The Turks and Caicos offers a unique horseback riding experience – as most tours include beach rides and wading in spectacular turquoise water. The local stables are able to accommodate all skill levels, making the activity perfect for children and families. One of the top activities on Providenciales.
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Horseback riding at Long Bay Beach.
Providenciales has two small riding stables, each offering rides along the beautiful beaches of Providenciales. Located on the southeast side of the island near
Long Bay Beach,
Provo Ponies is the island’s oldest stable and offers both group and private rides. There's also a small stable at Five Cays near Bugaloo's restaurant.
Horseback riding is a fun experience that the whole family can enjoy while on your tropical vacation.
The beaches in the Turks and Caicos offers an amazing setting for riding, with turquoise water and white sand, and both beginners and experienced equestrians will appreciate the routes.
Before rides, both stables give a quick introduction on equipment and safety, and offer guide-led ponies for small children.
The Best Horseback Riding Locations
The two stables on Providenciales are found on opposite sides of the islands, and the beach, sights and scenery differ a bit depending on which tour is takes. The routes used are generally on level terrain with little change in elevation.
The lightly-developed Long Bay Beach is located on the shallow Caicos Banks region of Providenciales, which displays a dazzling hue of turquoise. The coast is one of the top
kiteboarding destinations in the Caribbean, so you’ll see some action on the water as well if the
wind is blowing.
It's recommended that you wear long trousers and closed-toe shoes. Sandals should not be worn.
Booking and Reservations
We highly advise booking your reservation well in advance of your visit to the Turks and Caicos, as both of the island’s stables are small and availability is limited. This is especially the case during the winter “
high season” months.
Cancelations within 24-48 hours before a scheduled ride may incur hefty fees. A 12% tourism tax may be additional to the advertised rates.
Weddings and Special Events
If you’re looking for a private ride or would like to do a
photo shoot or
wedding, special arrangements and times can be booked.
Initially started as a rescue operation for abandoned and abused horses,
Provo Ponies operates out of
Long Bay Hills and has a herd of 26.
The initial part of the standard Provo Ponies ride is along quiet roads, and then along
Long Bay Beach. Riding in the ocean is allowed, along with trotting and cantering if conditions allow.
Guided rides are offered twice daily, Monday to Friday, and both 60min and 90min rides are available. Reservations are required. Weight limits of about 200 pounds apply, and only one rider is allowed per horse. Minimum rider age of six. Helmets are required for children and are optional for adults, and are provided. Bookings can usually be made through your
hotel concierge, or directly through Provo Ponies.
Due to a wider selection of horses and equipment, Provo Ponies is the better choice for those with younger
Heritage Tours is a new stable in the Turks and Caicos, and is located near the beach in the old fishing community of
Five Cays. Like Long Bay Beach,
Five Cays Beach offers soft, white sand, and shallow turquoise water.
The popular beachfront restaurant of Bugaloo’s is located adjacent to Heritage Tour’s stable, and is another popular tourist attraction.