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Address: 31st Street On the Beach, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone Number: +1 757-289-5470
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Description: Virginia Beach Horseback is a fun and caring organization that is here to...
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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Awesome off season surprise + Great experience to be able to ride on the beach sunrise to sunset. Reasonable rates for area & experience plus if with a group of friends the owners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I could not wait to go riding on the beach, we made sure to make the reservation 24 hours in advance like asked on the website. The morning of the scheduled ride, we woke up to a text saying it had been "shut down for the day". When we called they were rather uninformative and almost rude!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Do NOT build your vacation around a reservation with Virginia Beach Horseback. All my wife wanted to do was ride horses on the beach for our anniversary. Our reservation was canceled with NO notice and we were told they could reschedule for another day. We are from out of town and had no other day that we could book a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Be mindful of weather conditions, the day we went it was a bit windy and ended up with a face full of sand. Paid for one hour got on the horses at about 315 because they were running late and we were back by 350 didn't realize the time until we came out of the bathroom from washing out the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Awesome off season surprise + Great experience to be able to ride on the beach sunrise to sunset. Reasonable rates for area & experience plus if with a group of friends the owners will give you discount

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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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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 via mobile

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
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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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