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Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

Address: Papaya 30, Paradera, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-5871142
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Paradera
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Osage, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Everything about Rancho la Ponderosa and our ride was great. Thank you Rafael (obama). We lucked out and were the only two people on our ride. Loved the horse - Martini. Learned a lot about the bred, and the Island on the ride.

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Syracuse, NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I researched things to do in Aruba before coming to the island and I was hell bent on this idea! (My husband...not so much but since I paid, he had no choice!) We went with his son and his friend, 28 yrs old. His friend has never rode a horse in his life. They picked us up at our hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a great experience today at the ranch. Our guide Flávio was wonderful he stopped so we could see all the sights and took amazing pictures of us. He really took the time to make sure we were comfortable on the horses and that everything was adjusted perfectly for us. We appreciate it! Thank you!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After been bullied into the activity by my wife, I was a little apprehensive to say the least about the horseback riding. Although we own horses & I'm used to being around them I usually stay firmly on the ground! Needless to say, I had no need to worry, we had booked the individual ride with just the 2 of... More 

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Merrick, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I just got back from a wonderful stay in Aruba and the highlight of our trip was a scenic horseback tour with the kind folks at Rancho La Ponderosa. Our guide Pedro was terrific and was able to manage the diverse skill levels of those in our group. I could go on with all minutia of details... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was a brilliant day and would definitely recommend it as something to experience in Aruba. On arrival there is some explanation about the set-up and horses. You get assigned a horse and need to remember its name as that's what the guides call out if they need to instruct you. Neither of us have ridden before but we managed fine.... More 

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Denver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I liked that this stable was nice and the animals were well cared for, obviously, and it wasn't like some of the conditions you can experience horseback riding in the Caribbean. Were were on a regular (not private) ride and there were 15 or so of us. We didn't really get a tour, the guide just led the line of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We started out with a little glitch, because apparently we hadn't made it onto the schedule for the day. After a phone call, Lucho came to the hotel to pick us up, and things got better fast. The horses were ready to go when we got there, and after a brief tutorial about how Paso Finos are a little different... More 

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Catawissa, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This ranch and their experienced riding guides are FABULOUS. They paired us up with horses of our comfort level. These horses were the MOST well behaved Pasafinos I have ever ridden. THE MOST wonderful experience is that the guides are checking your riding experience level and ONCE they realize your comfort level...THEY let you Trot, Gallop and TRULY enjoy the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We took this tour as an excursion from a cruise we were on. It was much more thrilling than I expected -- not the typical trail ride with a horse who doesn't want to move. These beautiful paso finos were spirited but very safe. We walked, trotted, cantered and even galloped as we rode to the gorgeous beach. The guide... More 

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