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Nevis Equestrian Centre

#2 of 10 Outdoor Activities in Charlestown Features Animals
Charlestown, Nevis
+1 869-662-9118
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Horseback Tour

I went with a group of colleagues for a morning ride. The owners were very friendly and made every... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
A wonderful activity

I am not a rider but had an enjoyable sunset horse ride. Staff were very pleasant and amenable to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrew B
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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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“sunset ride” (3 reviews)
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Charlestown, Nevis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a group of colleagues for a morning ride. The owners were very friendly and made every effort to make sure we would be safe and comfortable during our ride. It was a very pleasant experience!

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John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your riding experience with us! We are delighted you had a pleasant experience and hope you will come back and ride again when you are on Nevis.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a rider but had an enjoyable sunset horse ride. Staff were very pleasant and amenable to non-riders. Well worth it !

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mr. Gilbert will take you on a trip many travelers don't get to see. Travel along the beach or up into the country on horse back. Gentle houses that know the way by heart. A camera is all you'll need.

Thank Harry H
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for your comments regarding your horseback riding experience with us! We are so glad that we were to provide you with an experience that met your expectations. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about it. It was amazing, magical. Nevin (spelling?) was an amazing guide. I had the best time of my life riding the beach and the back-country of Nevis

Thank filterfed
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I have shared your comments with Navin, your guide. We look forward to your return visit to Nevis!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

This was my first time on a horse and what wonderful way to experience Nevis. As a first timer, I was expertly guided by Erica and felt comfortable the whole ride. l loved my horse, Hock. Seeing Nevis this way is must and something I...More

Thank V A
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Very happy & loved horses. That's all that matters to me. Everything else was a bonus. The owner was very welcoming. The two guides were a delight, one was a local and the other a med student with horses at home. We did a 9am...More

Thank JenJSF
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I took my experienced 14 year old rider to NEC for a vacation ride. It had been a dream of hers to ride along the beach. We were not disappointed. John was so helpful in helping us organize the ride, and our guide Nivan made...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The sunset ride is unbelievable! All I can say is plan to do it even if it's overcast when you start.......it will be a beautiful sunset when you hit the beach!More

Thank mksindc
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review of our sunset ride. We can't take all the credit - mother nature has something to do with it! However, it is a fact that a sunset beach ride on Nevis cannot be beat! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed John and Naven and the horseback riding. You can tell they love what they do and go out the way to make the experience easy to arrange and enjoy.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.More

Thank Gry B
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

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...More

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Vanessa R
What is the minimum age for children?
3 April 2017|
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Response from John G | Property representative |
Hi, 6 years old to go out on a trail ride. If under 6, we can do a few minutes in the arena. Reason: Young children still have soft skeletal systems and it has been our experience that young children should limit the... More
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rzsjr1
We are staying at Four Seasons beginning next Sunday, the 5th, for a week. We would be interested in a sunset ride. There are four of us; me, my wife and two 13 year old girls. The teens are excellent riders. Is there available space? What is the cost? Can we go directly through you? Thanks! Reviews look terrific! Zack Smith
27 February 2017|
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Response from John G | Property representative |
Hello Mr. Smith, Yes, you can book your sunset ride for next week directly with us. All dates for the week of the 5th are open except the 12th. You can go to our website and make a direct booking. We do require a U.S... More
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Carol C
We are on Freedom Of The Seas ( Royal Caribbean ) and it says it's Port of Call is Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis. I am not sure what that means. Arrival is stated at 7:00 am and departure at 4:00 pm ...book listing. There are just 2 of us , unless we would meet others on the Ship, so transport may be an issue.
11 February 2017|
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Response from John G | Property representative |
Hi, St. Kitts and Nevis are sister islands. Your ship docks in SK and our stable is in Nevis. I need to know what day you are arriving before I can tell you what is the best way to get to us. Your window of time is good... More
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