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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-5712
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Ranked #4 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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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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