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Horse Riding Trails Fountain Hills AZ

Local resource for horse riding trails in Fountain Hills. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse trails, as well as advice and content on horseback riding, horse training, hiking, and nature trails.

Arizona Territorial Adventures
(480) 215-0027
6501 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Sedona.Net
(602) 748-4524
PO Box 5953
Carefree, AZ
 
Sheryl Wood
(480) 329-9067
16301 E Crystal Ridge Dr
Fountain Hills, AZ
Agency
Great Escapes Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Meeting Planning / Events, Reunions, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.great-escapes.travel

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Pamela Stewart
(480) 926-1703
4300 N Miller Rd #A152
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Stewart Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.stewart-travel.com

Data Provided By:
Donna Delpier
(480) 820-5645
1013 W Posada Ave
Mesa, AZ
Agency
Delpier Travel Services
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.DelpierTravel.jurni.net

Data Provided By:
Keeka Publications
(480) 353-1703
114 W. Erie Dr.
Tempe, AZ
 
American Valet
(602) 861-9182
8902 N Central
Phoenix, AZ
 
Roxanne Boryczki
(480) 837-8665
16650 E Palisades Blvd, Ste 106
Fountain Hills, AZ
Agency
Arizona Trails Services, Inc./dba AZ Trails Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Italy, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Customized Travel, Disabled / Accessible, Eco-Tourism, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Leisure Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Meeting Planning / Events, National Parks, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.aztrailstravel.com

Data Provided By:
John Wiscombe
(760) 325-3382
1440 S Priest Dr Ste 102
Tempe, AZ
Agency
M.C.I. Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Central Asia, England - United Kingdom, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Music & Performing Arts, Religious
Website
www.musiccelebrations.com

Data Provided By:
Canyon Spirit Botanical Ventures LLC
(928) 284-9626
PO Box 20631
Sedona, AZ
 
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Living Springs Ranch

The ranch horses are, in fact, a part of Moyer Ministries Inc., and play important roles in the outreach programs Ronnie and Becky Moyer use to positively influence people of all ages. In addition to horsemanship and rodeo Bible camps, the couple's active music ministry involves them with many organizations, such as the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys.

Ranch facilities include a large multipurpose building with kitchen, baths and attached indoor round pen, a small bunkhouse (campers are welcome), practice bucking and roping machines, barn, outdoor arena and corrals. In addition to trail rides and riding instruction, Living Springs also offers team sports, such as volleyball and softball, and campfire entertainment.

Riding activities regularly scheduled throughout the year include: Wrangler's Weekend: basic horsemanship skills for third- through sixth-grade students or for those in sixth through 12th grades.

Colt-Starting Clinic: basic instructional skills taught from the horse's point of view for sixth- through 12th-grade students, with student-parent weekends also available.

Ranch Retreat: ranch riding, roping, and working stock for sixth- through 12th-grade students and their parents.

Rodeo Bible Camp: basic instruction in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, rough-stock events and breakaway, calf and team roping with emphasis on safe equipment and riding techniques; for students in sixth through 12th grades.

For information, contact Living Springs Ranc...

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The Beauty of Weekday Trail Riding

I camp Sunday through Thursday night, or possibly Friday morning so I can enjoy the beauty and solitude of the trails, clean facilities and my horse's quiet mind, because he's not distracted by other horses. The whole park becomes a private enclave.

Here are a few tips for weekday trail riding.

  • Call before you haul to make sure the facilities are open. Some camps are closed to overnight visitors on Sunday and/or Monday nights.

  • Make a reservation, if necessary.

  • Tell someone exactly where you're going. Leave them a map with the location marked, and provide camp/park contact numbers.

  • If possible, arrive late Sunday afternoon. Often riders leaving camp will share any unusual circumstances of which to be aware.

  • Choose a campsite near the park's entry. It's easier to navigate your rig from that area, and emergency vehicles can find you.

  • Make an emergency contact card from a brightly colored 5-by-7-inch file card. On it, list the date, time and area you'll be riding and your cell-phone number. Update the card every time you leave camp.

  • Secure a cell phone to someone's body, not a saddle.

  • Pack saddlebags with appropriate items: a compass, temporary horseshoe, sunscreen, insect repellant, a multipurpose tool, collapsible water bucket, first-aid kit, food and water.

  • Plan your turnaround point, so you can return to camp before dark.

  • Practice zero-impact camping and trail riding...
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