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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-5712
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was truly a great find for an excursion that took advantage of the awesome sand dunes and beaches of the Monterey/Seaside area. My wife and two daughters had a great time with their guide, Bridget. Bridget was patient with my wife who is a beginner and she was flexible enough to allow my more experienced daughters to canter or... More

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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I never leave this type of review, but after my experience with this concern, I felt compelled. I'm a travel agent and I strive to find quality entities for my clients., more so for my family. We were in California, driving from Yosemite to San Luis Obispo. We really wanted to ride horses on the beach, and I had read... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wonderful experience with Lisa the guide and Honey my horse. Started out late because of other people in the group, but once that issue was settled had a great time. Would ride again if had more trails and could trot more.

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Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had so much fun riding on the beach with Bridget! She was so easy to talk to and the horses Torino and Sunny were great!

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My friend and I had a fantastic afternoon trail ride here this afternoon-the horses are great, Bridget is a super friendly guide, and everything was very well organized. We went on the hour and a half ride and enjoyed every minute of it. If you always wanted to ride on the beach, this is a wonderful opportunity. Horses, the ocean,... More

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had an excellent experience riding through the dunes and along the ocean. This was a planned family vacation trip to California. We flew into San Francisco from Ontario, Canada and planned an itinerary to L.A. with a few stops in between. One stop that we made was for a horse back ride along the Monterey coast and this by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Enjoying a week's long vacation (Spring break) with 2 families. Gave the teens a choice of activities and they choose horseback riding (and a spa... Go figure). Five riders... 3 pretty experienced, 2 novice riders. After assessing our abilities, we were paired with horses to suite our experience. The teens (under 17) we're required to wear helmets. Over 17 were... More

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Hope to be of service again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I rode with one other customer, so we were a small group of four including the guide. We found the ride quite enjoyable. The path was behind the dunes for a bit and then back up the beach for awhile. We never doubled-back on the same path. We rode Dakota and Honey, both great animals, although Dakota... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My family had a great time! The guides were really good with my small grandchildren. Horses are very general. Will use again.

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this review

thank you so much. Hope to see you again. More

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wonderful horses, great guide, and on the beach in Monterey what more could you ask for. We went on a lovely dunes path and then down to the beach where could enjoy the surf and otters in the water. I highly recommend Monterey Bay Equestrian. Very professional, very safe.

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