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Family enjoying ranch riding
from €1,539
Summary:
Combining two of our popular Arizona holidays, this combo gives all the best aspects of ranch activities and allows guests to explore all the different aspects of the ‘real West’. Suitable for riders of all ability and families with a flexible itinerary.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Low Season; 1 June - 30 Sept
  • 2019 Mid Season; 2 Jan - 14 Feb; 1 - 31 May; 1 Oct - 19 Dec
  • 2019 High Season; 15 Feb - 31 Mar; 1 - 30 Apr; 20 Dec - 1 Jan 2020
  • Trip Length: This combo ride is available as an 8d/7n, 11d/10n or 15d/14n option
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1 hr to 5 hrs depending on activities chosen.
  • Meeting point: Tucson, Arizona (TUS)
  • Riding Ability Required: From complete beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size:
  • Transfer: 2019: return transfers from Tucson airport per car (1-10 guests), payable on site: 7 nights - $300; 10 nights - $200; 14 nights - FREE.
Cabins at the ranch in Colorado
from €465
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:
  • 2020: Sundays from 31st May to 19th Sept
  • Week starting 6th & 13th September reserved for group bookings
  • 15% discount for week starting 30th August (Adults Only)
  • 10% discount for weeks starting 31st May and 23rd August
  • 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
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8 in riding groups
  • Transfer: 2020: 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 €2,099
Summary:

Fast adventurous cowboy trip driving horses in Idaho, camping en-route.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May 18, 25; Jun 1, 8, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 27; Aug 3, 10, 24, 31; Sept 7, 14.
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 5 nights / 4 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-14
  • Transfer: $100 per person return from Idaho Falls at 15:30. Return transfer leaves the ranch at 9:30. Transfers are payable on-site. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours. Car hire is also a good option.
USA Montana Working Ranch
from €1,459
Summary:
Experience an truly authentic working ranch on the borders of Montana and Wyoming; get down and dirty with the cowboys herding and driving the cattle and sleep in the tented 'cow camps' by night. Helping to herd the ranch horses is also an exhilirating opportunity not to be missed!
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Low Season: 25 Apr; 2, 16, 23 May
  • 2020 Mid Season: 13, 20 Jun
  • 2020 High Season: 4, 11, 25 Jul; 1 (FULL), 15 (FULL), 22 (FULL) Aug; 12, 19 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-7 hours or sometimes more depending on cattle work.
  • Meeting point: Billings Airport, Montana, USA. Alternatively if you are already in Billings, the ranch will provide free transfers to/from the Clock Tower Inn or Dude Rancher Lodge.
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice on.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-18
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Arrival Day Pick Up - 5:00 to 6:00pm. Departure Day Drop Off - 11.30-12.00pm.
    The ranch is a 2/3 hour drive away from Billings.
USA Montana, Bridger Ranch
from €2,079
Summary:
If you are interested in improving your riding skills, especially western and horsemanship, this is the place to come with regular clinics organised throughout the year and one day or more a week set aside for natural horsemanship clinics on demand. Cattle work is also done for all the neighbouring ranches.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Sunday arrival and departure. Weekly from 14 April to 15 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 5 hours daily
  • Meeting point: Bozeman Airport (BZN)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: Max 8 on any one ride, lodge capacity 15
  • Transfer: Included from Bozeman Airport or hotel, approx 1 hour.
View of Sunrise Ranch
from €429
Summary:
Set at 7000 ft and surrounded by 2 million acres of wilderness. Family run & offers a great children's programme for all ages as well as having adult only weeks. Close enough to visit Yellowstone & Old Faithful.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Sunday to Sunday from 14 June to 13 September (high season 28 June to 9 August)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
    It is also possible to extend your stay or to book shorter stays of 3 nights or more
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours. No riding on arrival or departure days
  • Meeting point: Bozeman Airport, USA (BZN)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 6
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 8 in riding groups
  • Transfer: Return from Bozeman $150 for the first person and $25 for each additional person. Payable on site.
Sunset ride in Texas
from €1,599
Summary:

Head to Texas and visit this small, family-run, ranch for an authentic and welcoming Texan cowboy experience. Learn natural horsemanship techniques, there are programmes for starting colts, confidence building and children. Work with colts and difficult horses or build your confidence riding in small groups. This destination offers an all-inclusive ranch holiday for riders of all abilities making it ideal for groups of mixed ability or families who can take advantage of the children's riding programmes the ranch offers.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Nov 14.
  • 2020: Jan 30; Feb 20, 27 - Rodeo Special; Mar 5 - Rodeo Special, 12, 26; Apr 16, 23; Sept 3, 10; Oct 1, 15; Nov 12, 26. Summer dates available upon request, please enquire.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner. All levels can be catered for.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-5
  • Transfer: Return transfer included to/from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Horses at the ranch
from €199
Summary:

Head to north east Wyoming for a real life ranch experience at this Italian-American working ranch. Herd cattle, explore the mountains, streams and forest, help with round-ups and branding and visit a local rodeo. This is an authentic ranch for intermediate riders who are looking for a friendly and welcoming ranch experience with excellent horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: April to October - Wednesday or Saturday arrival.
  • Trip Length: Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3+ hours
  • Meeting point: Rapid City Airport (RAP) or ranch.
  • Riding Ability Required: The ability to walk, trot and canter on a good horse in open countryside
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Transfers are included if arriving/departing on a Wednesday or a Saturday. If other days, a supplement of $150 per car each way, payable on-site, applies.
family horse riding holiday in Wyoming
from €359
Summary:

A family-run 10,000 acre working ranch in the breathtaking Black Mountains of Wyoming with trail rides, cattle wrangling and various other activities including fishing and kayaking.

Cattle drives take place every week during the summer as the herds are moved around the huge grazing pastures, while activities like branding and rodeos take place on speciality weeks throughout the year.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: May to September, Sunday or Monday start days
  • 2020: 1 May to 30 October, Sunday arrivals suggested
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights (other length stays available on request, minimum 3 nights)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Rapid City Airport (RAP)
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards, all abilities can be catered for. Children aged 4-5 can learn to ride at the ranch.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2019: From Rapid City or Gillette airport $100 per person return payable on-site (2hrs). Guests should arrive before 7pm and depart after 8am.
    2020: From Rapid City or Gillette airport $150 per person return payable on-site (2hrs). Guests should arrive before 7pm and depart after 8am.
Riding at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains
from €2,089
Summary:

Working ranch holiday in Wyoming, USA. Unlimited riding, herding cattle and working with wranglers. Comfortable accommodation and hearty meals. Overnight campouts in the Bighorn Mountains on cow camps available. Arrive as a guest, leave as family!

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Sunday arrivals between 24 May to 30 September
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/6 riding days. Shorter or longer stays available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: As required - see below
  • Meeting point: Natrona County Airport in Casper (CPR), Wyoming.
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 10
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Casper on Sundays at 12:00 noon. Transfers to Casper outside this time can be arranged for $150 per car or to Sheridan for $75 per car each way.

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