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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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"Friendly and Relaxing Experience"

On Saturday 14th March, Shauna and I (Erla Liburd) went Horseback riding with knowledgeable tour guide John Guilbert. We rode along the beaches on the trail and through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Charlestown, Nevis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

On Saturday 14th March, Shauna and I (Erla Liburd) went Horseback riding with knowledgeable tour guide John Guilbert. We rode along the beaches on the trail and through the villages . We learnt about the flora and fauna. the horse I rode on was "Big Red" he is over 20 years old. He is very quiet and gentle. When visiting... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I are very amateur horse back riders, the guides and owner made us feel very comfortable. Easy to tell the owners love their horses and their island. Beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Highly recommend this company for a great horseback riding experience. Very, very friendly people. John was very accommodating for scheduling, saddle and riding preferences. They probably felt interrogated with as many questions I was asking regarding their life on the island and how they cared for their horses, but were very conversational and friendly. I am a student on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

John and Erika were my guides. The whole experience was amazing. The horses were well tended to, the path we took--in the mountains, through villages, and on the beach was beautiful. There really is no better way to see the island in such a short amount of time.

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

Thanks Sean for taking the time to comment on your ride with us last month. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Nevis! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went for a lovely beach ride with Lucien as my guide and thoroughly enjoyed it. John and the team were very accommodating, I wanted to just go for an hour and have the opportunity to do more than walk so they arranged a separate ride for me. The horse was lovely, scenery beautiful and Lucien was an expert, friendly guide.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While on vacation recently in Nevis my husband and I decided to book a horseback ride. He's a more expert rider, and I'm more a novice. Our concierge recommended we go to the Equestrian Centre and we were so glad we did. Although they offered my husband the option of a separate more advanced guided ride, he opted to come... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This place is terrific! John was personable & made sure we had the right horses for our riding experience (which was at the beginner level). He sent us on a ride with our guide, Lucien, who was great. Friendly and knowledgeable, he took us on the beach and up through the hills. We had beautiful weather and got some great... More 

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Oxford, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

John is a history buff. His insight added much to our experience. The horses matched our experience level we'll.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This review is a bit delayed as we spent our honeymoon on Nevis in early October. It is important to me to write reviews about great experiences we had while we were on island so I apologize for the delay. My wife and I went horseback riding on our honeymoon and were lucky enough to ride with John and one... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

John the owner greeted us and made us feel at home. The animals were beautiful, and did in no way look like what you would normally see elsewhere on the islands. My wife was afraid,as it was her first time, so he took the time to select a horse suited to her, and spend the time necessary to make her... More 

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