Holly Ridge Farm Equestrian Center

Holly Ridge Farm Equestrian Center

Holly Ridge Farm Equestrian Center
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194 Acre Equestrian Facility located near Ocean City , MDTrail riding, lessons, boarding, parties and more!Indoor arena and miles of wooded trails.Fun for the whole family! Find us on Facebook!
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36609 Purnell Crossing Rd, Willards, MD 21874-1221
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Ginger_in_DC
Washington DC, DC64 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
The horseback trail ride was one of the highlights of my family's OC vacation this year. The owners (in particular Anne and Margo) were extremely kind, patient, knowledgeable, and funny. We had such a good time, laughing, talking, riding. They are very serious about safety and caring for the horses and they made us feel so comfortable and welcome. We were able to schedule a trail ride solely for our group. The introductory session to learn about mounting, dismounting, riding, and controlling our horse was helpful. They also took care to match each of us and our riding level with the personality and breed of horse. This was just such a wonderful and different thing to do while visiting the beach! Tip: must pay by cash or check!
Written July 26, 2012
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Carol L
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Solo
My sister in law and I were on vacation and decided to go on a trail ride. We had the best time! Basic instructions and then a long trail ride through the woods. Ann and Erica were very knowledgeable about the flora of the woods and the area in general. It was just the 4 of us so it felt like we were riding with old friends. I highly recommend Holly Ridge Equestrian Center!
Written September 8, 2019
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Dorsey L
Church Hill, Md6 contributions
Sep 2019
At 66 years old, I have ridden on many trail rides, both here in Maryland and out west. Holly Ridge is PERFECT for any age rider of any level of experience. Ann is the consummate professional, and the focus is on safety always. Her horses are high quality and training, her facility includes an indoor arena where you start and end your ride. The trails in the woods are delightful and Ann and Erica point out things along the trail you would normally miss. Before the ride is over, you feel like they are your friends, not just guides. They do not have a sign at the end that says, "If you enjoyed your ride, kiss your horse and tip your guide", but that's exactly what you feel like doing.
Written September 8, 2019
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wcsd4090
Sharpsburg, MD45 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
My daughter and I were going to Ocean city for a few days and thought it would be fun to take a trail ride. I emailed Holly Ridge Farm about a week before we left for the trip. They replied and said they needed at least a 24 hr. notice and to call them. I called on a Friday morning and got a recording saying they were out on a ride, to leave your name, number and reference and they would call back. I said we wanted to do a trail ride on Sat. and that anytime that day would be good for us. They NEVER called back, never left a message, nothing!! So disappointing!!!
Written July 30, 2014
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golferking77
Rehoboth Beach, DE1 contribution
May 2017 • Couples
I spoke w/ this woman Mrs. Anne twice before my arrival to take my wife riding f/ her birthday. Upon arriving she acted like she didn't know me and even gave the impression of not remember me even calling even though I had done so just the day before for the second time to confirm that we could ride. Very poor business and customer service is terrible . I would rather spend my day getting a root canal then deal w/ this lack thereof business. My advice spend your dollars elsewhere.
Written May 31, 2017
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Harvey B
Newburgh, NY55 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Let’s start with the place is very well-maintained and the horses are in very great shape. The place is a small operation but that is a bonus because you get personalized attention. The price may be higher than other places around but it is worth it because of the small size.
Written November 12, 2017
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CarlLeMaster
Berlin, MD83 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
My daughter took riding lessons here for years. Ann is great with the kids and the place is relaxing to hang around and watch
Written September 14, 2017
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Marie W
4 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Had an enjoyable experience with our family of 4. Our teenage daughters loved the experience. 1 was experienced and 1 was her first time on a horse. Felt very comfortable with staff, horses and trail. Training beforehand was helpful with a little free ride in the barn to learn the reins. Beautiful wooded trail and got alot of time on the horses. Only complaint was that we were a little put off by the smell of the gathering room where paperwork was signed (smelled like a vet's office but worse) and had to use a port-a-potty, but minor issues. Would go back to Holly Ridge in a heartbeat.
Written July 14, 2015
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Jaki999
Esperanza3 contributions
Dec 2014
My grand daughter & I have been taking lessons and riding 9 years at local barns.
Holly ridge is the best we have found, and we have both taken lessons and done trail rides at Holly Ridge for the past 7 years. Anne & her daughter Margo are caring, patient, and safety conscious. The trails are unique to this area because they are through a mature woods on gently rolling farm land bordered by a stream. The arena is clean and well kept, horses are gentle and well matched to the rider.
You won't find another place like it within 75 miles of Ocean City Maryland.
Written January 31, 2015
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Jack P
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Anne & Margo are caring and commited to safety. The horses are gentle and the trails and arena are well cared for. Have been riding here and taking lessons with grand daughter from both women for five years. This is the best barn we have found within 75 miles of Ocean City Maryland
Written January 31, 2015
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