The most popular ride, is the Nevis beach and
trail ride, which begins with a walk past Ft. Ashby, the first fort on the island built in 1650, leading you to one of the many secluded beaches on Nevis. Along the way, you will pass Nelson's Spring, a beautiful lagoon
where clipper ships once filled up with fresh drinking water.
As you continue through Calhoun Estate where you will see Brahma cattle and in the distance, St. Thomas' Anglican
Church, the oldest active Anglican Church in the Caribbean (1643). You then turn east and slowly climb the mountain slope to Paradise Estate, where you will see ruins of a sugar mill
and, a little farther off, the magnificent estate homes at Four Seasons. Your ride then continues through the bush, above the Four Seasons world-renowned golf course, to several grand local homes. You continue on through the village of Barnes Ghaut (ghaut meaning gorge or ravine), more bush and on to the village of 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.
You will then return to the beach
where you can stop to take pictures and observe the local fishermen bring in their catch for the day, ending your ride with a cool walk through a coconut grove. Upon returning to the stable, you will enjoy a refreshing tropical drink and sit and watch the horses take a cooling bath. Just another wonderful day in paradise!
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