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“Great Horses, well kept, beautiful rides for all levels!”
Review of Hanna Stables

Hanna Stables
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Owner description: Hanna Stables offers horseback riding, adventure tourism and eco-farm stay for travelers of all ages and abilities in the San Ignacio, Belize area. One of the country's oldest horseback riding establishments, Hanna Stables is currently operated by Santiago Juan.Located not far from Hanna Stables is Nabitunich (The Stone Cottages), a 400 acre spread of land which has been in the Juan family for four generations. Nabitunich has 20 rooms available for accommodations for travelers in Belize and is open to eco-farm stays as well.
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We came to Belize looking for GOOD RIDES with GOOD HORSES. Me and my family love animals so we don't ride if horses are not well kept. When we found Hanna Stables we knew it was the place. HORSES ARE WELL MAINTAINED and they KNOW THEIR WORK. They ADAPT TO EVERY LEVEL. If you are a beginner you just sit and enjoy the easy ride. If you have experience and want something more, they will give you.

We did 3 rides. The Xunantunich ride was easy and enjoyable, perfect for the family. We arrived to San Jose Succotz, crossed the river with a Ferry (so nice!!) and arrived to the mayan ruins of Xunantunich. Then, we visited the place and later we ate at Bennie's, a nice place in San Jose Succotz with very nice food.

We did another ride around the place, following the ways into the farm land and beyond.

But the most beautiful ride we did, THE RIDE WE WILL NEVER FORGET was the ACTUN KAN RIDE. Actun Kan is an almost unexcavated Maya City within the Hanna Stables properties. We crossed the Mopan River by horse, which was a VERY EXCITING EXPERIENCE! We felt like adventurers arriving to an unexplored place. From the top of the -still covered with vegetation- big temple, we saw Xunantunich and the valley between the two cities. My 11 years old daughter enjoyed a lot this ride!!!

We went with Santiago (the runner), who was very helpful and charm. He is a HORSEMAN and knows a lot of horses. Santiago told us that when he was a kid, he used to play in the Actun Kan ruins. He told us many interesting things about the place, about horses and about Belize. GREAT EXPERIENCE!

We slept at Nabitunich, the cottage next to Hanna Stables, runned by Santiago. It was a great option!

Thank JoanGrau
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Taking our groups of students to Hanna Stables is one of my favorite parts of my job. The scenery, the pace, and Santiago's expertise with the horses make this an amazing afternoon excursion.

In the many times we've frequented the stables, the experience has always been a highlight for our students as well. Some arrive having never been near a horse, and Santiago is great at adjusting for that. Too, Santiago has proven his commitment to a safe ride by constantly attending to the horses and the riders. He is quick, attentive, personable, and conscientious.

Special thanks to Hanna Stables and to Santiago for being a reliable and quality excursion! See you in the saddle again real soon...

Thank proudestjayhawk
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

I cannot say enough positive things about this place. The horses are clearly loved and well-cared for, the tour guides are knowledgable and fun, and the overall experience is incredible! We had so much fun and this was a great way to celebrate my birthday.

Thank sarah44_10
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

How about a 26 mile ride through the jungle, ending in a stop at the local village, where I was welcomed like a local?

1  Thank SusanGlobalGallop
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

A few days ago I went over with some other high school girl friends to Hanna Stables. We thought It'd be a good idea just to hang out and kind of catch up and spend some time.
It was the best decision! The horses were so calm and well, well trained. It was funny because we often tried for them divert in another direction but in the end they would line up themselves back to how they were at the beginning. It was safe that way because two of my friends hadn't ridden horses in their lives; so they felt safe and comfortable with them acting that way.

After a while of trying the horse became familiar with me and my talking to him, so he started to go bits my way. We rode from the stables into the hills and back areas leading to Nabitunich. We had a very nice ride through some forest and riverbank. The tour guide was very friendly, and often checking if everything was alright or if we needed 'help'. He even took some pictures of us!

Excellent horses, service, scenery, lands, ride, everything! WE girls surely had fun here. Thank you Hanna Stables!

1  Thank Asuncion M
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