Travel & Outdoors | August 2008
|Kids Love Rancho Riders Horseback Rides|
Aaron Watson - PVNN
Equestrianism, the skill of riding or driving horses for practical, working and recreational activities, dates back for many years. Since approximately 4500 B.C. these domesticated animals lugged chariots, paraded in cavalries, competed in numerous sports and provided emotional development.
Horses continue to play an import role throughout the world and in human history for trade, transportation and agriculture, but here in Vallarta, they provide visitors with the opportunity to have a whole lot of fun!
Ileana and Sofia Ceja, two teenaged girls from Southern California, spent one exciting day of their Puerto Vallarta summer vacation taking a guided horseback ride alongside the picturesque Rio Cuale river and into the Sierra Madre Mountains on a Rancho Riders Horseback Riding tour.
The Rancho Riders are the original Puerto Vallarta Caballeros, and with over 50 years of experience, these Cowboys offer custom horseback rides for adults, couples, families and children, with tour schedules set according to your time requirements and riding skills.
Starting in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, these gentlemen will escort you on the ride of your life! Whether you're looking for a short excursion by the hour or a committed trip that lasts from 4 to 5 hours, this tour will not disappoint you. Set your own pace and go as fast or as slow as you want.
The horses at Rancho Riders are strong, healthy, friendly and ready to take you on a refreshing trot through the scenic jungle. Climb on these gentle giants, relax and get ready to take in the refreshing sights and sounds of Mexico.
After taking a one-hour horseback riding tour, 16-year-old Ileana, who plays the drums in her school marching band, said, "No matter what your riding level, or how many people are in your party, everyone in your family will feel safe and comfortable trotting along the trails and exploring the jungles with the Rancho Riders cowboys. They are great!"
Saddle up, Rancho Riders is located just after the bridge on the Rio Cuale in Paso Ancho. Rancho Riders recommends a three-hour tour, which leads you higher into the mountains for the most enjoyable excursion.
For more information about Rancho Riders horseback riding tours or to make advance reservations, call (322) 222-4225, send an email to puertovallartahorsebackriding(at)hotmail.com or visit PVallarta.tripod.com.
To find more kid-friendly tours and activities in Puerto Vallarta that everyone in your family will enjoy, click HERE to watch our exclusive Vallarta for Kids video series.