Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
The Minnesota Horse Expo 2012 is Minnesota’s largest equine trade show and breed exhibition.
With over 800 trade show booths, in five State Fair buildings, this is the perfect marketplace for anyone wanting to find everything related to horses.
April 27, 28, 29 on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55108
Look out, Freud. There’s a new 1600 pound therapist in town.
That’s right, we’re talking about horses.
Horses assisting in psychotherapy is an approach that has been used for centuries and is now becoming mainstream.
Although the emotional therapeutic benefits are important, it is perhaps the physical benefits of horseback riding that most people relate to. In addition to improving strength, coordination, and balance, horseback riding can also be good for chronic back pain and arthritis sufferers. The constant rolling motion keeps the spine supple and well-lubricated. And the physical activity and emotional connection to horses often help alleviate the pain of arthritis.
All of that and fresh air to boot:)
If you’re looking for a fun Minnesota getaway, without breaking the bank, consider jumping in the car and traveling Highway 169 to the Minnesota River Valley.
The last week of July is just jam packed with so many fun things to see and do!
You could reserve a night or two at the Nicolin Mansion B&B (based on availability), saddle up at River Valley Horse Ranch, take in a Vintage Baseball Game at the Mini-Met (tonight), visit Crofut Family Winery & Vineyard and enjoy the best days of summer at the Scott County Fair (7/27-7/30).
Best of all … it’s more than a day filled with FUN and it’s all within a short driving distance!
Gotta love the end of July!
Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
River Valley Horse Ranch is in the heart of Carver, Minnesota with the beautiful Minnesota River right next door.
It’s gorgeous in the Southern Minneapolis Metro Area for a good part of the year. With the exception of spring flooding that occasionally happens but hey … the ranch is right next to a river … you gotta expect water.
You’ll love our stable of horses and the horse trails are magnificient! You’ll really enjoy the ride!
We invite you to set up a time to saddle up with family, friends and loved ones!
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-7pm • Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
We look forward to seeing you and we would suggest making reservations ahead of time by calling our reservation line: 952-361-3361. Happy Trails!
In memory of Elizabeth Taylor and her amazing role in National Velvet …great music video! Enjoy!
Open Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
If you live in the Twin Cities (or surrounding areas) you probably think that we’re all floating around on inner tubes down in the Minnesota River Valley. While it’s true that there is flooding going on in some of the communities that border the Minnesota River Valley … River Valley Horse Ranch is above water and open for trail rides!
Horseback Riding/Trail Ride Hours: Saturday & Sunday’s 10am-5pm
River Valley Horse Ranch is located in the Minnesota River Valley between the cities of Carver, Minnesota and Jordan, Minnesota.
The cities of Carver and Jordan feature unique small town flavor and very historical downtown’s. Just a short drive (25 minutes) from the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area makes the Minnesota River Valley a wonderful day, or weekend getaway, that you won’t want to miss! Fun for the whole family!
Click here to get directions on Google Maps or call 952.361.3361 for horseback riding reservations.
Winter brought tons of snow and cold to the Minnesota River Valley, but that didn’t stop us from sharing our amazing horse trails with many hardy Minnesota horseback riders!
Now that the snow is melting, we have extended our trail ride hours to Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm.
Call our reservation line @ 952.361.3361 to Saddle Up!
We’ll be seeing you.
Saddle Up! We’re Open Weekends!
In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~Helen Thomson
If you think winter isn’t a good time for horseback riding, think again! There’s nothing like a nice, long trail ride in crisp weather, when there are no flies to swat. Winter is a wonderful time to relax on horseback!
Besides dressing in warm layers, here are some good winter horseback riding tips to inspire you to saddle up!
Don’t forget … River Valley Horse Ranch is OPEN weekends from 10am-4pm. Reservation Line: (952) 361-3361
Think we’ve found some perfect gifts for the horse lovers in our lives …
Old Gringo's Villa Cowboy Boot
Nothing like a new pair of cowboy boots! Beautifully styled, but not over-the-top, this premium handcrafted boot features eye-catching overlays with contrasting piping and trim. It’s constructed in rich, distressed leather, with a soft leather lining and a leather sole and stacked heel.
Make a big statement on a budget with Wallies Big Murals. Great for dorms, kids rooms, dining areas, play rooms, or any room that needs a pick me up! Bright, clear colors complement the latest hues in the home decor.
Horses Wall Mural - 8'3" x 13'8"
This horse wall mural is amazing! Large, scenic graphics applied to the wall much like wallpaper. Each mural consists of 8 panels, which makes them very easy for anyone to hang.
and last but certainly not least…
River Valley Horse Ranch Gift Certificates!!!
River Valley Horse Ranch Gift Certificates!
River Valley Horse Ranch • 952.361.3361
Open weekends • 10 AM – 4PM