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Nevis Equestrian Centre

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Charlestown, Nevis
+1 869-662-9118
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Sunset Horseback Ride

We were so happy with our experience! Navin was spectacular as our guide. He genuinely cared about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liz W
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Great Ride with People who Love their Horses!

On a beautiful, hot Nevas day 5 of us ventured out to ride some horses. Safety was huge with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BrissleGirl66
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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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so happy with our experience! Navin was spectacular as our guide. He genuinely cared about safety and showing us beautiful Nevis. We definitely recommend this wonderful experience. We were on the sunset ride-4:30 to 6.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a beautiful, hot Nevas day 5 of us ventured out to ride some horses. Safety was huge with helmets and help on the horses. We were a mixed bag of experience and our tour guides knew that and we appreciated their guidance with horses...More

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Nevis Equestrian Centre. We truly appreciate your feedback. Yes, we want to be sure you have a great experience in a very safe manner.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We did the sunset ride. Because of recent rains they apparently could not use their usual routes. It ended out being a slow walk up and down the streets of the local subdivision. A pleasant walk, but not for the price they charged.More

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for your remarks. We truly appreciate your input and the opportunity for us to improve our product. As you stated, the recent hurricanes continue to diminish the use of our beaches. We also need to point out that all sunset rides are a...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Wonderful experience We enjoyed first class treatment from start to finish. As a family of inexperienced riders we were a littlenervous, but the entire staff took really good cre of us. We were taken on a trail that covered a variety of Nevis landscapes and...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

With distant memories of riding as a child myself and an anxious 16 year old first time rider, the staff took extra care in removing fears and providing us with an exceptional 1.5 hour ride. The ride provided views of the ocean from a hillside...More

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Your comments makes it all worthwhile! We thank you so much!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

I wanted to do a horse ride while on vacation with 10 friends. No one else wanted to tide do I went alone. It was just me and their lead training l, Neveen. He said we could do anything at all, we galloped, we rode...More

Thank Julie R
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John G, General Manager at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your rides Julie! Navin is a great asset to our company. He is a true horse whisperer. We hope you will come back to Nevis and enjoy riding Baby Boy once again. All the best, Erika

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I loved Nevis Equestrian Centre. As an experienced rider I've had plenty of disappointing trail rides on vacation, but this place was great. I booked a private ride so I'd be able to go a little faster, and that was a choice I'd recommend to...More

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience with us. We appreciate it tremendously! I'll tell Baby Boy what you said, he always likes to hear his reviews! We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I would definitely recommend a visit the the centre, especially if you have not really ridden a horse. When you turn in to the property you see a rugged looking small ranch that takes your mind to another place other than the island of Nevis....More

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind compliments! It is our pleasure to serve you and others who are looking for a unique experience while on our beautiful island. We will surely pass along to Navin your comments. Our horses thank you too!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a blast on this ride! Navin and Shay were super fun and Navin was like a tour guide, explaining the island, cracking jokes and clearly loving his job. We went up in the hills and then down to the beach, seeing amazing high-level...More

Thank Brittany K
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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for your comments! You made me feel as though I should have been on that ride with you! I will make sure that Navin and Shay see your post.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I went with a group of colleagues for a morning ride. The owners were very friendly and made every effort to make sure we would be safe and comfortable during our ride. It was a very pleasant experience!

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your riding experience with us! We are delighted you had a pleasant experience and hope you will come back and ride again when you are on Nevis.

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Stephanie M
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Vanessa R
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Hi, 6 years old to go out on a trail ride. If under 6, we can do a few minutes in the arena. Reason: Young children still have soft skeletal systems and it has been our experience that young children should limit the... More
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Hello Mr. Smith, Yes, you can book your sunset ride for next week directly with us. All dates for the week of the 5th are open except the 12th. You can go to our website and make a direct booking. We do require a U.S... More
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