Trail Rules:

Always call the ride leader 2 days in advance of the ride. In case of a ride change or cancellation, you can then be notified.

Guests - If you would like to join us as a guest on a ride, please contact the trail leader. All guests must sign a release of liability waiver and there is a $2.00 fee.

Unless otherwise noted, please bring your own lunch/refreshments.

If you have a horse that continues to be unruly or not good in a group you will be asked to bring a different horse.

Ride Schedule:

March 1 – (Saturday) - Tonto Road Ride – Spike Hicks ride leader.  This will be a medium ride in Williamson Valley.  Meet at 9:30AM to ride at 10:30.  Rated a 3  for 5 hours.  Meet at Fair Oaks and Williamson Valley Roads to caravan to trail head.  Call Spike at 928-778-1833.

March 8 – (Saturday) - Prescott Animal Hospital Equine Center Open House – Noon to 5:00PM – See enclosed flyer.  No ride scheduled.

March 15 – (Saturday) – Fair Oaks  – Tom Norris ride leader.  This will be a medium ride in Williamson Valley.   Meet at 9:30AM to ride at 10:00AM.  Rated a 3 for 4 ½ hours including lunch.  Call Tom 928-636-3358.

March 22 – (Saturday) - Verde River Loop  - JoAnne Rudolph ride leader.  This will be a medium ride in Paulden.  Meet at 10:00AM to ride at 10:30AM.  Rated a 3 for 4 ½  hours including lunch.  This ride will have river crossings and rock.  Meet on Verde Ranch Road to caravan to trail head.  Call JoAnne at 928-636-0776.

Updated...March 29 – (Saturday) – Almosta Ranch – Spike Hicks ride leader.  Meet at the Almosta Ranch Trail-Head at 9:00 AM and ride at 9:30 AM the Almosta trails.  Have lunch overlooking Granite Mtn, then ride Baby Granite and TR 308 to our house on Chipmunk Rd for refreshments.  You will leave your horses at our house and I will shuttle you back to Almosta TH to pick up your rigs so you can go back for your horses (mules).  The ride is rated a 3 for 5 ½ hours including lunch. Call Spike at 928-778-1833.

April 2 - (Wednesday) – Board Meeting – Deb Stephens Host  602-421-1350.

April 5 - (Saturday) – Verde Valley Equine Festival – No Ride scheduled.  See enclosed flyer.

April 12 - (Saturday) – Groom Creek Horse Camp Cleanup – We will partner with BCHCAZ to clean up the horse camp.  See enclosed flyer.

April 19 - (Saturday) – Beaver Creek – Denise Stevens ride leader. This will be a medium ride in the Sedona area.  Meet at  9:30AM to ride at 10:00AM.  Rated a 3 for 4 ½ hours.  Call Denise at 928-899-6120.

April 25 to 27 - (Friday-Sunday) – Campout at Pitrat Ranch – Billie Wederski organizer.  Arrive on Friday morning with a short ride after lunch.  Saturday ride starts at 9:30AM rated a 3 for 5 hours including lunch.  Sunday ride starts at 9:30AM rated a 3 for 3 hours.  Potluck on Saturday night, horse water provided, must be self contained.  Contact Billie at 928-778-5067.

May 3 - (Saturday) – Little Thumb Butte B&B – Deb Stephens ride leader.  This will be a medium ride in Paulden.  Meet at 8:30AM to ride at 9:00.  Ann Harrington will have coffee and danish before we leave.  Rated a 3 for 3 hours.  We will then return to the B&B for Brunch.  There is a $15 charge for this ride, please bring cash to the ride and make your reservations no later than April 25th so Ann can plan food.  Call Deb Stephens 602-421-1350.

Future Dates to Remember:

May 9th – 11th (Friday - Sunday) – Groom Creek Campout

June 13th – 15th (Friday - Sunday) – Hutch Mountain Ride

Trail Rating Guide:

Please call trail leader for more information and to make your reservation.

Level 1: An easy, shorter ride, with mostly level terrain, few grades, and good footing. Trail mostly follows roads or wide, well defined trails.
Level 2: Some grades but not steep or hard. Can go across country on mostly level ground.
Level 3: Footing may be rocky and difficult in places. May have steep grades and be narrow. Could be long in length.
Level 4: Steep grades and rocky. There may be some steps, negotiating ledges, and large boulders. Could be long in length.




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