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Virginia Beach Horseback

Address: 31st Street On the Beach, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-289-5470
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Ranked #55 of 93 Activities in Virginia Beach
Owner description: Virginia Beach Horseback is a fun and caring organization that is here to help provide a better...
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Owner description: Virginia Beach Horseback is a fun and caring organization that is here to help provide a better understanding of the bond that is established between man and horse. We have already rescued, retrained, and sold 5 horses since Chase Foster took over the business in 2010. These horses were deemed unmanageable by their previous owners and now the men were looking to make a quick buck off the animal by selling to the highest bidder, slaughter chains and all. Our mission at these auctions is to find these horses and save as many as we can. The "unmanageable" horses come to the farm with all the spirit of a wild mustang. Here our goal is not to break the spirit completely, but find a safe way for us to communicate commands to the powerful creature in a way that can't hurt them or us. It's exhausting work, but with a lot of persistence, eventually they do seem to understand through our training and watching the other horses in action, that we are only here to help them succeed in life. Every customer that comes to support our business and experience their own bond on the beach, is ultimately helping us save and care for even more of these amazing animals.

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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our ride, although due to the diversity in the group our experienced rider wished we had opted for a private ride. The guide was great, very personable. We liked that there were also guides on the ground in case anyone needed some assistance. One woman was allowed to ride in stiletto heels which is NOT recommended. Walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I had the opportunity to ride on Dec. 9th and it was well worth it. The staff were very friendly and safety was very important to them. Had a great time and will definately go again. They do day rides and seasonal swimming on horseback. Highly recommend this fun activity.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I loved this so much. It was probably one of the most amazing things I've done in my life. You can not beat horseback riding on the beach.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was something that I wanted to do for years and finally got to experience on Mother's Day. They were very accommodating in booking my party of three for a same day ride. The owner Chase walked us out with the horses and provided info on the horses and future opportunities for riding. I've done trail rides many many times,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We showed up early for the ride. Told that our ride was overbooked. We would be put on the later ride. Came back for the later ride. Riders not back. Waited an additional 30 minutes. No horses. Other riders came and went. Owners said they would reduce fee to half. Still no horses. After 2 hours of waiting. We decided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Horseback riding on the beach was truly an experience one will never forget. My kids really enjoyed the experience. They take riders 6 years of age and older. Both of my kids had a great experience. My first horse wouldn't walk so a walker had to walk her (not a great experience). I switched horses and had a much better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Checked off my bucket list!!! Horseback riding on the beach!!! Absolutely amazing experience!! Thank you Virginia beach horseback for a wonderful experience you guys were wonderful, your service was amazing! Thank you guys for making me feel confident in experiencing horseback riding for my very first time! I'm ready to ride again!

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Chase F, Owner at Virginia Beach Horseback, responded to this review

We are so glad you guys had a good time and we hope to hear from you all again soon! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

First off I want to say that I am appalled by some of the reviews people have written on here. I was slightly hesitant to try this because of some of the reviews on here but after trying it anyway I can confidently say that this experience is quite the opposite and deserves some positive reviews!!!! I try to stay... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was one of the most enjoyable horseback riding excursions I've ever taken. I've done these many times out West and typically are quite bored. These horses had spunk, yet were well trained and worked well with each other. They knew exactly at what point to turn around and lead us back up the beach directly to the corral. Riding... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Went for the summer ride this past July, the website is misleading because you can't ride on the beach during the summer instead the ride is down a paved back road to a boat launch ramp where you enter the water of the back bay. The horses appear to be neglected and overworked. Two of the animals had open hoof... More 

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