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Horseshoe Bay Ranch

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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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Best trail ride EVER!!!

I'm an experienced rider with my own horse at home so usually don't think much of commercial trail riding places - this was NOT the case with Horseshoe Ranch. Came for a ride with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm an experienced rider with my own horse at home so usually don't think much of commercial trail riding places - this was NOT the case with Horseshoe Ranch. Came for a ride with my boyfriend who is a beginner as I was keen to ride on the beach (never done it before). Every aspect of the ranch impressed me... More 

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Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was not the first time for me riding on a beach but definitely the first time riding IN the ocean. It was an amazing experience. The horses are relaxed without being like an automatic machine and the girls who went with us were really fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What an amazing experience! So we booked Saturday 9am ride arrived about 8.30 when we were paired up with horses based on ability so if you've ridden heaps before or never before they'll look after you. Helmets & bum bags provided. Quick intro into basics of riding horses. I couldn't really hear the instructions but there were 3/4 guides to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I enjoyed this so much I did it twice! The first time there were only 3 people in my group - and we trotted and cantered a lot. The 2nd time there were 10 people and so a bit less time to ride and canter. More people meant more time waiting - but it was still very fun. Riding the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a fantastic time on our trail ride, bareback riding in the water was certainly a highlight, and not something you get on just any trail ride! The girls who took us out were really experienced and made us feel very comfortable, even though my partner had hardly ridden before, and it had been a long time for me.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great experience, a must do on Maggie! They cater for all levels so that was good, and the 90min tour takes you in the bush where you see wallabies and birds, on the beach and then in the ocean on your horse, which was a lot of fun. The instructors were really friendly and the horses happy and easy to... More 

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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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