MacDonald's Ranch

MacDonald's Ranch


Looking Great !
Will there be a pumpkin patch this year?
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Amy J Steinhauer
Ally Kay
Two superpuncher's
Of course, Steve/Mikey/Alexis and many more.
See ya in October.
Till then...
Come meet the best and take a Ride🐎
A very special place!
We’ll hopefully be with you next year our trip will probably be cancelled, in the UK we’re not on total lockdown but feel it will come soon. Stay safe in the USA .
Come self quarantine yourself...Take a trail ride through the Sonoran desert and enjoy the sunshine🐴🏜
I’ve been trying to contact you by email as we’re from the UK about booking a day at the ranch - can we only book by phone?
JUST BOOKED a 1.5 hr trail ride for March 4 really looking forward to it.
Spent many hours riding those trails, I miss everything about that very special section of the Sonoran desert.
Thank you to for hosting the photo shoot for HorseGirlUSA! We design apparel and accessories for of all ages. The best part? We donate 5% of our profits to equine rescue and welfare. Look great, help a horse! 🥰🐴👚
We had so much fun again this year at the McDonald Ranch Pumpkin patch!! So much fun to do there!

Family owned and operated since 1956. Scottsdale’s premiere horseback riding facility.

Operating as usual


All pumpkins are for sale! 🎃

It is our last weekend of the pumpkin patch! We have had so much fun this month. All pumpkins in the patch are for sale. Don’t miss your chance to snag beautiful carving or decor pumpkins!

Our admissions windows are open until 5pm; all activities are open until 6pm!

Come out and see us today and tomorrow for the final weekend of fall fun! 🤠🍁


It’s parents and grandparents day! That means $2 off for each PARENT AND GRANDPARENT today!

Come out and celebrate the fall with us! 👵👴👩👨


The temperatures might not be falling, but we are still falling for the pumpkin patch festivities!

We are open and running all of our fall festival activities! A water refill station is available for those who bring water with them or buy water here!



Photos from MacDonald's Ranch's post 10/14/2023

Pumpkins on pumpkins on pumpkins on pumpkins! 🎃

We have pumpkins galore! Warty, white, small, GINORMOUS, mini and your plain ol’ Orange carving pumpkins!

Come out and snag some beautiful Arizona grown pumpkins this weekend. We are open from 9am - 5pm.

Thank you to for the most amazing pumpkins!



Join us on Monday, October 9th from 8:00am - 9:00am for half price admission.

We will be featured on Fox10 Phoenix News. 📰🥳

Early bird special for 1 hour only! That’s 8:00am - 9:00am for $7.50/person admission tickets to our pumpkin patch on 10/9!

Come out, enjoy the morning temperatures and a chance to be featured on the news! We would love to have you! 🎃🍂🍁👻

26540 N Scottsdale Road


We ❤️ our field trip groups!! Thank you for spending your day with us!

Beautiful day for a trip to the Pumpkim Patch with our FBC families!!


What a fabulous opening weekend!

Thank you to all who came out to visit this weekend for our opening of the patch! We had such a wonderful time and hope you did too.

As a reminder, we are open 9am-5pm until October 29th every day but Tuesday. 🍁🎃

Photos from MacDonald's Ranch's post 09/30/2023

We are open!

Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch. Swipe left to see what is new! ⬅️

1. Our hay maze is now structured in the shape of a skull! 💀
2. Kiddie Korn area for children 23 months and younger! 🌽
3. Target Toss game! can you hit all 3 targets!? 🎯
4. Brand new Western game area consisting of: Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss, Steer Roping, Tic-Tac-Toe, Jenga, and Connect 4!
5. New fall photo spot! Check out this huge pumpkin!! 🎃
6. Expanded petting zoo with shade! Come say “Howdy!” to all of our amazing petting zoo animals. 🐐🐑🐴🐷🐓🦚

Along with our new activities, we have Pony Rides, Train Rides, the Pumpkin Patch with loads of various pumpkins, the Hay Climb, Toddler Play Area, Duck Races, Cow Milking, SO MANY AWESOME Festive Fall Photo Opp Spots for you and your family and the Scavenger Hunt.

We are open from 9:00am-5:00pm, CLOSED on Tuesdays, 10/30 and 10/31.

Come out and see us!! 🍁🍂👻🎃💀🐴


Counting down the minutes until our opening day!!

We have some new activities for you all this year! Stay tuned to find out more.

Who’s coming to visit us opening weekend!? We are so excited! 🎃


Riding with friends is always more fun!

Guided horseback rides are still offered during the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival! Call now to reserve your ride and make memories that will last a lifetime. 🐴👯‍♀️❤️


Get excited! It is time for the 2023 Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival!

Saturday, September 30th - Sunday October 29th.

9:00am - 6:00pm - last ticket will be sold at 5:00pm.

Closed on Tuesday’s, Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st.

