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Nevis Equestrian Centre

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Address: Charlestown, Nevis
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Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with a...

Our most popular ride is the Nevis beach and trail ride which begins with a walk to the beach through an old coconut grove which was once part of Jamestown, the first capital of Nevis in the 1600's. Close by is Ft. Ashby, the first fort on the island built in 1650. Along the way, you will pass Nelson's Spring, a beautiful lagoon where clipper ships once filled up with fresh drinking water.

        We continue through Calhoun Estate where you will see Brahma cattle and in the distance, St. Thomas' Anglican Church, the oldest active Anglican Church in the Caribbean (1643). We then return to the beach at Beach Paradise Nevis on Paradise Beach, where we can see the beach at the Four Seasons Resort. From there, we turn east, off the beach to Paradise Estate, once a magnificent sugar plantation where you will see ruins of a sugar mill and, a little farther off, the magnificent estate homes at Four Seasons. Your ride then proceeds through the bush, near the Four Seasons world-renowned golf course. We ride past a typical Nevis home of the 1800's, made completely of cedar shingles, and on through the village of Cotton Ground, which derives its name from the production of cotton in years past. The people of this village are warm and friendly and you don't want to forget the name of your horse because the young children, who know the horses, will question you as to which one you are riding.

          As we make our return to the stables you will see St. Kitts to the west and the cloud covered Nevis Peak to the east. Just another beautiful day in paradise!

          Proprietors, The Guilberts, raised Arabian show horses for twenty-five years in California, USA before moving to Nevis in 1994. They opened the Nevis Equestrian Centre in 1996 with daughter, Erika, a trained hunter-jumper rider who conducted therapeutic riding, as a community service, for students with special needs from 1998 until 2009. Her students brought home gold silver and bronze medals from the Special Olympics held in North Carolina, USA in 1999 and from the Special Olympics World Games in Ireland in 2003.

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Riding on the beach

We had a wonderful sunset ride on the beach. The ride began in the hills above the stable and moved. Onto the beach withe spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Riding on horseback along the beaches i the Caribbean is a dream. This center even has well kept horses of good quality. Missing some more speed, but understand that they have responsibility for all skills.

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Thank Gry B
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and thoughts about your ride with us. I am very sorry that you could not ride at a canter or gallop because of the other rider's skill levels in your group, however safety is essential to group rides. We do offer private rides for exsperienced riders who want to ride at a faster pace.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful sunset ride on the beach. The ride began in the hills above the stable and moved. Onto the beach withe spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts. Our guide, a jockey himself, was friendly and competent. My husband has not ridden much so we went at a slow pace. The horses were very responsive... More 

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Thank Susan W
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for your positive comments regarding your sunset ride. We can't take all the credit, the sunset and the sea play a major role too! We will pass your comments along to our horses, as they like to know they are doing a good job too! We hope to see you again when you return to Nevis. Thank... More 

Bellefontaine, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter has taken horse riding lessons for two years and was excited for the opportunity to ride horses on a Caribbean beach. One of our cruise stops was St. Kitts and since I had been there several times already I was willing to go horse back riding with her at Nevis while my wife and two sons stayed back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are first rate at this centre! The owner, Erika, was prompt in replying to our request and made sure the horses matched up to the riding level of every person in our group. The lead was clearly very knowledgeable and comfortable, which made sense once we found out he's a jockey. The horses are very well maintained, the equipment... More 

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

It was our pleasure Krisitn. We truly enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to the charm of Nevis by horseback. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on Nevis and will return swiftly. Warm regards, Erika More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had an amazing time riding around with our guide Navin, who is the local jokey champion. He really understands horses and it is a pleasure to watch him work. On top of that he is a fascinating guy with interesting stories. We also loved talking to Erica and her kids after the ride. They produce organic Noni juice on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

No one on the island during hurricane season and We wanted to move to next day. Charges us $400 US and full price the next day. Crazy!! Do not use them!

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

We received a booking for 10 riders for a sunset ride on August 29th. The ride time was set for 5:00 p.m. We requested that the guests to be at our location at 4:45 so that we had enough time to get them mounted in time for the ride. At 4:40 we received a call from the hotel that the... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Nevis is simply unforgettable experience in my whole life! The horseback highlight was a scenic ride on the coastline which is fab! Everything was beautiful! BUT my adventure ends on a disaster due to my fault, upon getting off the horse, I misstep on the platform causing me to fall and nearly broke my front tooth! Whoa, what a day!... More 

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Thank MseeMir
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

OMG! I am so sorry to hear you fell while dismounting! How are you feeling now, is the tooth OK? I am off island, but when I return later this month I will personally investigate the situation and determine what improvements we need to make to insure this does not happen again. I'm glad that my staff created a good... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Had such a fun time! Supervisors were very responsible and helpful, horses were all good, and the views were beautiful.

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

I just want to thank you for taking the time to write a review related to your experience while riding with us. We are happy that we met your expectations! The horses that you rode, Morena and Guerrero are very talented horses that love their work. I enjoy riding them as well. We look forward to riding with you in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Me along with my girlfriend and cousin went last year, and was worth it. First of all the guy who runs it is really nice. He is well knowledgeable and takes care of his horses. They all have names of course. The ride around the island was great along the beach, across different communities and landscapes. Lots of opportunities to... More 

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Hello again! It is so nice of you to write a review for your ride with us in August of 2015. It just shows that your impression of your riding experience with us is still a positive memory that has lasted for a long time! We truly thank you for taking the time to let us know that we met... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

One of the best horse-riding experiences ever. My partner and I went for a sunset ride and loved it so much we returned a few days later for another ride! The horses are loved (which is very important to me) and the guide is patient. The whole experience was very relaxed and accommodating. I would come back to Nevis just... More 

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Thank Oliko
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this review

Wow, you did two rides! Thank you very much!. The next time you come to Nevis your ride is on us! Just send us a note in advance. We truly appreciate your comments as we do our best to keep our focus on providing our customers with the best possible experience. We look forward to your return. More 

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