Phuket International Horse Club

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Phuket International Horse Club

Phuket International Horse Club
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runt0eat
Hong Kong, China38 contributions
Wonderful people and horse welfare
Dec 2019 • Family
Been ruding with them for over ten years
Nice people running the club. Horses are well taken care of and they dont overwork them
Depending what staff you get, the riding experience could vary a bit but overall I go to them every visit.
Written January 1, 2020
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Týna P
27 contributions
Great experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great experience! I’m advanced rider and went for 2h ride, booked online. Everything was on time, english speaking guide borrowed me high riding boots and helmet and explained how everything will happen. 15 minutes walk to the beach with a guide on horse, this guide spoke little english but it was enough for riding, kept an eye on me and gave instructions when needed. On the beach we trotted and galloped depending on how many people were around. The horse Mimi was well behaved, eager to gallop. At the end of the beach we got off, english speaking guide joined us again and they prepared the horses for swim. The guide followed us on foot to take pictures with my phone. After the swim they put saddles back on and we rode back to the stable.
Overall the ride was nice, swimming great, the horses are obviously used to ride with tourists, their health seems to be ok for school horses, have a lot of energy. Both guides were very nice, making sure everything is ok and I have many photos 😊 Thank you very much!
Written December 18, 2019
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Sof.h
2 contributions
Perfect experience for beginner !!
Nov 2019
I booked a session for my sister's birthday as a gift and all i can say is that it was more than perfect ! We are both novice, and had one coach each. They were both amazing and patient ! Also, they took really great pictures so we will keep these memories forever !
Big thanks to Phuket international horse club that accepted to change the day (that i had booked the first time) of our activity because of rain ! Your flexibility is apreciated ! I recommand x100
Written November 23, 2019
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strawberry75
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Mostly enjoyable experience
Sep 2019
I go horseriding every holiday, wherever I am so I wasn't going to miss out on a beach ride in Thailand! Unfortunately some parts of the experience weren't so great, not all of it the fault of the operator. The morning was extremely hot, and for most of the (very slow) ride to the beach there is no shade - make sure you wear a hat and LOTS of sunscreen, as there is a fair walk to the beach and then obviously no shade on the beach.
My horse was a bit cranky and wanted to stop all the time to eat the bushes. They told me not to let him eat, but especially on the ride back it was actually impossible to have enough strength in your arms to hold him back from eating the bushes. So, the ride became a tedious cycle of stopping every few seconds to try and pull the horse away from the bushes - my arms were hurting by the end!
My horse (Chocolate) also flat out refused to go into the water, which I had been looking forward to as part of the experience. I did say I was "Intermediate" rider so perhaps it was partly my fault, maybe they gave me a horse that was a bit disobedient thinking I could control him, but I couldn't, and it wasn't a pleasant experience.
The other issue I had was the lack of English by the guide - at one point he was trying to warn me there were fishing lines stretched out over the beach and to watch my head. He did not have enough English to even communicate this to me, I couldn't understand what his hand gesturing was all about. This could have been a very nasty accident in the making.
Apart from that, it was a nice time; the horses looked well cared for despite being a bit headstrong. Staff were friendly and the activity was reasonably priced. Try to book this activity on an overcast day if you can, and don't overestimate your riding ability!
Written October 6, 2019
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malik Muiz
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia79 contributions
Average place
Aug 2019
We had a ride wife, son (+2 years) and myself. It was an average services and son got a small horse not a pony as we was expecting. the guide(s) was fine and supportive. We booked an hour per each and most of your way will be on street and pavement and only 10 mins in the beach.

They provide us only helmets and for my child they aren't have a good, clean helmet for him.

