Cleland Equestrian Club Tours

Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Eastern side of the island of Barbados. Trek through the forests of the Scotland District, capture breathtaking views of the East Coast and take a gentle stroll down the beach. Our tours take you through forests filled with indigenous plants and fruits. Coconut trees, mango groves, and five finger fruit bushes, just to name a few, all of which can be sampled when in season. Whether you are an experienced rider, or this is your first encounter with horses, Cleland tours are a magical way to experience the natural wonders of Barbados. 

2 Hour Tour

Our most popular tour begins with a trek through forest, rugged terrain and over rolling hills through the Scotland District. Past Coot pond, home to the protected Coot bird and the Lily pond. Ride through blooming flora and fruit orchards of mangos, coconuts and guavas to name a few, sampling the fruit if in season. Make full use of a photo opportunity of the historic Morgan Lewis Windmill, one of the last two sugar mills still intact in the Caribbean. Take a gentle Stroll down the sandy shores of Morgan Lewis beachfront, riding along the Atlantic Ocean. On the ride back to the Club is the perfect opportunity for more experienced/adventurous riders to trot and canter your horse up the hills. This ride ends back at the stables. Current rate U.S$100 per person. Max group capacity 8pp. Max weight for rider lb220.

1 Hour and 30 minute Tour 

This tour mimics the path of the 2 hour tour except after you enjoyed the exhilarating ride along Morgan Lewis Beachfront, you will dismount from your horse in the quaint Shorey Village. Witness the horses being set free and gallop back to the stables. A car service will be provided to transport you back to the stables. Current rate U.S $95 per person. Max group capacity 8pp. Can do 2 groups of 8pp. Max weight for rider lb220. This ride is currently unavailable due to COVID19 restrictions and will be available June 2022.

1 Hour Tour 

Our one hour ride leads you through the forest and the hills of the Scotland district where you can gaze at the serene, picturesque views of the East Coast, The Sleeping Giant and Morgan Lewis Mill. Stroll through fruit orchards and sample guavas, jahmoon grapes and mangos when in season. Pass the Coot pond, home to the protected Coot bird and Lily pond, painted with clusters of Lily flowers, some of which are indigenous to Barbados. During all the trails offered there are packs of the African Green Monkey scurrying through the vegetation. Current rate U.S$70 per person. Max group capacity 9pp. Max weight for riders lb220

30 Minute Tour 

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Our 30 minute tour is perfect for riders looking for a quick excursion. Ride through the forest with African Green Monkeys scurrying through the vegetation and out to the viewpoint overlooking the entire East Coast of Barbados from The Sleeping Giant, East Point to Crab Hill. This scenic route is perfect for younger riders, and those visiting Barbados on cruise ships. Current cost U.S $50 per person. Max group capacity 9pp. Max weight for rider lb220.

All tours begin at Cleland Equestrian Club where riders will be matched with their horses. There will be forms to complete, a short orientation, and distribution of safety gear. For reservations kindly WhatsApp 1246-2364908 or 1246-2519953. You can also call 1246-4197433.

Tour Restrictions. 

All participating riders must be over the age of 4 for the 30 min tour and the age of 6 for the longer tours to participate in rides hosted by Cleland Equestrian Club. Additionally, for the safety of our riders and horses, all participating riders should not weigh more than 220lb.  Any existing or past medical conditions that might affect motoring skills and overall  health must be disclosed before the the ride. Kindly walk with any required medication as the nearest emergency clinic is 20 min away.

Riders with disabilities

Cleland Equestrian is wheelchair accessible and can cater to riders with minor disabilities, injuries, or special needs. Please let us know in advance if you, or any member of your riding group have any disabilities that may require  

 

Group Sizes

Most of our tours facilitate small intimate groups of riders, however, we can also cater to larger groups upon request. Max 9pp for the shorter rides and 8pp for the longer rides. 

 

Attire 

All participating riders must wear light clothing, ankle length trousers are recommended. All riders MUST wear enclosed shoes. Sunblock is highly recommended. 

 

Transportation

Transportation is not provided by Cleland Equestrian Club. Estimated travel time from the South Coast is 45-60min and from the West Coast 20-30min. Please take this under consideration when making your way up to Cleland Equestrian Club.

Refreshments 

Water or fruit juice  are included on each tour. Lunch can be purchased for an additional fee of U.S $20 per person. (Vegetarian, chicken and fish options are available.) and 1 non alcoholic beverage.

 

Safety

Horseback Riding is a live, high-risk sport. However, we do our very best to make your experience as safe and secure as possible by using our well-schooled horses and experienced tour guides. It is imperative that you pay close attention to the instructions explained to you by your tour guides. Cleland Equestrian Club is not liable for any injuries, damages or death howsoever caused to any person or persons participating in any activities offered by Cleland Equestrian Club nor whilst visiting the premises of Cleland Equestrian Club. 

 

Payment  

All tours require a cash payment to be made upfront before the ride begins. There will be no refunds after clients have signed their liability form. All liability is at the client.

 

Cancellation Policy 

There will be a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost of the booked ride. Clients MUST cancel 24 hours in advance in order for the cancellation policy not to apply. 

 

Service Charge

There is a minimum service charge of 10% which will be included in your final bill. Tour Guides may be tipped directly.