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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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Evening dinner ride

Beautiful sunset ride! Took about 1.5hrs to get to the Steakhouse and the terrain was rugged & beautiful. The trip back was a bit quicker - as the horses knew it would be... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sunset ride! Took about 1.5hrs to get to the Steakhouse and the terrain was rugged & beautiful. The trip back was a bit quicker - as the horses knew it would be feeding/bedtime. But it was all at a safe pace. (If you feel the need for that. And, we were all happy that we didn't have to wear... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was about 25 minutes from my hotel, but I wanted to trail ride while I was in Phoenix. I'm glad I did! The staff was friendly and knowledgable, the horses were well kept and friendly, the guide Chris was very experienced and volunteered his time there. What a wonderful way to experience the Sonoran Desert!

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Newark, DE
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

What a fantastic experience! My wife and I were in town for a business trip (for me) and to visit her brother who lives in Mesa. We were originally booked for a Friday trip but it rained. The owners contacted us to move the trip to the next day with no problems. We got there and were greeted warmly. Horses... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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Reviewed 27 December 2016 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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Thank Nicolette S
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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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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 reviews
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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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7 reviews
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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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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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