Overview of The Happy Ranch Horse Farm
The Happy Ranch Horse Farm offers countryside trail rides from one hour to half a day, 4 hours. From sunrise to sunset, our horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields and tourist-free temple ruins, all waiting to be explored. An authentic taste of the real Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback, and a welcome break from other tourists.
History of the Happy Ranch Horse Farm
Mr. Sary Pann, the Founder of The Happy Ranch Horse Farm, is a Cambodian who had been living in America for 30 years. He grew up in Siem Reap, Angkor, and then worked for the US embassy in Phnom Penh for five years.
In 1975 when the civil war broke out in Cambodia, Sary Pann was given the chance by the US embassy to escape the war and was sent to California to start a new life. When he retired from his job in America, Mr. Sary Pann came back to Cambodia and bought one Cambodian horse. Very soon, he fell in love with horses and bought a second one... And a third one. Eventually, he decided he would build a ranch in Siem Reap, Angkor. 4 years later, The Happy Ranch Horse Farm is a beautiful and peaceful place, now accommodating 46 handsome horses and ponies including stallions, mares, and foals. Crossbreeding his own horses and respecting at least 2 and a half years before breaking them in softly, Mr. Pann has achieved to get strong horses, growing taller each generation. Mr. Sary Pann has always made sure his stables are maintained at international standard.
The Happy Ranch Horse Farm
The Happy Ranch Horse Farm was built and established in Siem Reap Angkor in 2002. Siem Reap is the world famous city of the unique Angkor temples. The ranch is located 2km from the center of Siem Reap and is the only western style horse ranch in Cambodia. Most of our horses and ponies are crossbred with Arabian horses; many are born and bred here at our stables. Our aim is to produce larger varieties so that we can cater for all riders.
Set on 10 hectares of beautiful Khmer countryside, around a miniature lake, the ranch accomodates 46 horse sand ponies , stallions, mares and foals. The facilities include a round pen, a 20 x 40m dressage arena, a horse preparation area, and 40 large clean stalls in the stables. We are fully equipped with European standard English and Western style saddles, imported from the USA and Europe. We also provide safety helmets to all riders.
Our 7 hand-made horse-carts are each able to carry up to 4 people. It is the ideal solution for families or for those of you who would feel unconfortable on horseback : from 1 hour to half-day (4 hour) trips, our guides will show you the rural areas of Siem Reap Angkor.