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“The Best spring break activity EVER!”

Nevis Equestrian Centre
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Owner description: Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with a walk to the beach through an old coconut grove which was once part of Jamestown, the first capital of Nevis in the 1600's. Close by is Ft. Ashby, the first fort on the island built in 1650. Along the way, you will pass Nelson's Spring, a beautiful lagoon where clipper ships once filled up with fresh drinking water. We continue through Calhoun Estate where you will see Brahma cattle and in the distance, St. Thomas' Anglican Church, the oldest active Anglican Church in the Caribbean (1643). We then return to the beach at Beach Paradise Nevis on Paradise Beach, where we can see the beach at the Four Seasons Resort. From there, we turn east, off the beach to Paradise Estate, once a magnificent sugar plantation where you will see ruins of a sugar mill and, a little farther off, the magnificent estate homes at Four Seasons. Your ride then proceeds through the bush, near the Four Seasons world-renowned golf course. We ride past a typical Nevis home of the 1800's, made completely of cedar shingles, and on through the village of Cotton Ground, which derives its name from the production of cotton in years past. The people of this village are warm and friendly and you don't want to forget the name of your horse because the young children, who know the horses, will question you as to which one you are riding. As we make our return to the stables you will see St. Kitts to the west and the cloud covered Nevis Peak to the east. Just another beautiful day in paradise! Proprietors, The Guilberts, raised Arabian show horses for twenty-five years in California, USA before moving to Nevis in 1994. They opened the Nevis Equestrian Centre in 1996 with daughter, Erika, a trained hunter-jumper rider who conducted therapeutic riding, as a community service, for students with special needs from 1998 until 2009. Her students brought home gold silver and bronze medals from the Special Olympics held in North Carolina, USA in 1999 and from the Special Olympics World Games in Ireland in 2003.
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We couldn't have dream t of a more beautiful beach experience than seeing it on horseback.
John was so knowledgeable and engaging as he gave us historical highlights of the island all the while showing us spectacular views of Nevis and Saint Kitts. The combination beach, mountain and village trails were very interesting and gave us a peek in to the island culture. I especially appreciated John taking our family photo along the beach.
Hello... Xmas card 2014!
P.S. All should feel welcome to enjoy this activity
We were novice riders and felt very comfortable and in great hands with john and his staff.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time and Onavi, our guide, was very informative. We did a combination of beach, trail and village riding, seeing places we'd never have seen on our own and learning much about the beautiful and complex island of Nevis. Even with my bad knees, it was fabulous. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys horses, no matter their riding ability.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

John and Onavi were so wonderful. The horses were great, the views spectacular, the beach riding was great! John and Onavi went out of their way to make us feel at home and worked hard to make this a very special vacation for us, we went back twice due to my daughter's love of horses and they were wonderful to her - they made this the best part of her vacation - which made it my best part too! I highly recommend this family business!!

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

John G. and Onavi were great getting everyone suited to a horse. The views were amazing. Horseback riding on the beach can now be ticked off the Bucket List - it was everything I dreamed it would be. The ride was on the beach, through the villages and along local paths. The guides went out of their way to take care of everyone - all levels of riders were in our group. Great day!

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I took my son horseback riding and it was a so much fun. It was his first time. It took about 1.5 hours and we went down by the beach, through the different housing areas and in the brush. Our guide was very nice and had some interesting facts to tell us about the island. Please tip the guide.

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