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Happy Ranch -Siem Reap

Things to do in Siem Reap with Kids


Happy Ranch Horse Farm

This unique attraction is situated just 2km from Siem Reap city center and is Cambodia’s only Western-style ranch. Most of the 46 ponies and horses are born and bred on the ranch which covers 10 hectares of Khmer countryside.

Visitors to Happy Ranch Horse Farm can take trail rides across the countryside for 1-4 hours. On horseback you are likely to see places that you would otherwise never reach like rural villages, temple ruins which are not overrun with tourists and rice fields. The ranch offers an authentic way to get to know the Khmer lifestyle.

Trail experiences include short half hour rides that don’t leave the ranch; 1 hour rides to a local village; 2 hour rides through rice fields and to a rural village and a 3 hour ride to an ancient temple where you can dismount and explore the area. The Complete Country Site ride of 4 hours lets you immerse your visit a local village, see local craftsmen at work, rice fields, an Angkorian temple and Wat Chedai, contemporary pagoda. The rides do not visit Angkor Wat but on the 3-4 hour trails they visit secluded temples like Wat Atvea.

Happy Ranch Horse Farm for Families

There are trail rides designed for children which take just half an hour to cover. Kids who want a gentle introduction to riding can stay on the ranch grounds and be led around by one of the trained staff. It is important to be honest about your previous experience (or lack of) with horses.  All riders receive instruction before embarking on a trail and there are horses and ponies for all levels of ability and all ages. The trails can be personalized to suite your family depending on how long you want to be in the saddle and what experience you have on horseback.

There is a weight limit of 90kg (200lbs/14.5stone) for horse riders. The ranch provides safety helmets and imported European and American saddles. For kids that really don’t want to go near the horses or who want an additional adventure there are cart rides in horse-drawn carriages. Children under 5 years old can go on the cart rides for free and 5-10 year olds pay a $8 instead of $17.

Practical Information:

Where: Group 4, Svay Dangkum, Siem Riep Angkor, Cambodia.

When: Rides can be arranged at your convenient but should be booked in advance.

Cost: Horse riding per person per trail $28-$69. Cart rides per person $17 for a 1 hour ride. The ranch can arrange a hotel pick-up for about $3-$5 each way. Cash only.

Contact: (855) 12 920 002

Website: http://www.thehappyranch.com/

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