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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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Address: 119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012
Phone Number: +1 831-663-5712
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We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well...

We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well cared for and the guides are friendly and helpful. Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach are located at the Molera Lot of the Salinas River State Beach. It can be found at the end of Monterey Dunes Way. Please rely on the directions found using the map to the beach link on our website.

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Everyone should experience a personal beach ride...

My wife and I had the benefit of taking a personal horseback ride guided by Jennifer on a foggy December afternoon. The ocean was really interesting to see with the fog rolling on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I had the benefit of taking a personal horseback ride guided by Jennifer on a foggy December afternoon. The ocean was really interesting to see with the fog rolling on the horizon! Our horses, Bleu and Honey, were extraordinary... but Jennifer was such a great guide she made the experience much better with her great personality. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were visiting the area and one morning decided to call to see if could take an hour ride on the beach. Neither one of us had ridden in decades and thought it sounded fun (being from Chicago we don't get to ride horses on the beach, especially in December), I was more excited than him. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my sister and it was so much fun. We both got really good horses that were very well trained. The guides name was Lisa and she was absolutely awesome. She was super nice and very good at what she does. She even took our photos for us on the trail. The trail we went on was... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It's taken me two weeks to write this, but I wanted to leave a review for the wonderful beach ride with Lisa and two other guests. It was the most perfect afternoon. Lisa, our guide was so lovely, and I had a beautiful horse called "Major". If (when) I come back I'd like some lessons on how to ride Western... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Towards the end of our vacations in California, my wife and I went on an amazing horseback trip on the beach of Salinas. This was a first time for me to be on a horse. My horse was "Honey" and my wife's "Scarlet". Both horses were very docile, and we truly enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide Jennifer was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Lisa took us on an amazing trip along the beach. Our horses were Blue and Torino and both horses were amazing. It had been a long time since we had been on horses and between Lisa's guidance and the amazing horses, it will be a trip we will never forget! Couldn't ask for a more amazing experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My mom came out for a visit and we coordinated it so that the first time she saw the ocean it would be on this ocean ride - it was spectacular! Lisa, our guide, was awesome, the horses were very well-taken care of and well-behaved - could not have been a more positive experience!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I recently did a beach ride with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center. I had not been on a horse in probably 10 years and my husband had never been on a horse before. We explained all of this when we called to book and they gave us horses to fit our ability. My husband was on a horse... More 

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Oroville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My 9 year old granddaughter has developed a liking for horses and wanted to go riding for her birthday. She and her older brother and I (all first timers) took the ride in the early evening hours. First thing was we got lost and were late (a bit of a challenge for Suri to find), but they were so understanding.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did a horse ride here in August on our trip down the west coast (Highway 1). The owner couldn't have been more helpful even after we turned up at the wrong place! 😁 Really lovely horses, calm but not boring. The scenery was spectacular (coming from London) we saw Eagles flying above and even some whales... More 

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