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Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides

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Address: 1828 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1412
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+1 650-726-9903
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic...

Beautiful guided coastal trail and beach horseback rides on dramatic Coastal Equestrian Trail and Half Moon Bay's Poplar Beach. Minimum riding age is 7 years old. All rides appropriate for first time, moderately experienced and very experienced riders. Online reservations required, height/weight restrictions available online, check before booking. Barbecues available for groups of 10 people or more. Closing time ends with seasonal changes. Always open for early bird ride at 8:00 a.m., by reservation.

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Overall a very good experience. We did the 2 hour early bird trail ride and I had no idea how crowded it would be. We got there to check in and turns out there were about 18... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Peach_412
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Middletown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Booked a 1.5 hour trail and beach ride with four other friends. Even though all of us were novices to horseback riding, we all had a smooth and enjoyable ride thanks to the guides who rode along with our group. The ride starts with a tutorial, which was clear and easy to remember. The horses were all very tame and... More 

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Thank Jasmin M
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this review

Jasmin, we are so glad that you and your friends had an enjoyable ride, and were able to appreciate the really unique beauty of our Half Moon Bay Coastside, while on horseback. The trail you took parallels the migration route of the gray whales, who can be seen travelling with pods of dolphin twice a year--you see them while you... More 

Mill Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My 12 year old grand daughter and I took the 2-hour early bird horseback ride this past Saturday with Sea Horse Ranch. It was a fabulous experience in every way! We arrived 10 min early and were greeted and signed in, along with 12 others. On this sunny morning, after a week of heavy rains, I think many hoped for... More 

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Thank marcianay
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We try to make the ride exactly as you described. It is wonderful when our customers have the total riding experience we strive to provide--just enough fun, challenge, excitement, nature, animals, help when needed. Do come back to see us again More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Took my 7YO daughter who has ridden a couple of times. The route had all a kid could imagine - mud, river crossing, beach, meadow, etc. I was quite impressed the horses were so very well behaved. They were quite mellow, much to my relief!

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Middletown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Overall a very good experience. We did the 2 hour early bird trail ride and I had no idea how crowded it would be. We got there to check in and turns out there were about 18 people. They handled it quite well and split us into two groups to get going on the trail, each group with two guides.... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We have returned several times to Sea Horse Ranch. They take the time to review the rules and match you with the right horse. Sombra was my horse! We enjoyed an hour and half riding through water and finally ended up on the beach. Magnificent ride! Javier was the best guide. He was extremely attentive to each person in our... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Ranch and the resident horses seems to be well cared for. Our 90 mins ride was really nice and suitable for me as a noice. Environment is beautiful. Check in was easy. Two staff rode along with our group of 4 people. They allowed each couple to hand over 1 cell phone for photo taking. The staff was surprisingly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and our 9- and 12-year old sons enjoyed the 1.5 hour beach ride offered by Sea Horse Ranch yesterday and loved every minute of the experience. We rode with a group of eight, led on horseback by one of the ranch hands with another riding alongside, coaching humans and hustling the horses along when necessary. We rode a... More 

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Thank Jon K
Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this review

Jon, thanks so much for taking the time to share your review. So very glad we were finally able to get your family out on this ride--sometimes Mother nature doesn't cooperate! So important for children, anyone really, to have a positive first experience on horseback. Glad we were able to provide that for you and yours. More 

Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friend and I went riding at Sea Horse Ranch in Half Moon Bay for the second time. The people there are very helpful which I was happy for since I have limited experience on horseback. The two hour ride takes you along the bluffs and then down on the beach. With a splash or two in the surf you... More 

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Petaluma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I were in the area for our anniversary, and since she loves to ride we made reservations here. We selected the 1 1/2hr ride which goes onto the beach, and had a wonderful time. Our guide, whose name unfortunately I don't recall, was great, the scenery was outstanding, and our horses were wonderful. Highly recommend Sea Horse... More 

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Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are delighted you and your wife had such a good time. Please, celebrate with us every year!! Happy Anniversary. More 

Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I am not exaggerating when I say that my experience at Sea Horse Ranch was the best day ever. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING about this place is amazing. The staff, the trail guides, the horses.. Everything is top notch perfect and so friendly. I felt very comfortable, and right at home. It was my Mom's birthday, so we did... More 

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Willa C, General Manager at Sea Horse Ranch - Private Rides, responded to this review

What a sweet review! I shared it with staff and you made us all smile. We are so very glad this was such a good experience for you and your Mom! See you next birthday. More 

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