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

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NCL Epic Excursion: Horseback Ride N' Swim

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Waukesha, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Cali L
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 1 week ago 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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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This excursion was great. It's a good way to be introduced to horseback riding. The guides were great. My horse was called Pablo.

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

Thank you very much for your comment. Hope to see you again More 

Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Booked a private ride for $90/per person with Hooves. Tours are conducted at a walk, but the guide will assess your riding abilities and will allow trot and canter in appropriate places. Taking them in the water up was the highlight of this ride. Staff was knowledgeable about the property and the horses seemed healthy, behaved, and well cared for... More 

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

Many thanks for your thoughtful review. Unfortunately the photographer who is self employed was sick that day,so no action shot, so we lost a star for that. Regarding the lockers,which is a great idea. As we operate on a historical site we are not allowed to have a permenant structure,so we lost a star for that. Hope you enjoyed the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Recently visited during our family reunion, with children as young as 10 and could not have been happier with the tour! Knowledgable staff, who took the time to ensure the safety of each rider. English saddles and horses that you can tell are well taken care of. Ocean ride is the highlight, so hold on tight! Big up Danny and... More 

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

Awesome is a comment we love to hear. I will pass the good word on th the guys. By the way if you want to see Barry, catch him on Facebook Hooves Jamaica and see him in action. Many thanks for your comment. More 

Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Horseback riding was great.the water was so warm and it was a great time.the horses were beautiful and so sweet and well behaved. The beach was also so beautiful.

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

Oh my! Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again soon More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been riding many years and came here because of the reviews as well as the fact this is a rescue. I had an absolutely amazing time my guid Derik was great and very informative. I did a private ride and was able to canter down the beach. The people were great the horses were well trained and very... 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. We value yours particularly as a proficient rider and an informed horse person. Derek is pleased you remembered him and sends you an "Irie". From me "All that's good" and hope to see you again. More 

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