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Blue Bell Stables

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Address: 12878 N Lame Johnny Rd, Custer, SD 57730, Custer, SD
Phone Number: (605) 255-4700

Riding stable for adults and kids over age 4.

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Great trail guides, gentle horses, and buffalo too!

The only thing my 19 year old daughter, who loves horses and has taken riding lessons, wanted to do on our trip to South Dakota was go on a trail ride. My sister and her two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jodeene F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The only thing my 19 year old daughter, who loves horses and has taken riding lessons, wanted to do on our trip to South Dakota was go on a trail ride. My sister and her two grandchildren were all for it! Me, not so much. I let their enthusiasm override my apprehension and, boy, am I glad I did. The... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family did the 1 hour trail ride and it was a great experience for the kids that had never been on a horse. Before leaving on our ride, there are waivers to sign so they will request that you arrive 30 minutes before the ride is to begin. As they brought out our assigned horse, we were given instruction... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We aren't experienced riders, so we had lots of questions that were happily answered by the lady in the office. When it was time for us to saddle up for our 2 hour ride, it was very helpful that they had a mounting platform so we could get up on the horses easily. The ride itself was simply amazing!! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on 8/2/2016 and did the trail ride from 1:30-3:30pm. We had never been on a trail ride before, but we had a wonderful time. There were 4 of us including our 2 teenage daughters. The horses had personality, but we felt very safe despite our lack of riding experience. The scenery on the trail ride was beautiful; we... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the 2-hour trail ride, and highly recommend it! The scenery along French Creek and through the meadows is gorgeous...lots of wildflowers. We crossed French Creek numerous times, and our horses were very easy to manage. They are well cared for, and our wranglers were very nice and watched over us well. It's the most beautiful 2-hour trail... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out for an hour-long ride with my niece and stepdaughter! We had a great time! The horses weren't "deadheads" like some trail-ride horses can be--they still had personality while being safe. The trail wasn't just a plodding trip up a hill and then down a hill--it was scenic with varied terrain and opportunities to see those sites you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were late for our reservation because to get into pack and drive took 3 times longer than expected. However they were patient and accommodating. My 10 year old was delighted!- riding through streams, up and down hills and trotting a little. This will be one of her lifetime memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thumbs up to Kelsie, our wrangler and trail guide, for a great time last week. Thanks also to Makalya and head wrangler Reuben. Our 2 daughters, ages 5 and 7, were given clear instructions and felt comfortable on the horses. Would certainly recommend!

Thank Katie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My family of 5 took the one hour trail ride. We try to do this on each summer vacation. Beautiful horses. Wonderful trail on French Creek that crossed two streams and several steep rocky climbs. It was very enjoyable. Good staff and guides.

Thank Darren G
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have owned and shown horses myself and have been to several stables over the years. Blue Bell Stables is the best operation I have ever visited. The horses are well fed, clean and their hooves were shod. The horses have cover from the weather and sun and the place was clean. Safety was clearly important to them and they... More 

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