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Summary:
Set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Canada this small working cattle ranch is the real thing. On 2 week programmes guests will experience cattle work and learn the basic techniques of working cattle and ranch roping.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017 Ranch stay and short break: 16, 23 Jul; 6, 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sept.
  • 2017 Cattle drives: 28 May (FULL); 13 Aug (1 space remaining); 27 Sept (FULL) (experienced riders only).
  • 2017 Branding Week: 4 June
  • 2017 Cowpuncher: 16 July; 20, 27 Aug
  • Trip Length: 14 days / 13 nights - cowpuncher
    7 days / 6 nights - ranch stay, cattle drives & branding week
    5 days / 4 nights - short break
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Calgary International airport (YYC). Set transfer pickup time is between noon and 6pm on Sundays and the drop off time is between noon and 6pm on Saturdays.
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards. For cattle drives riders must be at intermediate level due to the rough terrain and long hours in the saddle. Minimum age 12.
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2017: C$315 return for a single passenger and C$52.50 return for every additional passenger. Payable on site. Approx. transfer time 2 hours.
    Alternatively take the Red Arrow bus from Calgary for a total cost of C$90pp.
Cougar Creek, Canadian Pack Trip
from $1,719
Summary:
Pack trips through the Canadian Rockies - the real deal with awe-inspiring scenery and remote camp sites.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 7 day pack trips: 18-24 June; 16-22 July (FULL); 20-26 Aug (FULL); 9-15 Sept
  • 2017: 10 day pack trips: 25 June-4 July; 23 July-1 August; 6-15 Aug, 27 Aug-5 Sept
  • 2017: Great Plains Trail & Mount Prairie Spring Edition: 27 May-5 June
  • 2017: Mount Prairie Combo: 9-18 Sept
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n or 10d/9n
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hrs per day with breaks
  • Meeting point: Calgary Airport (YYC)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot, canter on a good horse. Intermediate for Great Plains
  • Group Size: 1-7
  • Transfer: Included from Calgary airport or town. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Sparkling Waters
from $2,675
Summary:
Wild camping trip in the pristine nature of the Yukon
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 3 (FULL), 25 June; 15 July (FULL); 5 (FULL), 21 August (FULL).
  • Trip Length: 13 days / 12 nights/ 11 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Whitehorse International Airport, Yukon (YXY)
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable in all paces on varied terrain and fit enough to spend up to eight hours a day in the saddle. Because pack horses are in the group, almost the entire ride is at walk.
  • Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. It is a ten minute drive to the ranch.
Bucky on his favourite horse
from $1,195
Summary:
Relaxed ride through spectacular home of Apache Chief Cochise: the Dragoon Mountains, Chiricahua Mountains and Fort Bowie.
Departure Dates:
  • All year round.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
    4 days / 3 nights /2 ½ days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1.5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The meeting point is Tucson Airport (1.5hrs) or Tombstone bus stop (10 mins) - easily reachable by shuttle from Tucson (TUS) or Phoenix Airport (PHX)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point.
Fast ride
from $1,615
Summary:
Vehicle supported camping trip in an emblematic part of the USA. Great riding for intermediate riders onwards.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 30 January; 20 February (full)
  • 2018: 26 February
  • Trip Length: 6 days/ 5 nights / 5 or 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 hours daily
  • Meeting point: St George, Utah, USA
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable at walk, trot, canter and some galloping in rough terrain
  • Group Size: 4-7
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Shuttle bus from Las Vegas to St George, Utah US$45 each way
Canyon ride
from $2,479
Summary:
Cross three distinct portions of the Navajo Indian Reservation on this authentic camping trail. This ride is for people who are willing to forego creature comforts to become immersed in the unique culture and dramatic landscape of Navajoland.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 22 April; 7 October
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights /7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 hours daily
  • Meeting point: St George, Utah at 09.00
  • Riding Ability Required: From intermediate onwards
  • Group Size: 6-14
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. From Las Vegas to St George there is a regular shuttle service
Summary:
Three miles from downtown Tombstone, famous for the OK Corral shootout, surrounded by miles of rugged, open country, with views of the Dragoon Mountains this ranch offers a varied riding programme suitable for all levels of riders and families  as well as a variety of other activities in the heart of Cochise County.
Departure Dates:
  • Open all year round any day arrival, no minimum stay
  • Trip Length: Any length stay can be booked (Saturday arrival to be 2 nights)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1 hr to 5 hrs - depending on experience and ride length.
  • Meeting point: Tucson, Arizona (TUS)
  • Riding Ability Required: From complete beginner onwards
  • Group Size:
  • Transfer: Not included and needs to be booked prior to arrival, payable on site.
Summary:
All round cattle ranch with good riding & facilities and a warm welcome. Open all year round and a great winter sun destination.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017 Low season: June 11th -September 30th
  • 2017 Middle season: January 2nd -February 18th ; April 23rd -June 10th ; October 1st -December 16th.
  • 2017 High season: February 19th-April 22nd (April 2nd to 9th full); December 17th-January 1st 2018.
  • Trip Length: Any length stay, minimum stay 3 nights. We suggest 8 days / 7 nights Sunday to Sunday. Please note there is no riding on Sundays.
  • Approximate riding time per day: As required
  • Meeting point: Tucson, Arizona (TUS)
  • Riding Ability Required: From complete beginner onwards. Advanced riders over 8yrs only on half and full day rides.
  • Group Size: Maximum 15 with two wranglers in one riding group
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point for stays of four nights or more
Summary:
On the continental divide, 100 miles west of Denver, every ride from this ranch has a view to write home about. Excellent riding and lots of fun team penning the cattle each week.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Sundays from 28 May to 9 September
  • Discount weeks: 28 May, 27* Aug, 3* Sept (15%); 4 Jun (5%); 20 Aug (10%), (* adults only).
  • Trip Length: 7days/6 nights
    Other trip lengths available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Granby, Colorado. Closest Airport is Denver Airport (DEN)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, experienced riders separated and ride on faster rides
  • Group Size: 2 - 8 in riding groups
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. A shuttle runs from Denver to Granby and can be booked online (approx. $80pp) and there is also an AMTRAK. Private transfers can also be arranged - please enquire. Car hire is another option.
Herding horses
from $1,719
Summary:
Fast adventurous cowboy trip driving horses in Idaho, camping en-route.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 21, 28 May; 4, 11, 18, 25 June; 9, 16, 23, 30 July; 6, 13, 27 August; 3, 10, 17, 24 September
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 to 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Idaho Falls Airport, Idaho, USA.
  • Riding Ability Required: From intermediate onwards. Min age 18.
  • Group Size: 6-14
  • Transfer: $100 return from Idaho Falls. Transfers are payable on-site and are per car. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours.
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