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Horseshoe Bay Ranch

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Address: 38 Gifford St | Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to...

Come and join us for a two hour horse ride through bushland down to horseshoe bay beach. Enjoy riding your horse bareback into the cool clear waters of the coral sea. We have horses to suit both total beginners and the more experienced so make a booking with us today. We ride twice a day everyday at 9am and 3pm bookings are essential and weight restrictions apply to keep our horses happy and healthy

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A childhood dream came true

I'm traveling alone in Aussi and was looking the whole time for a horse track. I choose this horse track after comparing sereval one at the eastcoast. The horses know the track... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2016
Saskia Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I'm traveling alone in Aussi and was looking the whole time for a horse track. I choose this horse track after comparing sereval one at the eastcoast. The horses know the track, so even beginner will enjoy this trip. Besides, the Group could also split up for some time, so that confident rider could get a bit faster. On the... More 

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Picnic Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I had my first ride on a horse at this ranch when I was 13yrs old, they still do the same trusted guided tour of Horseshoe bay through the bush then to the beach, through the water which is a really awesome experience. More recently, I have taken friends there and they thoroughly enjoyed their experience

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Just got back from a 2hr bush and beach ride with these guys. As we visited during the week there weren't many people in town, this meant I got a one on one personal ride. So we started off with the usual safety briefing and basic handling of a horse (I am a total novice). Then we took a gentle... More 

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Thank Emma B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Having very limited 'country' experience riding a horse was a little daunting at first, the professional and passionate staff were quick to make me feel at ease and quickly turned the nerves into excitement . The horses were all well looked after and well trained. The staff were funny/friendly and really accommodating at all times. Their experience and passion for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Being a total horse riding novice, this was an amazing experience, and relatively easy to adapt to. The staff who accompany the visitors are wonderful and looked after us all every step of the way. The bare back horseride in the water was certainly the highlight!!

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Thank Chanlen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Well looked after horses, the staff adapt the ride according to your experience. Highlight was strolling through the wild mint fields on horseback, cantering down the lane way, and riding bareback in the ocean. Dodging the aqua turd from the horse in front of me was hilarious ;)). BONUS: late April is butterfly season, and walking through the butterfly forest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I still can't believe I rode a horse bare back, let alone in the sea! This was a fantastic experience, even though I am a horse riding novice. The staff were very friendly, considerate and thoughtful. A lovely lady rode next to me and gave me a nature talk as we trotted to the beach as the others went faster,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Had a really good time during the 2,5 hours I spent on this tour! My horse was lovely and it was fun to see the island in another way then for example driving around. Lots of trotting and one fun canter, would have loved some more of that! It was awesome to go swimming with the horses, however my first... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is just fantastic ! The horses are so well cared for and Mia and Jen offer a fabulous service. Being a "horsey" person myself I find it hard to quality trail riding places and because of this haven't been on one for many years. Did a drive by to check it out before we booked and the horses... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I would just like to give a big thank you to Mia and Gen at Horseshoe Bay Ranch for a fantastic horse ride! Genuinely one of the best activities up the East Coast. Mia was a great lead and had fantastic experience, it was refreshing to have an instructor that knows how to handle herself in the saddle. My favourite... More 

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