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“Staff training session gone bad!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Okanagan Stables

Okanagan Stables
3269 North Westside Road, Kelowna, British Columbia V1P 1H8, Canada (Highway 97)
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Ranked #33 of 105 Activities in Kelowna
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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Owner description: Horseback Riding at it's best since 1987! From novice to advanced rider, for children as young as 2 years old to seniors all are welcome! Whether you simply would like to meet the horses, learn about the grooming and saddling, improve your horsemanship skills or just enjoy this beautiful area on horseback, we can create the right experience for you. Riders of different skill levels can be accommodated in the same group. OUR MOST POPULAR PROGRAM IN JULY AND AUGUST IS THE RIDE AND SWIM AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO RIDE OR SWIM!!
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Staff training session gone bad!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

It seemed like a trip with a lot of potential as the area has beautiful views. The owner spent too much time training his staff and we spent over an hour getting ready and very little time on the trails. There was an unforeseen issue with shooting targets being set up along the trail and the fake animals scared the horses. It was a very unenjoyable ride and when it came time to pay we were unhappy with how the owner handled feedback. The rates should have been adjusted more for the training and shortened ride.

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Kelowna, Canada
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“what a fun time!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

it was mine and my girlfriends first time riding horses and it was an incredible time. peter the owner was fantastic and really knew how to make our visit memorable. we probably spent a half hour or so just getting to know all the horses... feeding them, petting them, and then after everyone was comforable we were taught how to ride them. not just how to sit on the horse but actually ride the horse by giving it directions. we spent at least 20 minutes just riding and learning before we actually hit the trail. i cant say enough. the view and experience will last a lifetime!

Visited July 2011
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