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“Nice ride, too expensive (in my case)”
Review of Trim's National Riding Academy - CLOSED

Trim's National Riding Academy
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy a horseback riding tour along our beautiful beach on the northern east coast of St.Lucia. We offer 1 and 2 Hour Beach Rides, 4 hour BBQ Beach Rides and horse carriage rentals for weddings and other special occasions. We are conveniently located 10 minutes from Royalton and Sandals Grande. We provide free transportation from the cruise ship terminal and other hotels in the north near Castries,Gros-Islet and Cap Estate. We invite you to spend some time with our friendly horses at Cas En Bas Beach. Please contact us for any special requests.
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Nice ride to a really nice beach, cool horses, nice guide, unfortunately I left my bag at the stable (locked room) and somehow €100 disappeard out of my wallet ;( that made a bad memory

1  Thank schnurlimausi
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were picked up a Trims van and the driver was very friendly.
When we arrived, we did notice that the horses we saw in the field were very skinny and felt a bit apprehensive about getting on such small horses but the guide suited the horses to our weight I guess.
When we first got there, our bags were stowed and were given helmets and were told how to hold the reins and educated us on how to be safe and ride the horses in the correct manner.
After being given our horses for the day and our little induction, we made our way to the beach which roughly took about 20 minutes. Our guide was extremely helpful in answering questions and telling us about the local wildlife etc... When we eventually arrived at the beach I was stunned at how BEAUTIFUL the beach was. Crystal clear sea, white sands and WARM sea! We tyed the horses to the trees so they could graze next to a little bar where you can gt a beer/coke or whatever. There are also a few stall selling local hand crafted bits and pieces as well as jewellery and clothing. The people selling the items were a little pushy but when you tell them no, they kinda listen to you. After a 5 minute stop, the couple that we went on the excursion with went in the sea with their horses first (bareback) and is an ideal opportunity for pictures. It was truly a magical experience taking the horses in the sea!! I can't rate it enough.
On the way back to the stables, the temperature had dropped quite a bit and the horses had a bit more' go' in them. The ride back was better than the ride to the beach. We had a lot of fun galloping along the shore. Don't let any other posts put you off. The guide trains the horses and truly loves his job and the horses. Amazing and magical, highly recommended for couples and awesome photo opps :)

2  Thank Stephandgary2014
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was surprised at how thin Mr. Trim's horses were. However, they were willing to be ridden and upon our return, were immediately cleaned off and turned out into a pack pasture. These horses work for a living, so are not typical over-fed American pets. Our guide said the horses are only ridden 2x per week during the dry season. The tack was certainly not what I am used to, but being an undeveloped country, can't complain too much. The horses did not have any sores, and the stable was fairly clean (it is a barn, and while this place is old, it was at least tidy). As other reviews stated, while there was no pressure to buy anything, the locals on the beach were somewhat harassing to buy things. I was with other experienced riders, and we did trotting and cantering along the beach. There were other riding groups out there, as well as people doing some sort of kite/ski thing. Don't expect a romantic or scenic trail ride. It was interesting to see the inner streets, and a regular way of life there. Our guide was good and answered a lot of questions we had about the island. Not for everyone - go there with tempered expectations.

Thank MarzipanZipp
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had a fabulous ride with our guide, Coco. Took the two hour ride down to the ocean, beautiful views, and an all around great experience. We were the only two on the tour, and Coco could not have been nicer! Loved!

1  Thank cwnj3
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great guides. Very helpful. We swam in the water with the horses at the beach. The horses were calm and well trained

Thank Catherine S
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