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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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Address: , Salinas, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-663-5712
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Description: 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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Best thing we planned during our entire Pacific Coast Hwy Adventure

Unbelievable experience. We couldn't have been happier with the experience. We booked a private ride. We rode for one hour along an essentially deserted beach with Jennifer. She... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Unbelievable experience. We couldn't have been happier with the experience. We booked a private ride. We rode for one hour along an essentially deserted beach with Jennifer. She was fantastic! The perfect mix of insightful and helpful (in terms of riding tips). We saw whales, sea lions, and dolphins. The horses were obviously well cared for and not overworked. It... More 

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Powell Butte, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I took my 8 year old on the beach ride. The horses, Honey and Angel were great. Our guide Lisa was awesome, she made it feel like we were out for a ride, not a typical stay in single file and follow the leader ride. We had perfect weather and this was a great overall experience. My granddaughter wants to... More 

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

Thanks. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I am a 12 year old boy from Leimuiden near Amsterdam Holland. I was with lovely Dakota en a group of other horses and Amerixan people for a one our touron the beach. It was SUPER !! The guide was Britt she was like a real cowgirl and a very very nice. She told me everything and we saw dolphins,... More 

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

It looks like we are your first review. Thank you for it. We hope the rest of your vacation went as well as your ride. More 

Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I grew up on a farm and loved riding and showing ponies and horses. It all started when my mom put me on a pony just as soon as I was old enough to sit up. I was riding my pony by myself at age 2 1/2. And not to long after that, I was riding double, behind my mom... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review. We have one request, your profile picture would look great with a horse :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Highly recommended! Just returned from a trip up the coast and this was a highlight of our trip. We rode along the beach, in the water, while viewing Whales breaching along the horizon! Amazing! This makes our top 10 of best experiences. Even our 15 year old teenagers were entertained and impressed. I can't say enough about the staff. Kind... More 

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

Thank you. We hope to see you again. Please take the time to post a photo. We'd love to see one. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I just wanted to personally say thank you for a fantastic experience riding on the beach with jennifer yesterday. We are on our honeymoon and had travelled from San Francisco...we were unfortunately 40 minutes late after having some difficulty picking up our car and then getting stuck in traffic. I am an experienced rider but have never ridden on the... More 

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

Thanks, we are honored to be on your bucket list. Glad you had such a nice time. More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had an awesome hour of horseback riding on this beautiful beach with Bridget and Julianne! They were warm and welcoming and taught us everything we needed to know to be able to handle and enjoy the horses. Three of us were beginners, but when we experienced a desire to ride faster, they let us do that. Also, they took... More 

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

Glad your ride was so nice. We appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again. More 

Leawood, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have two young kids, 9 and 7, and they did a great job getting them acclimated. Ideal weather. Ideal views along the beach. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you so much. I will pass the comments on to our guide. More 

Santa Clara, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Yesterday, my 9 year old son was thrown off of his bucking horse named Spirit at their facility in Prunedale, CA. As if it wasn't traumatic enough because he could have just as easily been thrown forward and broken his neck, the owner of Monterey Bay Equestrian Center then proceeds to blame my son for not paying attention! REALLY? Instead... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was the most fun ride I've had when going out with rental companies. The horses looked well cared for and clean. Lisa was our guide and she made the ride a real joy, letting us trot a little and letting the horses get their feet wet in the ocean. This was so different than the nose to tail most... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words. If you took any pics, we'd love to have you post one. More 

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