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Golden Age Ranch

#53 of 222 Tours in St. Thomas
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Address: Rt. 38, Smith Bay Road, 00802, St. Thomas
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+1 340-775-6077

Golden Age Ranch (GAR) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to...

Golden Age Ranch (GAR) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter, care, and rehabilitation services for abandoned and unwanted horses. The majority are thoroughbreds coming from our local racetrack. GAR offers beach/trail horseback riding tours. We limit our groups to six for more a more personal experience. However we can take more for one group. The rate is 85.00 For a two hour ride and lesson if needed. We do not take children under 12 unless very experienced. All proceeds from the rides go towards the care and maintenance of our 18 horses now in residence. We are the only riding facility on St. Thomas.

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Awesome Experience

First of the instructor Jesse James was awesome and funny. He kept it real with you about the horses and the training but overall he was a delight to have as an instructor. My... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Anthony A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

First of the instructor Jesse James was awesome and funny. He kept it real with you about the horses and the training but overall he was a delight to have as an instructor. My simple american mind thought I would be walking into a structured building to sign in and wait to go out back. Nope I was wrong drive... More 

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I would definitely recommend this for an amazing experience on the beach to all my friends! Paradise! With the great attitude and fun loving people at Golden Age Ranch, Larry and I had the perfect fairytale wedding! Thanks again Lyn and Jerry😘

1 Thank Dee A
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Jesse is a great dude. He was very easy to understand and get along with. We would recommend this horse ride to anyone. The horses we rode were very calm and followed each other with minimal rider input. We have horses ourselves and can say we even learned a couple things from Jesse. Great experience! Just wear shoes and pants... More 

Thank Drew G
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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Who has not dreamed of this? Then you have these gorgeous HEALTHY horses to ride. Great job Lynn and Jesse for saving the gentle giants. They are beautiful. My family had a blast and hopefully we will have the opportunity to come back again. I've seen places where the horses are not well taken care of in better places. Your... More 

Thank Brandie W
Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Horseback riding at Golden Age Ranch was amazing I had never been on a horse before. Jesse provided great instructions for beginners which made the ride seamless. The horses were really smart and seemed as they already knew what to do. Riding on the beach with the horses was the highlight of my trip and one of the most amazing... More 

Thank Misha B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

I visited the Golden Age Ranch on our week long cruise to the Caribbean on Aug. 3rd with my wife and two sons ages 9 and 11. There is nothing fancy about this place. They operate off a generator and only have an outhouse. However, Jesse is passionate about his horses and treats them with respect and lots of love.... More 

1 Thank Scott S
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a great excursion during our time in St. Thomas. Jesse James and his side kick Dean were both very friendly and inviting. Jesse gave detailed instructions on how to ride the horse. He took us down a wooded trail that led to the beach where we walked through the water and down the shoreline. The views were spectacular!... More 

1 Thank Meghan T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I went horse back riding with a group of nine and Jesse James was an amazing guide and instructor. Most of our group has been on a horse before, but it had been some time. You start off with an instruction of the horses and basic equipment while riding. Then you hop on your horse and spend some time circling... More 

1 Thank klj913
Pennsville, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Horse-back riding on the beach was one of my dreams! I loved every minutes of it. Jesse James was an excellent guide - very friendly, super knowledgeable and a great teacher. It was helpful that he explained some basics before the trip. Never did we fill rushed. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank nbubeck
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

Never been on a horse before; I was afraid of them. My daughter wanted to do this excursion. Fell in love with my horse, Bushwacker. Jesse James was an excellent tour guide and instructor; safe and knowledgeable. Crystal was a big help too. Lots of fun. Love the ride on the beach. When you get there, make sure you take... More 

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