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. 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 riding on your own, check out these stables that have provided a good experience in the past.
- SE Tucson: Rocking K Ranch (520) 490-5706 13401 E Old Spanish Trail, Vail
- SE Tucson: Colossal Cave Mountain Park (520) 647-3450 16731 E Old Spanish Trail, Vail
- SW Tucson Theme Park: Old Tucson Theme Park (520) 883-0100 201 S Kinney Road, Tucson
- Central Tucson Urban Stable: Hacienda del Sol, 520-631-3787, 5501 N Hacienda del Sol, Tucson
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 the group secretary, Don or Rebecca Williams, by phone at (520) 825-2466 or by using this Contact form.