Vavenby Trail Rides
Vavenby Trail Rides
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***We are now open!*** To follow Provincial Covid19 related guidelines we are operating at a reduced capacity. This will allow us to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone. Because of this reduced capacity, we strongly recommend calling ahead to book a ride. Enjoy guided rides on our scenic working cattle ranch. With a maximum of eight riders, and a variety of options and choices, our rides are enjoyed by all levels of rider. We welcome children, novices and experienced riders.
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  • Robin S
    Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone loved it!
    We had a ride with 3 children aged 3, 7 and 9. At first the youngest was hesitant but the thorough and calm manner in which Sarah explained what to do but him totally at ease. Everyone had a wonderful time and we quite enjoyed the entire experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a great time for all ages.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Jean P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend highly for all, on a location with views.
    We had a lovely complete 1 hour ride, not including adjustments. It was not all on one level. Great price! Owner and help were all lovely people. Enjoyed by all family members, first timers and scaredy cats. : )
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Happiness31053032858
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice trail riding
    We had a great time riding with the whole family. It was a fun and joyful experience for all riding skill levels. The horses where so calm and lovely. We rode in western style (which i think was very cool). All in all was it an amazing trip with nice and friendly guides :-)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Denis A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    Sarah and Ed were very welcoming and informative, the ride around their vast property was amazing, the perfect location. Horses were matched to rider size and ability and they also provided riding hats and boots. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Smood
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable experience on the trails in BC
    Booked the trail ride with lunch at Vavenby Trail Rides/Shook Ranch. (About a 20 minute drive from Clearwater) Had a wonderful time riding the trails on the Ranch. There were 5 guests riding with Sarah and Darcy from the ranch. Ranch supplies helmets, boots and coats, if needed. Horses were placid and easy to control, even for novices. Trails were not too challenging. Lunch was chips/crisps, burgers (ham and veggie) and salads, followed by wagon wheels (what else?). All washed down with bottled water or freshly ground coffee cowboy-style. Ate at a camp down by the river where the burgers were cooked fresh. All told, we were out for over 4 hours. Thanks Sarah and Darcy for a memorable experience. Would highly recommend
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Alicia R
    Steenbergen, The Netherlands1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    We did the 3 hour ride with Darcy and Sarah. Very lovely and friendly people. Very helpful and clear in giving instructions for us non english and inexperienced people. Very nice trail and we saw some deer. Great lunch camp with delicious meal! Darcy is a great cook! Its totally worth the money! No rushing because we where gone for over 3,5 hours. 5 out of 5!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
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April L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Amazing, authentic experience. The horses were well trained and calm. What a beautiful ranch (and great potato salad!).
Written September 28, 2023
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Alicia R
Steenbergen, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We did the 3 hour ride with Darcy and Sarah. Very lovely and friendly people. Very helpful and clear in giving instructions for us non english and inexperienced people. Very nice trail and we saw some deer. Great lunch camp with delicious meal! Darcy is a great cook! Its totally worth the money! No rushing because we where gone for over 3,5 hours. 5 out of 5!
Written September 27, 2023
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Smood
Dublin25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Booked the trail ride with lunch at Vavenby Trail Rides/Shook Ranch. (About a 20 minute drive from Clearwater) Had a wonderful time riding the trails on the Ranch. There were 5 guests riding with Sarah and Darcy from the ranch. Ranch supplies helmets, boots and coats, if needed. Horses were placid and easy to control, even for novices. Trails were not too challenging. Lunch was chips/crisps, burgers (ham and veggie) and salads, followed by wagon wheels (what else?). All washed down with bottled water or freshly ground coffee cowboy-style. Ate at a camp down by the river where the burgers were cooked fresh. All told, we were out for over 4 hours. Thanks Sarah and Darcy for a memorable experience. Would highly recommend
Written September 21, 2023
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Bianca V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We did the 3 hr trail ride. Nice easy going ride through wood and along the river.
Good lunch.

Hospitality was great and the horses friendly.

We would highly recommend.
Written September 14, 2023
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Denis A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Sarah and Ed were very welcoming and informative, the ride around their vast property was amazing, the perfect location. Horses were matched to rider size and ability and they also provided riding hats and boots. Would definitely recommend.
Written September 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Happiness31053032858
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had a great time riding with the whole family. It was a fun and joyful experience for all riding skill levels. The horses where so calm and lovely. We rode in western style (which i think was very cool).
All in all was it an amazing trip with nice and friendly guides :-)
Written August 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jean P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a lovely complete 1 hour ride, not including adjustments. It was not all on one level. Great price! Owner and help were all lovely people. Enjoyed by all family members, first timers and scaredy cats. : )
Written August 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robin S
Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had a ride with 3 children aged 3, 7 and 9. At first the youngest was hesitant but the thorough and calm manner in which Sarah explained what to do but him totally at ease.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we quite enjoyed the entire experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a great time for all ages.
Written August 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jo U
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Brilliant experience going on a two hour trail ride. Very well run, accommodating and the experience was safe but without being boring. The horses were well cared for, in excellent condition and we were thoroughly briefed on each of their personalities and ways they like to be ridden. It is obvious the care they have for their horses. A mixed group of beginners, occasional rider (many many years ago) and regular rider all enjoyed it thoroughly. Hats and boots provided and covid protocols followed.
Written July 3, 2022
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Mtb9live
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Superb. As non riders we felt safe at all times. Well looked after horses and professional team. Really nice ride down to river and top of the hill. Extended ride to a two hours and well worth it.
Written July 3, 2022
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