South Arabian Horse Club

South Arabian Horse Club, Khao Lak: Address, Phone Number, South Arabian Horse Club Reviews: 5/5

South Arabian Horse Club
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With South Arabian Horse Club, you can experience the nature of Khao Lak from the horseback. We can take you riding in the jungle and mountains, and down to the long beaches of Khuk Khak, Khao Lak. Our experienced teachers can also give you riding lessons. We take all levels of riders, from beginners to experienced. Activity for the whole family, couples, or singles. WE SPEAK ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN AND THAI
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Pipsy
Scotland76 contributions
💯 satisfaction guaranteed...don't hesitate
Feb 2020 • Solo
What an unbelievable equestrian experience. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. Beautifully safe and perfectly schooled horses, amazing trekking through trail before reaching the huge open beaches which allow you to canter and canter and canter. The care shown by Joe and Cat (and the gorgeous Serina, their 2 years and 8 month old natural horserider daughter) alongside their wonderful staff is truly fantastic. Cat has done a wonderful job with their website which clearly offers the perfect choice of rides for different abilities. Simply awesome and made by 50th birthday trip so so special.

Don't hesitate to book ❤️🙏❤️
Written February 7, 2020
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Agrande78
Khuk Khak, Thailand40 contributions
Beach ride in Koah Luk
Feb 2020 • Solo
I booked myself into the beach trail through “whatsapp” and talked to Cat who was very polite and helpful from start until the end.
This is a nice little family company which feels very welcoming to arrive to.

We were a small group of only me and another girl from Finland and then Joe, the guide. It was very nice to be few people in the group😊

The horses were really nice and had lots of energy and felt very comfortable to sit on. I was surprised to find such a nice place with good management in Thailand 🇹🇭

I would really recommend horse lovers to visit South Arabian Horse Club and go for a lovely beach ride.

Thank you 😊
Written February 3, 2020
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Thank you for the lovely review 🙏🏼 We are very happy to read that you had a nice experience with us from start until end. We were also very happy that you rode with Jarrod and had a good time with your fellow rider and with Joe. Lovely meeting you, all the best from Serina, Cat and Joe ☺️
Written February 4, 2020
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825terhis
Tampere, Finland5 contributions
An awesome beach riding experience!
Feb 2020 • Solo
A unforgettable experience on the beach with well trained horses and professional guide who takes really good care of the safety of riders. Very friendly service which starts from the very first message you send them. The horses are well taken care of and in good fit. I really enjoyed my trip and will definitely come back again the next time I’m in Khao Lak. Thank you! ❤️
Written February 3, 2020
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Thank you so much for the nice review :) It was very nice meeting you too, and have you here riding Apollo. Both horses and we had a good time having you and your fellow rider visiting us that day. Hope to see you again next time! All the best from us, Serina, Cat, and Joe
Written February 4, 2020
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MyriJä
Düsseldorf, Germany3 contributions
Two Words - Simply Beautiful
Oct 2019 • Couples
After searching a while on the web for a nice spot to do horseback riding I found the South Arabian Horse Club.
The first contacts by mail were very nice and we were not disappointed on the spot.

The Owners are really wonderful people, you can see and feel their passion for what they do.

We had a wonderful 3hour Beach Trail experience and even as a beginner I quickly lost my uncertainty thanks to Joe and with great help from the loving and patient Eliza🥰

After returning we were welcomed with cool drinks by Cat.

