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“First Time Rider”

Equathon Horse Riding Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #2 of 45 Tours in Noosa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Equathon Horse Riding Adventures offer award winning horse riding tours on the beach at Noosa North Shore, and the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Tours are managed by triple Olympian, Alex Watson and feature beautifully trained and presented Australian Stock Horses. Experience our daily riding tours on the beach or extend your stay for an overnight riding adventure. Available from one night up to six nights/seven days, tours include beautiful regional accommodation and meals at competitive prices.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Brisbane, Australia
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“First Time Rider”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our Equathon horse ride was a fantastic way to get acquainted with horse riding. I never rode a horse before and had always wanted to try, Rebecca and her team took care of it all. Jess was our great tour guide and she took us through the familiarisation training, with great knowledge about everything horses, (I asked so many questions!). A lovely and unique ride through the national park and then along the beach, it was spectacular. Our horses Jewel and Scout were lovely and gentle, very patient with us new timers. A great experience that I highly recommend :)

Visited February 2013
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“Horse riding at Noosa North Shore”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Very highly recommended.

We organised a private 2 hours' beach & bush ride, led by Equathon instructor, Jessica Cahill. There are many different options available from Equathon (details on the website), but we only had time for a short ride this time.

Of course, the beach part of the ride was truly beautiful. In fact, it felt just like being in a movie, having the entire beach just to ourselves, with the horses wading through the shallow waves. The bush part of the ride was also pretty, with banksias and paperbark trees.

I took two children, both aged about 10, one of them a complete novice. The children were keen to learn some skills on the ride, not just do a boring nose-to-tail walk. Jessica was wonderful with striking just the right balance to keep them happy, while not taking it too fast for the novice in our party.

The horses were responsive and beautifully well-mannered. Equathon has a wide range of horses available, suitable for different riders, unlike other organisations we have experienced.

Special thanks also to Rebecca Harr, who was very helpful, not only with setting up our booking, but also helping us find our way to the starting point and then saddling up and organising helmet and boots for one of our party who needed them.

Visited February 2013
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“Great Ride”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I haven't done many riding tours before, but in comparison to the few boring head to tail ones I have done; this was great! The horses were experienced & gorgeous, and so was the scenery! Our guide, Alex, was helpful and friendly. Cantering along the beach in the sun was an obvious highlight for me, but the overall ride was definitely memorable, particularly because it was an intimate group, where conversation was easy, rather than a bigger chaotic ride with lots of people.

Visited January 2013
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“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had a wonderful time, our instructor was really nice and riding along the beach was great, would definitely do it again!

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“An amazing experience!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

we had a fantastic time riding with equathon! the staff were so friendly and very helpful towards our group which made the less experienced riders more comfortable. The views were amazing and once we got on the beach we were astonished with how beautiful it was !
the horses were very well behaved and also very beautiful!
we are so happy with the experience it was one of the best days ever! We hope to do it again soon:)

Thank Van132
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