About Us
Pinto Valley Ranch...Past and Present
 
Pinto Valley Ranch is well known in the horse world. Our horses have been featured in television commercials, and specials, fundraising events in hotels, hockey games at the civic center, parades.

Our history: The ranch was originally a dairy operation owned by Morley and Helen Smith. They kept 7 horses on the farm at that time to help with the chores. Their 11 children also enjoyed the horses, so much so, that at times work was not getting done. Friends continually dropped by for a visit and a horseback ride. The number of riders continued to increase, to the point where Morley put up a sign stating .25 cents per ride as an effort to discourage riders. His efforts were not successful and more and more people were dropping by the farm for a horseback ride. The children enjoyed the horses so much that they successfully talked their father into opening a horseback riding facility. Pinto Valley Ranch was born and has continued to grow that was 60 years ago.

Pinto Valley Ranch  was owned and operated  by Ernie and Gail Smith for 40 years and in May 2009 the third generation, daughter Tracey and husband Ben, took over the exciting challenge of Ranch ownership.  They have moved onto the ranch with their three young children who thoroughly enjoyed the ranch lifestyle.  In June 2014 The Jardines made the decision to offer lessons and  become a private boarding facility for horses.  A slower pace enabled them enjoy a more normal lifestyle and for the next two years they shuttled children to their various activities,,,hockey, hockey, hockey... Ben continues to work for the military full time and Tracey remained a stay at home ranch mom tending to the children and the livestock.

During the two year sabbatical the phone continued to ring off the hook and the emails continued to pour in. The Jardine's realized that their is still a huge demand for safe and well managed horse related activities.  As a family, the Jardines decided to create a specific experience designed to educate and delight so "A day with a horse," was developed...This has proven to be a wonderful program and our guests are raving about their "Day With A Horse!"

Winter 2016/17 we will start offering sleigh rides once again. 

It is important to note that we will remain a private facility so a booking is required to visit the ranch.  A day with a horse can be adapted to suit sports teams, Corporate teambuilding functions, bachelorette parties, military adventure training.  The sky is the limit. 

We look forward to offering this quality adventure to old friends and new.  Giddy Up!

Pinto Valley Ranch is well known in the horse world. Our horses have been featured in television commercials a Walt Disney production called the Liberators, television specials, fundraising events in hotels, hockey games at the civic center and many parades.  We have a very rich history in the horse world and will continue to raise and train our own horses.  Horses are our passion!

Call Tracey anytime to discuss your Day with a horse! 613-623-3439