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Nevis Equestrian Centre

Address: Charlestown, Nevis
Phone Number: +1 869-662-9118
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Charlestown
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with a walk to the beach...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: 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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Tring
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Fantastic experience, and with a lovely, knowledgeable guide called John. Horses are in excellent condition, very much loved and looked after. We did a 90 minute ride which included walking along the beach and up local hills. John pointed out different trees and plants, and talked us through some local history which really helped you get a feel of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My fiancée and I went on a romantic sunset ride with John. Both beginner riders, we appreciated the dosile horses and the slow pace. We rode on Baby Boy and La Puenta and they were both great at reacting to the reins. They do love the grass and the leaves around but if you let them have on bite then... More 

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Fullerton, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We liked the tame horses, wonderful scenery, and knowledgeable guides! We got to ride along the beach and up into the mountains with spectacular views.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I rode with John on a recent trip to Nevis. John's knowledge of the history of Nevis paired with great horses and unbelievable views made for a perfect ride!! Riding on a beach has been on my bucket list and this was exactly what I was looking for. Not touristy, just a real rider sharing his island!!... More 

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