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Hooves - Guided tours on horseback

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Address: # 5 61 Windsor Road, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
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+1 876-972-0905
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Hooves is a family owned attraction in operation for over 20 years,...

Hooves is a family owned attraction in operation for over 20 years, committed to offering our guests a unique experience on horseback. Members of our staff have been with us for more than fourteen years, and are very experienced, and able to give you the best of care. Many of our horses are rescued and brought back to good health, happy to take you into the sea.

We are located in St Ann's Bay on the north coast of Jamaica near to Ocho Rios hotels and cruise ship pier. Guests also come on special tours from the cruise shop pier in Falmouth which provides an opportunity to see other attractions au route.

Located on a World Heritage Site and sanctioned by The Jamaica National Heritage Trust and the Jamaica Tourist Board we are humbled by the task we have to provide our guests with accurate information on well trained horses with modern equipment for a safe and wonderful experience.

Hooves has many return guests, some who have come on our Honeymoon ride, returning years later with their children. Often we have guests asking for particular horses and guides and when asked if they had been with us before, they reply "Oh a friend recommended you"

Trip Advisor has been a wonderful help to us with the many kind comments made, so please remember to add to those. We are continually striving to improve our service and you comments are taken seriously.

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Heritage Beach Horse Ride
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Private Heritage Beach Ride
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Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride

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Fantastic private riding experience in historic area with rehabilitated horses

We did the private tour. You are still somewhat tied to the group but have your own guide which worked out perfectly. The whole group was small so it felt intimate. The area is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the private tour. You are still somewhat tied to the group but have your own guide which worked out perfectly. The whole group was small so it felt intimate. The area is a simple stable and it is well staffed. It was my first time on horse and our guide - Errick - made this experience very positive.... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Oh my goodness! This is the number one review for which we thank you. You captured the whole picture. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. All that's good. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed every minute! Im a very experienced horseback rider, so I usually get pretty board on these head to tail trail rides. This was quite different. It was wonderful and refreshing swimming in the ocean with these wonderful, beautiful horses. Quite different from swimming with a horse in a lake or a pond!

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, especially as an experienced rider. Most of our guests have never been on a horse before and have fun also. Hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun. Staff was great. I thought should have been longer. The staff told us a lot of information about the area. Would do it again

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment and we are happy that you had a good time. All the best. More 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us, all experienced riders were looking forward to our horseback riding, however we all came away disappointed.. the horses were in good nick and the swimming in the sea was fun, however riding through the sugar plantations and past the ruins took all of 20 mins and this was at a walk, quick canter up the beach then... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments particularly those regarding the fun time in the sea and the horses good condition. Being experienced riders I am sure you would like to have had longer in the saddle at a faster pace. However the ride is on a World Heritage Site and the object is to expose our guests to the unique history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the horses are well cared for and well trained. and yes they will take you right into the ocean on horseback. such fun! nothing compares. Barry was our lead and shared island history, from Columbus to Spanish and slaves) and named the plants and trees as we went along. i didn't realize that we would all remember the teachings, making... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our attraction. Barry has been with us from the beginning 23 years ago which is a story in itself. All that's good More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was an excellent tour and worth the cost. We had a lot of fun and they were excellent with making sure you were safe and happy. I would absolutely recommend this tour.

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for taking the time to review our tour. We are pleased that you had a great time and hope you come back soon. More 

Waukesha, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Mikal (sorry about the spelling!) and Derrik were our guides. They were funny. The ocean ride is the focus of this excursion and is very unique. You ride the horses all the way into the ocean until the water is up to their backs. Then the guides get the horses to "run" (its not that fast because you are so... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. We hope you learned something about the history of our place also. The Taino Indians were the first inhabitants followed by the Spanish, English and Africans. Regarding the stop at the hut on the beach. Many people who cannot ride like to get off for a break and have a cool... More 

Jenison, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time horseback riding with Hooves while in Ocho Rios. Our guide was Barry and we would recommend that if you are going to ride that you ask for him! He made our ride memorable with his knowledge of the plantation history and his singing while riding the trails and in the ocean! Thanks again Barry and... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of us. We try very hard to be the best at what we do. Barry has been working with us since the beginning twenty three years ago and we are always improving the experience. So come agin when you next vist. All that's good. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed this despite the rain, we were going to get wet anyway. We have both rode horses in the past but it's so gentle on the land anyone can to this event. Riding in the sea was great fun and you hold onto the saddle. If you fall off here, you land in the sea! We... More 

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your informative review, without them we would not be able to improve your experience. You were very detailed but did not mention the historical aspect of the attraction so I am hoping you found it interesting. Regarding your CD with the lack of photographs, which must have been most upsetting, we would like to try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I am a riding instructor and guide. These guides surpassed what I was expecting and were safety conscious. It absolutely amazed me at the lack of pests...flies or mosquitoes. The bareback pads were good for the horses and riders. The horses did great despite their unbalanced riders. The guides were great fun.

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tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It means so much to us as a professional horse person. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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