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“Great experience!”

KOLI Equestrian Center
Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Chandler
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This was my husband and my first time riding horses and we had a great experience. Our guide, Roger, was so informative on the history of the land, Indian culture, and horses that it made the experience amazing. We also saw wild horses from a distance, which was cool. We went right at 8am in hopes to see them since it would make sense they would rest in the warmer hours of the day. We also saw a few other animals along the way. Very enjoyable!

3  Thank chuckerbucker
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

My husband and two sons (ages 17 and 21) finally gave in and said they would horseback ride with me while on vacation in Arizona. We chose Koli because it was next to our hotel. They were not impressed until...we saw the wild horse herd. Beautiful! The stallions were arguing, there was a foal, the lead stallion poised as if he dared us to come too close. When they ran across the desert as a herd we were in awe. To see a herd of wild horses behave as true wild horses makes this ride a great value. I cannot believe they do not promote this feature at the center or hotel.

5  Thank Carole W
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We rode with our 2 boys, 7 and 8, who had never been on a horse alone. The staff were great, and it was really fun being able to ride spread out and not following any trails. You were able to actually guide your horse instead of just sitting on it.

3  Thank hjk1962
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

they offered us water when it was 103 only the water was boiling hot tiny little water bottles not a huge WOW factor with the heat and no breaks or sheltor or water

1  Thank Lisa L D
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

My husband and I put our children in their kids club every day for a week. It was our second trip back to Phoenix and the Koli Equestrian Center. It was the best thing that we ever did. My kids have been riding out here in NJ for a couple of years and learned more in Koli’s Kids Club for 90 minutes a day than they did during the whole time they have been taking lessons. The instructor assigned to them was named Fidel. We could not have asked for more. Fidel treated our kids like his own. They returned each day safe and more confident than the day before with great big smiles on their faces. They learned so much about the horses and proper communication between the horse and rider. They gained confidence and had a great deal of fun. They couldn’t wait till the next day. Fidel was a great mentor with a vast knowledge of natural horsemanship. We took several private rides during the week as a family and each one was super. What a great experience. Koli Equestrian really treated my family well. They know how to treat their customers. We had fun, we learned about their tribal lands and the wild horses. We can’t wait to visit Phoenix again. We could not imagine riding elsewhere. Whatever they are doing, they should keep on doing because they do it right. If you want a unique experience you definitely need to ask the folks at Koli Equestrian.

3  Thank Donna D
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