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KOLI Equestrian Center

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Address: 6940 W Broken Ear Road, Just west of Maricopa Rd and KOLI Rd, Chandler, AZ
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+1 602-796-3495
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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KOLI Equestrian Center, located in the heart of the Gila River Indian...

KOLI Equestrian Center, located in the heart of the Gila River Indian Reservation and just minutes away from Downtown Phoenix, offers miles of breathtaking scenery and horseback riding trails that you and your family is sure to enjoy while visiting the Phoenix area. With wide open views and landscape, you just might be able to see the wild horses on a private horseback trail ride at Wild Horse Pass.

Out here at KOLI Equestrian Center there is never any “head to tail” single line horseback riding. Everyone is spread out and can get to know each other along the way. Friendly, qualified wranglers will advise you of the surroundings and what you need to know about our well trained horses during your horseback riding adventure. If you are looking for relaxation and fun in the Phoenix area, KOLI Equestrian Center is the place to be.

Book your horseback trail ride today where our knowledgeable wranglers and gentle horses are waiting for you…

To avoid the Phoenix heat, we leave earlier in the day so you can enjoy your horseback trail ride. Whether it is Summer or Winter, within a 24 hour notice we can provide Private Horseback Trail Riding at any time. We recommend advance reservations to ensure your horseback ride time during your stay in Chandler or the Phoenix area. Contact us for the latest pricing. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled horseback riding time for our group to depart promptly.

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What a Ride!

This was our first time in Arizona and me and my daughter wanted to experience horseback riding in the Desert. But I am not the best planner, and left it for the last min. I... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brittany J
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first time in Arizona and me and my daughter wanted to experience horseback riding in the Desert. But I am not the best planner, and left it for the last min. I talked to Sylvia at KOLI who not only helped me, she had her work phone with her at home and let me call her to... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review of KOLI Equestrian Center. I will make sure the staff are aware you were more than pleased with their efforts. Based on your comments, I see you enjoyed our Group 90 minute ride. It's great to meet other guests that are out to enjoy the day with their families. Although we strongly recommend booking... More 

Cazenovia, New York
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing ride through the dessert, awesome for everyone you don't have to be a pro rider! We thought there would be cacti but there was barley any which was a let down but what can ya do! Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable. They provide Water and helmets (which are not required.) the highlight of my ride was... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review about us. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your ride and were able to check out the wild horses. They are a great sight, especially since they came up close to riders this time. We hope if you are in our area again that you come out for another... More 

Steinbach, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I decided to finally go horseback riding in the desert - it's something I had always wanted to do, so finally I checked out KOLI Equestrian Center. It wasn't far from the hotel I was staying at, and it was the right time to do it. I booked a sunset ride, and was joined by two other ladies. I was... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of our center. You picked one of our most popular rides and it sounds like you enjoyed yourself. It is a great way to end the day in the beauty of the southwest. Our horses are gentle for an comfortable ride to take in Gila River area and experience a horseback ride through the... More 

Avondale, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I would highly recommend for horseback riding and romantic carriage rides. Our Tour guide Blass was amazing! Great people and best customer service I could have asked for. I took my wife, celebrating our anniversary as a surprise on a carriage ride and she loved it! The experience was amazing! We got to take pictures, video and had a blast.... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review the carriage ride. It pleases me to hear you and your wife had a great time. We like this romantic carriage for guests that want to experience the outdoors a little more comfortably. We hope the next time you are in our area you come out for a horseback ride. We offer... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Beautiful experience. Solo ride for me with my guide - very informative, horses well taken care of. Clean facility. Highlight was to see the wild horses come to drink from the dirt canal. Ride is on thousands of acres of Indian reservation land. I will be back with my family. Great people!

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

We appreciate the comment regarding your positive experience at our center. The wild horses are always a sight to see and you got really lucky to see them on your Early Bird Ride. Experiencing this ride is a relaxing way to start your day, besides being the coolest (temp wise) ride too! We look forward to you coming out to... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Lovely people. Thanks to Blass and Grace for looking after me and showing me the wild horses.

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking a moment to review us. My staff is always trying to provide the ride possible and can see they did that again. Isn't it great to see the wild horse roam? You cannot see that everywhere. Our Private Rides head to these majestic creatures for an experience you'll always remember. We hope to see you again... More 

Watseka, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We did a private ride - 60 minutes as we had 2 kids ages 9 and 11 with us and it was their first time riding. They loved it and so did we. Our guide was great - told us many things about the area answered all our questions very well, rode at a nice pace made sure everyone was... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to review our center. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your Private Ride and our wrangler. Yes, we do provide the basics: bottled water (before and after the ride), variety of sunscreens and bug repellents available before and after the rides. We want to make sure you have the best ride possible and... More 

Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

morgan was our guide for a private sunset ride saturday night, and she is lovely. fun from the moment she picked us up at the hotel. my girlfriend is a fancy competitive rider and i had some experience too, so morgan matched the horses and the ride to create a (responsible) thrill. open desert, lots of wildlife, and interesting insight... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of KOLI Equestrian Center. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much that you came out twice in a row, experiencing different rides and wranglers. I will let all three know of your great experience and job well done. Perhaps we will see you again for another visit when you are... More 

Genoa, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I booked the private guided ride for my friend and I. Baus is an excellent horseman and guide. I live in Ohio with my own horses. That said...WILD HORSES curiously approached us! Week old foal! Delightful amble through the ride, no nose to tail potato riding. This place totally wins. When I visit my friend in Mesa , I will... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to write a review of your experience of our center. I am glad to hear that Blass did an excellent job for you to have a great ride. The wild horses are a sight to see no matter if you have your own horses or not. Our western style of riding is an adventure... More 

Shelton
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about our experience. My daughter and I often like to ride horseback when we travel so we've experienced many different riding establishments. The KOLI Center exceeds all of those. Sylvia was our knowledgable and upbeat "trail master" and having lived in the area, was well-versed in local history, geography and knew exactly where to... More 

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Chuck P, Owner at KOLI Equestrian Center, responded to this review

Thank you for this glowing review of KOLI Equestrian Center. I am glad we exceeded your expectations. You describe our Private Ride so well you should be a professional blogger. From the experience of our staff, our responsive horses, the tribal lands you were able to ride on, and watching the wild horses roaming free and living undisturbed, I think... More 

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