ERC was born on the tiny island of Vieques, Puerto Rico and a few years later, expanded to Martha’s Vineyard in 2012 and Cape Cod in 2014. In 2019, we have decided to “come home” to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and offer our services to the budding tourism industry in Cape Charles and surrounding areas. This doesn’t change our life and business on Vieques, but we will not be returning to Massachusetts in the future. Below you’ll find some great videos and write-ups that have featured us over the years.

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Horses roam freely on the rustic island of Vieques. You’ll see them running along the roads, playing on the beach, and grazing in herds in the open fields. But these aren’t your average equines. They are Paso Finos, a breed whose rhythmic gait creates a notably smooth

ride that you can experience for yourself on a tour with Esperanza

Riding Company. Settle into the saddle for a relaxing two-hour ride,during which you’ll explore parts of the island that you can’t reach by car. The trip goes from enjoyable to extraordinary when you turn the corner onto Playa Negra.  As your horse frolics through the surf on this striking black-sand beach, you’ll feel as if you stepped

out of a painting that’s so stunning, it can’t be real. But it is.



Esperanza Riding Company takes groups out in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day. Space is limited, so book in advance to secure your spot.

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Articles about Esperanza Riding Company

Host, Anthony Everett, joins Esperanza Riding Company at Sandy Neck Beach Park."On the Water - Horseback Riding on Cape Cod Beaches. Aired October 10, 2018"

Esperanza Riding Company featured on the Chronicle's broadcast on Vieques island and Vieques Insider Magazine.   See the video

"Vieques: An Island Discovered"

Aired January 12, 2016

"Esperanza Riding Company in West Tisbury opens for the season"

June 19, 2013   Read the article here

“See Martha’s Vineyard In A Whole New Way…Horseback Riding Tours”

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The Travel Channel - Explore Island by Horseback, 2012 (Sample Video) "The island of Vieques offers horseback tours of its lush natural surroundings."  See the Video

Elizabeth is interviewed by Jay Pateakos, president of the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, about starting up her new Cape Cod location. Learn more about our special horses and what we have to offer.

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