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Rancho la Ponderosa Day Horseback Riding Tours

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Address: Papaya 30, Paradera, Aruba
Phone Number: 297-5871142
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Horse Riding at its Best

My wife and I are experienced riders and have ridden in countless venues. We did not quite know what to expect only to find this experience was one of the best. We took the early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are experienced riders and have ridden in countless venues. We did not quite know what to expect only to find this experience was one of the best. We took the early morning two hour ride and returned two days later for a private ride. The horses are well cared for and riding a Paso Fino horse... More 

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went by myself which I was a little nervous about at first as I thought most people would go as couples. I'm so glad I went. The ride was fantastic, the guides were so friendly, the scenery was beautiful and the horses were very well trained and gentle. I loved this ride so much, we were even able to... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We too the evening tour and there was only one other couple with us which was lovely! We had a blast - super nice guides, such well behaved horses, it was so so wonderful - we would have done it again the next day!! Thanks for the great ride!

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scottsdale
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The person who would be my guide actually picked me up at my resort. As it turned out I was the only one that day who scheduled the 2 hour ride, He was terrific. While I have ridden since I was very young it had been a number of years since I had ridden. Her was so attentive. They gave... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My wife and I chose the private tour as neither of us had any riding experience and we did not want to hold anyone up. As it turns out you really don't need any. The people at Rancho La Ponderosa have it all figured out and after a few short minutes of instruction you are on your way to a... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I loved everything about this tour!! From the tour guide to the beautiful Paso Fino horses!! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a horse adventure in Aruba. Some of our best pictures are from this tour and we even got to canter on the sandy area of the Island. I could not get over how well behaved... More 

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Osage, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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

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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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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