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Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables)

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Neighbourhood: South Mountain
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Address: 10215 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8312
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+1 602-268-1261

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Great horse tour!

We took the kids ages 10 and 7 for a 1 hour ride. The trail was beautiful and the staff was good. Only downside was that I would have liked that they offer helmets as a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the kids ages 10 and 7 for a 1 hour ride. The trail was beautiful and the staff was good. Only downside was that I would have liked that they offer helmets as a precaution since the trail is a bit rocky, however the horses were very well trained - calm and slow. Would return next time we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our ride today! We did the 2 hour one, and it was the perfect length. We had beginner to advanced riders in our group and all of us had a great time. The guides were very kind to stop and take pics of us. They were also very concerned with how our ride was going and helped when needed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Nice morning ride! Quite with fantastic scenery! I would highly recommend this activity it doesn't take very long and the scenery is incredible!

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My daughter, niece and I decided to take a desert ride during a recent trip to Phoenix. Arizona Rides was close by and had good reviews. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They choose horses for us, helped us mount and we were off! The scenery was breahtaking with panoramic views of South Mountain... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome ride across the mountains in the dark! Beautiful skyline of Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Friendly guides who live their jobs! A must see and do!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We really enjoyed the ride to and from the restaurant. While it was longer than expected, the views were fantastic. From the sunset in the distance and the coyotes howling at each other, it was a beautiful and peaceful trip. Yes, the trail at times was very dusty...It's the desert. So, be more prepared and bring a bandana to wear... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place had a great, comfortable vibe. The people were easy going and good humored. I felt welcome among them and enjoyed the ride. It was more like 45 minutes than an hour, but it was a different way to experience Arizona's landscape. To be honest, I felt like I was in a John Wayne movie, however much of a... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our company retreat in AZ! Our wranglers were top notch, knowledgeable and friendly. It was a beautiful, pleasant evening with wonderful horses that were sweet as can be. Felt totally at ease and comfortable with them. Their choice of horses matched our skills perfectly. I would suggest this to anyone! Thank you all for an... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was the best part of our trip to Phoenix!! We did the hour steak dinner ride at night. The views of Phoenix from the ridges were breathtaking!!! The meal at the steakhouse was top notch, our steaks were perfect and the atmosphere was perfect for the experience. The staff of Ponderosa Stables was very welcoming and personable. I would... More 

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Scarborough, Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Take the two hours early morning ride at 6am before the sun gets hot. The trail is really nice on South mountain. I really enjoyed my anniversary ride there and the staff are very friendly.

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