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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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Horseback riding, Outdoor Activities
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Address: 19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
Phone Number: (831) 663-5712
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach...
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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Awesome experience!

Our guide, Bridget, was so awesome and helpful. The guides pick a horse for you based on your weight/experience. Well worth the price! If you love horses and the beach you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Sherry L
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Marina, California
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Marina, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our guide, Bridget, was so awesome and helpful. The guides pick a horse for you based on your weight/experience. Well worth the price! If you love horses and the beach you should go!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had a beautiful experience with Monterey Equestrian Center. We went there for a 1.5 hours beach ride at salinas river state beach, we were in 2 with the guide. She was very kind and helpful, we rode on Torino and Angel, two wonderful and cute horses, and all went pretty well. It is a really nice experience to ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On New Years afternoon my wife took our granddaughter on a beach ride. Lisa was their guide and she did an excellent job of matching rider skills to horse. Her instructions were clear and easy for all the riders to understand. She was is very personable and considerate of all. She went above and beyond in offering to take pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went riding today on the beach with some friends from our home town. My son's friend had never ridden and his mom hadn't ridden for 30 years. My son and I and our friends had a great time and Lisa and Bridgette, our two guides were awesome! Bridgette took several pix with my phone, which was awesome. I highly... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Awesome experience for me, my sister and my daughter. I have ridden horses with many rental outfits at many locations, including places like Hawaii, and high Sierras but none come close to this ride for many reasons. The horses are brought to you at the beach ready to ride. That means you are riding the entire time at the beach... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our family just had a nice ride today. My daughter who is 7 1/2 years old, has been looking forward to having her first real horse riding. My 13 years old son has concerns about safety of horse riding, but he still came with us. Both of them enjoyed the ride a lot. We have a group of total 9... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had the most amazon experience! Lisa was a fabulous guide- really friendly and made me feel comfortable- my first time riding western. I went on a 2 hour beach ride. The company were fabulous and were so helpful as a only called in the morning on the off chance that they may have a ride and they managed to... More 

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Alameda, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Monterey. Bridget was a great guide and the horses were well trained. They all had their personalities, mine wanted to gallop but I loved it! We did get to lope on the beach for a short while too. Bridget is easy to talk with and we rode for over an hour. Expect... More 

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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

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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