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A ride at KOLI Equestrian Center will have you laughing while learning about the beautiful Arizona desert. Make sure you stay in the saddle.
It is very important to enter KOLI Equestrian Center into your GPS. When you receive your confirmation email it will explain that sometimes when you put in an address it takes you to the mailbox and not to the stables.
The parking lot has signs directing you to parking spots.
The center suggests arriving 15 minutes before the scheduled ride to check in. We arrive about 30 minutes early. We had plenty of time to check in, use the restrooms, and obtain our riding hats. There are online and onsite wavers to read and sign. The extra time also allowed me to walk around to snap a few photos.
Your attire is important as you will be riding in the Arizona desert. Wear jeans/pants and closed-toe shoes. No bags, purses, backpacks, or jackets around the waist are permitted with a rider. A suggestion from our ride is for people to NOT bring their phones. A lady on our ride answered her phone and proceeded to talk on the phone which made it hard to hear the Cowboy leader when he was sharing the history of the area. The Cowboys bring water for the riders and horses.
The Cowboys saddle the horses and help you get on and off.
This is a walking trail. We do not have to walk right behind another horse. Spreading out was recommended. We just had to stay behind the leading Cowboy and in front of the rear Cowboy.
My horse’s name is Rico. If you have the opportunity to ride Rico, give him an extra hug from me.
Ride near the front to hear the funny jokes and history of the area.
KOLI Equestrian Center
When I have friends visiting, I will bring them to the KOLI Equestrian Center. The customer service for registration and the ride was wonderful.
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14 thoughts on “KOLI Equestrian Center an Arizona Desert Ride”
It’s been a long time since I’ve been horseback riding – this looks like such a great place to do it!
The horses were very calm. The youngest rider on our ride was a 7 year old and the most life experienced (that would share their age) was 70 years old.
OMG! My husband would love this place! I think he was a cowboy in a previous life. Thanks for sharing about this gem!
You are welcome!
I would like to go horseback riding at KOLI Equestrian Center. It would be fun to ride and lear about the beautiful Arizona desert
The cowboys that lead the trail are very knowledgeable.
This is something we would love to do! Thanks for the good information
You are welcome.
This looks like a great place to ride!
It was. The weather was cool and the plants were growing from a recent rain.
This would be so fun, to ride horses in the desert!
The horses were great and the desert was beautiful.
This sounds like a fun adventure!
It was. I am glad we did it.