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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, relaxing ride!

On only a one day notice, Virginia Beach Horseback was able to get all six of us on their horses for a beautiful ride through the soybean fields and into the peaceful forest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Buffalo, United States
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Buffalo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

On only a one day notice, Virginia Beach Horseback was able to get all six of us on their horses for a beautiful ride through the soybean fields and into the peaceful forest behind the soybean field. They were very friendly and informative and helped those of us that never rode before. Absolutely loved it, as did all six of... More 

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Gloucester Point, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went on the 90 minute Adventure Ride. What a well-run enterprise. The guides knew I was experienced so the put me on a mare, named Ginger, that matched my skill level. I can't speak for the other riders in the group, but as everyone seemed happy at the end, I assume they were well-matched as well. The horses appeared... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everyone is very kind and helpful with the horses. It is a very nice, relaxing trail ride with wonderful horses/ponies. I have been going for a while and always enjoy riding Twinkie. It is a very nice experience for all ages, I would definitely recommend this exciting experience for anyone who loves horses/ponies and an adventure!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Rode the edge of a soybean field and through a wooded area. The guides did an excellent job of matching riders to horses. They did an outstanding job to ensure that 2 young girls and their mother, who had never been on horseback, knew the basics of control to really enjoy their first riding experience. I am definitely going back... More 

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The people were wonderful and made the trip a lot of fun. We had to reschedule once due to thunder and we are so glad we came back. The horses seemed very well cared for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It was my 17th birthday, and I told my parents I would love to go horseback riding. When we arrived we saw it least a dozen horses. All of the horses were gorgeous ,friendly, and clean(which was mom approved)! My little sister, who is 10, from my mother, who is 45, all had a blast. The trainers who ran the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Did the adventure trail ride not the beach ride and loved it! Trails were very nice and well kept. The guides were all knowledgable and super easy to talk to. They let you ride at the pace you were comfortable doing. They did well at giving everyone a horse that matched their abilities. Also, down to earth people and super... More 

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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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