MacDonald's Ranch Offers Western-Themed Parties and Family Fun on Horseback by Admin MacDonald's Ranch is the premier horseback riding stable in the Valley and is located in the tranquil Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale. From single riders, small and medium-sized parties to large groups and big parties up to 1,000 people, MacDonald's Ranch can accommodate any group in friendly Western style. MacDonald's Ranch offers party facilities for nearly every occasion. Choose from guided horseback rides, hayrides and cowboy cookouts, stagecoach rides, and many varieties of entertainment. The ranch is also the perfect spot for families and children. MacDonald's Ranch offers pony rides for children 12 years and younger and this is the perfect way to introduce kids to riding who might be apprehensive about doing the guided trail rides or if they are not quite 5 years old. For pony rides the ranch uses the horses the kids would normally take on the trail rides. Kids will also love the large, walk-in petting zoo filled with a variety of animals and lots of Western-themed games to play. The petting zoo animals are friendly and love to visit with children and adults. The menagerie is also available for any birthday parties and special events.The ranch location is just minutes from most Valley resorts, hotels, airports, easily accessible and open all year long. Due to the seasonal weather please contact MacDonald's Ranch for hours. MacDonald's Ranch is located at 26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. Visit www.macdonaldsranch.com or call (480) 585-0239 for a current schedule or to make reservations.