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Shai Ena

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Address: 38 Chemin de la Vanille | Grand Fond, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains 97434, Reunion Island
Phone Number:
+262 692 88 70 00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Ranch with american horses and sunset ride above the Indian Ocean . The...

Ranch with american horses and sunset ride above the Indian Ocean . The Sunset .An Appaloosa horse like a real Appaloosa Indian horse .Just come with us between 4h or 4h30 pm an 8h30 pm for a friendly good old time .Happy to meet you there. Have a ride and have a time to drink a glass de Rose with the horses around a fire.

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Amazing Horse Riding Experience

We travelled to Reunion as part of our honeymoon in August and our hotel booked us a sunset horse riding trip across the Savannah at Shai Ena. Manou was amazing taking us for a... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2017
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We travelled to Reunion as part of our honeymoon in August and our hotel booked us a sunset horse riding trip across the Savannah at Shai Ena. Manou was amazing taking us for a ride to see a beautiful sunset and was able to share his knowledge of the area and love of horses with us. After the horse ride... More 

Thank garykj1
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Shaiena is a hidden treasure of the West Coast. Riding with Manou in the Savannah is always a memorable experience and will give you an authentic "Cowboy/Far West Experience ~ Made in Reunion!". The landscape is breathtaking. Manou is a remarkable host, who will welcome you into his ranch. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable and very experienced . With him you... More 

Thank JoReed974
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Great experience with horses, beginner, advanced or even if you never ride a horse before. After around half an hour training in his ranch, explaining the western style and his passion for horses, we went for the ride in la Savane and a sunset at the end of the ride. Manou is very kind, competent, professional, welcoming, speaks very well... More 

Thank Pascal T
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2015

This course was little bit expensive but it was worth it! Actually it was my first time to ride a horse but the owner taught me how to ride horses very well.so I could enjoying a horse riding about two hours.It was such a wonderful happy moment and there was a nice view l have never seen.Even the honor was... More 

Thank AhnJaella
Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Warning! Highlight of La Réunion! (Other experiences risk being overshadowed by this one) We arrived to Emmanuel's house (after getting lost, DON'T trust google maps on this occasion) and were offered something to drink while he got the last pieces in order. Then we drove to his seemingly very authentic ranch and horses that were already saddled. After a short... More 

Thank Jonatan B
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

The best experience we had in Reunion Island was our time spent with Manou, his beautiful horses and his intelligent husky. Although we were first time riders, we felt confident on Manou's well trained cowboy horses, both when we were riding in the cosy ranch compound and out in the breathtaking savannah. Manou was extremely hospitable, well prepared and very... More 

1 Thank travelingbearaffe
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

If you love horses or experiencing the country side then this experience is for you. My husband and I were very lucky to be given the opportunity to spend the evening with Manou and his wonderful family of horses. His horses are in wonderful condition and have a very happy and privileged life. They are a dream to ride -... More 

Thank Kat345471
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

We were on reunion foe two weeks and this stands out as the most memorable and genuine thing we did. I had never ridden before and Manu took about half an hour to teach me at his ranch before setting off. The horses are gentle and well trained and the area you ride is stunning. Stopped ar an outcrop to... More 

Thank JHolst
Auchy les mines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2012

What are you waiting for ? A commercial trip or adventure ? In the first case, follow your road! But IF you like horses trip, park your car and take the time to meet Manu ! You will visit la Réunion like you never dare imagine ! The difference is the passion! Great horses, incredible views, no words to describe... More 

1 Thank Ced D
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We enjoyed the horseback riding in the early evening with Manu (Emanuel) a lot. We are not experienced in horseback riding at all. Manu gave us a simple yet helpful introduction into horseback riding at the very beginning of the tour and he gave us all the confidence we needed to have a wonderful evening on the horses back. It's... More 

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