Our friendly horses pull up to 7 adults around our yard in the Ibex Valley in our Santa Sleigh. After the Christmas Break we are only offering online booking for Sundays, but if you have a group interested in a different day or time, please reach out and see what we can do!
We have had corporate parties and fundraisers at our place, as well as taking the horses to Teslin, Haines Junction, and downtown Whitehorse for various events. If horses would add to your event, give us a call!
We get hauled around by our very laid back, friendly, big boned mountain horses. They are all percheron/quarter horse crosses and are pretty keen on treats.
Johnny and June are half brother and sister. Even though June is our smallest and youngest horse, she rules the roost. She has the little white snipe on the left side of her nose.
Dolly and Reba are full sisters. They are our big girls. Dolly is 2 years older and her nose is a little bit lighter. Reba is a few pounds heavier.
Cell service is patchy so take a screen shot or write down the directions and be comfortable with them before you leave. We can’t always answer call because they don’t get through or we are on the sleigh.
Our address is 93689 Alaska highway. Don’t put that into google maps though or it will send you to Alaska. We are 1 km past the Tahkini Crossing pullout and mailboxes at km 1454. We are on the north side, right hand side when heading to Haines Junction, of the highway at km 1455. There is a Canadian and Yukon flag at the end of the driveway, a Fat Horse Company sandwich board, and big reflectors on the flag poles if its dark. Once in the driveway there are blue gates. Please close them behind you once you are through. Once in the yard, go past the house and turn right down the hill. You will see the wall tent and horses by now. Please park somewhere by the horse trailer.
In good driving conditions we are 10 minutes from the North Klondike highway turn off so plan for that. We, along with everybody else, have a very busy schedule this time of year so please do your best to be punctual. We have built in some time between rides for pictures and to keep on schedule, but if you are more than 20 minutes late we may have to cancel that ride out of respect for the other bookings. We would much rather you be 10 minutes early than 10 minutes late. If you are early please wait by your vehicle until it is your time in the tent. You can say hi to the horses in the corral, but please don’t go inside or feed them.
Warm winter gear – This is an outdoor event! We will provide some blankets but you should dress like there is nothing. There is a wall tent to warm up in before and after the ride, but while on the sleigh you provide your own heat so dress appropriately. It is typically a little cooler but less windy in the Ibex Valley when compared to Whitehorse so expect that. If it is -25 we will give you the option of taking a refund if you’d like or carrying on with the ride, but at -30 or below we will shut it down. We will return all deposits and do our best to reschedule. We are yet to have anybody too warm on a ride, so please layer up as it makes the ride much more enjoyable for everyone when you’re toasty!
Cups for hot drinks
Please leave your dogs at home. We have plenty of friendly animals here, and even if your dog is in your car, it will get our dogs excited and they may jump up on your vehicle.
Do not give our dogs any food or treats. They have just started to beg and take cookies out of peoples’ hands as a result of well-intentioned guests. With so much going on, I can not keep an eye on everything so we need you to help stop this bad habit!
Do not bring carrots for the horses as resemble fingers too much!
There will be a wall tent with a wood stove to warm up in, but the bathroom is an outhouse, so probably best to take care of any nature calls beforehand if possible.
If you want to change or cancel your booking up to one week before the original daye, there will be a 10% fee. We will return your deposit, less 10%. If you want to chance or cancel within 7 days of your ride, we will try to sell your spot. If the spot does not sell, we will retain the whole deposit. If it does sell, we will return your deposit, less 10%.
If it is colder than -25 we will cancel the rides and offer a full refund or full credit to reschedule for another date.
Obviously emergencies happen and we will deal with them on an individual basis, but please do your best to pick the time that works for you and your group!