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Nevis Equestrian Centre

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Charlestown, Nevis
+1 869-662-9118
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Private ride was great for an experienced rider

I loved Nevis Equestrian Centre. As an experienced rider I've had plenty of disappointing trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ellendaly76
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Oakland, California
Sunset ride is amazing

I would definitely recommend a visit the the centre, especially if you have not really ridden a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
1Liburd
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England
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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” (4 reviews)
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Charlestown, Nevis
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Nevis Equestrian Centre. As an experienced rider I've had plenty of disappointing trail rides on vacation, but this place was great. I booked a private ride so I'd be able to go a little faster, and that was a choice I'd recommend to...More

Thank ellendaly76
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your experience with us. We appreciate it tremendously! I'll tell Baby Boy what you said, he always likes to hear his reviews! We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I would definitely recommend a visit the the centre, especially if you have not really ridden a horse. When you turn in to the property you see a rugged looking small ranch that takes your mind to another place other than the island of Nevis....More

Thank 1Liburd
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind compliments! It is our pleasure to serve you and others who are looking for a unique experience while on our beautiful island. We will surely pass along to Navin your comments. Our horses thank you too!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a blast on this ride! Navin and Shay were super fun and Navin was like a tour guide, explaining the island, cracking jokes and clearly loving his job. We went up in the hills and then down to the beach, seeing amazing high-level...More

Thank Brittany K
John G, Owner at Nevis Equestrian Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for your comments! You made me feel as though I should have been on that ride with you! I will make sure that Navin and Shay see your post.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 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 17 June 2017

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 29 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 24 May 2017

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 22 May 2017

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 24 May 2017

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 8 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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Stephanie M
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Response from filterfed | Reviewed this property |
I wore yoga pants
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Vanessa R
4 April 2017|
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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
28 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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