What A Greay Way To Explore Nevis – On Horseback!
Photo courtesy of Nevis1.com
The Nevis Equestrian Centre has been providing this opportunity to visitors since 1996. Hundreds of people, including such celebrities as Four Seasons Resort guests, – Tracey Ullman, Soni with Hootie & The Blowfish, NFL player Dan Marino, NBA player Charles Smith plus many more have all gone home with this experience “riding high” on their list of the “ultimate adventure”
Our most popular ride, beach and trail, begins with a walk past Ft. Ashby, the first fort on the island built in 1650, leading us to one of the many secluded beaches on Nevis. Along the way, we pass Nelson’s Spring, a beautiful lagoon where clipper ships once filled up with fresh drinking water.
We continue through Calhoun Estate where we see Brahma cattle and in the distance, St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, the oldest active Anglican Church in the Caribbean (1643). We turn east and slowly climb the mountain slope to Paradise Estate where we see ruins of a sugar mill and then ride through ‘ Cotton Ground’ which derives its name from the production of cotton in years past. The people of this village are warm and friendly and you don’t want to forget the name of your horse because the young children, who know the horses, will question you as to which one you are riding.
We return to the beach where we stop to take pictures and observe the local fishermen bring in their catch of the day, ending our ride with a cool walk through a coconut grove. Upon returning to the stable, we enjoy a refreshing tropical drink, sit and watch the horses take a cooling bath. Just another wonderful day in paradise!
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