Okanagan Stables
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At Okanagan Stables, we offer family oriented rides(For All Ages) with ​​​Incredible Views and Vistas, giving you a taste of the Best that the Okanagan, LakeCountry area of British Columbia has to offer.Among our varied Programs " The Intro Mini Trail Combo" for$ 35.00 Is Very Popular! Great for Never Ever's and The Very Younger ones will have their horse led on foot and perhaps a side walker as well ! Our FREE Meet and Greet Photo Op is available by appointment 7 days a week !
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CanadianFamily
Nova Scotia, Canada49 contributions
Jul. 2020
Great Ride!

I phoned in advance and spoke to peter about what i was looking for and knew that he would be the best person to trust in putting my 3 year old on his horses.
(They provided her and I with a staff member to lead the horse, while letting her feel like she was in control the whole time)The comments about him being stern and a perfectionist are entirely true, and that is why i brought my child here to ride. The staff were very hands on and informative with every step of the ride. This was not only a " pony ride" for kids but a riding lesson before we began, they took the time to see that everyone was comfortable on the horses before we ventured up the mountain paths. It was a very relaxed environment and we were all comfortable. The views from the property was beautiful as we weaved through the mountain side.

If you are looking to walk in to a stables that is pristine condition and they throw you on a horse to follow them around then look elsewhere.
Written July 13, 2020
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Judith
2 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Friends
Peter was great and we had lots of fun! Would totally recommend going there!! The view is also absolutely incredible
Written June 25, 2020
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linpete55
KELOWNA4 contributions
Oct. 2019
Took my 7 year old grand daughter for her first trail ride. Peter and the girls were very professional and informative. Peter took his time with us to make sure she was comfortable with the horse. Once on the horse and after instructions she went on the trail ride. She was thrilled and the smile on her face was priceless. After the ride she fed and brushed the horse down, which she loved. Again everyone there was very attentive to her. Will be back next year, she can't wait. Would highly recommend this to everyone. Thank you Peter and your wonderful staff.
Tom Moss
Written October 13, 2019
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Michaela
2 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I booked this 2 hour ride for our vacation. Overall was a great enjoyable experience. Peter took the time to make sure we got comfortable with the horses and the horses got comfortable with us. We did training getting on and off the horse, stop and go procedures. We went up the mountain and had an amazing view where Peter kindly offered to take photos of us.

Peter is very knowledgeable and intune, we also enjoyed his sense of humor. They were all very nice and pleasant.

Thank you for a great time.
Written September 9, 2019
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Martijn
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands14 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Peter took good time to explain western style and to have us practice it. That was fun, and also quite different from what we are used too. We then went for the trail we had booked with great riding, lots of climbing for the horse and a fabulous view. Thanks Peter and team!
Written August 30, 2019
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chandelebird
Coldstream, Canada7 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
We were really looking forward to a horse riding experience for our young children. The initial booking process was easy & efficient, no complaints there, with a nice little reminder the day before. Signage definitely lacking at entrance, the whole set up is very casual. The initial greeting by staff welcoming. Our kids were introduced to their horses & a quick lesson on the go/stop commands, then they were on & we did a few laps of a green space. My daughter was lead by a staff member but my husband was leading our son. That was it (literally 20 mins) until I questioned what we had booked for which was the mini trail ride (1-1/2 hours). Anyway, kids back on the horses & off we walked... the trail was ridiculous, 300m maybe... I should mention too during this ‘little’ trail ride my 2 year olds horse was spooked & flung her off.... thankfully no injury & I take responsibility of this to a certain extent as I’m not naive to the risks associated with horse riding & I was too far away to catch her & it was advised for me walk along side her... however the lass leading her was inexperienced & the horse had too much room for movement. For then the owner to make the comment ‘this is why we have you sign a waiver’ seriously!! Way too soon. Other negatives were the owner & employees were speaking in German frequently to each other during the trail which I find extremely rude! My daughter did get back on her horse, but still trail ride done & dusted in 45-50 mins. I do not recommend this for young children, even though they recommend it for same. (Have no idea why her horse spooked but prob shouldn’t have a 2 year old on it I would assume if this is the demeanour of horse). All in all it was extremely unorganized & unprofessional. I owned & rode horses as a teen & all the things I was taught back then the owner had something negative to say about the same. The only reason three stars is because our son did enjoy his time on the horse.
Written August 24, 2019
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Jessica Phun
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Jul. 2019 • Family
My family and I had an AMAZING experience at the Okanagan Stables. Peter, Vanessa, and Alex were so accommodating, kind, fun to be around, and patient with us. We originally made an appointment to ride at 3PM on a Thursday, but unfortunately when we got there it started POURING rain. Peter was kind enough to let us reschedule for the next day at the same time and even offered to give us a full refund if we were rained out again and couldn’t make time to come back another day. On the trail, one of us lost our phones and Peter and Alex helped us loop around on the trail again to search for it (luckily we found it!).

Peter and his staff also went above and beyond in teaching us and making sure we were comfortable riding the horses on our own. They gave a full rundown of everything from beginning to end, made us do a couple of practice laps and gave us tips on how to improve. I was struggling in the beginning, so they had a trainer, Alex, come on the trail with me to lead my horse by a rope. Towards the end of the trail, Alex let me ride on my own and I felt so much more confident!

The trail they took us on was also incredibly beautiful!! It was the most beautiful trail we had ever ridden on. They were kind enough to take lots of pictures for us as well. Peter and his staff were SO patient with us and made this experience so much fun. We would absolutely recommend picking the Okanagan Stables if you want a great riding experience in the Kelowna area.
Written July 20, 2019
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Katherine N
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Aug. 2018 • Family
I think all anyone needs to do is read the responses from Peter to the negative reviews that have been posted to understand what you are dealing with. We came for a trail ride with two children who were fairly inexperienced. Although the trail up the mountain was beautiful Peter and his staff all walkedbehind on foot which was very strange and unusual. It didn't take long to realize that they were worried about the horses as they were not very accommodating and not very good trail horses. They were prone to bolt and probably not very safe for children... in hindsight. My daughter who is 10 was made to feel like it was her fault that her horse kept eating from the ground and she couldn't keep it in line. He had admonished her several times for not being firmer with a horse. Trail horses are trained to not do this. It surely should not be the fault of an inexperienced Rider. This wouldn't have been so terrible except for the communication with his staff which was degrading and very uncomfortable. He admonished them repeatedly and treated them terribly. It was very uncomfortable. Peter could clearly sense that I wasn't impressed and started to single me out for the way I was holding the reins and riding. At one point he told the fourteen-year-old to keep an eye on me. This is a very unprofessional business with an inexperienced business owner and horses who are not trained for trail.
Written November 29, 2018
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LindsayKelownaBC
Kelowna BC4 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Family
My 7-year-old daughter and I booked a last minute ride and had a wonderful time. We went just before sunset and had spectacular views of the lake and valley. The staff was fantastic - fun, friendly and knowledgeable. They took their time making sure we were comfortable before we went out. We will definitely be back!
Written October 26, 2018
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Nickie B
3 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Friends
Peter and his crew took mom and I for a ride as an early birthday present. His instruction was very thorough which was a nice touch as we all got to learn something new about horses. The views were beautiful and I would recommend this tour to anyone who is in love with horses!
Written September 27, 2018
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