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Address: 24201 N Hwy 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone Number: 707-964-7669
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First Time Riders! Can't wait to try again....

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience at Ricohet Ridge Ranch. We have never ridden horses before, but are always up for new adventures. The staff were very patient and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
norcalfoodie2014
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience at Ricohet Ridge Ranch. We have never ridden horses before, but are always up for new adventures. The staff were very patient and helpful with both of us. Our 1 1/2 hour ride took us through the forest and out to the beach of MacKerricker State park. We were shown an instructional... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a fun ride at Ricochet Ranch. I can't recall our guide's name but she was great... very knowledgeable. The ride was uneventful (a good thing when riding horses) and the terrain beautiful. Walking along the beach and looking at the seals on the rocks was definitely a highlight. It was my boys birthday and they gave them each... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I came across the Ricochet Ridge Ranch at the hotel I was staying (Cobbler's Walk Inn, in Little River, a very relaxing and tranquil hotel) and decided to go for a ride. The ranch offers both group and private rides, ranging from 1.5 to 4 hrs or even whole days, , and I went for the short group one, which... More 

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Daly City, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's been a small while since I mounted a horse and rode along the beach. Ricochet Ridge Ranch offers a great opportunity to do this. I was the most experienced rider in the group so I help up the back on a horse with a little bit of an attitude, but still fun to ride. After watching an informative video,... More 

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Lari, Owner at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, responded to this review

I am so glad that you and your fiancé enjoyed the trail ride immensely and had some great views. If you would like to ride with fewer than a group of six, we do offer "private" rides for 1.5, 3 or 4 hours, or all day, on which you would be riding alone with your trail guide. And don't forget... More 

Lecanto, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I read about this ride 15 years ago and finally did it. Lari Shea and her team are so accommodating and will do whatever it takes to make the week long trek an experience of a lifetime. The horses are well trained and are matched to you. I wasn't comfortable on my horse the first day and I had a... More 

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Lari, Owner at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, responded to this review

We are so glad that after 15 years of planning, you finally came to ride with us. Every week is different, but spending that particular week with you folks really made a vacation for my staff and horses also. Not that we didn't gallop enough mountains to make the horses sweaty enough for a good bath, but then again, we... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had Veda as our guide and were lucky enough to have her all to ourselves! Veda was so knowledgeable about the local wildlife, history, current events, etc. that it also felt like an eco tour as well as a trail ride. The horses are kept in immaculate shape and Veda was a great teacher on how to appropriately ride... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Don't waste your money for a terrible experience. This excursion was planned to be one of our best on our vacation but turned out to be the worst. The men and women were abrupt, rude, and downright mean to my granddaughter. Our guide was boring and terribly offensive and we wished we had not wasted our money nor our time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My children and I were so looking forward to an enjoyable horseback ride on the beach, but it ended up being a complete nightmare!!! We are still in shock about how rude the manager and trail guide were to us. They belittled us and treated us horribly. The trail guide yelled in a very ugly voice at my little 6... More 

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Well, we arrived to pretty atrocious customer service! The blonde lady with braids, apparently she's the manager, was so short and very rude with us, it was almost comical. One in our group, who is a customer service trainer for large cooperations, left and would not even ride, she was so appalled. She had a sinus headache and chose to... More 

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Lari, Owner at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, responded to this review

We are sorry you interpreted the "blonde lady's" concern for your welfare as short and rude. We always encourage our guests to wear approved protective helmets, which we loan free of charge. We appreciate your input and will in the future present our concerns about wearing a helmet in a more sensitive manner. The office is part of the stables,... More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Three of us (including my 12 years old daughter) did a 4 hour private redwood trail ride with Vida on Monday of Thanksgiving week. It was our first horseback trail ride! Weather was pleasant, and the view (overlooking the ocean and coastline) was amazing. Couple of horses were a little bit naughty sometimes, but Vida is very experienced and helpful,... More 

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