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Horseshoe Bay Ranch

38 Gifford Street | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 , Australia
617 4778 5109
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My 5 yr old granddaughter had a lovely tailormade private half hour led trail ride. They were totally professional in all aspects, and she had a ball. Pity we could not go again as time did not permit. Wish we could have done the beach ride too. Looked great too!!

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Darwin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Loved it. Well worth it! Very helpful and friendly staff. Riding the horses in the ocean was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Although it's pricey, the horses are happy and well cared for, and it's an awesome time! It's amazing seeing wallabies hop by while you're on horseback. You definitely don't have to be experienced to go, but if you are they try to give you the opportunity to get away from the group and gallop. It's great, highly recommended. Just wrote... More

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Mount Surprise, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although I've always ridden horses, had my own for 20 years - I had never ridden on the beach or in the water and it was a dream of mine. Chris and his team brought that dream into reality for me today. My husband (who has only ridden once before) and I were given quiet horses and we set out... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Amazing experience with horseshoe bay ranch. The horses are well looked after. The best part is going into the water with your horse. Something I have been eager to try! The 2 hour experience is worth every penny!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Loved the guides, the ride, and the rare chance to be in the warm water with the horses. Not very free form, but a great ride nonetheless.

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I had an absolutely awesome ride on Cougar, a friendly palomino gelding. We saw a Koala during our ride through the bush and got told a lot of typical island wildlife - very interesting. The highlight was the bareback swim in the coral sea, it is just an amazing feeling. All of the 21 horses on the ranch were in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was something I'd wanted to do from a very young age. Ride a horse along a beach...all my wishes were answered and in fact bettered. I got to ride Jack the horse in the sea too. The staff at the ranch are extremely helpful and supportive. My partner had never rode a horse before, so was understandably nervous. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a wonderful experience swimming with your horse in the ocean = feels like you are riding on air.My horse jumbuck a grey was easy to ride nice and fat so very comfy when bareback.The horses are well cared for and our leader was fantastic.I recommend this riding experience whether young or old .I'm 57. It was on my bucket... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This is truly the best trail ride I've been on whilst holidaying. An absolute must while on maggie actually it's worth coming to maggie for the ride :) This is lots of fun. The horses are gentle, active and independent .... Mostly . The guides are friendly and informative at all levels. And the ride through the local area and... More

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