KOLI Equestrian Center
The Koli Equestrian Center, Located in the heart of the Gila River Indian Reservation, offers miles of breathtaking scenery and horseback riding trails and is conveniently located just minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. With plenty of room to accommodate almost any function, Koli is very popular venue for groups that wish to experience Arizona.
The journey will begin with a cowboy hat and bandana. Adventure awaits as you prepare for Steer roping, tomahawk toss, quick draw and horseshoes.Your western experience includes encouraged competition among guest. Cowboy games are all optional; you can either participate or just laugh at your friend, the choice is yours!
Your group will begin with a foot rodeo where the only judge is a clock. The rules are
simple and the stopwatch does the scoring. You will look those steers right in the eye as
you try to separate your team’s animals from the rest of the herd. This has been the
premier teambuilding event and a highlight for those groups that choose to attempt it.
Teams of individuals come face-to-face with the challenge of out-thinking four steers and
getting them out of the herd. You will gain a new respect for cowboys who can get those
doggies moo-ving – it’s not as easy as it looks!
Next, it’s on to the Native American Hoop Dancers. The hoop dance is consistently the
most requested Native American dance throughout the United States. The hoops
symbolize a sacred part of the Native American life. It represents the circle of life with no
beginning and no ending. Watch as the dancer begins with one hoop and keeps adding
and weaving the hoops into formations that represent our journey through life. Each
added hoop represents another thread in the web of life. Sharing some of their heritage
and performing tribal dances in colorful costumes are their specialties. This educational
and entertaining dance performance is truly awe-inspiring!