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Ocean Echo Stables

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Address: Newcastle | St. John, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-433-6772
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We had a great time. Bernard was really knowledgeable about the local plants and history. You get a combination of some trail riding and riding along the beach. Be careful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Cincinnati, OH
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

If you are an experienced rider and used to quality horses and tack....this isn't your stables. However they were very nice and tried hard to make it a good experience. The pick up and drop off timing was way off so be prepared to be flexible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a great time. Bernard was really knowledgeable about the local plants and history. You get a combination of some trail riding and riding along the beach. Be careful though, they use small English riding saddles with little to hang on to. My wife's horse started galloping with no input from her and she slipped off the horse into... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My daughter & I have horses in the uk , we decided to have an afternoon from sitting on the beach so we booked a trip to horse riding. So glad we did, we both had a fantastic afternoon with our guide telling us lots of information about Barbados and reciting us poetry... Bernard was fabulous (our guide) The horses... More 

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A truly beautiful experience. One to remember. you get to see the island in another light!! A real highlight of our trip..

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

First...Pay a few extra dollars to have Bernard pick you up. He has a wealth of information about the island and culture which he will share with you throughout your adventure. This is not JUST horse riding, this is a tour of some more rural areas of the island. Bernard was a delight. We were all "fitted" for our horses... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
15 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wow what an experience, Bernard – a poet and a man of nature – took us out for a couple of hours, riding through fields, forests and on the beach whilst he cited his poetry and taught us about the medicinal properties of many of the plants and introduced us to some new fruits (to us) directly from the trees,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Revisited ocean echo, organised by sandy lane hotel, collected from reception by Bernard - 30 min drive up through the hills across to east side of island. Stables look a little ramshackle but Bernard , Samantha & gang couldn't be friendlier. Horses all in good shape and well turned out. Ride was neatly 2 hours up and down through small... More 

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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Thank you Samantha and my mount, the aptly named, 'Star'. Simply wonderful ride through some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline of Barbados. Lovely horses and Samantha a great guide. Not to be forgotten. Regards. Jonathan.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of a family visit to Ocean Echo stables during our visit to Barbados in early August 2014. From the moment we arrived we were all made to feel welcome and comfortable by Samantha and Bernard. The Bath beach riding tour was simply amazing and the staff at Ocean Echo were an absolute pleasure - thank you... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent a couple of hours taking a leisurely ride through the countryside and down onto the beach. My husband and I are beginners but my daughter is an experienced rider. So we split into two groups and while she cantered through the countryside we sauntered slowly. Learned so much about the area, plants and wildlife on our trip. My... More 

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