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Address: 38 Gifford Street | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 , Australia
Phone Number: 617 4778 5109
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9:00 am - 11:00 am
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 am
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to...
Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback into the cool clear waters of the coral sea. We have horses to suit both total beginners and the more experienced so make a booking with us today. We ride twice a day everyday at 9am and 3pm bookings are essential and weight restrictions apply to keep our horses happy and healthy
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A great ride

I went for a morning ride and had a great time. The staff were friendly and were good with inexperienced riders. I have 30+ years riding experience and had an enjoyable time. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went for a morning ride and had a great time. The staff were friendly and were good with inexperienced riders. I have 30+ years riding experience and had an enjoyable time. We did some trotting and two short canters, but bareback riding the horses in the water was the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My bestie and I arranged a morning ride on Friday the 29th of May only to be utterly blown away. The ladies who greeted us were so incredibly kind and helpful we had an absolute ball. Emily, Sophie and Mia just made our day, they were all so lovely and got along and even helped fill us in on what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fantastic guides that take you on an unforgettable experience through the bush and along the beach, including riding bare back through the water. At the right time of year the butterflies through the bush are incredible. Only ride as fast as a trot, if you are comfortable with it, which is great for beginners. Don't be put off by the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

the ride was great, I loved the horse I rode Jack he is pretty awesome, it was a great two hour, it was also such a fun experience to swim with the horses , Sophie, amber and Emily/emma were just 3 awesome guides from the ranch to come along :)

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Dongara, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fantastic experience for both experienced riders or novices, great track through bush scenery and wildlife, we saw a koala and wallabies. We rode through swarms of beautiful blue butterflies floating around with the scent of wild mint growing around. The swim on horseback is a must do experience and something I will never forget it was simply breathtaking . Our... More 

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Isle of Wight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I booked the afternoon horse ride, and what a fantastic ride it was. It was lucky that there was only 3 of us who had booked the ride, and there were 3 guides for that afternoon so we had a guide each which was fantastic. We were given the basic instructions, and off we went through the bush - saw... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to the ranch where we met our horses , helmets provided and off we went under expert guidance. Trekked through the bush and came to a beach where we rode bareback into the sea. Lovely experience as we are both novices on horses.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you are like me and have not been horse riding for some time it is a MUST to go along and experience riding a beautiful horse from the ranch through the bush ending up at Horseshoe Bay where you have an option to go bareback riding in the sea. The staff are wonderful and make you feel comfortable. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Horseshoe Ranch were great in supporting a novice (eager and nervous) rider like myself. The ladies made it feel safe and fun. The journey through the bush was amazing and we saw a few koalas in the trees. The ride ended at Horseshoe Bay beach. We got changed into our stinger suits (being January) and went in with the horses.... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

This was a brilliant experience. The horses are lovely, the guides are so friendly and helpful. All riding capabilities are catered for as more experienced riders are allowed to trot and canter, whereas beginners are taken at a slower pace. Our group even spotted a koala as we walked through the forest! Going bareback on the horse through the sea... More 

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Additional Information about Horseshoe Bay Ranch

Address: 38 Gifford Street | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
Phone Number: 617 4778 5109
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 59 - 59

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