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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
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Great family experience

We had a great time on our ride. Our guides were fun and informative. They matched us and the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Susan H
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Huntington Beach, California
Best ever riding experience

Horses were lovely, well cared for, had character and very responsive. We rode Blue & Magic... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Alison K
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We offer wonderful horseback rides along Monterey Bay. Our horses are well cared for and the guides are friendly and helpful. Our stables is located as published but our horseback rides on the beach are located at the Molera Lot of the Salinas River State Beach. It can be found at the end of Monterey Dunes Way. Please rely on the directions found using the map to the beach link on our website.
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
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119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We had a great time on our ride. Our guides were fun and informative. They matched us and the kids up with our horses perfectly. Highly recommended!!!

1  Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Horses were lovely, well cared for, had character and very responsive. We rode Blue & Magic. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and our guide V was great. We enjoyed cantering along the beach. The real highlight was unexpected sightings of sea lions, dolphins & mother &...More

1  Thank Alison K
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The ladies who greeted us were so fun. They were thorough in their explanation of the rules. They paired us with a horse and off we went for an hour's ride. Our guide was very Informative about our surroundings. They even took pictures for us....More

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

My parents (ages 70 and 72), daughter (11), and I booked a one-hour beach ride with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center in March 2016. When my dad booked the trip, the only questions asked regarding us riders were our height and weight, and they did ask...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

My sister and I are experienced riders (8+ years of experience). The ride was amazing! The trailer with the horses met us in the parking lot right on time and we road for an hour and 45 minutes. We loved the horses, especially Magic, a...More

2  Thank cjwinkler
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

My daughter wanted to go horseback riding on the beach and I was terrified of horses and always have been. The family talked me into it. I was in for the surprise of my life! Lisa, allayed my fears, she was calm, knowledgeable and her...More

1  Thank Patrice M
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

A very easy and pleasurable experience. My wife and I had an excellent time. They were there early we didn't have to wait for anything. Our guide was amazing!! And the horses were great. Would recommend to anyone!!

1  Thank mobankston
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Raven was a wonderful guide and Scarlett and Tater were great horses. We found some cool seashells. My wife dropped her sweater early in the ride. Amazingly, we found it on the way back. A little wet but none the worse.

1  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancée did the horseback riding for an hour and it was the best experience Raven our lead was very knowledgeable and the horse that we rode were Torino and angel great horses and very well trained, would definitely love to go horse...More

1  Thank Erika A
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was so much fun and very relaxing and I highly recommend it for the horse and beach lover.. Whether you are a beginner or an avid rider, the pleasure of this ride is amazing.. From Madeline whom took my reservation, to Raven the guide,...More

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What are the prices and different rides to choose ?
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Yes, they said it depends on the height and weight of each rider for the safety of both the rider and of the horse. It would be best to give them a call to discuss. What they told me is they can go up to 250 pounds for... More
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most people make reservations a few days or more in advance. please call during business hours any day.
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