Owned by the Richardson Family, MacDonald's Ranch has been a staple in the Scottsdale community since 1956. Opening to the public for western adventure on Easter Sunday 1970, MacDonald's Ranch has grown to offer much more than the founder, Bob Richardson, ever could have imagined.
When we first began we were known as Old MacDonald's Farm; offering $2 horseback rides and hayrides out to the desert for an evening of bonfires and potluck. Through the years Bob's youngest son Robby, eventually took over operations and renamed this piece of western heritage MacDonald's Ranch. Now, Robby owns and operates MacDonald's Ranch with his wife Silvia and his two daughters, Kelcie and Kylee. Together, and with the help of many friends and family over the years, they built what you see and hear about today. A gem hidden in north Scottsdale that truly drives home what a western experience is all about. Our horseback rides may no longer be $2, but our herd of horses have never been stronger or more tame and our hayrides and cookouts are still adventures you will never forget.
Come horse around with us!
Leola Richardson on Opening Day, Easter 1970
Why MacDonald's Ranch is "Uniquely" Scottsdale
Visit our sister stable located in Mesa, AZ for a whole different riding experience and breath taking views!
Literally! We do it all!
Parades, summer camps with the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America, breeding and training our own horses - just to name a few!
Located at Rustler's Roost Ranch in the beautiful Mancos, Colorado!
Take a tour of our 520 acre horse ranch through the mountains and meadows between Webber and Menefee Mountain. You’ll see early 1900 homesteads throughout the ride and overlooks of the entire Mancos Valley.
Robby and Silvia Richardson with their children Samuel, Riana, and Joshua