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Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

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119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
+1 831-663-5712
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Unforgettable experience for an experienced rider

This was an absolute highlight of my trip to California. I did my research and was not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Simone L
Guide was only interested in one special customer

I've definitely experienced better. They get the 2 stars because the view is fantastic. However... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
321Sarah66
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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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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“beach ride” (18 reviews)
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119 Monterey Dunes Way, Salinas, CA 95012-9772
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an absolute highlight of my trip to California. I did my research and was not disappointed. I am a very experienced rider and had communicated that in advance. Angela took me on a ride and could immediately see that I was experienced. I...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I've definitely experienced better. They get the 2 stars because the view is fantastic. However, there were multiple problems. First, they charged $10/person more than listed on their web site. The guide was 100% absorbed with a beginner rider who was tied to her own...More

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you expected. Because we have guests from many walks of life and who have very different levels of experience, it can be a challenge to accommodate everyone's wishes and expectations. The guide working that day has many, many positive...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Angela was our guide for this amazing amble through the sand dunes of the Monterey Bay. We had two beautiful horses, Cochise and Torino who calmly guided us. Despite our beginner status, they were a pleasure to ride. This is a short drive from the...More

2  Thank James C
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

thank you so much. I will pass this on to Angela. She will be glad to hear your comments.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I have always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach. As luck would have it, my daughter and I picked the perfect day AND the Monterey Bay Equestrian Center to finally make it happen. We booked the hour long ride along Salinas River State...More

2  Thank Polly M
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you so much we hope to see you again

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We are from Florida and visited California for a week. We took the kids to San Francisco, then down to Monterey, then 3 days in Anaheim at Disneyland. All through the trip we kept asking the kids what their favorite part was, and every time...More

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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Wow, thank you. We've never been compared to Disneyland before! Thanks again.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Looking for a ride along the beach then I highly recommend them. When we arrived we were helped by Bridgette. Funny lady that was down to earth. We saddled up and away we went on a hour ride. Raven and Erin were our guides. Great...More

1  Thank 634wendya
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I have always wanted to ride a horse on the beach, and since we were in the Bay Area for my birthday, we decided to check it off of my bucket list. After doing some research, we chose Monterey Bay Equestrian Center and are so...More

2  Thank kristinakmiller
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Nice, safe horses, though not your typical nose to butt trail ride you usually get. The ride along the beach was exhilarating with the cool ocean air.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We are amateurs but these guys were great to use. It ended up we had our own private guide and a horse allocated per size, height and ability of the person riding. Then paired the horses that were used to each other. So plenty of...More

1  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time riding in the sand along a breath taking scenic view of the ocean. It's cool weather so bring a warm sweatshirt/ jacket. We are beginner riders and so we appreciated that the horses were very gentle and listened well. The...More

2  Thank Tonya V
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Horseyeller, Owner at Monterey Bay Equestrian Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much. I will forward this to our guides.

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wesleyursh
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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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