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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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Address: 19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
Phone Number: +1 831-663-5712
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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Horseback riding on the beach

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... read more

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

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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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Romantic beautiful praceful. JENNIFER was awesome helpful. My horse blue waa great. Will be doing this again.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a nice time. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In our group of 6 people, only 2 of us had ever been on a horse. Lisa was our fantastic guide and she immediately made us feel at ease. Our 7-year old daughter was excited but nervous, so Lisa calmly gave her some advice that worked beautifully. Our daughter had a huge smile on her face the whole rest of... More 

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

Thank you for being so specific. Your review was great, we appreciate the details. I will pass this along to our guide Lisa. We look forward to being of service again. More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Being an experienced rider, I always try to find a trail ride that incorporates some fast pace riding and THIS was the one that made me able to experience that on the beach! Bridget was my guide and she was FANTASTIC, although I desperately wanted pictures, my phone started to die and she immediately pulled out her camera and helped... More 

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

Thank you for your review. When single advanced riders go riding, we are not always able to accommodate their requests to canter. I'm glad the makeup of the group allowed you to have such a nice time. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The views were great, the horses were well cared for, but if you're with a group outside your own at all, just don't expect anything more than a very slow walk. I researched a lot to be sure it wouldn't be pokey, and the guide said she'd let me trot and maybe canter even though the rest of the group... More 

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Carlsbad, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My 10-year-old daughter and I had a wonderful time riding with Lisa and the horses on the beach. The weather was cool and overcast, but very enjoyable. The horses were wonderful and cooperative for more experienced riders and rookies alike. Lisa even allowed us to take a nice trot down the beach, much to my daughter's delight.

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

Great! If you took any pictures and would like to share them, please post a couple. We hope to see you again. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love to ride horse back in vacation places however I rarely do since the horses look worn and weathered and not healthy. Not here. A wonderful ride on the beach and the guides were great (thanks Julieanne). During the ride she explained how they rotate the horses and the care they get. We got to ride in dunes and... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. Please let us know how we can improve our ride. More 

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Additional Information about Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

Address: 19805 Pesante Rd., Salinas, CA 93907
Phone Number: +1 831-663-5712
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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