NEW THIS YEAR - Season Passes! More info to come in the next week.

Please visit our website for information on pricing, discounts, and activities!

Happy Fall Y’all! 🍁🍂🎃👻

Photos from MacDonald's Ranch's post 08/19/2023

Fellow Arizonans, did you catch the sunset last night!?

We had an amazing view of the sunset here at the ranch, on horseback of course! 💙💜💛🧡


Peaceful evenings at the ranch 💙☁️ Photo Credit: Wrangler Kyle


Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

Land of the free, home of the brave. The staff of MacDonalds Ranch wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! ♥️💙


We are only a few degrees cooler! Please be sure to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and most importantly WATER with you if you are coming to ride with us or visit our petting zoo in the next few days! 💦☀️

DANGEROUSLY HOT weather is ahead! 🌡 Keep heat safety top of mind this weekend and through the July 4th holiday:


Ready or it comes! 🌶☀ We are forecasting our first 110-degree day of 2023 this weekend and a stretch of temperatures above that mark into the middle of next week.


Beautiful blooms on a barrel cactus.

Did you know that these cacti are also called “Compass Barrel” because of their tendency to lean southwest?


Any guesses on what we have nicknamed this rare and beautiful cactus?

It is a fully segmented Saguaro and we call him “Bubble Bob”!

You can catch a glimpse of “Bubble Bob” on the 1 hour trail ride! 🌵


Have you seen the love birds that make our ranch their home?! ❤️

Precious lovebirds in Scottsdale! 😍 Thanks to Mark Koster for sharing this photo with us!


Wrangler Andrew giving his horse, Bo a nice, cool rinse off after a warm morning ride! 🚿☀️

What are your favorite ways to cool down in the heat?


Welcome June!!

Happy June 1st, Arizona! 😎


Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor all the brave heroes who served to hold our flag high.

We will be closed today to honor this day! 🇺🇸

Episode 88 Alan Rodbell and Peter Rusin from Horsense — The Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow 05/26/2023

Hello everyone!!

Check out this podcast from “Today and Tomorrow in Scottsdale” with Don Henninger highlighting a wonderful after school equine program for children that we have the delight to host on our property, Horsense! Peter Rusin and Alan Rodbell, founder and sponser, highlight the history and heart-warming stories that encompasses all that Horsense is about! The link to the podcast and the Horsense website is posted below:

Podcast Link:

Horsense website:

Episode 88 Alan Rodbell and Peter Rusin from Horsense — The Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow There are few people who understand city finances better than David Smith, former City Council member and city treasurer. Find out what David, who also served as a CFO for major corporations, thinks about the city’s current financial condition and his take on issues that city officials soon must c...


We had some wonderful, surprising rain showers this past week!

Here’s an image the front office captured from Thursday evening.

We are sure blessed with beautiful scenery in this desert! 🌵🌧️🌈


Underneath the golden sky ✨

Pictured: Cupcake



Starting Monday, May 1st, we will be going into our summer hours!

We will be OPEN Wednesday - Sunday from 7AM-10AM & from 5PM-7PM.
We will be CLOSED Mondays, Tuesdays and in the middle of the day (due to the heat).

The petting zoo, play area and yard games are available during hours of operation. Trail rides are still by reservation only!
Our summer hours will last through September.

Please call if you have any questions. Thank you and Happy Summer!! ☀️🕶🌵

(Pictured: Cisco & Kid)


Happy Saturday!

(Pictured: Bullseye)


We will be closing early today, Monday April 3rd, at 1:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience! We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, April 5th.


If you liked your ride, kiss your horse and tip your guide! 😘🐴

(Pictured: Little Sister)


The storm is brewing, folks!

We will be CLOSED tomorrow, Wednesday March 15 for the incoming inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Stay safe, stay dry and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

(Photo Cred: Wrangler Abby)
(Pictured: Volunteer Hannah & Horse Rio)

Photos from MacDonald's Ranch's post 03/12/2023

They’re back!!

Rattlesnake season is officially upon us once again. When visiting our ranch and the surrounding desert area, please be aware of your surroundings and watch for snakes as you explore! Do not put your hands anywhere you cannot see!

Our Wrangler, Emily was able to capture this picture from a safe distance out in our desert yesterday! 🐍


The best father and son duo in the valley!

Pictured: Static on the left - Nikki on the right


We will be closed today for bad weather. We apologize for any inconvenience! We will resume normal business hours tomorrow, Monday the 27th.


Happy Birthday to the one person who makes it happen!

Your dedication and determination inspires us each and every day! We are so lucky to have you as a boss. May your wishes comes true - happy birthday to you, Kelcie! 🎉🎁🎂❤️


Happy Valentine’s Day! We ❤️ our 4 legged valentines.


We will be closing today at 2:00pm for the SuperBowl! Enjoy the game and be safe everyone! 🏈


Daily dose ❤️

(Pictured: Red)

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26540 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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