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Nevis Equestrian Centre

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Address: , Charlestown, Nevis
Phone Number: +1 869-662-9118
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Description: Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with...
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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A must do for any trip to Nevis

During a recent trip to Nevis my wife and I decided to take the sunset tour. It was a great experience! Erica was our tour guide and she was great! She was very patient with my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

During a recent trip to Nevis my wife and I decided to take the sunset tour. It was a great experience! Erica was our tour guide and she was great! She was very patient with my wife who hadn't riden since she was a kid. Erica also took pictures of us along the way, as well as gave us some... More 

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

I am so glad you enjoyed your ride. Thank you for this awesome review. Until next time, take care. Erika More 

Angleton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

While visiting Nevis, my grandson and I had a great horseback ride Cotton Ground. Our Jockey was wonderful and enjoyed the beach and hillside scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time on the sunset beach ride. The first half of the tour goes through local neighborhoods and the last half is spent on the beach for a beautiful view of the sunset over the caribbean sea. Our tour guide was great and the horses were friendly and easy to ride!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is an activity that you MUST do if visiting Nevis! My wife and I honeymooned in St. Kitts. I contacted NEC to setup an excursion while doing a day trip to Nevis. John was great to deal with over email and everything was ready when we got to their facility. Erika was our guide that day. She and John... More 

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

I'm so glad you found your camera! I'm gonna have to teach the dog (Carino) to fetch dropped cameras! It gives us pleasure to know we will be part of your honeymoon memories. We look forward to riding with you again, perhaps on your anniversary. John More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lovely place and horseback is a wonderful way to see it. Close to the 4 seasons, horseback riding on the beach was new for me and my horse was just perfect for a beginner. Others in my group who took the tour chose more lively mounts and were not disappointed. Something for all experience levels.

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

Thanks so much for your review! I remember your ride - lots of fun! We hope to ride with you again on your next visit to Nevis. More 

St. Kitts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Best activity ever in Nevis!! Went with a group of friends and we were all new to horse back riding, but John and his team were very helpful and made us all feel comfortable. The horses are really pretty and friendly, definitely well taken care of by the team! Great price for a long one hour ++ ride with different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was a great experience with a good guide who was a local jockey. Lots of interesting facts about the island along with beautiful views.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Of all the activities my wife and I did while in Nevis, this was our favorite. She is an expert and got a more high spirited horse (Hawk) that suited her while I got (Big Red), the gentle gentleman more fitting my inexperience. John and Navin really know what they are doing matching up the horses and what order to... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had a group of 7 with 3 of us riding for the first time. John made us all feel comfortable with his great expertise. The horses were very well behaved and the scenery was just incredible. It was the best experience I had on St Kitts/ Nevis in the 2 weeks I was there.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were a little anxious about riding a horse for the first time but we were given instructions and we found it pretty easy. A lovely way to see the island, riding through beaches and along the mountains. Be sure to wear a long sleeve tshirt and plenty of sun cream so people were burnt to a crisp.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You are correct, sun screen is very important to wear while riding. We also suggest that riders wear long pants and an enclosed shoe (with a heel if possible) to protect your feet. Late April and early May seem to be the hottest days of the year for riding - with... More 

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