"It is our desire to educate the community and/or any interested party to the therapeutic value of horse and rider. Be it child or adult, we continue on with education in horsemanship and care of the horse at the level of understanding and physical ability of our riders. We here at Saddles of Joy, Inc. acknowledge the level of success is simply putting the two together, horse and rider, with a positive result.
~Barbara Tomlinson, President/Executive Director
As such, riding lessons are available for anyone who is interested to learn. Lessons are given by available instructors who are also volunteers at Saddles of Joy. Please phone the office at 928-344-3562 to schedule your orientation.
Saddles of Joy is volunteer driven. Off-site events and birthday parties are only scheduled when enough people are available to help.
Birthday Parties & Field Trips
Your next party easy to plan and also epic! We have horses and ponies to ride and lots of animals in the Joyville Petting Farm to pet! We have a very nice playground for kids as well as lots of tables and chairs. Great for birthday parties, office celebrations, and more! Also, lots of cats to pet, aviary, desert tortoise compound, and more! The Joyville Library offers a pleasant space, that's air conditioned so you can have the celebration inside if it's too hot outside. Please be sure to have the kids wear suitable footwear so they can enjoy all the fun!
The fee for reserving our ranch with all of it's unusual amenities for 2 hours is $100.00 available Saturday afternoons or as scheduled for field trips.
Saturday Play Days
are free and open to the public...
Come join us and have fun!
...Saddles of Joy operates on the labor of love and the generosity of the community.
Donations are graciously accepted and there are cool T-shirts for sale.
Among the regular festivities:
Enjoy family friendly performances by The Colorado River Riders, Inc. monthly! (👀 Facebook for scheduled dates)
-This Old West reenactment troupe are among our most avid supporters and perform several times a month.
Have a ride on a horse or pony.
Pet the critters who reside in our feature Joyville Petting Farm, goat house and pig pen featuring Honey and Mr. Pickles!
Visit the bearded dragon and the tortoise, both Sulcata and Desert species.
Relax in the shade with your favorite barn cat while watching the ducks swim in the aviary's pond or by the rabbit hutch.
Always this or that going on! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for happenings!
We offer therapeutic horseback riding and private horseback riding lessons, birthday parties with horse rides and the petting farm. Please come join us! Any questions? Please contact us and/or visit our Facebook page for real-time updates!
We have a refrigerator available to keep your items cold. Please have the kids wear sturdy shoes so they can enjoy all the areas designed for the public!
Private Basic Horsemanship/Horseback Riding Lessons*
Fees: $25.00 p/hour
Programs are tailored to your individual needs and goals.
*Riding lessons are by appointment when staffing permits.
Register for School Group/Group Lessons/Therapeutic Horseback Riding
School Information Packet
Fees per Semester
Groups up to 10: $400
Groups of 11-15: $500
Groups of 15-20: $600
Maximum allowable class size is 20 students
Register for Private Lessons/Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Private Student Information and Registration Packet
Fees per Month:
$55.00 and $30 for each additional child
Includes one- one hour lesson per week.