"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, Founder
Susan Solstice, The Horse Teacher, is now offering standard riding lessons at Saddles of Joy as well as therapeutic horseback riding. Since 1976, Susan has taught hundreds to ride safely and have fun. Children and adults. Beginning to advanced. Western and English. Show or recreational. Group, semi-private, or private. Schedule your lesson now!! Riding lessons are available for anyone who is interested to learn. Programs are tailored to individual student needs and goals. Please phone the office at 928-344-3562 to schedule your orientation.
Birthday Parties & Field Trips
Your next epic party is easy to plan! Picnic, potluck or barbeque, Joyville is a fun and unique place to celebrate. Volunteers provide 2 horses for rides the first hour and there lots of critters 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, photo shoots and more! Also for your rustic enjoyment; there are lots of cats to pet, the aviary, desert tortoise compound, and more! Please be sure to have the kids wear suitable footwear so they can enjoy all the fun!
The requested donation for reserving Saddles of Joy with all of it's unusual amenities for 2 hours is $175.00 available Saturday afternoons or as scheduled for field trips and other gatherings.
Private Standard Horsemanship/Horseback Riding Lessons
Private: $35.00 p/hour
Semi-private (2 students) $25.00 ea/hour
Groups (3-5 students) $20 ea/hour
Register for School Group/Group Sessions/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 Adaptive/Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Private Student Information and Registration Packet
Fees per Month:
Includes one- 30 minutes session per week.
⬅ Play Day/Horsemanship Camps/Workshops/4-H/Events
Keep your eyes on Saddles of Joy events on FB for current information while we develop our programs!
Saddles of Joy is open to the public to enjoy the spirit of horses and ranch life on most Saturdays! Come, bring the kids, to visit the ranch and petting farm, have a horseback ride. Wear sturdy shoes!
Saddles of Joy is a therapeutic riding facility that operates solely on hard working volunteers and is funded by donations. Monetary and in-kind donations are always greatly appreciated, as that is how we pay for the needs of our community's very special animals. Play Day lets them be shared with all who support and love them.
Saturday Play Day from 8am-12pm, times are adjusted seasonally. For the safety of horses, volunteers and visitors, we will put the riding horses away when the ambient temperature reaches 95 degrees. Thank you for supporting Saddles of Joy!
The Joyville Society is open to all who wish to support Saddles of Joy and their mission to offer therapeutic riding to the community. Your financial donation allows Saddles of Joy to provide food and shelter for the animals, maintain the facilities, and keep the riding program viable for all those that love horses.
Your annual membership benefits include:
50% Discount on t-shirt purchases
Discounts on workshops and seminars hosted by SOJ
____ Copper Membership $25
____ Silver Membership $50
____ Gold Membership $100
____ Platinum Membership $200+
(First 100 members will receive special Founding Member certificate of appreciation!)