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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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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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So much fun!!

This was such a fun experience.. We had a great tour guide, Lisa, with our family of 5. A few of us had only ridden a couple of times. I was somewhat nervous but Lisa made us all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Eugene, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a so-so experience - we've gone on rides in other vacation spots that have provided much more interest. There is the lovely ocean here, but no other sites, so the least we expected was some history of the area or something as we rode along. There was nothing like that. The ride was pleasant enough, but due to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

This was such a fun experience.. We had a great tour guide, Lisa, with our family of 5. A few of us had only ridden a couple of times. I was somewhat nervous but Lisa made us all feel comfortable.. The horses were well trained and obedient.. We had an hour long ride along this gorgeous quiet beach, their was... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had an amazing ride with Bridget. Would definitely recommend a beach ride with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center to anyone looking for a great California vacation memory! Bridget was a wonderful guide and took lots of wonderful photos and even video for us. We had a smile on our faces the entire time. As someone who grew up with "the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

My daughter is an accomplished equestrian, and I haven't been on a horse in over 25 years. Bridget, our guide, was fantastic - she matched us with horses appropriate to our level (My daughter = Advanced; Me = Non-rider) Thanks to Bridget, and horses Taters & Dakota, we BOTH enjoyed a lovely 90 minute ride on the beach. We loved... More 

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Marina, California
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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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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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