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Address: 38 Gifford Street | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 , Australia
Phone Number: 617 4778 5109
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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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excellent afternoon activity, would definitely do it again, recommended

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Isle of Wight
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

there was nothing that I disliked , everything is at a slow pace so coming from Melbourne it was so refreshing, we loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I mainly booked this because I wanted to ride a horse in the water but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. The ride that I went on was myself and another woman, accompanied by Nat and Fran(our guides). Everyone who worked at the ranch were so kind and thoughtful. They made sure you were comfortable on the horse you were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've only been on a horse a couple of times but I thought this experience sounded really have. They have 2 rides a day, at 9am and 3pm. Both are 2 hours long and you check-in around half an hour before to get your helmet and get ready. If you are coming from Horseshoe Bay, the bus drive will drop... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Yesterday afternoon I had the most amazing experience that I have ever had on horseback in my 20+ years of riding. It was amazing swimming in Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island in the ocean on horseback after a 2 hour ride through the bush & along the beach! Wet suits are provided because it's currently stinger season in North QLD... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We loved it. I took my partner for her 30th as she used to rides horses and hasn't for years. Me in the other hand, well I'm a beginner. The girls were awesome and let her get up to a by if pace while I happily plodded along behind the guide. The swim was awesome, the scenery was great (even... More 

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