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Esprit De Corps Riding Academy

Kualapa Place, P.O. Box 269, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Kapaa
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Esprit De Corps Riding Academy offers the complete horses experience. Beginners through advanced riders learn about Kauai, horses, and themselves... more » Owner description: Esprit De Corps Riding Academy offers the complete horses experience. Beginners through advanced riders learn about Kauai, horses, and themselves while enjoying the beauty of Kauai. Small group Eco-tour trail rides, lessons in a covered arena, and weddings on horseback. « less
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I am a beginner and was looking for someone who could teach me riding not as a mechanical experience, but as a way of being. We took a riding class with Dale. She was incredible, patient and tailored the class to meet our interests and needs, while ensuring that we are able to gain hands on skills we were looking... More

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Barrow, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I called to book a full day private ride, designed for advanced rider. Dale informed me that her trails are currently closed for repair. Currently, all EDCRA bookings are being done thru Silver Falls Ranch. They offer only 3 ride options, (those listed on Silver Falls ranch site). Dale explained the private rides are not head to tail, and would... More

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ainapono, Owner at Esprit De Corps Riding Academy, responded to this review

I understand you concerns and I'm glad we spoke at length about them. Much of the trail covered on a private ride at Silver Falls is the same as the group rides. Some additional area may be covered. However, it is just you and the guide. We do not sell a private and then add others to the ride. You... More

Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

As a horseowner and experienced rider, most commercial riding stables do not offer a ride that appeals to me. Esprit De Corps is the exception. The owner is clear when you call to book that her rides are not for beginners. I booked a four hour ride with her and the horses and scenary were beyond my expectation. I am... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I did the fast half day riding. There were only 2 of riding and the guide. The most lovable girl ever! Although the other girl I was riding with said she was a rider....it really didn't seem like it but thank god she wasn't scared and was willing to try new things although she was only 11. I have been... More

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Lakewood, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I (beginners with only about 5 rides each) went on the Taste of Kauai ride. Our guide Katy was amazing and knew so much about everything we saw along the way. No one else had scheduled for our particular time slot so it was basically a private ride. We started out by walking within an enclosed ring... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My daughter loves horses and wanted to experience Kauai by horseback. There were some reviews here that were not fabulous, but many that were great. So I called to book her on the Fast Half ride, and Dale was fantastic about making sure the ride was a good fit for her. She is younger than most riders, and she was... More

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband (inexperienced rider) and I (experienced rider) found out about this place from the Ultimate Guide to Kauai guidebook and ended up going on the Taste of Kauai ride in July 2013. We were wanting to go on a non-nose to tail ride that would be fun for riders with varying comfort levels and Esprit de corps completely lived... More

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Palos Verdes Estates, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had the unfortunate experience last week of riding with Bethany who was a downer. She showed up for a 3 person expensive ride in her grungy sweats wearing Crocs (they make a big deal about the right shoes and she shows up and rides in Crocs!) . She can't take a decent photo for her life. She went on... More

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ainapono, Owner at Esprit De Corps Riding Academy, responded to this review

Aloha The guide made a number of mistakes that we do not condone and your concerns have been resolved. Another rider on the same ride wrote: “I was very impressed with the quality of your horses and equipment, small group approach and matching of rider to horse. Having ridden my own horses for many years I am always a little... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The horses looked healthy and well cared for and were, safe and sound. The trail was a bit boring and the leader was pleasant but spent a lot of time talking about things not relevant to the Kauai experience, including trying to sell us on an ATV tour with her other job. Pretty expensive for what it is and then... More

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ainapono, Owner at Esprit De Corps Riding Academy, responded to this review

Aloha Thank you for the feedback. The guide has been instructed to talk about horses and plant life, not about other activities on the island unless asked. As many restaurants are doing on their bill, we indicate a recommended tip to make the calculation easier. We appreciate tips and are clear tipping is NOT required. More

Honolulu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I agree with some of the other reviewers that the Fast Half ride was disappointing. I had booked it specifically because I wanted to trot and canter, and I was able to do these for only a short stretch. The views were gorgeous though, and Bethany was a very personable guide, and I appreciated the fact that we went out... More

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