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Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables)

#19 of 78 Outdoor Activities in Phoenix Features Animals
10215 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8312
+1 602-268-1261
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Family horse ride

Spring Break ride with 4 adults and 8 kids on a 2 hour morning ride. The kids ranged from age 7-16... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Casey T
Fun experience for the whole family!

Ponderosa Stables was professional, friendly, and a fun experience for the whole family. The horses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, WA
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10215 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8312
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+1 602-268-1261
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spring Break ride with 4 adults and 8 kids on a 2 hour morning ride. The kids ranged from age 7-16 and the staff were great with each of them, letting them help saddle the horses, introducing them to their horses and memorizing the kids'...More

Thank Casey T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ponderosa Stables was professional, friendly, and a fun experience for the whole family. The horses were well trained and very good with the kids. I felt comfortable and safe the entire time. When I read that the website allowed young kids to ride with adults...More

Thank cklilu
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We booked a Pot a Gold sister stable in Flagstaff. Save your money. Their corporate office is rude and fraudulent. We booked a ride for our teenage daughters. When we arrived no-one was around. Walking the property, we noticed someone on a tractor in a...More

1  Thank Jan C
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This would be brilliant for first time or inexperienced riders who are happy to just sit on a horse during a slow, nose-to-tail ride. Does not offer much for the more experienced rider as no trotting, cantering or free control of your horse is offered....More

Thank Courtney S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Decided to take two rides on different days. The first one was an evening ride for one hour. You are back before sunset. It's a short but nice nose-to-tail ride on well maintained horses. A pack of coyotes were howling in the distance. I was...More

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We booked the TBone dinner ride - when we got there. We noticed several horses in front for the ride. The horses are filthy and dont seem to be taken care of well, some seemed nathargeic. a few of the horses seems very scared during...More

Thank janice142133
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had family in town from out-of-state and wanted to share a great Arizona experience with them. So we went horseback riding at South Mountain Stables. It was so easy. Called and made reservations. It's very affordable. The ride is about an hour long on...More

Thank ArizonaJT
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My girlfriend and I chose to do the steak dinner sunset ride. The horses were all pretty amazing and the wrangler was a blast. We rode the end of Feb, so sunset was pretty early. The sunset was spectacular - full of cacti along the...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Staff was amazing and made kids feel comfortable with riding a horse for the first time. Horses were well trained and great with the kids! Trail ride included some fun facts that the kids are still talking about!

Thank mnmom76
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I called the morning of to see if they had any available tours for 2 adults and 5 kids the ages of 2-9yr old. We were so lucky that they did because my kiddos absolutely loved every second of the tour. Most of the kids...More

1  Thank Char L
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Where do I find coupon or discount code?
15 February 2017|
Response from kimf0519 | Property representative |
I'm sorry we do not any coupons at this time.
Angela B
Availability for Thursday February 9th
6 February 2017|
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Response from kimf0519 | Property representative |
What ride are you looking to do and how many people? Or you may contact us at 602-268-1262. thanks
Dustin S
How do small children ride? We have a 5 yr old. Thank You
10 November 2016|
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Response from kimf0519 | Property representative |
Children 2-5 must ride with an adult on the same horse.