Again thank you so much Cat and Joe and best of luck for all your future plans.
Hope to see you again one day!
Written November 5, 2019
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Thank you so much for this warm and nice review, it is our happiness and pleasure to read that we have given you a nice and memorable ride with us. It was very nice meeting you, and get to know you both! And we are of course looking forward to seeing you again, next time you´re in Khao Lak :)
Written November 6, 2019
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SeymourNightingale
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions
Horrific accident as a result of poor guiding
Nov 2019 • Couples
I had opted to do a one hour ride in the rubber plantation, but was offered the recently opened mountain ride. It started with sharp inclines and declines, with the horses having to navigate through rough terrain. Vegetation hung over the paths and the guide should have instructed us to dismount. He didn't but Indiana Jones like steamed ahead, bamboo dropped down and I was knocked off the horse by the neck. Severe injuries have resulted and I will be on medication for at least six weeks.
Written November 2, 2019
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Dear Sally. Let us respond to you with our sincerity and honesty. The situation as we know it is that you contacted us again on 24th October (after already riding an Option B Beach 21st October), wanting to book for another 3 hours Beach trail in the morning, which was not possible due to the water tides and we suggested a 1-hour forest trail instead. You then booked for Saturday morning at 08:30 on the 26th. The day before your ride, we had a 2 hours Beginner trail, with two inexperienced riders riding on the same Mountain trail that you would ride, and therefore the reason why we gave you the OPTION TO CHOOSE whether you would like to ride the Mountain trail or Forest trail. And you choose to ride the Mountain trail on your own, and it was the exact same trail the Beginners rode the day before you, and the exact same trail when you rode with us for your second out of 4 times on February 3rd, 2019. Inclines and declines are a part of riding a Mountain trail, and vegetation is a part of riding outdoors, especially in a tropical rainforest. When you mention that you should´ve dismounted the horse, it could not be an option because you could not mount the horse without a stool, which was not to be found anywhere in the forest and on a mountain, and since the trail leader had no incident with beginner riders crossing under the same bamboo the day before, he therefore decided to choose to tell you to bow your head and walk with the horse. On the path where the incident occurred, there was bamboo hanging over the way. The trail leader had no problem to bow his head to ride through it, and he waited on the other side for you to ride after him. He told you to bow your head down and walk slowly as he had done, but you did not control the horse to walk, instead, you let him trot 4-5 steps downhill towards the hanging bamboo which did not give you time enough time to bow your head. And unfortunately, the little finger-sized bamboo branch broke on your neck, giving you a slight cut on your throat when pulling you back off the horse, falling down on your left hip. The trail leader then looked to you immediately and examined you with his medical background experience to see that you could move your body, legs, arms, and back. And examined the wound caused by the bamboo, which was an approximately 1 millimeter deep and 8 millimeters long cut, that caused a few drops of blood that stopped dripping after a short time. And he then doublechecked your lower back and saw that you did not have any scratches or bruises. You managed to walk 200 meters to reach the telephone signal point and wait for Cat to come and pick you up, because you refused to get back on the horseback. We are of course very sorry this accident happened, and wish not for neither you or the good name and intentions of our business to be weighed up against this one-time accident. Especially when you have been riding with us for 4 times now, and have already been on the exact same trail and with the same trail leader before without any problem. (3rd February 2019) And when Cat drove you back to the hotel, you declined offered wipes for you to clean yourself up, accepted the refund of 2/3 rds of the money as a sorry from us that you had a bad experience, and declined the offer to pick up your husband to drive you to the Medical Clinic. We wrote to you later in the evening to ask how you were, and you answered that you had to rest for one week, and had to go back to the doctor because of a deep cut to the neck. We wished you a good recovery and did not hear anymore from you until this review on TA. We will take this very seriously, and in the future be more careful for both the rider and ourselves, making sure that every path is fit for every level of riders and their personal abilities. We wish you still a good recovery and may the small cut and rashes to your throat be healed quickly as well as your sore back. Sincerely, The Owners of South Arabian Horse Club Serina, Catarina, and Joe
Written November 3, 2019
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Kim D
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada44 contributions
Best Day Ever!!
Mar 2019 • Family
Having horses at home that I was paying to have ridden, I was a little hesitant to then pay to ride while in Thailand. The guilt lasted about 30 seconds, and I had one of my most memorable horse days ever. Not that I don’t love my ponies of course, but to have the opportunity to ride beautifully cared for, well trained and apparently ‘happy’ horses on one of the most beautiful stretches of near deserted beaches on the Andaman coastline was simply breathtaking.
The South Arabian Horse Club was a beautiful facility with well cared for grounds and individual stalls and pastures for the resident horses. The owners obviously take the care and health of their charges seriously, before during and after the ride. While riding, the owner took the time to assess each rides skill level before letting loose on the endless stretch of sand and surf. Galloping along the perfect beach while feeling under control and in good hands was unforgettable.
After our 3 hour adventure, we were surprised with a photo of our new friend and trusty steed, as well as video that our guide Joe captured for us galloping on the beach.... just perfect!
I can’t say enough positive things to convey my experience, except to say: if you get the opportunity: do this ride; you will love it!
Written April 5, 2019
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Thank you for the lovely and nice review. It was our pleasure having you here, and you rode Jarrod beautifully and with great care and understanding which we appreciate deeply. All the best from us to you, yours and the horses back home in Canada.
Written April 6, 2019
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yoe
2 contributions
Amazing, well-kept and happy horses and 100% professional and caring people
Mar 2019 • Solo
I took the 3-hour beach ride to spend the no-fly day after a weeklong liveaboard diving trip - this is my usual habit after diving. Quite certainly, I have not experienced such a great riding opportunity in years! The owners take their horses and their wellbeing very seriously, all are beautiful Arabs, many with endurance racing background, allowing breathtaking gallop on the long empty beaches. I'm a reasonably good rider but got also a lot of valuable advice to improve my posture and balance - something you usually don't get at places where they just put you on a horse and tell you not to do anything!
The pre-ride briefing was great, very good helmets were provided as well as belts with a water bottle to carry on safely. I did not have appropriate boots with me so the owners kindly borrowed my their own.

