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Ricochet Ridge Ranch

24201 N Hwy 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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Ranked #2 of 11 Activities in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Equestrian Trails
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Montreal, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Spent the afternoon exploring the redwood forests up in the mountains overlooking the Pacific - what a stupendous view! I was guided on this 4-hour private excursion by Gina, a wonderful equestrian who was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and made sure I was comfortable and happy at all times. As a bonus, she's a great conversationalist! My mount was perfectly... More

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Anaheim, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have ridden horses in many places around the World and there is no finer riding experience than the champian endurance horses offered at this place. Long canters through virgin growth forests, unbelieveable canters along every mile of 10 Mile Beach. All of this is orchestrated by the Owner, Lari Shea, who is truly a magical sprite. She will forget... More

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I wish I could give 3.5 stars. I wanted to love this experience, but it was just ok for me for a few reasons. We were in the back of our group trail ride, and we couldn't hear anything that our guide was saying. He got a bit salty when we asked him to repeat what he was saying -... More

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Cedar Rdige,Ca USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had a great weekend riding for 4 hours in the redwoods on our first day and 3 hours on the beach the next day. Vida was our trail guide. We had requested her because she was so much fun the first time we rode at Ricochet. The scenery is just beautiful, the horses were well matched to us. I highly... More

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Macon, Georgia, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I just experienced the week long horseback riding adventure provided by Lari Shea and Ricochet Ridge Ranch. We chose to do this as a reward for both turning 60 recently and a desire to do something different and exciting. The week of riding wonderful, beautiful, well-trained, and exceptionally fit horses through the Redwood forests, up and down... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a great ride along the 10 mile beach today with my guide, Gina and my horse Cloud. Gina is a very knowledgeable guide and fun to talk with. She makes sure that you are getting the experience that you want. The horses are good too. Doesn't matter if you have experience or not, they keep you safe. I can't... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I had read the reviews and thought they can't be that good but Lari's outfit is simply wonderful. Her horses are fit, responsive and very well looked after. The ride is spectacular and if your up for it long and fast. They really do cater for beginners and very experienced and you can be assured of a great horse whatever... More

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

I know that all my horses and staff join me in saying that you Aussies helped make this "THE BEST GROUP THEY/ WE EVER HAD" (as you and we all cheered around the dinner table at the end of the week!) Thank you so much for making it happen! More

Dothan, AL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited with three boys, ages 8, 10, 13 and did a "private ride" on the beach. This was money worth spending since riding, on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the world, was definitely an experience. Our guide, Vida, was personable during the ride and very competent. The horses were well trained, and pretty calm, although... More

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Citrus Heights
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I haven't ridden in years and one never had. The staff was exceptional with getting us prepared and comfortable. Our trail guide, Angela, was very friendly and informative. She spoke of the local landscapes and area along the way. Our horses, Roller, a smallish Clydesdale, and Malega, the Queen, were both fun and easy to ride. The weather was perfect... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The staff was friendly and very accommodating to your skill level. The trail was beautiful! This is a great trip for kids and adults. Hold out for a sunny day if possible!

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