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MacDonald’s Ranch

Best Horseback Rides in Phoenix / Scottsdale

MacDonald’s Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the valley of the sun. Located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona. MacDonald’s Ranch offers activities for individuals, small parties, large conventions or corporate gatherings. Choose from guided Horseback rides, Hayrides & Cowboy Cookouts, Stagecoach Rides, and also available are many varieties of Entertainment. Find out the Top 3 reasons why they are the best place for horseback rides in Phoenix.  Read Below!

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MacDonald’s Ranch: Top 3 Reasons they are the Best Place for Horseback Rides in Phoenix

LONG HISTORY & DEVOTION TO THEIR HORSES

From the beginning MacDonald’s Ranch was a horse and cattle ranch in the late 1950’s. The Richardson Family is still working that land to this day. MacDonald’s Ranch is devoted to their horses ensuring each horse is at its top condition. They breed the horses themselves so that they develop their gentle behavior. The herd is a combination of mares and colts, and their studhorse “El Tivo” makes sure they have new offspring every year. All of the babies are born on a desert pasture; which allows them to naturally grow up healthy, develop great bone structure and learn about the desert from day one. It is this upbringing that makes them used to the desert vegetation and the unpredictable desert climates.

CATER TO YOUR RIDING ABILITY

No matter what your riding ability may be, just tell the wranglers how much riding experience you have and they will choose a horse you will enjoy based on your riding ability. Even if you have never ridden a horse before, they have the right mount for you! Private rides are also offered for experienced riders and other levels as well. Whether it is just your close family and friends with a wrangler to enjoy the scenery; or if you would like to take the time to get more comfortable on a horse without the company of other riders, then they recommend a private ride.

MacDonald's Ranch - Best Horseback Rides in Phoenix

MacDonald’s Ranch – Best Horseback Rides in Phoenix

THE GORGEOUS SCENERY

MacDonald’s Ranch is located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix in Scottsdale. You will enjoy the peaceful, scenic and serene Sonoran Desert as you ride the trail. Towering cactus, desert flora and gorgeous mountain views will have you smiling during your entire horseback riding adventure.

MacDonald’s Ranch: Special Events & Activites

MacDonald’s Ranch offers activities for individuals, small parties, large conventions or corporate gatherings. Choose from guided Horseback rides, Hayrides & Cowboy Cookouts, Stagecoach Rides, and also available are many varieties of Entertainment.

MacDonald’s Ranch Annual Pumpkin Patch

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Every October, MacDonald’s Ranch features their Pumpkin Patch, an annual tradition in Scottsdale enjoyed by locals and visiting families every year! The Pumpkin Patch Features a petting zoo, hay maze, panning for gold, hayrides or train rides to the pumpkin patch, pedal cars for kids and much more! Visit their website for the latest information.

Stagecoach Rides & Cookouts

Enjoy the scenic stagecoach ride followed by breakfast, lunch or dinner! The stagecoach is an intimate setting which is ideal for small groups, so get your family together, your co-workers, or just a group of friends and go on a picturesque ride at MacDonald’s Ranch! See the hawks, owls, and coyotes while they roam through the beautiful desert flora! Your 45 minute to 1 hour ride will end at the Headquarters site where your meal will be waiting for you! This is a great activity for groups of 8 to 12.

MacDonald’s Ranch Visitor Info

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MacDonald’s Ranch is located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona. They are close to all modern conveniences, minutes from most Valley resorts, hotels, and airports and easily accessible. Please visit their website or call today for an experience you will never forget – 480-585-0239.

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