In the late 1970’s Chet and June Weaver established Superstition Stables.
When they purchased the original five acres there was no water, sewer or electricity in the area. There were only miles of dirt roads and desert.
The only structures on the site were an old Pony Express Stop - which they used for an office - and an arena. The arena was known as the largest rodeo arena in the valley.
The business prospered with hourly and daily horseback rides as well as pack trips into the Superstition Wilderness and Tonto National Forest. On occasion, Chet and June would even host a wilderness wedding. Bride, groom, and preacher were all taken into the Superstition Wilderness for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.
The next step was to build a home and bring water and a septic system to their acreage. This made life more comfortable and helped the business expand. With the modern conveniences in place, they built a party area on premises for weddings, family reunions, and corporate parties. Steak Cookouts and Sunrise Breakfasts became popular.
In spring and fall they would lead a pack trip from the Superstition Stables, Apache Junction to their Mormon Lake Stable. This was the ultimate wilderness experience over many miles of desert and mountains.
In 1995, The Weavers retired at the age of 80.
Today Superstition Stables Equestrian Center is operating as an equestrian center with horse boarding, an entertainment and events area. In 2018, new owners began making capital improvements on the stables while pledging to honor The Weavers legacy and vision.