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“A Must Do in Nevis!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nevis Equestrian Centre

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.
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Must Do in Nevis!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are traveling to the island of Nevis make it a point to go horseback riding with the Nevis Equestrian Centre. My husband and I were there 1 week ago and it was an amazing experience. I requested a private ride on trails and the beach and they delivered! Upon arriving we were met by the father/daughter duo John and Erika. They had picked out beautiful horses for us and helped us mount them. We were accompanied by an amazing (and very patient!) Guide named Jose and the Farm dog (which was an added bonus!). It was a wonderful way to tour part of the island and a dream of mine to ride a horse on the beach! Don't miss out~

Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Do this! Great memory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

I recently visited the island of Nevis with my wife for our honeymoon. This was one of the first excursions we planned and I'm so glad we did. Neither of us had ever been on a horse before but the staff at Nevis Equestrian Centre made us feel like pros.

Our tour guide was Onavis, he was very friendly, informative, and professional. This was a romantic sunset beach ride but also went through the village a bit and acted as a mini island tour, stopping at some interesting sites along the way to the beach.

We dealt with Erika before hand, who is also very friendly and made us feel comfortable on the horses.

I thought the price was reasonable as well. I highly recommend.

Visited July 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have never been horseback riding and our kids (7 & 9) were begging to go. We inquired through our concierge and he recommend the Nevis Equestrian Centre. What a wonderful trip along the ocean through the hills and along small residential. John was an excellent guide and extremely knowledgeable and preached safety first. The horses were gentle and easy to ride. Great trip - would do it again.

Visited November 2013
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Outstanding horses, owners, and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Relaxing, beautiful horses, easy to ride, great views, and a diverse experience. Tour guides were sooooo nice and helpful.

Visited April 2014
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Fredericton, NB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great way to see the island of Nevis!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went as a group of 8 for a morning excursion and had a great time. The horses are mostly mild mannered and John was very informative about the Island. My only concern is about the horses themselves...my horse only had 1 eye and had a sore back so she struggled through the trail. I found that a bit disturbing and scary at time when she was dancing around because her back hurt. I've had zero experience on a horse so that made me quite nervous at times. That being said, this is an incredible way to view the island. Just keep in mind that larger groups are harder for them to accommodate.

Visited May 2014
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