Esperanza Riding Company

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Esperanza Riding Company
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Get off the beaten path and experience Vieques the way locals do; from the back of a smooth-gaited Paso horse! Everyone will tell you, there is no better way to explore the wilder side of our island. Our guided two-hour ride takes you through the hills, open meadows, woods, river bottoms and beaches of the Esperanza area. You'll even get to try out the paso (a smoother version of the trot)! We offer rides at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm; to avoid mid-day heat. The cost is $80 per person (group ride) and $125 per person (private ride). Family and kid-friendly rides also available. Reservations are required and don't forget your camera!Please refer to our website for more information.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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18ewp
Williamsburg, VA2 contributions
Fine horses, a great ride, and capable, helpful women who run things.
Jun 2021
Esperanza Riding Co. is the place to ride. It's a professional horseback riding operation run by strong, capable women who know what they're doing. The horses are responsive and take care of their riders. The riding tour itself takes you over various kinds of terrain at an easy pace (although you can enjoy a passo run, as well). You ride through town a little, over open space a little, through a lovely shady trail, and out on the beach. AND: if for some reason your car gets a flat, as ours did, Trish will pull out her tools and fix that baby right away.
Written June 18, 2021
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Jack G
2 contributions
Fun ride with beautiful views!
Jun 2021
Great day riding horses with unbelievable views! The ride itself was about 2 hours long and was the perfect distance; a great trail up a little mountain and down onto the beach without being too long or exhaustive. The friendly staff were fun, helpful, and informative, giving great tips along the way to make for a more enjoyable experience.

The horses were all great and they have a fun dog named Nene who joined on the trek! We did the 8am tour which I would highly recommend as even that was pretty hot. Make sure to drink lots of water before and come ready to have a great time!
Written June 15, 2021
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WhipBKLN
New York City, NY64 contributions
Great ride and awesome staff!
Jun 2021
The ride itself was beautiful but Trish and Megan made it awesome.

My wife has never been on a horse and was a bit (a lot) nervous prior to the start. Megan checked us in and then we rode up front with Trish; thanks to the two of them, my wife was relaxed and loving horseback riding within minutes.

Trish gave us the perfect amount of local facts, tips and insight; it truly felt like we were having a conversation rather than listening to a programmed tour guide.

If you are thinking about a horseback ride, stop thinking about it and book a ride with this crew, you won't be disappointed.
Written June 3, 2021
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Elaine C
1 contribution
Wonderful!
May 2021 • Couples
The owner of the company was wonderful! She was very informative about everything on the island. She guienly cared about giving us a great tour and had a great love for horses. She matched each of us with the right temperament of horse. I would highly recommend this tour!
Written May 22, 2021
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Mary T
Amherst, VA9 contributions
Beautiful ride!
May 2021 • Friends
We brought friends to Vieques and did a bucket list horseback ride on the beach. None of us had experience and not in the best shape but still had a great experience and absolutely loved it !
Highly recommend it if you’re visiting Vieques. 💜
Written May 20, 2021
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Hailey
26 contributions
Absolutely INCREDIBLE experience!!!
Apr 2021
If I could give this review more than 5 stars, I would!
I loved this experience so much! Elizabeth, Jackie, and Megan were great guides. They are very informative, helpful, and knowledgeable. They take the time to inform their guests on proper horse riding techniques so that the ride is enjoyable and safe for not just the clients, but the horses too.
I really admired the love and attention they pay to their horses. The horses are beautiful and so well taken care of. They look healthy and are extremely well trained.
The ride itself was amazing! We went through the hills up above Esperanza and the views were gorgeous. We also ventured off to Coconut Beach and Playa Negra. We signed up for the 2 hour tour and were very happy with everything.
I would HIGHLY recommend taking a guided tour with Esperanza Riding Company to anyone who visits Vieques. As a resident, I am definitely going to come back for more riding adventures!
Thank you so much to Elizabeth and the entire staff at ERC for this great experience and all you do. I can't wait for my next ride!
Written April 20, 2021
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Mark
4 contributions
A must do while on Vieques!
Apr 2021
Best in class in all the categories that count. The reservation process, communication levels, and customer service were pleasant and professional. The ride and the trail was perfect highlighted by the last segment along black sand beach. The horses are well kept and in good health. BUT...most of all our guide was the best ever! Valerie is an energetic person whose passion for horses and the island shines through everything she did on the ride. Overall 5 star experience and we would love to come back and do it again.
Written April 19, 2021
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Annie Z
79 contributions
Exceeded expectations
Apr 2021 • Friends
My friend and I decided to go on a scenic horseback trail ride and Esperanza was the perfect place to do it. Since I have riding experience, I booked a private tour and Valerie was my guide. She was personable, knowledgeable, and taught me more riding techniques. We got to really experience the towns, beaches, and forest, and I got up to some cantering as well, which was a lot of fun. The horses are extremely well-behaved and well trained. I would definitely do this again and loved my ride!
Written April 10, 2021
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Amy H
3 contributions
The most beautiful views of the island!
Apr 2021
This was a fantastic experience! We have done trail rides before but this was much more than that. The horses were clearly well taken care of, we saw the most beautiful views of the island. We could not have seen those views any other way. The instructors were so clear with their directions and helping us all know exactly how to handle the horses. I felt very comfortable even though we rode on several different terrains (beach, in town, pasture, river bed, up and down steep hills). The entire experience was just wonderful and worth every penny.
Written April 9, 2021
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theouyangs
12 contributions
Spectacular ride!
Mar 2021 • Family
Another success story here of an extremely nervous/scared rider who by the end of the day didn’t want to get off his horse! Thanks to Elizabeth and Trish for really making our youngest feel comfortable and confident in his horse. We were on the fence about booking this trip because he was so anxious about the ride and so glad we took the leap of faith to do so. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous.
Written April 2, 2021
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