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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
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Absolutely WONDERFUL!

Erin was our Guide and she was incredible! We were a group which included my daughters (ages 10, 12... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nodwas_10
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Fresno, California
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING

Let Me Start Off By Saying That This Was The Highest Most Exciting Point In Our Entire Trip . My... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
robinsontomera
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Vallejo, California
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We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well cared for and the guides are friendly and helpful. Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach are located at the Molera Lot of the Salinas River State Beach. It can be found at the end of Monterey Dunes Way. Please rely on the directions found using the map to the beach link on our website.
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119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Erin was our Guide and she was incredible! We were a group which included my daughters (ages 10, 12 and 13), and Erin did a wonderful job making them all feel comfortable and left them with lots and lots of smiles. Riding along the beach...More

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, our best review yet! Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I will pass the sentiments on to Erin.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let Me Start Off By Saying That This Was The Highest Most Exciting Point In Our Entire Trip . My Boyfriend And I Had Never Rode Horses So We Were A Bit Nervous But Bridgette Was So Helpful And Kind , She Gave Us Some...More

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again. We'd love to see the videos and pics.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Angela was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and very congenial. The horses were in excellent condition and each had his/her own personality! I rode Pepper (the pack leader) and my husband rode Torino and ended up on Dude. We are both experienced riders...More

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you so much. I always pass reviews to our staff so they can see how they impact a person's experience. Glad to see you had such a good one.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I truly enjoyed every minute of our ride on the beach. Our guide was extremely nice and made sure we had a good time. The view was beautiful and the horses seemed to be very well cared for and we fun to ride.

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

thank you for your review. we try really hard to give good service and also to care for the animals. I'll pass this on to our guides. They appreciate the reviews as well. I hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

If you love horseback riding with the ability to ride on the beach, book an hour with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center. Our ride was from Moss Landing and although the day was cold and the winds blustery, the sun was shining. I was so bundled...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This was an absolute highlight of my trip to California. I did my research and was not disappointed. I am a very experienced rider and had communicated that in advance. Angela took me on a ride and could immediately see that I was experienced. I...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

I've definitely experienced better. They get the 2 stars because the view is fantastic. However, there were multiple problems. First, they charged $10/person more than listed on their web site. The guide was 100% absorbed with a beginner rider who was tied to her own...More

1  Thank 321Sarah66
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. Because we have guests from many walks of life and who have very different levels of experience, it can be a challenge to accommodate everyone's wishes and expectations. The guide working that day has many, many positive...More

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Angela was our guide for this amazing amble through the sand dunes of the Monterey Bay. We had two beautiful horses, Cochise and Torino who calmly guided us. Despite our beginner status, they were a pleasure to ride. This is a short drive from the...More

2  Thank James C
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

thank you so much. I will pass this on to Angela. She will be glad to hear your comments.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I have always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach. As luck would have it, my daughter and I picked the perfect day AND the Monterey Bay Equestrian Center to finally make it happen. We booked the hour long ride along Salinas River State...More

2  Thank Polly M
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thank you so much we hope to see you again

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

We are from Florida and visited California for a week. We took the kids to San Francisco, then down to Monterey, then 3 days in Anaheim at Disneyland. All through the trip we kept asking the kids what their favorite part was, and every time...More

1  Thank padiresc
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Wow, thank you. We've never been compared to Disneyland before! Thanks again.

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What are the prices and different rides to choose ?
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Yes, they said it depends on the height and weight of each rider for the safety of both the rider and of the horse. It would be best to give them a call to discuss. What they told me is they can go up to 250 pounds for... More
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most people make reservations a few days or more in advance. please call during business hours any day.
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