Welcome to the SaddleBrooke Ranch Horseback Riding Group
About the Horseback Riding Group
The Horseback Riding Group is for those who would like to see the Tucson area's most beautiful landscapes without having to walk it themselves. We take trail rides at a variety of local stables. The rides are at a walk, just to enjoy the beautiful scenery with other horse loving friends.
Rides are set up monthly from September through April and are typically suitable for beginners.
There is no obligation to attend all the rides offered. Riders simply let the secretary know if they want to attend a particular ride by clicking the “Contact Us” section below and filling in the information Be sure to include the date or name of the ride. Car pools are generally arranged for those interested.
About Ride Planning
Suggested rides for the month are posted on the news feed on this website page.
Those interested in going respond back. Each month's trail boss collects the names, arranges with the stable for the number of riders planning to attend, and coordinates car pools for more distant stables. The rides are usually on Saturday morning for one hour and typically cost around $45-$60. Guests may be included after all Ranch residents are accommodated.
The rides are usually on trails that meander through State or National Parks in the area and each stable has something unique and interesting to offer.
No experience is necessary. All rides are at a walk. Horses are mounted from a mounting block, but reasonable fitness is assumed to swing a leg over. Long pants and closed toe shoes are required. Cameras and cell phones are sometimes not permitted. Water bottles are usually allowed.
There are some stables which offer longer rides for more experienced equestrians and occasionally there will be rides set up for those interested.
If you are interested in riding on your own, check out these stables that have provided a good experience for our group in the past:
- SE Tucson, also sometimes Catalina State Park – Rockin’ K Ranch (520) 490-5706 Chris is the head wrangler, 13401 E Spanish Trail. Usually will meet you at a trailhead. Does a Sunset Ride in Saquaro East Natl Park.
- Tucson Mountain Stables, (520) 310-2001 “Bob” Anderson On the White Stallion Ranch property. Take White Stallion Ranch Road in Marana. Do Not follow directions online as they will take you to the house some miles away.
- Westward Look Stables – 245 E Ina Road (520) 631- 3787 Although in an urban setting, this ride is through the foothills of the Catalinas and is a very pleasant ride. Great location and near by. They also offer rides at other locations SE of Tucson. Bring your own helmet, (bike, motorcycle, other) or get one at the stable.
- Donnelly’s D Spur in Gold Canyon - 15371 E Ojo in Gold Canyon. (602) 810-7029 This ride is in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. Great ride, lovely people. Worth the drive. Take Hwy 79 through Florence to Hwy 60. Turn right at first stoplight at Peralta Road.
If you want to confirm participation in a ride, please fill in the information below. Please indicate the ride 'title' or ride date in “Subject”. If you have any problems or questions, contact Rebecca Williams, by phone at (520) 825-2466 or by using this Contact form.
Posted: 19 Nov 2022
Next ride is Saturday December 10th ride at Donnelly's D Spur in Gold Canyon
Our ride on December 10th will be at Donnelly's D-Spur in Gold Canyon. This ride offers beautiful views of the Superstition Mountains and Phoenix to the west. Also usually a bit warmer than at the Ranch as the elevation is lower.
The ride is $60 for the one hour. It takes about 60 to 75 minu ... read RSS feed item.
Posted: 19 Nov 2022
Mark your 2023 calendar for these upcoming rides
Our rides for the Spring, 2023 will be on the following dates. Venues will be published as the event approaches.
These are just the dates. Sign up will be published when the venue and time are available.
Saturday, February 11th
Saturday, March 11th
Saturday, April 8th
Hope to see you. H ... read RSS feed item.