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Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables)

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Neighbourhood: South Mountain
As featured in Guide to Phoenix Outdoors
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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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We had the best time can't wait to go back

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 with us have never rode a horse before and they did awesome accommodating us! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were first-time riders, so really not sure what to expect, or if we would like it. We did the 1-hour evening ride. We had a GREAT time, and felt like the experience was well worth the money. So much fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful ride at Ponderosa Stables with my granddaughter who is 10 years old. Our wrangler "Emily" was the best and always made sure everyone in the group was doing well along with pointing out interesting facts on our ride. The horses are "BOMB" proof and very well taken care of. Next ride will be the sunset ride, cannot... More 

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kimf0519, Front Office Manager at Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables), responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your ride and we look forward to having you come back and ride again. thank you More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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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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