The SaddleBrooke Ranch Riding Group headed down the trail at Hacienda del Sol to enjoy the beautiful shade of a quiet retreat in the wash that runs below the resort. The wash is filled with shady mesquites, magnificent saguaros, golden barrels, and other desert plants. The ride offered wonderful views of the surrounding banks, the mountains to the north, and the lovely homes perched above the spacious wash. The group also rode up a steep bank to reach a wonderful plateau that gave some outstanding views of the surrounding mountain ranges far to the south, west, and east. Of the twelve riders out on the trail, seven were new to the activity and seemed to really enjoy this beautiful venue.
The group rode out from a trail head near Sabino Canyon and the Catalina Highway in October. This was a new location for the group’s activities. On Nov. 16, they will be out west at Old Tucson to enjoy some of the Saguaro National Park, as well as the fun of riding through the set of High Chaparral and other spots where many movies and TV shows were filmed. Following the ride participants, can enter the park at a discount. It is always a lot of fun.
If you would be interested in the group’s activities, go to the SaddleBrooke HOA website, then click on “Things to do,” followed by “Clubs.” In the middle column is a link to the “Horseback Riding Group.” Click on that and then the link under the information for the secretary, Rebecca Williams. You’ll then be directed to the website about the group’s activities and can see the “Read News” section for upcoming rides.
If you would like to participate, simply click on the link at the bottom left under “Contact Us,” then provide your name, the ride you want to join, and the time if there is a choice. The secretary will get back to you with a confirmation and can help with any questions you may have. You can participate as often as you choose. All rides are at a walking pace (just to enjoy the scenery) and last about one hour.