For those who like a little excitement, our fast rides are a great way to get the adrenaline pumping. Loping through the desert on horseback you’ll begin to believe that you really should have been born a cowboy. Intermittent walking and trotting allows you to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. Experienced riders love these rides and we pride ourselves on helping beginners gain the skills necessary to participate as well. With our wide variety of trails, fast rides are always an adventure. Our fast rides require that you be 8 years or older and have passed a lope test in our arena. This test is conducted for your safety as well as the riders around you.
The perfect introduction to riding at Rancho Notorious and for those who prefer to soak up the sun and scenery…
This is the best way to see the desert flora and fauna. You’ll ride all week and never use the same trail twice on our walking rides. Our Guides use walking rides as an opportunity to share their knowledge of the typical Aruban countryside and North coast and our horses.
We ask that every guest complete a slow ride to become better acquainted with your horse and the trails before moving on to more strenuous riding activities. Children 5 and older may participate in slow rides.
You may choose to do a Half Day ride offered at Rancho Notorious. Our Half Day rides are approximately 3 1/2 hours . The ride follows the Northern part of the Island. Half Day rides are suited for Experienced riders who would like to explore more.
For beginners and intermediate riders alike, everyone learns from our patient and knowledgeable guides. Riding lessons will quickly increase your confidence and improve your riding experience.
Lessons are the only riding activity with an extra charge;
$20 per person for 1 hour of group instruction – (groups are typically limited to 4 guests)
Reconnect with nature, family, friends and serenity. Ride through the unspoiled desert and cactus
Due to the potential risks inherent to the nature of some activities we offer, all guests are required to review and fully under-stand the recreational activity release and indemnity agreement prior to arrival, which then have to be signed upon arrival.