Welcome to the Hunt Ranch Arena

Located in Concho, Arizona

It is our desire to help individuals become the best horsemen and horsewomen they can become.  We have tried to establish an information source that is second to none, where the material is informative and easy to use.

There are three partners that make up the Hunt Ranch Arena: MaryAnn Berndt, Pete Spates, and Matt Bishop. Our goals are all the same: helping horses and people find harmony with each other!!Pete Spates


The new place in northern Arizona to come have fun with your horse. Also a learning center for Natural Horsemanship. You can come practice for gymkhanas, barrels, ranch roping,  ranch sorting, and our trail challenge course.

There are mini clinics (classes) where you can improve your horsemanship while building a closer bond with your horse, as well as working on any problem areas with your horse.

We  provide private lessons as well as group lessons to include ground work, riding, ranch roping,and ranch sorting.

We have a trail challenge course that has many (about 35) obstacles to enhance the horse’s ability to handle various conditions that may arise. The benefits of this can be numerous: better athleticism (building muscles, exercizing the mind, increasing overall relaxation); getting your horse to think; building more trust between horse and rider;and most importantly, HAVING FUN!!!!!

From Snowflake:
Take Concho Highway east until it ends in a Stop sign. Turn left and go 10 miles. Turn left on 5270 (just after the 344 mile marker). Go 5 tenths of a mile. Turn right on N9092. Follow the Arena signs from there.

From ShowLow:
Take Highway 61 east. Turn left on the 180A (heading towards Holbrook). Go about 10.4 miles and turn left on 5270 (just after the 344 mile marker). Follow above directions from that point.

From Holbrook:
Turn left on the 180 heading east toward the Petrified Forest. Turn right on the 180A. Turn right on 5270. Follow above directions from that point.

From Springerville/St Johns

Turn right on Highway 180 toward Holbrook. Just after the 344 mile marker, turn left onto a dirt road. Go straight. You will see a sign that says 5270–keep going straight. A short distance, you will see a street sign that reads: N9092–turn right. On that sign post, you will see a wooden arrow that says Arena–from that point, follow the Arena signs, and you will end up at our Arena!