White Stallion Ranch

8 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ1499pp

USA ( Best airport: Tucson, Arizona)

Discover the Southwestern charm of Arizona and the saguaro-dotted deserts of Tucson at this family ranch in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and neighbouring Saguaro NAtional Park.. Just 70 miles north of the Mexican border, this is a fabulous slice of the American West with a real frontier feel. With 3000 acres to explore and varied riding itineraries there is something to suit all levels at this friendly and welcoming ranch.

As well as riding there are tennis courts, swimming pools, hiking opportunities and rodeo demonstrations. Ideal for both families with children as well as single travellers the ranch is renowned for its warm welcome, Wild-West heritage, and the spectacular, unspoiled landscape of the Sonoran Desert.

The Riding

What better way to explore the rugged Tucson Mountains than on horseback. Exciting and beautiful, you can ride on steep, rocky trails that take you to the top of the surrounding mountains where the panoramic views are breathtaking.

There are slow rides of 1-1.5hrs for less experienced riders. These are mostly at a walking pace with the occasional trot. Fast rides are available for those with more experience with plenty of cantering opportunities and mountain rides on very steep and rocky trails. Cattle work and team penning in the arena are available to all guests and all day rides into the Saguaro National Park are other riding options. This ranch offers a bespoke riding itinerary so whether you want to ride as much as possible or you want a mix of slower rides and time to relax by the pool, this can all be accommodated.

There is no riding on Sundays.

Level of Riding and Fitness

The ranch can cater for all levels of rider and all age groups. Horses are selected to match your riding skills and abilities. Advanced riders can join the faster paced trails and mountain rides and less experienced riders can enjoy the stunning scenery on slower trail rides. The weight limit is 110kg.

Guides and Group Size

Your guides for this trail are all experienced adult wranglers and youโ€™ll ride out in groups of between 2-8.

The Horses

There are over 120 horses at the ranch and the wranglers are experts and pairing guest with a suitable mount. Many are Quarter Horses and there are also some Draft crosses and some Arab crosses. Heights range from around 14-16hh. The tack and riding style is all Western.

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Accommodation and Dining

Youโ€™ll be staying in one of the ranches 40 rooms dotted throughout the grounds, all with air-conditioning, along with patios, fire pits, paddocks, and inspiring desert landscaping, which incorporates the towering cacti of the region. The interiors blend western style with exceptional attention to detail such as Western style wool blankets and knotty pine furniture. Deluxe rooms have hot-tubs and fireplaces. Complimentary, wireless internet service is available in guest rooms and throughout most of the ranch.

Meals are all included in your stay and are served at long family-style hacienda tables inside or relax on the patio when the weather is good. Some nights feature delicious barbecues, and adults can even join the wine and cheese tasting rides. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style with a lot of options such as blueberry pancakes, omelettes and huevos rancheros. Dinners are always three courses, expect tacos and grilled meats to dominate, although there are also vegetarian options, lighter sides and salads. Snacks are also included in your stay; fruit, peanuts, crisps and dips, and homemade trail mix. Alcoholic drinks are not included but there is an excellent wine and whiskey selection available to buy.

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Itinerary

White Stallion Ranch

8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
ยฃ1499pp

The dates shown are suggested dates. The ranch is open year round and offers any day arrival subject to availability. There is a 3 night minimum stay. The prices below are for 7 nights in 2023.

Low season (11 Jun-30 Sep) – ยฃ1510
Mid season (2 Jan-11 Feb; 23 Apr-10 Jun; 1 Oct-16 Dec) – ยฃ1920
High season (12 Feb-22 Apr; 17-31 Dec) – ยฃ2340

Single supplement ยฃ225

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Please plan your flights to/from as follows:
Arrive at Tucson Airport between 9am-7pm
Book your departure flights for anytime after 11am

Price Includes
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation based on two sharing a twin/double room
  • All meals, snacks, drinks (except alcoholic and canned drinks)
  • 3-5 hours riding on 6 days
  • State taxes
  • 15% service charge
  • Other activities: rock climbing, tennis, target shooting, fat tire e-bikes and cattle sorting
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic and canned drinks
  • Riding lessons

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