(580) 993-0097 texts or voicemails
Call us or text us on (580) 993-0097. If no one answers the phone, try again (before 7pm, please) or try tomorrow. It means no one is in the office. We ARE taking reservations for 1 and 2 hour rides. We are able to set up lessons and combination lesson / trail ride sessions. Our one hour rides go out on the backend of the ranch. Two hour and longer rides go out in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area (where we ride on 5000 acres in the Arbuckle Mountains) except during any of the gun deer hunting seasons (as listed to the right). When the weather is 'very hot' we try to ride early and avoid late afternoon rides when it is too hot for horses and their riders.
We will post the 2024 FALL DEER GUN HUNTING SEASONS when the Oklahoma Wildlife Department publishes them. Below are the 2023 dates. 2024 dates should be similar. We will be doing beautiful fall 1 hour rides on the ranch during the GUN deer season dates.
Oct. 20-22, 2023 ... Youth gun season
Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2023 ... Black Powder season.
Nov. 18 - Dec. 3, 2023 ... Gun season
Dec. 18 - Dec. 31, 2023... Doe season
Arbuckle Trail Rides, LLC was started in 2000 by Pete and Cheri Wolfe, owners of Wolfe Ranch Quarter Horses. After 35 years of training horses professionally, they needed to slow down and retire from hard competitive riding. Taking out a few trail riders seemed to fit their background perfectly. Now, they cannot keep up with the demand. Sadly, Pete passed away September 11, 2021, at the age of 80. He was still riding and training horses until he fell ill in May. He is sadly, sadly missed. Cheri is continuing with the operation of the trail rides and still raising and selling some of the best saddle horses Pete and Cheri have ever raised. Nothing is going to change in how the rides and lessons are conducted.
We are proud to announce that ATR has been recognized as one of the best trail ride destinations in the country. Recently, we were voted "Best trail ride provider in Oklahoma" by the readers of "Oklahoma Living Magazine", Oklahoma's magazine with the most subscribers in the state. Each year, several International groups come to ride. Many riders come just to learn from the Wolfes' more than 100 years of combined horse training knowledge and to hear some of their horse stories. They have been told countless times: 'You need to write a book'.
Pete and Cheri have always loved to show visitors their stallions, mares and babies. Cheri, though battling crippling degenerative spine disease, (along with her wonderful help that has been with her and Pete for more than 6 years), is going to continue raising great saddle horses for ranch, professional rodeo and recreational riders. She and Pete sold horses all over the US and around the world!
Please CALL!!! Cheri only has a PC and struggles with mobility, so please CALL or TEXT and do not completely count on e-mail correspondence.
All rides are set up with reservations. Call or text (580)993-0097.
You can go to the Artesian Hotel in Sulphur and then continue 4.4 miles further north on US 177. You will be in front of the ranch!!! You can also put 'Arbuckle Trail Rides' into Google- ONLY GOOGLE! It will take you right to the ranch gate!
Please excuse the mess at the ranch. The ranch was hit by a huge EF4 tornado that wiped out our 2 homes, our barn, sheds and all fences. We are still trying to get rid of all the debris.
NO SMALL CHILDREN MAY BE CARRIED IN THE SADDLE BY AN ADULT. 5, 6 & 7 year olds may only go on the 1 hour ride and must ride their own horse. (A guide can lead their horse.) Children 8 and up may go on the 1 hour ride on the ranch or the 2 hour ride in the mountains if you are sure they are up to it.
All rides are set up by reservation. Horses are matched to riders. Rides conducted at the ranch may include a brief session in the 'round pen' where a rider can get acquainted with their horse. Saddles are always carefully fitted. Helmets are provided for all riders under 18 and must be worn at all times when riders are mounted. Helmets are available for any other rider that wants one. Saddle bags are provided for cell phones, cameras and water bottles.
Check out the 'prices page' for complete prices and group discounts. We expect people to keep their reservations. "NO SHOWS" will be charged.
We are very easy to find. We are located on the east side of US Hwy 177 exactly 4 1/2 miles north of the 4-way stop sign in downtown Sulphur at the junction of OK State Hwy 7 and US Hwy 177.
Be sure to follow the directions given or use GPS directions ONLY from GOOGLE MAPS . Arbuckle Trail Rides (not an address) must be put into GOOGLE! [Your I Phone app will probably take you 20 miles from the ranch.]