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Thunder Ridge Riding Center

Horses: Good for hearts, minds, and bodies!

At Thunder Ridge Ranch we offer

riding lessons, trail riding, horse training, and boarding.

Call 208-264-8305

for more information!

Who We Are

My name is Tracey Karcher and my husband is Bill Warren. He and I both have served as pastors in the United Methodist Church. We enjoy enriching others lives with the equine services we are offering, from teaching beginning to advanced horsemanship to children and adults, offering trail riding in the wilderness of Southwestern Montana and also offering the unique physical advantages that riding offers the handicapped and special needs community. We also offer special events for the equestrian community of Montana!



Horses on the trail

New for 2022!!

Thunder Ridge Riding Center is moving to an exciting new property!


We are moving to georgous Philipsburg, Montana,

halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks on

Montana Hwy 1. We will be open for riding and lessons by May 21st!

Our trail rises high above the Philipsburg Valley with stunning views and abundant wildlife.

While you are here you may see deer, elk, and maybe

catch a glimpse of antelope or even a black bear.



We have easy access on the highway

with stunning views of the Sapphire Mountains to the west,

the Flint Creek Range to the east, and the

Pintlers to the south.



There is also ample opportunity to mine for sapphires, hike,

or fish in the Flint Creek or in nearby Georgetown Lake.

The Philipsburg Valley and Flint Creek is world famous for trout fishing!

The nearest town (15 minutes) is Philipsburg with lodging, gas and convenience shopping.


What else do we offer?



 Are you visiting? Come and ride with us!! We offer trail rides geared to the individual.

We offer riding lessons and trail rides. Children as young as 6 are welcome on trail rides.

You may see Elk, deer, and other varied wildlife on our rides with fantastic views

of the mountains and the Philipsburg Valley below. 

Trail rides start at $95 per person for a 2 hour +/- ride.

Ask about our affordable family packages for 3 or more riders!

Custom rides with lunch or refreshments are available, call for a quote.


First time or just a refresher, we have riding lessons that are geared for every rider and need.

We specialize in nervous adults and we LOVE our littles!

We offer both Western and English riding instruction from beginner to intermediate,

for the able-bodied and for those with disabilities.

Our lessons are available for any age rider from 5 to 75!

Going on a Dude Ranch vacation? Take some riding lessons BEFORE you go!



If you're looking for a place to board your horse with spectacular trails and more,

we offer full board, customized to you and your horse's needs!

Stalls include a private tack room that you can lock to protect your gear!.

Improvements to the property will be ongoing!


We are a private facility and stallions are welcome.

Limited training and tune-ups are also available,

as are layups for rehabbing horses,

and care and observation for mares due to foal. 


We will be offering space and packages for birthdays, weddings, family reunions, homeschool groups,

school field Trips, and anything else you can think of! Catering is available.

Spend a few hours or spend the day.

Make horseback riding a part of the day!!

(Experienced wedding officiants are available!)

Call for rates and information.



Riding Lessons, Trail Rides, and Challenging Competition

At Thunder Ridge Ranch, we believe that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a person.  Learning to ride safely and well will allow people who enjoy horses to make the most of their time with them. Horseback riding is a valuable type of self-care, and we want to give all people the opportunity to ride, whether they own a horse or not. Not everyone can afford to take formal lessons, compete, or even go on a relaxing trail ride. We also welcome riders with disabilities. Just the simple act of being on a horse and learning how to ride enriches the lives of riders with limited mobility. Once on a horse they are on top of the world!! The horsemanship program at Thunder Ridge will always be affordable. Ask us how you can help keep our program affordable for everyone!


“The horse will teach you if you‘ll listen.” ~Ray Hunt


Contact Thunder Ridge Riding Center

Call Today!


If I don't pick up I'm out with horses!

Please leave a message and I will call you as soon as I am able!