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!
Even though this is a commercial for Blackberry phones … Natural horsemanship trainer Jonathan Field is amazing to watch!
Visit Jonathan Field’s website to see more amazing video’s!
RIVER VALLEY RANCH WILL BE CLOSED Sunday, May 29th.
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.
Feeling down? Saddle up!
A horse can lend its rider the speed and strength he or she lacks, but the rider who is wise remembers it is no more than a loan. ~Pam Brown
When you’re young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age, you splatter. ~ Roy Rogers
The ass will carry his load, but not a double load; ride not a free horse to death. ~ Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. ~ Will Rogers
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Unknown
In riding a horse we borrow freedom. ~ Helen Thomson
Small children are convinced that ponies deserve to see the inside of the house. ~Maya Patel
To me, horses and freedom are synonymous. ~ Veryl Goodnight
It’s getting warmer! River Valley Horse Ranch is OPEN weekends 10am-4pm. Call to make a reservation 952.361.3361
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- River Valley Horse Ranch
- 16480 Jonathan Carver Parkway, Carver, MN 55315-9659
Always wanted to and was a little envious of those that could … found a few “how to draw a horse” tutorials that might help.
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
Over 100 years ago, there were an estimated 2 million mustangs roaming the range. The word mustang comes from the Spanish word mustengo, which means “owner-less beast.” The American mustangs originally came from the Spanish stock of horses brought to America in the beginning of the 16th century.
According to a couple of sources, less than 17,000 mustangs roam the ranges today. During our surfing we came across one woman’s quest to protect these noble beasts.
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