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Hooves - Guided tours on horseback

#2 of 16 things to do in St. Ann's Bay Features Animals
# 5 61 Windsor Road, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-972-0905
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Ocho Rios Shore Excursion: Heritage Beach Horse Ride
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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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# 5 61 Windsor Road, St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time with Hooves. From pick up at our hotel to the end, we felt safe and really enjoyed our experience. The guides are friendly and provide history of the area and interesting facts while trekking down to the beach. The ride...More

Thank rlettier
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This excursion is an absolute must. After a short bus ride we arrived at the remote location, and was greeted by a fantastic guide called CJ. After completing the necessary paperwork, we were given the option to wear a helmet, which of course I agreed...More

Thank redelaine
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. We are so happy you had a great time. I am sure your review will be helpful to others. All that's good.

Reviewed 5 days ago

My family loved the tour. Our guide, Dane was so helpful and made the experience the highlight of our Jamaica vacation.

Thank Kimandwil
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Big up for Dane. Thanks for taking the time to write it means a great deal to us. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Mom and I had been wanting to do horseback riding on the beach (in the ocean was a bonus) for a long time. Hooves came highly rated, so we booked a private tour. Not really worth the extra as we wound up just paces in...More

Thank mstrkp
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. Sometimes the private ride is close to the general group but you hopefully got the individualized attention. Do come again and have the regular ride.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love horseback riding but had never taken a horse into the ocean, so this was a must-do. One really cool thing about Hooves is that the horses are all rescued from racetracks, which I thought was great. They are trained very well, so all...More

Thank PaigeElizabeth21
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your detailed review I am sure others will find it helpful. We are always working to improve our product with the Heritage Trust who own the property which is a Heritage site.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had a great time at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. we did the BEACH AND OCEAN HERITAGE HORSEBACK RIDE, the people are very professional and always on time. Barry and his crew took the time to explain every detail about the equestrian adventure....More

Thank Marcela A
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. Barry has been with us from the beginning some 24 years ago. Wonderful man. All that's good

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great time and worth every penny. The horses were great and the guides were amazing. Nikko and the other guy made the trip for us. Have no worries at this place!!! We were a family of 7. Also the guides get the horses...More

Thank Brooke A
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Oh my! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We do try harder being the little guys

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others had said, when you first pull up, you are wondering, "What have we gotten ourselves into." However, this was a great excursion and our family would do it again! The guides are attentative, funny, and seem to really enjoy what they are doing....More

Thank pcywca
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your wonderful review we do appreciate your taking the time to write. Hope to see you again. All that's good.

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Pulling up to Hooves, we were wondering about the upcoming experience. Don't let it fool you. Though the welcome area is a few benches under a tree, and no building, the place is well staffed, the horses are well cared for and well trained. The...More

1  Thank rocket0455
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Oh wow! Thank you so much for your review. We always try our hardest to make sure you have an interesting, safe and good time. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

My family and I went horseback riding on the beach and in the ocean. Led by Barry, we had a great time. He held the lead on my 8 year old daughter's horse and although she was a little nervous, she had a blast. She...More

1  Thank talbre1
tomhooves, Owner at Hooves - Guided tours on horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Barry has been with us from the beginning 23 years ago. We are so happy you took the time to write your review and had a great time. All that's good.

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Brittany B
Hi, Is it possible not to ride tethered to one of the grooms the whole ride?
6 February 2017|
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Response from tomhooves | Property representative |
Yes it is. We have very quiet horses for that exact purpose normally for small children. Please advise us of this at the time of your booking. See you soon.
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HeatherD_Hola13
Hi there! I have a 6yr old son who is wanting to go with me on a horseback riding excursion. He has no riding experience so I am concerned about his ability to "handle" a horse and the bumpy ride that goes along with it. From what you've seen of your youngest inexperienced riders, is it perhaps a better idea to leave him with family back at our resort? Thanks for any feedback! :)
16 January 2017|
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Response from tomhooves | Property representative |
Good morning Age is not the factor it is height and attitude. If he will listen to instructions he can be led by the groom. The boy in our picture was about that age. But he must be taller than three feet. He will have a... More
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mstrkp
Hi. Mom and I booked a private tour, but am curious as to what to wear. I see water shoes are better than sneakers, but do we wear swimsuit under dry clothes and change later? Do we bring extra clothes? I see there's no lockers on site. How do we stow personal effects?
25 December 2016|
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Response from tomhooves | Property representative |
Good questions Sneakers are fine but water shoes are better Bathing suits under cotton pants and T shirt and good Big towel or two in a back pack which travel to the beach in our security pickup See you soon. Have fun
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