HorsePlay Niagara

HorsePlay Niagara, Port Colborne: Address, Phone Number, HorsePlay Niagara Reviews: 4.5/5

HorsePlay Niagara
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Horseback ride along the beach in Niagara, near Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo. Discover the local beauty while horseback riding one of our well-trained horses. Horseback Ride on our one and two hour horseback rides, Sunset trail rides and Romance packages. Horseback ride along the Trans-Canada Trail viewing the wildlife on quiet paths along scenic lakes or beaches. Great for first time horseback riders or more experienced riders.
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BJoArmstrong
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Our family always tries to schedule a horse ride while on vacation, so we've ridden all across the country and seen a variety of set-ups. Staff did a good job of matching horses to rider experience. This is a head to tail trail ride as most are, but included several short stints of trotting, which is pretty unique. The "trail" was a long, straight path and then a roadside to the lake and a rocky beach that offers a rare photo opportunity for you on a horse standing in water. There was something for everyone in my family: some liked the trotting, some liked the beach, some liked asking the staff questions throughout the ride. In any event, given the variety and that we have never been allowed to trot the horses before, my family agreed this is one of the best, if not the best, place we've been.
Written August 9, 2022
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kathyaa586
Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your ride with us. We hope we will see you again in the future.
Written August 10, 2022
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Jessica
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Friends
The horse ride was a fun experience, however, the guides were extremely rude and condescending. I would not recommend this place for a first-time horseback rider as the staff seemed to be annoyed by common questions and concerns. Not everyone is familiar with riding horses and some patience and kindness on the staff’s end would have been greatly appreciated.
Written September 8, 2021
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kathyaa586
I am glad that you found the horseback riding to be a fun experience however I am surprised to hear your comments regarding our guides as they all love their job and take pride in assisting beginner riders. I would be pleased if you sent us private message detailing your experience so we can follow up on how our service can improve.
Written December 6, 2021
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Mamajezo
Pincourt10 contributions
Family
We were disappointed that we only got a couple of minutes at the water (not even sandy beach) and the rest of the ride was on a path or by the road. Horses seem well cared for and it was good for novices.
Written August 3, 2021
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Mammig
Windsor, Canada173 contributions
Family
We had the BEST experience here! Our guide was Lucas and he was amazing. We were first time riders and a bit nervous but that was soon over because he put all of us at ease. Very patient, polite and knowledgeable. Our horses were friendly and gentle. We went on the one hour forest trip which we all found perfect. We highly recommend and look forward to repeating the visit this fall.
Written July 2, 2021
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Adventure Seeker
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Family
I wanted to expose my 10 year old to horses and thought that a guided tour would be a fun way to do so. The reviews for this place were great, so I booked this as our last fun before school activity. The horses were lovely but the guides were absolutely abysmal! Not only were they rude to me and my child, they completely ignored his needing help, and didn’t bother explaining how to follow their instructions. The horse he was on wanted to eat plants on the walk, and the guides yelled at my kid for him to keep the horse from doing that without offering him help or explanation. Although my kid was the novice, an experienced rider was placed next to the guide, who only realized that my child needed help at the end of the two hour ride by which point he was in tears! I spent two hours on horseback thinking that my kid will never want to do this again and paid for this experience!

If you want your child to love horses and the experience of being on horseback, this is not the place for you.
Written August 31, 2020
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I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I understand that it must have been frustrating for your son when his horse kept trying to snack and he was unable to stop it. When discussing your situation with the 2 guides who were with you on the ride they both confirmed that your son was offered to be lead by the one of the guides so he did not need to worry about the eating and they were both refused. Without being able to attach his horse there is nothing else the guides are able to do other than keep encouraging him to pull his horses head up to stop him from eating. We also offer Private Rides which are encouraged for any riders who are nervous or require extra assistance ensuring that the guides focus is solely on you for the entire ride and not divided between our other guests. Again I am sorry that your experience with us was not an enjoyable one.
Written October 20, 2020
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TanishaLiveLife
Toronto, Canada60 contributions
Friends
My favorite part was on the beach of course. Very picturesque. The overall horseback riding was slow, the horse was cooperative and obedient. The guide was informative and social. The trail was just ok. There's beautiful beach in the area too.
Written August 28, 2020
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I am glad you enjoyed your ride with us and thank you for sharing your experience with others.
Written September 6, 2020
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FrankandLee
Tampa, FL122 contributions
We really enjoyed this ride. It's an easy relaxing ride and no experience is necessary. All of the guides were fun, professional, cute as could be, and really knew how to ride. They made it look easy. They provided riding tips throughout the entire experience. On several of the flat stretches they made us pick up the pace and had us stand up in our saddles to make the horses run at a slow gallop. This takes a little practice to get the hang of it. My favorite part was when we got to Lake Erie and took the horses out into the water. We stopped there for several pictures and to rest before we headed back.
Written September 5, 2019
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Karen B
Welland, Canada228 contributions
Beautiful location- the beach is a great back drop for nice pics which the guides will take for you. Very scenic even riding along the road as you can view the lake and trees along the way.

Guides are diligent about safety in crossing roads, and with the horses. All were great weight/health/feet.

A really good time!
Written August 7, 2019
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Nicole H
Otterville, Canada67 contributions
Friends
Great ride with guides who let us be a bit independent. Horses were nice and scenery was beautiful. Very easy riding with some trotting
Written June 3, 2019
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TBIRDMAN
NC340 contributions
This is a super nice place to go for a horseback ride . The people were friendly and really helped to make the ride safe and fun . Riding on the beach was awesome .
Written June 3, 2019
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