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Esprit De Corps Riding Academy

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Kualapa Place, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
+1 808-822-4688
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Silver Falls Ranch truly special

My 18 year old daughter and I booked a private ride through Dale Rosenfeld. Everyone was super... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2016
jenniferr m
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San Clemente, California
Poor value; very disappointing for experienced riders

We splurged on a 1.5 hour private trail ride arranged through Espirit de Corps, but the ride was... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2015
Jennifer P
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Esprit De Corps Riding Academy offers the complete horses experience. Beginners through advanced riders learn about Kauai, horses, and themselves while enjoying the beauty of Kauai. Small group Eco-tour trail rides, lessons in a covered arena, and weddings on horseback.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Jun 20, 2016
“Silver Falls Ranch truly special”
Dec 29, 2015
“Poor value; very disappointing for experienced riders”
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Kualapa Place, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

My 18 year old daughter and I booked a private ride through Dale Rosenfeld. Everyone was super accommodating, the ranch + lands were spectacular (lots of happy people and happy animals), and our guide Jeff went truly above and beyond in giving us a ride...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2015

We splurged on a 1.5 hour private trail ride arranged through Espirit de Corps, but the ride was actually at Silver Falls Ranch. This was meant to be a ride for experienced riders (we each grew up with horses). We would not recommend it, at...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great people to work with. My wife had an issue with a rain storm that came in the day of our ride and the staff was more than understanding and willing to work with us. Highly recommend this company. Good people. Good vibes. - Jake

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

I am a beginner and was looking for someone who could teach me riding not as a mechanical experience, but as a way of being. We took a riding class with Dale. She was incredible, patient and tailored the class to meet our interests and...More

2  Thank Sasi N
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I called to book a full day private ride, designed for advanced rider. Dale informed me that her trails are currently closed for repair. Currently, all EDCRA bookings are being done thru Silver Falls Ranch. They offer only 3 ride options, (those listed on Silver...More

3  Thank Tamra D
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ainapono, Owner at Esprit De Corps Riding Academy, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

I understand you concerns and I'm glad we spoke at length about them. Much of the trail covered on a private ride at Silver Falls is the same as the group rides. Some additional area may be covered. However, it is just you and the...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

As a horseowner and experienced rider, most commercial riding stables do not offer a ride that appeals to me. Esprit De Corps is the exception. The owner is clear when you call to book that her rides are not for beginners. I booked a four...More

8  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I did the fast half day riding. There were only 2 of riding and the guide. The most lovable girl ever! Although the other girl I was riding with said she was a rider....it really didn't seem like it but thank god she wasn't scared...More

4  Thank XXX2588
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I (beginners with only about 5 rides each) went on the Taste of Kauai ride. Our guide Katy was amazing and knew so much about everything we saw along the way. No one else had scheduled for our particular time slot so...More

1  Thank mjdomanski
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

My daughter loves horses and wanted to experience Kauai by horseback. There were some reviews here that were not fabulous, but many that were great. So I called to book her on the Fast Half ride, and Dale was fantastic about making sure the ride...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband (inexperienced rider) and I (experienced rider) found out about this place from the Ultimate Guide to Kauai guidebook and ended up going on the Taste of Kauai ride in July 2013. We were wanting to go on a non-nose to tail ride that...More

3  Thank Kirsten P
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Richard P
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Response from ainapono | Property representative |
There is a ride on bluffs above the beach. Riding on the beach is not legal for commercial riding stables on Kauai.
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Cowgirltripper
June 26, 2016|
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Response from ainapono | Property representative |
Aloha and mahalo for remembering me. I now offer trail rides as a booking agent for Silver Falls Ranch in Kilauea and CJM Stables in Poipu. My riding lessons are at Silver Falls Ranch. Please call for more info or see my... More
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