KOLI Equestrian Center

KOLI Equestrian Center, Chandler: Hours, Address, KOLI Equestrian Center Reviews: 5/5

KOLI Equestrian Center
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Equestrian Trails
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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KOLI Equestrian Center, located in the heart of the Gila River Indian Reservation and just minutes away from Downtown Phoenix, offers miles of breathtaking scenery and horseback riding trails that you and your family is sure to enjoy while visiting the Phoenix area. With wide open views and landscape, you just might be able to see the wild horses on a private horseback trail ride at Wild Horse Pass. Out here at KOLI Equestrian Center there is never any “head to tail” single line horseback riding. Everyone is spread out and can get to know each other along the way. Friendly, qualified wranglers will advise you of the surroundings and what you need to know about our well trained horses during your horseback riding adventure. If you are looking for relaxation and fun in the Phoenix area, KOLI Equestrian Center is the place to be. Book your horseback trail ride today where our knowledgeable wranglers and gentle horses are waiting for you… To avoid the Phoenix heat, we leave earlier in the day so you can enjoy your horseback trail ride. Whether it is Summer or Winter, within a 24 hour notice we can provide Private Horseback Trail Riding at any time. We recommend advance reservations to ensure your horseback ride time during your stay in Chandler or the Phoenix area. Contact us for the latest pricing. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled horseback riding time for our group to depart promptly.
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Debra C
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
Feb 2022
Awesome experience with our horseback ride at Koli! Our guide, Bloss, was fun, knowledgeable and always aware of his riders safety. Our group of six ranged in age from 11 to 76 and they expertly matched the appropriate horse to rider. We will be back!
Written February 28, 2022
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No matter the age we have the horses and rides for you. Thank you for bringing out the family.
Written April 1, 2022
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Ann Jo J
2 contributions
Apr 2021
My adult daughter, an experienced equestrian, and I, an intermediate beginner, booked an early morning ride with Ben. I was on Rosie, and she was on Charm. What a completely delightful experience! We rode through the beautiful desert and found a herd of wild horses (with a sweet newborn foal)! We forded a small creek, which was fun, and saw some other wildlife. Throughout the ride, Ben was conversational, fun, and knowledgeable about the area history. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
Written April 9, 2021
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Experienced riders speak volumes since they know what to expect. Sounds like we exceeded that expectation with our horses and staff. Early morning rides this time of year are perfect. Just a peaceful way to start anyone day. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care.
Written April 18, 2021
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Suzanne Y
Phoenix, AZ79 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
This was our 3rd time riding at Koli and once again it was outstanding! The horses are calm, well fed and taken care of which makes them easy to ride. Even a beginner would feel safe.

I highly recommend the 90 minute ride for the opportunity to ride out farther to see the wild horses.

They are taking small groups for safety while still maintaining their very reasonable pricing.

My favorite part is you ride as a group and are not forced to stay in a line. This is exponentially more enjoyable to ride together.

If you want to horseback ride in the Phoenix area, this is the place to go! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Written October 5, 2020
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We do our very best to be consistently great at providing the best horseback riding in the Phoenix area. The Private 90 minute Ride is perfect to get out to the wild horses. The group sizes are just right to keep everyone safe and monitored during the ride. We appreciate the 5 dots and 5 stars, thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written November 9, 2020
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Tim F
1 contribution
Jun 2020
It was a beautiful sunny AZ sunrise, the horses were well trained, the booking process was smooth, and the guide was nice and knowledgeable! I'd recommend doing this experience through KOLI, but I was a little bummed about the route which was basically a walk through their property and that of their neighbors. I would have enjoyed it much more if we met them near a trailhead and did 1 hour on something more scenic. With that said, I recognize that this is designed for beginners like myself who probably aren't ready for more technical riding required on rides like that. So go in to it expecting a lovely morning with some beautiful animals, but don't expect much in terms of the scenery. I am interested in doing a longer trail ride at their location near Mormon Lake, so I will likely be giving it another chance as the overall service was good!
Written June 16, 2020
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Thank you for taking a moment to let others know about your experience. I'm sad to hear that you felt the scenery was not enough as most people love the chance to ride through the desert. It's great you found our staff, horses, and booking process favorable. I might recommend taking a Private Ride where you can catch a glimpse of the wild horses. We do have a sister property call AZ High Mountain Trail Rides at Mormon Lake. There you will find trails that take you though the ponderosa pines with some of the great staff and horses. We look forward to you coming up to where it's cooler. Take care.
Written June 17, 2020
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Elizabeth S
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Solo
Such a great experience, even for an experienced rider! Other center’s I have gone to in the past have either given me horse that needed to worked or treated my like a novice - which wasn’t enjoyable.

