local history. Working with horses seldom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic gallop on the beach, suitable for beginners and advanced riders. Lovely horses. Thank you for a great time!!

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Glad we met your expectations! Thank you for your review. It is very important for us to continuously improve our product and your comments help us to do that. We look forward to your return visit! More 

Bellaire, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Allowed our experienced crew to ride without helmets on the beach. Lovely ride and great island to experience rising on.

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our riding facility. We are glad that we met your expectations. I just would like to expand on your comments about helmets. Our liability wavier form does say that helmets are optional for adults but are mandatory for children 17 and younger, and that each rider rides at their own risk. Because... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Our cruise ship docked on St. Kitts and we decided we wanted to take a trip to Nevis to ride horses. John from the Nevis Equestrian Centre was very responsive to our email inquiry and arranged all of the logistics for our day. When we got off our ship there was a very nice lady with a sign with our... More 

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review of your riding experience with us! I am so glad we met your expectations. You really helped us with our new process/procedures of getting St. Kitts cruise ship passengers to Nevis in a way that is easy and yet a bit of an adventure in itself. We hope to see you and your... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We had a most enjoyable morning out with this team & their horses which we were both most impressed with the standard of the horses & the person who kindly showed us around

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your riding experience with us. Every ride we do is very special and important to us. We just enjoy riding and having good conversations with our guests. We look forward to your return to Nevis and riding with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

It was so great to see the island outside of our resort. The horses were all wonderful and the guide was informative and professional. Our entire family of 5, the youngest being 8, loved it!

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was great having your family ride with us. I'm so glad that you all had a great time. Your children rode very well. We hope to see you again. Navin, your guide says "hello". More 

Leeds, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

An amazing experience, with beautiful horses on a beautiful island. We stayed in Nevis for 10 nights from 14th October 2015. My 12 year old daughter loved riding on the beach and in the sea so much she had 3 separate rides throughout our holiday! John was friendly, extremely helpful and hugely knowledgeable on all things equestrian!! I absolutely loved... More 

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thank you all very much for this review of our horses and services! Your daughter is an excellent rider and were happy to give her an opportunity to enjoy riding on the beach. We look forward to riding with you again when you return to Nevis. More 

Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had a great horseback riding experience at the Nevis Equestrian center last Wednesday. (11/4/2015) We arrived with anticipation, hopeful that it would be a good time. Well, it was a lot more than good it was fantastic. John Gilbert is the owner and Navin is his right hand man. The horses are well cared for and healthy. They even... More 

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Carolyn for the wonderful review. I am glad that we were able make your trip to Nevis a great experience. Looking forward to your next trip to Nevis! More 

Franklin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Being on Nevis was quite the adventure. We stayed from Sept 23 - through Oct 1 which is slow season but we really lucked out on the weather (sunny and mid 80's all the entire time). Being Slow Season - many of the excursions we went on were very unorganized - but that was NOT the case at the Equestrian... More 

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

This is probably one of the best reviews we have received! Thank you very much! I surely remember your ride, and we are so glad that we left a good impression with you and the others in your group. A major portion of our work is to do our best to represent Nevis the best we can. Thanks again! More 

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