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Esperanza Riding Company

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Barrio Esperanza, Puerto Rico
+1 787-435-0073
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very romantic horse riding experience, perfect view and beach!!!

The riding trail has breathtaking view. You can overlook the valley and several houses from the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Jersey City, New Jersey
First horseback ride for family

We were 4 first time riders and our guide Roxy and our horses - Dude, Rico, Pepe, Zorro - made it... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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Get off the beaten path and experience Vieques the way locals do; from the back of a smooth-gaited Paso horse! Everyone will tell you, there is no better way to explore the wilder side of our island. Our guided two-hour ride takes you through the hills, open meadows, woods, river bottoms and beaches of the Esperanza area. You'll even get to try out the paso (a smoother version of the trot)! We offer rides at 8:00 am and 4:00 pm; to avoid mid-day heat. The cost is $80 per person (group ride), cash only. Private tours and kid-friendly rides also available. Reservations are required and don't forget your camera!Please refer to our website for more information.
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Barrio Esperanza, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The riding trail has breathtaking view. You can overlook the valley and several houses from the hill, and the riding along the beach. It is our first riding on the beach. I smelled the sea and enjoyed breeze on the horse back. The atmosphere is...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were 4 first time riders and our guide Roxy and our horses - Dude, Rico, Pepe, Zorro - made it extremely easy and fun. The scenery and vegetation along the tour are amazing. The horses have a special gait unique to this island and...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This was not a token ride it was amazing with island information, beautiful countryside and beaches. Our guide was very attentive to us novices! We will be coming back to Vieques and have already decided that this is one excursion we will do again. Thanks...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My husband and I went on a private ride with our wonderful guide Valerie. It wasn't just horseback riding , it was a 5 mile tour of Vieques. The landscape that we experienced was spectacular! We rode on beaches, including Black Sand Beach and saw...More

Thank dewisch
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Whether you are experienced or a beginner you will love riding with Esperanza Riding Company! Rode twice over a two week period, two different horses, two different trail bosses and had a blast both times. From the two beaches, rain forest trails, hill topping etc....More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

What an amazing way to see the island. If you had to do just one excursion, this would be the one to do. The views were amazing. My daughters of 10 and 13 were a little nervous at first but they quickly relaxed and bonded...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The ride was incredible, the horses arre very well taken care of. It's the best way to see Vieques, the views are breathtaking.

Thank Ricky M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Such a fantastic way to spend the afternoon! I've ridden in the past, but it was my husband's first time and we both felt comfortable and had a wonderful time. A lovely way to see parts of the island we wouldn't normally have. The instruction...More

Thank brandimaewright
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We are beginners yet had a wonderful time riding with Elizabeth and the team at Esperanza. We had a lovely ride, including riding on beautiful beaches, on interesting trails, and through the town. We were given clear and excellent instruction, and made to feel safe...More

Thank ElizaNewYorkCity
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The ride and tour through the island was well thought out and informative. The horses were docile and easy to ride. We had our 12 & 9 YO kids with us who did amazing. Great activity!!

Thank akrinfo
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Hannah H | Reviewed this property |
There are some gradients given the nature of the terrain but they are short. Most of the ride is on the flat. My husband had never ridden a horse before and was fine :)
Carrie P
29 March 2017|
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Response from Marilyn R | Reviewed this property |
I'm 62 and my girlfriend is in her early 50's, we were both a bit sore but that has little to do with age and a lot to do with the fact we haven't ridden recently. A hot shower helped a lot! It's a great experience!