Do you dream of retiring and riding horses?
The Rio Verde Saddle Club offers a unique opportunity for residential property owners in the communities of Rio Verde and Tonto Verde. Since 1979, this member-owned, non-profit group has brought together people who share a love for riding horses.
There are many miles of excellent trails in the forest and adjoining county parks. The Verde River is easily crossed on horseback most times of the year. Opportunities for exploration, native plant and wildlife sightings, scenic vistas, and panoramic views are limitless. Riders often carry a picnic lunch and enjoy both hourly and full-day rides in the mountains and desert washes.
The club facility is located at Rio Verde Ranch near the riverside picnic area. It features a riding arena, round pen, horse wash stall, outdoor covered paddocks, a fourteen-stall barn, tack room, two guest stalls, and trailer parking. The Club contracts with an experienced caretaker for feeding, cleaning, and general care of the horses and maintenance of the facilities. The caretaker has living quarters next to the facility.
The riding season is open from November 1 through April 30 but extended and year-round accommodations may be available. The club allows a maximum of 22 regular memberships, plus two temporary members. Regular members have full voting privileges and full use of the facilities.
For more information about the club, contact club president Kim Nelson at 612-710-7484.