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Ricochet Ridge Ranch

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Address: 24201 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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Best Day Ever!!

My husband & I had the most fabulous day ever @ Ricochet Ridge Ranch!! We did the private (4) hour forest & beach ride. The horses were great and our guide, Noel, was the best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 25, 2013
Christi H
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Georgetown, California
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Georgetown, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband & I had the most fabulous day ever @ Ricochet Ridge Ranch!! We did the private (4) hour forest & beach ride. The horses were great and our guide, Noel, was the best!! Lots of area history, knowledge of plants, flowers, etc. Horses are extremely gentle & enjoy the ride as much as the riders. Staff is courteous,... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

I went up to Gualala with some friends and really wanted to ride. The others I was with did not so I decided to book a private ride at Ricochet. I’m so glad I did. I have some horse experience and really wanted to canter/trot on the beach. I was paired with Megan as a guide and rode one of... More 

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Thank KellPire
Campbell, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Boy, I was really spoiled this week riding at the Ricochet Ridge Ranch with Vida! She took me out on the beach with a terrific horse and I had so much fun! It was a birthday surprise from my son and daughter. When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest, I used to ride out in the pastures... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

4 of us did the 90 minute horse ride through the redwoods and onto the beach. You actually ride directly on the sand, the horses stop to let the beach waves slightly touch their legs. A very cool experience in a beautiful area. We felt very safe on the horses, and the company provides jockey style helmets that you can... More 

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Thank Leslie P
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I rode twice in two days with Meghan on the spectacular beach. I went once with my family and it was so much fun that she and I went out again the next afternoon. I rode horses for eight years growing up, and this was one of the best riding experiences I've had. The horses are healthy, well-trained, and well-cared... More 

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fort bragg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The girls had a great time,they learned great details about the horses they were ridding and the actual skill of ridding.They were all a bit nervous when outin te hores but their instructor Vida did a great job at telling them all the things they needed to feel comfortable they left the ranch and headed out smiling ear to ear... More 

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Comptche
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

The people were VERY good with th kids and the horses were absolutly AMAZING. The best part no need to be an experienced rider.

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Thank Christine C
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I always wanted to ride a horse on the beach and Ricochet Ridge exceeded my expectation. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, which definitely added to my overall experience! I had a 1 1/2 hr private ride with the lovely Vida, who was a most pleasant and informative guide. I have always been fond of horses although I haven't been... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

I was looking for places to ride in California and this place in Mendocino came up so we decided to try it out and booked an all day private. Evidently, "all day" means different things to different people because while the ride itself was good, it was a lot shorter than I was previously told it would be by the... More 

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Lari, Owner at Ricochet Ridge Ranch, responded to this review

I'm very glad that you admired the horses you rode, and you're right... they are very fit and capable of taking first time guests up our mountain trails in the redwood forests for an "all day" ride. As you noticed, we begin the day with asking clients to watch our 11 minute Safety video, and to choose protective riding helmets... More 

Sacramento
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We went on a three hour private beach ride with Vida, riding Cloud and Voltaire, two very mellow and accomodating horses for a couple of greenhorns and had an amazing time! Vida was patient, entertaining and instructive, we could not have had a better host for our outing. A truly memorable experience, we can't say enough good things about Vida... More 

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