Absolutely recommend. Might be that there are cheaper options around but don't be silly and cheap on the animals' wellbeing and your safety!
Written March 30, 2019
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Thank you so much for writing such a nice and detailed review, and especially your last sentence that we agree deeply with. Thank you for choosing to ride with us and Jarrod, we hope to see you again next time you get to take a vacation :) All the best, and good luck! Sincerely Cat, Joe, and Serina
Written March 31, 2019
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Angela M
Harpenden, UK6 contributions
Wonderful experience.
Mar 2019 • Friends
An amazing 3 hour ride. Through the woodland onto the beautiful beach. We saw more nature on this ride that an earlier forest walk we did, monitor lizards, varieties of birds and even water buffalo! The centre is amazingly run and as you have to cross a main road on the way to the beach there is even someone there to stop the traffic to let you cross. Jo and Cat are lovely and they can cater for all experiences of rider. They provide you with water and bum bag for the ride and take photos to send to you. On arriving back you are greeted with a lovely cooling cold towel and a selection of drinks. Would recommend to any one who is experienced or just wants to get on a horse and see the wonderful sights of Khao Lak. Wishing you all the best Cat and Jo
Written March 26, 2019
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Thank you, Angela, it was nice having you and your brother in law riding with Jarrod and Eliza, and that you got to experience other sides of Khao Lak from the horseback, as well as keeping your cool when passing the water buffalos. All the best, Cat and Joe
Written March 28, 2019
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Maren G
Hannover, Germany5 contributions
Amazing experience!
Mar 2019 • Friends
We chose the 3 hours beach trail and had an absolute amazing time. The horses are really good trained and easy to handle. Joe is a really good teacher and takes care of the people and the horses. Although my friend is an beginner we did canter and gallop as Joe said that she’s able to do it. Cat and Joe are really kind and hospitable and made this day unforgettable for us. We will definitely come back and highly recommend this wonderful adventure to everyone who loves horses.
Written March 22, 2019
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Thank you so much for writing a nice review, it was very nice meeting both of you! We are happy that you had fun with Jarrod and Eliza. All the best, Cat and Joe
Written March 23, 2019
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47saril
2 contributions
Amazing experience!
Mar 2019 • Family
Horses are very well trained and well cared. Riding in the jungle and on the beach was a wonderful and unique experience. The owners are were friendly and professional. Horses welfare is the most important thing. They want you to have the most best riding experience. I feel safe in this trip. I Can really recommend this stable to you.
Written March 14, 2019
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Thank you for riding with us and for taking time to review us. We are happy that you found us and decided to ride with us long before you came to Thailand. We wish you all the best and also welcome back to us next time. Sincerely Cat, Joe and Serina
Written March 17, 2019
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