A guest ranch with a warm family welcome, the informal White Stallion Ranch sits on 3,000 acres of wide-open land at the foot of the ruggedly beautiful Tucson Mountains, adjacent to the Saguaro National Park and between Tucson and Phoenix.
We highly recommend White Stallion whether it is your first ranch holiday or 100th. Alongside the usual compliment of authentic activities offered on a ranch holiday, White Stallion has a range of unique experiences including wine and cheese rides and live rodeos.
There are only 41 rooms at the ranch ensuring an intimate atmosphere where you quickly make friends with fellow travellers. White Stallion is a firm favourite with singles, couples and families returning time and time again for another unforgettable stay. With the stunning landscape all around you, it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with this one-of-a-kind ranch.
This is a perfect ranch for spending time with beautiful horses. Any level of rider is welcomed at White Stallion. First-timers can learn to ride with expert teachers, while experienced riders can enjoy living the real ranch life. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider, this ranch will be able to accommodate all your needs.
The unparalleled friendliness and warmth of the staff combines with the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, and this mix sees many guests return for multiple visits. Ask our Travel Specialists about the special activities and excursions we can arrange for you. We highly recommend booking early at this ranch, as it is understandably popular!
When is the ranch open and what day does riding begin?
The ranch is open all year round with stays here beginning on any day and lasting for however long you wish, allowing great flexibility. Please note that riding does not take place on Sundays. The ranch is open in the summer months, however rides take place in the early morning and early evening due to the heat at this time.
What are the types of rides on offer and how often will I ride?
Rides vary from slow and scenic rides, in groups of 7-10, through the Saguaro cacti to brisk, fast cantering through the desert and surrounding mountain trails, in groups of 5-8. All day rides are frequent to the nearby Box Canyon and you will see Native American petroglyphs, they cover 20-25 miles and can last up to 8 hours. Shorter half day rides last approximately 3.5 hours. Advanced riders in particular love the team penning hour long sessions where you and three others will enjoy this activity in the large two acre rodeo arena. There is even an adults wine and cheese ride!
About the horses:
White Stallion owns one of the largest private herds of horses in Arizona. The ranch has a 'Horse of the Month' competition, place your vote at the front desk during your stay.
What else can I do at the ranch?
There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained including a sports court, heated swimming pool and games room. Activities include rock climbing, e-bikes, team penning and team sorting and hiking. Most evenings after dinner there is a moonlit bonfires, astronomy show or line dancing lesson. Hayrides are also available. The Saturday rodeo is a well known favourite with a focus on the tradition of ranching.
Is the ranch suitable for children?
White Stallion encourages families to ride together but children aged five and over can also go on scenic trail rides without mum and dad and must be aged eight and over to go on mountain rides.
What other attractions are there in the area?
Nearby attractions include 13 golf courses, the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, hot air balloon excursions, desert jeep tours, the Saguaro National Park and the Mission San Xavier del Bac.
Cactus Cowgirls at White Stallion Ranch
The Cactus Cowgirls experiences at White Stallion Ranch offer visitors unique opportunities to discover the Southwest.
On these trips you will immerse yourself even deeper into authentic ranch culture and history. With riding days and other animal experiencers alongside a host of other activities, you will not be disappointed. Especially when you get a look at the enchanting landscapes that are waiting to be explored. If you’re looking for a less adventurous time away, don’t worry – with wine tastings, yoga, and other relaxing excursions, you will be well catered for.
Operating throughout the year, ask our Travel Specialists for more details about any of these once-in-a-lifetime ranch experiences.
Cactus Cowgirls Country and Culture
Thursday, September 2nd - Friday, September 10th, 2021
This is a ranch experience unlike any other. This thrilling 8-night venture takes place on two different ranches, White Stallion Ranch and Tombstone Ranch. This allows you to immerse yourself into the enchanting desert landscape and also discover the historic town of Tombstone.
Along the way you will visit some of the most renowned “must see” sites in southern Arizona. You will get the chance to explore the Sonoran Desert Museum, a world-renowned living museum and zoo. Then, head to Tumacacori, the oldest Jesuit mission site in Southern Arizona, before moving on to Kartchner Caverns, Arizona’s newest state park.
You will also be treated to authentic food and culture and get to attend The Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo; from mutton-busting to bull riding, barrel racing to bronc riding, it’s a day out unlike any other. With all this and more, including wine tasting and riding experiences, this is a true taste of the Southwest.
The Cactus Cowgirl’s Ride Again!
Sunday, January 16th – Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
The perfect way to experience everything that a ranch holiday could possibly offer, all wrapped up in just one week. Along the way you will rejuvenate your soul in the beautiful Arizona Sonoran Desert, drinking in the scent of the blooming wildflowers and making new friends.
You will receive a margarita welcome party upon arrival then begin a week of cookouts, cattle drives, guided hikes, country dance lessons, riding lessons, and a spectacular Wednesday afternoon rodeo. If you’re looking to take a more leisurely approach you can enjoy yoga classes followed by an indulgent wine and cheese ride.
Whether you’re looking for a horse-centric experience or not, the week will cater to you. You can have your very own horse that you can groom, bathe, learn to saddle and ride. Or you can leave the horses to the professionals and spend your time enjoying the beautiful scenery.
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