Koli Equestrian Center is perfect for all levels. The guides our wonderful, and full of great conversation. I truly felt like I had been on the ranch hundreds of times before - that’s how comfortable they make you feel.

The pricing is spot on, and you won’t find anything cheaper (and if you do - prepare for a less quality ride)!

As an Scottsdale resident, I will go back to Koli Equestrian Center every time I have the “itch.”
Written November 4, 2021
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Not everyone has the some skill to any skills as we usually have novice riders. We do have horses for all levels and our guides will do their best in matching the horse to rider. We pride ourselves on being the best horseback riding in the area and glad is shows. We hope to see you again when you are looking to ride.
Written November 5, 2021
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garfias15
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
I took my parents during their visit to Phoenix for the first time and we all absolutely loved it. It was mine and my mother's first time horseback riding and the guide was very considerate of that and gave us clear instructions as to what to do. He was also very personable, funny, and overall made the entire ride incredibly pleasant. Will definitely be going back! Oh and did I mention margaritas afterwards?!! =)
Written November 3, 2020
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First time riders don't have to fear horseback riding. Our staff is great at doing their best to provide riders the confidence they need to enjoy the ride. Thank you for coming out to ride!
Written November 9, 2020
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Jazmin Nelson
10 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
This was an excellent experience! Chuck was very personable and easy going! He satisfied all the needs of my family. He did cool tricks with his horse for my 20 year old so she could post it on her social media, he educated my children and I on the history of our native ancestors who lived on these very lands before us, he was very attentive to my 6 year old who was a first time rider, and he was funny!. The horses were amazing and catering as well. I can't wait to visit again!
Written June 22, 2020
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We appreciate the review about your experience. I'm happy to hear I provided excellent customer service and you took a little Native American history away with you. It's great to the get the younger generations involved in horseback riding. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 11, 2020
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mcruzinoc
Los Alamitos, CA1 contribution
Nov 2020 • Family
Robert was an amazing guide. We had 4 adults and an 11 year old on the ride and he engaged all of us. Some of the riders were first time riders and he help them feel comfortable with their horses. He was also able to answer all of our questions about horses and horseback riding. I recommend scheduling a ride at KOLI and with Robert!
Written November 18, 2020
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We appreciate the recommendation and glad to hear you thought highly of Robert. Our goal is do our best so that you can enjoy the ride. We hope to see you again soon.
Written November 23, 2020
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Charlie
Bethesda, MD7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I’m a single mum with teen boys and this was the perfect activity for us - we chose the early morning ride to avoid the heat and it was just beautiful. Our horses were gentle (both my kids have never ridden before), the trek was an hour long and our guide Dion (please forgive me if I’ve spelt his name wrong) was fantastic. He was so interesting and generously shared his knowledge of the local tribe communities, the trading history of the area and a ton of information about the horses themselves and the local wildlife. We absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for such a memorable experience.
Written July 19, 2021
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We love providing our guests a memorable experience while horseback riding. Our guides, horses, and scenery is simply the best. Thank you for bringing the kids out to ride and hope to see you again.
Written July 24, 2021
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Lisa A
Milwaukee, United States50 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
I came to the Koli Equestrian center for the last adventure of my bachelorette party weekend. Chuck was a GREAT guide! Not only were the views fantastic, but his witty personality and hilarious stories kept us laughing throughout the ride. The sunset margarita ride had us on horseback for a good hour through the desert and we finished up with chips and salsa and margaritas which were very good. We sat outside and enjoyed the cooler temperatures as the sun and finished setting behind the mountains. The price is right and I would definitely go back again! Definitely wear jeans!
Written October 5, 2020
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Thank you for bringing your bachelorette group out to a memorial experience. We love to entertain and inform riders best we can. The Margarita Sunset Ride is the best way to unwind and relax while watching the sun set behind the Estrella Mountains. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written November 9, 2020
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