It’s no secret that in the Turks and Caicos, life revolves around the water. People come here for the beaches, the snorkeling, the diving and the boating. But there’s one activity you may not yet have heard about—and it’s a thrilling one you’re bound to talk about for years to come once you’ve experienced it. And that’s horseback riding with Provo Ponies.
What started as a rescue operation for horses and ponies is now a riding stable in Long Bay—just a 5-minute drive from Triton—with 30 horses and ponies, 25 of which are ready to ride.
Owner Camille Slattery, who grew up horseback riding in Iowa and moved to the Turks and Caicos in 1987, started Provo Ponies in 2001. Her team of instructors are all personable as well as well as knowledgeable, all with a passion for horses.
Provo Ponies caters to beginners as well as experienced riders, and will choose the right horse for you accordingly. During your ride, you’ll wander through the quiet roads and trails of Long Bay before emerging out onto Long Bay Beach, where you’ll have the surreal experience of riding your horse down the beach and into the clear, shallow water (weather permitting). Experienced riders can also have the opportunity to canter down the beach during low ride.
Provo Ponies offers private and group rides, with no more than 12 people allowed on a group ride. If you’re interested in booking a ride, you’re encouraged to book well in advance, particularly during the busy season (November to April).
If you’re planning your trip to the Turks and Caicos, put Provo Ponies on your list as a must-do. For more information, check out the Provo Ponies website, where you can also book online.