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American Safari Ranch, Fairplay

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  • We were looking for horseback riding and found this amazing ranch that offered a 2 hour ride for a very competitive price. We booked over the phone and were well informed of how to navigate to the ran...  more »
  • Words cannot describe how wonderful our experience was. Our guide Chris was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a ton of information during our ride about horses but also was genuinely interes...  more »
  • What better way to enjoy the landscape than on horseback? Very well behaved horses and a super guide (thanks Ryan) made this a really memorable experience.  more »
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  • I was visiting from GA and love horses so I wanted to see the views by horseback. I am a very experienced rider, so I do not like do go on trail rides because most places are nose to tail walking. Thankfully, this place did not do that. We were all spaced out given freedom for the most part. I called many places to ride, but all of them were closed except this place. I actually called around 11:30 am and they said they had already did their only ride of the day, but the owner ended up saying he would do another one when they returned. So I was grateful for that! When we got there, more people were going to be on our trip, even though we had agreed to pay more for a private ride. I did not get upset because I just wanted to ride horses. The tour guide was named Ryan and he was great. The view is amazing! The horses are all gentle and easy to ride. I was able to lope my big mare and she was wonderful! The horses seemed to be well cared for and happy. I would go back if I am ever in the area again. It was the best part of my trip, but I am a horse lover, so that could be why!
  • My husband and I went to American Safari Ranch in October of 2017 to go horseback riding for the first time. Many places in the area were closed after September 30th, but American Safari Ranch is open year-round. After reading some reviews, I saw that booking over the phone might be an odd experience, and sure enough it was a little strange for me too. The owner asked why I was being so negative when I inquired about their cancellation policy. Nonetheless, I decided to overlook the conversation with hopes the riding experience would be worth it--and boy it was! We were scheduled to ride on Saturday, but after a massive (unexpected) snow storm, the owner was kind enough to call me and ask if I would like to reschedule for the next day--and we did. I was really glad he called. We came on Sunday (a much nicer, warmer day) and rode with one other couple. The wranglers were fantastic and really make this place worth visiting. You can tell they treat their horses kindly and truly care for the animals. The wranglers are also fun and interesting to talk to. Our wrangler, Ron, was amazing. He gave us enough instruction to feel confident on the horse, but no so much that we felt smothered. I felt I had the freedom to connect with my horse. The sights and scenery were unforgettable--and as the website says, there is no 'nose to tail' riding. We were all sprawled out and felt much more casual than a guided, structured tour. Ultimately, if you're going horseback riding, go to American Safari Ranch!
  • My husband and I had an amazing time here!! The staff are super friendly. It doesn't matter if you have no experience, like me, they still have an amazing horse for you to ride and an awesome guide to ride the trail with!! Highly recommend this place!!
  • I took my fiance to American safari ranch as a surprise birthday gift. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They answered my questions over the phone with no problem and even answered when I called outside of normal business hours. Our guide Jay was extremely friendly and made our two hour horseback ride very memorable. He is very knowledgeable and answers any questions a person may have. He went above and beyond to pair us with the proper horses and instructed us in a very kind way. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to go horseback riding.
  • I had a great experience here. I had never operated a ATV before, so I must admit I was a bit nervous. The guides (Martin & Carson) were very helpful and patient. Honestly, I had a blast the scenery was beautiful and the ride was so much fun! I strongly believe I would've been lost without a guide. I highly recommend this place. Also, request Martin as your guide.
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