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Experience the Magic of Horseback Riding

Experience the Magic of Horseback Riding

Ponderosa Stables offers horseback riding on scenic mountain trails....
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"My friends and I enjoyed the T bone steak dinner ride last evening(5/31). Our guides were fantastic, especially Emma If not for her guidance I probably would not have made it through the ride. She helped me every step of the way with her knowledge and experience. Thank you for having her as a very v..."

Judi, Arizona

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Horses For Rent

For Hunting and Occasions

We have horses and vehicles for rent for all kinds of special occasions.

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Ponderosa Stables has been in the business of renting horses and guiding visitors of Phoenix and residents for 40 years.

Riding in the Desert Southwest

Riding in the Desert Southwest

The desert sky is brilliant blue as you ride through the arroyos and washes toward the summit of South Mountain. Slowly you rise in elevation, surrounded by beautiful desert flowers and towering Saguaro cactus. Desert rabbits and quail dart across the narrow, less- trodden trail passing through intricate rock formations, leaving the city of Phoenix behind. The air is clear and dry as you pass through the spectacular scenery of the Sonoran Desert. Phoenix sprawls across the valley floor as you view it from the quiet of the hills. You are in the desert southwest, experiencing it, and seeing it the way it was meant to be seen... on the back of a horse.

Riding in the Desert Southwest Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, Ponderosa Livery Stable offers over 50 miles of trails criss-crossing through 18,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. There's more adventure here than you can imagine, exploring the vast majestic beauty under the watchful eye of our guides and riding our first rate horses.

Ponderosa Livery Stable is the only guided horse rental concessionaire in South Mountain Park. We look forward to serving our out-of-town guests as well as the residents of Phoenix.

This Is Not Your Average Tour

This Is Not Your Average Tour

All of our rides are led by friendly and knowledgeable guides that will tell you all about the desert, its wildlife and the "Cowboy Way." You will get a REAL taste of the West and western life that you and your family, friends, or coworkers will talk about for years to come. Don't miss this unique opportunity!


Everyone can Ride It doesn't matter if you are a single rider, family, or a large group, we have a ride for you. We have trail horses for every level of rider, from the first timer to the seasoned equestrian; we have a horse to fit your needs.

We are currently planning for this years Monthly Special Events!

Below you will find our most current upcoming Event Ride. Come join us for this beautiful, educational experience.

January 21, 2012
Petroglyph Trail Ride

Location: Ponderosa Stables, In South Mountain Park and Reserve Phoenix, AZ
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $55.00 per person
Includes: 2 hours trail ride and a Sack Lunch.
Call to Schedule your ride today!

And As If That Wasn't Good Enough...

Ponderosa Stables offers Cookouts, Lessons, Boarding, Photo/Film Opportunities, and Special Event Facilities.