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Summary:
Explore the backcountry of Banff National Park on this horse riding holiday with comfortable lodge accommodation. Sure-footed horses take riders of any level through the wilderness around Bow River and up in to the mountains, with gourmet food, a crackling fire and comfortable beds each night.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020 6 Day: Thursday and Sunday departures between 21 June and 10 September.
  • 2020 4 Day: Wednesday departures between 24 June and 9 September
  • 2020 3 Day: Monday departures between 18 May and 12 October
  • 2020 2 Day: Saturday departures between 16 May and 10 October
  • Sold out dates: 21 June, 9 August
  • 2021 6 Day: Thursday and Sunday departures between 20 June and 9 September.
  • 2021 4 Day: Wednesday departures between 23 June and 8 September
  • 2021 3 Day: Monday departures between 17 May and 11 October
  • 2021 2 Day: Saturday departures between 15 May and 9 October
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/5 days riding. Shorter stays between 2 and 4 days also available.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The meeting point is at the stables
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels. Riders should be able to mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6. Private groups of up to 12 can be arranged.
  • Transfer: Transfers from the airport can be arranged through Banff Airporter or through us. From $118 per person return.
Cougar Creek, Canadian Pack Trip
from $1,979
Summary:
Pack trips through the Canadian Rockies - the real deal with awe-inspiring scenery and remote camp sites.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 7 day pack trip: 21 Jun; 12* (FULL) Jul; 9* (FULL) Aug; 12 Sep (* High Season)
  • 2020: 10 day pack trip: 28 Jun; 19* Jul; 16*, 30* Aug (* High Season)
  • 2020: Mount Prairie Combo: 23 May; 12 Sep
  • 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 and above for Great Plains and Mountain Prairie combos.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from Calgary airport or town at around 4pm. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour. Return transfer arrives to the airport approx. 11am.
Wildlife pack trip in Canada
from $2,069
Summary:

An immersive nature experience, travelling on horseback through the Canadian wilderness and exploring the fauna and flora living there. Learn the instincts and habits of an abundance of wildlife including bears, eagles, mountain goats, moose, cougars and wolves from your knowledgeable guides. 
Overnight in canvas tents out in the wilderness, this ride gets you really close to nature.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May to October. 7 day programmes start on Sundays, 4 day programmes start on Mondays or Thursdays.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/7 days riding or 4 days/3 nights/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-8 hours per day.
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards, riders must be able to mount and dismount unaided
  • Usual Group Size: 1-7
  • Transfer: 2020: Approx. £235 return per person from Vancouver to ranch on set dates. Special group rates available, please enquire. Additional charges applied for transfers at other times. Transfers are payable in advance.
Riding in wild meadows
from $1,765
Summary:
Explore the wilderness of Canada with expert trackers and assist with conservation efforts from this friendly dude ranch. Staying on-site each night, trails into the nearby mountains are home to all sorts of special native species. This is also ideal for non-riding partners who can participate in wildlife treks or other activities on the ranch.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 1 May to 31 October. 4 day programmes start Mondays or Thursdays. 7 day programmes start on Sundays
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights
    Extra nights available upon request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Vancouver
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-20. Trail rides will be split according to ability with a maximum of 7 per group.
  • Transfer: 2020: Approx. £235 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Sparkling Waters
from $2,829
Summary:

On this trip we head far into the wilderness, bringing all supplies on packhorses with only one resupply by float plane halfway through the trip. This enables us to explore deep into the wilderness, a world away from the usual day trips from Whitehorse. 
A rare chance to experience from horseback the pristine natural beauty of the Yukon, the westernmost of Canada's territories that borders Alaska. As featured in the Telepgraph Travel magazine article.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 31 (1 space available) May; 21 (full) Jun; 11 (full) Jul; 2 (full), 22 (full) Aug.
  • 2021: 30 May; 20 Jun; 12 Jul; 1, 22 Aug.
  • Trip Length: 13 days / 12 nights/ 10 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. It is a ten minute drive to the ranch.
Horses in the Yukon
from $1,265
Summary:

Explore one of the few pristine wildernesses left in the world on these pack trips into the Yukon territory in Canada. You'll enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains, camping accommodation and untouched wilderness. This is a ride for adventurous riders from beginner level onwards.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 4 day pack trip: Jun 23; Jul 14; Aug 3, 17, 24; Sept 1
  • 2020 5 day pack trip: Jun 30; Jul 6; Aug 10.
  • Trip Length: 4 nights/5 days/5 days riding
    3 nights/4 days/4 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Whitehorse Airport YXY, Canada.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onward.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-6
  • Transfer: 2020: $195 per person return from Whitehorse airport to the ranch, around 50 minutes. Payable on-site in cash.
Gallop in Moon Valley Oct 2011
from $3,795
Summary:

Fantastic riding adventure in the driest desert in the world, the Atacama desert in Chile. Long hours, fast riding, excellent horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 25 October.
  • Trip Length: 10 days/9 nights/7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-8 hours
  • Meeting point: Calama Airport, Chile (CJC)
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident in walk, trot and canter and riding fit
  • Usual Group Size: 5-12. A small group supplement is applicable for groups of less than 5, please see detailed prices and the notes section below.
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour.
Taking a rest
from $3,249
Summary:

The ultimate challenge - cross the High Andes along the remote historic route. For the adventurous, tough and reasonably fit only.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 19 Jan; 20 Feb (confirmed); 9 Mar
  • 2021: 10 Jan; 14 Feb; 4 Mar
  • Additional dates are available on requests for groups of 10 or more from Dec - March.
  • Trip Length: 2019/2020: 9 days / 8 nights / 7 days riding
    2021: 10 days / 9 nights / 7 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 to 9 hours
  • Meeting point: Santiago, Chile at 2pm.
    End point of ride - Mendoza, Argentina. It is possible to catch a bus back to Santiago at the end of the ride - this takes 6 hours and costs in the region of $40
  • Riding Ability Required: From fit and confident novice onwards. Min age 10.
  • Usual Group Size: 10-15
  • Transfer: Included from Santiago and back to Mendoza at end of ride. Transfer time is approx 2 hours.
Riding in Patagonia
from $1,759
Summary:

Head to the unparrelled wilderness of Northern Patagonia on this week-long farm stay. This destination is remote and for those looking to experience the peace & tranquility of real Patagonian life, far from the usual tourist trail.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Tuesday to Tuesday, all year-round
  • Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights/ 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 to 5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Balmaceda Airport, Chile (BBA)
  • Riding Ability Required: Novice, intermediate or advanced riders are welcome
  • Usual Group Size: 4 - 10
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfer from/to Balmaceda Airport is included if arriving/leaving at set times. If you require a transfer outside of these times the cost is $300 USD one way, payable on-site.
Riding in Columbia
from $2,835
Summary:
Experience rural Colombia as the locals do - from the back of a Colombian criollo horse on this hacienda trail with a horse focus.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Central Colombian Trail - 23 Feb; 21 Jun
  • 2020: Coffee Trail - 5 Jul; 23 Aug
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: Around six hours a day in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Bogota airport (BOG)
  • Riding Ability Required: Suitable for intermediate to experienced riders.You should be confident on a horse at all paces.
  • Usual Group Size: 6 - 18
  • Transfer: Taxi to the hotel on day one payable locally. Return transfer to Bogota airport included.

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