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Painted Ponies Equestrian Center just outside of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Horseback riding tours on the beach and through the beautiful jungle
Riding lessons for all ages
Therapeutic riding
Leasing for short or long term for horse lovers in the area
Arena for jumpers and horse boarding coming soon
Coming soon, cabins for weekend riding guests

Beach rides are back! To view our Horseback Riding Tours and Riding Lessons, please see the "More" tab above

Painted Ponies Equestrian Center just outside of Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico, offers a variety of riding tours as well as lessons for riders of all ages.

Riding since the age of three, horses are in my blood. Being a child with a vision of starting something special like an Equestrian center offering horseback riding tours, student lessons and horse leasing, that dream is finally coming true with the start of Painted Ponies Equestrian center. The equestrian center is presently home to 28 horses, mostly pintos.

The Painted Ponies Equestrian Center located only 15 minutes outside of Sayulita, aims at giving student lessons, and also offers leasing for short or long term at discounted rates for horse loving residents in the area.

Arena for Jumpers & eventually boarding horses (coming soon). Plans for the not too distant future at Painted Ponies Equestrian Center just outside of Sayulita include cabins for weekend riding guests. The Equestrian center is located close to Litibu Beach which allows for 3 miles of riding. Monkey Mountain is within riding distance from the Equestrian Center. For the real Adventurist Sayulita is a several hour ride away through the jungle.

The jungle changes daily, so there is always something new to see. New sights, new sounds, & new dreams of accomplishments for the rider.

Please contact us via the form by email or telephone and we look forward to riding with you! To view our Horseback Riding Tours and Riding Lessons, please see the "More" tab above

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Great Experience!
We took our 7 year old daughter on the 1 hour ride. She doesn’t have much riding experience. The service was wonderful by Pat and her team. I would highly recommend the Painted Ponies ride for adults and/or children with a small group.
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Experienced: February, 2018
Response from Owner/Manager on 03-15-2018
So glad she had a great experience. I think it was a tie with Dad. thank you.
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Tranquility, Beauty, A Forever Memory
We were pleased to book with Pat's company because it is not always possible to find private rides for a reasonable price where the horses are also cared for properly. Painted Ponies wins on every level. Transport from Sayulita to Higuera Blanca and back, great conversations with the owner, attentive and warm guides were just the beginning of a day we will not soon forget. The horses were suitable for our riding level (neither of us had been on horses for 30 years). An absolutely peaceful ride through the jungle down to a barely-populated beach where we watched surfers, paused to take photos, and breathe in that (to me) life-giving ocean air: muy perfecto! Gracias to Pat, her guides, and especially to Tarzan and Mariposa, our patient horses. Treat yourself to a ride with this small, beautiful company.
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Experienced: February, 2018
Response from Owner/Manager on 02-28-2018
Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you in the near future again
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Dream come true!
My granddaughter and I remember this experience as a highlight of our vacation! Riding through the jungle and then onto the beautiful unoccupied beach was definitely a great adventure for the both of us. Being inexperienced horse back riders we felt safe on the horses picked out for us and the guides were friendly and even stopped to take photo shoots for us. My horse Tarzan loved the ocean so we rode through the water and I felt like I was in a movie fun! The owner Pat was so friendly and when my husband decided the ride would be too much for him promptly returned our pre payment. If you want the personal group ride I highly recommend this company!
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Experienced: January, 2018
such good people
took my 10 year old daughter, and her cousin. we were picked up in sayulita, thank you. had a blast riding in the back of the truck! the guys who took us out where very genuine! the horses were great! the owner was very kind and accommodating. would do this outfit again when i come back.
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Experienced: May, 2017
Perfect ride!
We loved our 2 hour ride through the jungle, the village of Hevera Blanca, and the beach! What makes Painted Ponies different from other companies is a) no mixed groups, just yourselves b) you get a glimpse of life outside of Sayulita c) very attentive crew d) the horses are kept in a beautiful location, several paddocks where you can also visit miniature ponies and colts, and d) can't beat the price!
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Experienced: March, 2016
Great Ride!
We loved our ride with the Painted Ponies. We had novice to skilled riders and they accommodated everyone. We took to jungle and arrived at the beach just as the sun was beginning to set. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect ride! Jose was a great guide, and great fun!
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Experienced: November, 2014
Fantastic time
Myself, husband and daughter recently had a 10 stay in Sayulita; with my daughter being the kind of teenager that loves horses and often rides them we had to look for was someone who could take us horseback riding. We found Pat who own's Painted ponies and she set it up with my husband (Norm) for a 2 hour horse ride with two wonderful guides. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the two gentlemen who were our guides; but I can tell you, they were the best. I had never been on a horse ever, but with the help of our guides I soon felt very comfortable, my horse was named Bella and she was so gentle, just perfect for someone who is new at riding.
The ride itself was wonderful, they took us through jungle territory and then down on the beach. The head guide, stayed back on the beach with our daughter while my husband, myself and the other guide kept riding for a while. Then our daughter and her guide galloped on the beach to reach us. It was an amazing experience for our daughter, sure wished I could do that, but just don't have the experience. I can't speak highly enough of these two gentlemen, there truly are wonderful and happy guys. Pat was there to greet us with a bottle of cold water each at the end of the ride.
I would highly recommend Painted Ponies to whoever would like to go horse riding while staying in Sayulita. Oh yes, they pick you up in town and drive to the ranch and bring you back, great time with great people.

Liz, Norm and Natalya Henderson
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Experienced: October, 2014
Great family activity
We thoroughly enjoyed our outting with Painted Ponies. We have three children ages 12, 9, and 5 and none of us had any prior experience with horseback riding. Pat and her crew were very welcoming to us and made us all feel comfortable with the horses.

Pat gladly accepted our last minute request for a reservation. She met us in town at a central location, and then we followed her to the equestrian center which is an easy 15 minute drive. Once we arrived, the kids were fitted with helmets and we were introduced to the horses. We had two guides for our outting and they were very friendly and great with the kids. In addition, the horses were calm and gentle. We took a leisurely ride through jungle paths and then ended up at a lovely beach. We loved the location of Painted Ponies because it offered a peaceful ride with beautiful scenery (so many colorful flowers in bloom, tons of butterflies, and the ocean).

Our kids will definitely have wonderful memories of their first horseback riding experience!
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Experienced: October, 2014
Great service, horses and views!
Pat & John are great hosts and their guide, Jose, was amazing! Cannot recommend enough. Our group (9 adults) had a wonderful time riding the horses and seeing a different side of Sayulita.
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Experienced: April, 2014
Sweet ride though the jungle/beach
We had a private guided tour with Jose. Jose was excellent at pointing out many different species of plants, tree and birds. Our 2 hours were full of exciting views throughout the ride. The beach was empty of people and void of the concrete jungle. It was perfect!
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Experienced: March, 2014
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