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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-5712
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Ranked #1 of 8 Activities in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Owner description: Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach are located at the Molera...
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Sports
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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.
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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Plano
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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