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. If in doubt, introductory lessons are offered at nearby Pusch Ridge stable. Contact Vicki, owner of Pusch Ridge Stables, at (520) 825-1664 for availability.
There is no obligation to attend all the rides offered. Riders simply let the secretary know if they want to attend a particular 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. Those who register for news feed email alerts when new items are posted will receive the email the day following the posting; see "Get Email Alerts by Email" on this page for more information.
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 receiving emails about the group's upcoming activities, please contact the group secretary, Don or Rebecca Williams, by phone at (520) 825-2466 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.