Staff are very helpful and kind.
Written August 31, 2019
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That’s a little bit an overstatement and customer must understand that 1 .When you arrive or mount a horse late , we may be forced to reduce the duration of your beach ride so following group are not impacted. 2. The helmet is “shared riding helmet” and we clean everyday . For customer who has superior odor perception, the shower cap is available for this solution or bring your own helmet. 3. Pony is a small mature horse that measures less than 14.3 hands or 150 cm. Our pony height 110-130 cm which not too large for kids to ride. Regards
Written September 2, 2019
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594jasmynew
Coffs Harbour, Australia6 contributions
A must do
Jul 2019 • Family
Took my daughter for a sunset beach ride. Horses well looked after. I’m experienced and my daughter intermediate, horses had some get up and go and well behaved.will definitely return. Was our highlight of our holiday
Written July 28, 2019
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Steve
Hong Kong, China23 contributions
Professional and moneys worth
Jul 2019 • Family
Owner Tony was very accomodating, my six years old girl had such a wonderful time we went 2 consecutive day. The horseman U was extremely professional, my daughter almost fall off the horse and U caught her before she fall off, he also hold her foot during the ride. Safety comes first and I was very please with the service. Kodi the horse was very nice and stable. Will definitely come back.
Written July 8, 2019
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Richard H
Hong Kong, China200 contributions
Excellent experience
Jul 2019 • Family
Our family had a great time and felt very welcome with the guides. We enjoyed it so much we went three times 1.5 hours. As the title states it was a lovely experience riding along the beautiful beach during sunset. The guide was more than happy to be taking photos of us and it really was a lovely way to see some more of the Phuket coast. The horses seemed well looked after. It was definitely a highlight of the holiday.
My only disappointment was that I did book and ask to ride specifically their Andalusian CUTTO on the last occasion but was not able to do so even though it was confirmed and I booked two days in advance and was a returning guest and an advanced rider.

No reason was given ... sad.
Written July 5, 2019
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Edith
32 contributions
Horse riding lesson
Jun 2019 • Family
I think this is the only place to provide horse riding lessons in Phuket. Both of my sons, age 11 and 6 had 4 days lessons and 1 day beach ride. Beach ride fantastic and my boys had so much fun. They also helped us to take some lovely pictures during the ride.

Horse riding lessons were better than expected for my beginner boys. Would definitely go back there again next year for more lessons

We stayed in Laguna area and the club does provide free pick up and drop off.
Written July 2, 2019
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carlyb00th
Bolton, UK17 contributions
Fantastic!
May 2019 • Family
Visited last week of May. My 2 children ages 10 & 7 did the beach ride and swim with the horses which runs at 8am til 10am

I booked via email a couple of weeks before our trip and arranged transport through the horse club to pick us up from our hotel. Transport arrived at 7am prompt and took approx 40 minutes drive from our hotel in Karon Beach.

Both my children are strong riders and both been riding since they were little. I had to sign a form to say that they had ridden at least 40 times.
They do offer various other programmes though that you can do for beginners etc.

Staff all very friendly.
Horses all look immaculate.

It takes about 15 - 20 minutes to ride down to the beach. I am not a rider myself so I walked behind to get some pictures.
I think if you did a one hour ride you might not get that much time actually on the beach itself.

They had riding boots to borrow if you wanted to. My daughter did they had perfect size for her and riding hats we used the ones they provided.

The guides who came out with them were fantastic in getting them along the roads safely to get to the beach.
They had a wonderful time riding along the beach and then stopped in some shade and given some lovely cool water to drink before shoes off , socks off, saddles off and hop back onto their steads for a ride right out into the water.
A very kind member of staff had also caught us up on his scooter to provide a blanket to sit on and drinks. He also gave me a ride back to the stables on his scooter as I could never have kept up with them along the beach and even stopped along the way so I could watch them ride past.
Got back to stables at 10am then our taxi ride back to hotel was ready for us.

This was honestly the highlight of our week in Phuket and the children are still talking about it now. (They haven't even talked about the elephant excursions we did, just about Phuket International Horse Club).
There is a little table selling a few bits of merchandise and so we bought both my son and daughter a polo shirt each with the logo on.

I wanted to say a massive to the guides who came out with them and made sure they were ok.
If we ever visit Phuket again this will definetly no doubt be the first activity we are sure to book.
Written June 10, 2019
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