FAQ Info

No, we have lovely horses available for beginners and all levels of experience, from first time riders through to advanced. We also have gentle ponies for children. We ask that all riders are honest about their previous experience as this information enables us to select the most suitable horse for each rider.

Yes, we will teach you the basics of riding before you depart. Safety is top priority.

Yes, we can arrange lead rides on gently ponies for young children. Our experienced staff will walk alongside and lead them or just assist them when necessary.

Yes, for the welfare of our horses we impose a weight limit of 90kgs / 200lbs / 14.5 st.
There is no weight limit for our Horse Cart rides.

No, we do not visit the temples around Angkor Wat - too much traffic and too many tourists. On our 3-4 hour rides we instead visit a lovely secluded temple called Wat Atvea that other tourists rarely see. Our eco-friendly rides are an ideal way to break up the temple tours and see more of the Cambodian countryside and villages.

We ride south west of Siem Reap town, through the rice fields and villages. We like to keep away from the busy areas and quietly explore the remote countryside. Some places we visit are only accessible by horseback. Our rides are an unobtrusive way to be immersed in the Cambodian countryside without any disturbance to the villagers.

We will go at the pace you are comfortable and competent at.
There are lovely areas through the rice fields perfect for canters. We do not go fast through the villages for safety reasons and out of respect for the residents.

Yes, but to avoid disappointment we recommend to book as soon as possible so we can ensure that we have the most suitable horse available for you. You can fill in our online reservation form or you can call us. It is important that we communicate with you directly to ensure we receive all the required information.

Yes, but we try to avoid the heat as much as possible so riding early morning or later in the afternoon is strongly recommended. This will be much more enjoyable for both riders and horses. There is also much more activity in the villages and fields when it’s not so hot. We are open every day from sunrise to sunset.

Please bring your cameras. There will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way. We can supply you with a belt bag to carry your camera and anything else you would like to take with you on your ride. Sunscreen is also recommended. Other belongings can be stored in our secure lockers at the ranch while you ride.

We always try to arrange small groups, even a private ride when it is possible.

I recommend Western saddles for beginners or nervous riders, it is much more secure. Our equipment is imported from America and Europe.

Yes, if you would like we can arrange for a driver to collect you from your hotel and bring you to the ranch.. a lot of drivers are unsure where we are so this may save you some trouble! The driver will charge around $3-$4 each way according to the distance between your hotel and the ranch. If you require this service please give us the name of your hotel. We will send you confirmation regarding the cost and time of pick up.

We advise our guests to come a minimum of 15 minutes before the ride start time as we need to get you prepared on your horse. Please make sure that your driver knows our location. He can call us for directions if necessary.

We do not recommend this. Many Cambodian children do not own tooth brushes. What you think may be a treat for the kids is in actual fact causing more problems. If you would like to give to the people in the village, we advise you donate school supplies or clothing. You could even donate tooth brushes!

We will send you a confirmation email within 24 hours. Please include the required information (date/ weight/ experience level) and your hotel information if you would like us to organize transport for you.

Yes, our experienced guides can handle mixed level groups. This won’t be a problem at all.

Yes, all safety equipments are provided. We recommend that you wear long trousers and closed shoes.

No, we accept cash only in USD or local currency. You can pay us at The Happy Ranch office on the day of your ride. All of our prices include government taxes.

The weather in the rainy season (May-October) can be a little unpredictable, especially in the afternoons. We will be happy to reschedule your booking if necessary.

  • Chanthol O

    Chanthol O

    Lovely ride through the countryside

    We did a family ride with Johnny who was our guide for the day. It was an overcast day and we even got a bit of rain while out, but had a fantastic time. The kids loved being on the horses and meeting the other kids roaming around and we were able to get away from the busy city and enjoy the country

  • Gregory K

    Gregory K

    Awesome riding in the beautiful Cambodian countryside.

    I am sometime cautious when booking horse riding tours and have walked away from some due to the care of the horses. With The Happy Range you have nothing to be concerned about. The horses are very well cared for and the grounds are beautiful.

    I completed a 4 hour ride starting in the morning and it was fantastic. We explored the Cambodian countryside at a walk, trot and gallop.

    Definitly worth the early start.

  • Anenglishmaninparis

    Anenglishmaninparis

    Confidence for a novice rider

    We were at the Happy Ranch Horse Farm in Siem Reap last week - initially our visit seemed to be short at first as my 7 year old daughter refused to get on the horse - however Mr Sary Pann’s marvellous team was on hand to be calm, caring and considerate with the situation. After leading her horse around the superb stables and slowly building up a rapport with her horse, she gained enough confidence to get onto her horse. We had a gentle walk around the grounds - so successful in fact m, that my daughter was keen to go back a few days later. We ended up on a 2 hour trek past the beautiful Lotus flower fields & past traditional Khmer villages. Both myself and my Daughter aim to return at the earliest possibility! Wonderful facilities, team, horses and owner!

  • Cat S

    Cat S

    I cannot say enough about this place. Do not miss this experience.

    Many of us travel to Siem Reap to see the beautiful temples as I did, I was looking for something else to do other than wander around Pub Street and I happened across this place on Trip Advisor. What a wonderful unforgettable experience. This was life changing for me, to see the magnificent people of Cambodia and to learn about the culture and even a little of the language was simply amazing. The horses are gorgeous and well cared for, the stables are clean and comfortable and the guides are superb. My guide was Kong and he really made my day so enjoyable. Kong is a very experienced rider and guide, he has loads of local knowledge and is eager to learn from you too. I also met the owner of the property who was delightful. Thank you Kong and Mr Pann for creating such a wonderful place.

  • Rob G

    Rob G

    Good horseback riding experience!

    Went to The Happy Ranch for an hour of trail ride and exploring the nearby village. Got the early session which started at 5:30am for $38. As a beginner was actually expecting some safety briefing from the staff but only asked me to wear a helmet and ride the horse already so was quite scared at the start. The staff though was kind enough to answer ny queries and assist me. The 1 hour trail ride will show you not much, only the nearby village but still a good experience for me to do this activity in Siem Reap.

  • Jongleurgirl

    Jongleurgirl

    In good hands

    My boyfriend and I tried the one hour horse riding with Mr kong and his helpful colleague (sorry forgot the name!). It was our first time riding and i was nervous. However, Mr kong was knowledgeable, friendly and patient, he taught us some basic riding techniques, we had a great time!