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
Travel by horse, when you have a choice.
River Valley Horse Ranch can attest to the positive effects that horses have on people.
In his book “Horse Behavior“ George Waring states that horses have five highly developed senses: taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight. They also have an enigmatic sixth sense, heightened perception, which is very rare in humans.
And it’s been clinically proven that just being in the vicinity of horses can change our brainwave patterns and help us experience a unique calming effect that is exclusive to these amazing creatures.
If you are tired of being fixated on past or negative events – “Saddle Up” for a really positive experience. You’ll feel great!
If not now … when?
River Valley Horse Ranch | 952.361.3361
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!
My then fiance’ Rocky and I went horseback riding a few weeks ago and we loved it!! Our trail guide was Sydney and she was wonderful with her humor and sweetness. The surroundings were beautiful, the horses in the barn and pastures were well-kept as well as the barn areas…. impressive!!
Rocky rode Bam-Bam and I think it was Cimarron I rode. We both enjoyed our horses!
When we come back to ride again, we will request our horses if they are available as they were well-behaved, despite the horse flies and high humidity that can aggravate horse and human alike!! Since that time, we have had our wedding and as soon as it is not so hot, we will be calling again for a ride!
Thank you, Sydney for a wonderfully memorable ride and thank River Valley Ranch for being there for us who love horses but don’t have the time/place to keep one!!
Lori and Rocky L.
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!
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
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