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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-5712
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Ranked #3 of 20 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had a beautiful ride and we were very pleased with the competence and the flexibility of our guide, Lisa. She found a way for two riders with very different skill levels to ride together and to experience the level of excitement that suited both of us. I enjoyed the gentle walk along the surf, and my adult son, who... More

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Tabernacle, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Let me start by saying that I am a seasoned (albeit rusty) rider. Took lessons since I was a child and rode on my college equestrian team. Now I'm limited to trail rides on the occasional vacation. I look forward to these trail rides although most turn out to be just a "nice" addition to our vacation. My husband is... More

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Plano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and I did the hour and a half ride with our guide, Brian. He and the horses were wonderful. We were in a small group of 5 and had a great time one the way to the beach area, and then along the beach near the water. Back up on the sand and then again to the beach.... More

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a great birthday gift from my husband--an hour and a half horseback ride on the beach. We took a gentle stroll, with time to view the shorebirds skittering on the shiny, wet sand and the dolphins dancing in the ocean, all the while listening to the sound of the surf. Lisa, our guide, was delightful and our horses, Dakota... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Rode this morning with Vee who did a wonderful job! Horses were matched to riders' abilities and she was a great guide. Two children were on the ride and enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My daughter and I had an absolutely fabulous time!!!! The guides were simply wonderful and so much fun. The horses were beautiful and perfectly behaved and the view was of course magnificent. We had such a great adventure...this is a really unique and delightful way to spend some time on the beautiful beach. Do it!! And let the Equestrian Center... More

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

* I was excited to be able to ride on the beach when I signed up. But all we did was slow walk on the beach. I like to run, asked the guide a few times. He said the tide was high, but we did not even trot. 1.5 hour of slow walk was too boring for me. * Scenery... More

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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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17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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