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Summary:
Set at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Canada this small working cattle ranch is the real thing. For all abilities, slower pace on ranch stay, faster for cattle drives. 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: 25 Jun, 16, 23 Jul; 6, 20, 27 Aug; 3, 10, 17 Sept.
  • 2017 Cattle drives: 28 May (FULL); 13 Aug (FULL); 27 Sept (FULL) (experienced riders only).
  • 2017 Branding Week: 4 June (FULL)
  • 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.
Riding with packhorses in Canada
from Price on enquiry
Summary:
Start from a ranch on the Chilcotin Plateau Ride and take an overnight pack trip into a remote wilderness camp from where you explore Big Creek Provincial Park. This is a real ‘back-to-basics’ wilderness camping trip with spectacular scenery.
Departure Dates:
  • 2018 dates coming soon
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL) or the ranch.
  • Riding Ability Required: From intermediate onwards
  • Group Size: 3-4
  • Transfer: 2017: Airport transfer from Williams Lake, $180 per person or $270 per couple return, payable on-site. Please take the early afternoon flight from Vancouver.
Summary:
Experience a true wilderness in the heart of British Columbia. Ranch stays and cattle drives aboard sure-footed Tennessee Walkers and Quarter Horses.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: Anyday arrival from 1-30 Jun and 1-30 Sep.
  • Trip Length: Per night, minimum stay 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: Around 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL) or the ranch.
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Transfer: 2017: Airport transfer from Williams Lake, $180 per person or $270 per couple return, payable on-site. Please take the early afternoon flight from Vancouver.
Ranch and facilities with snowy mountains
from $1,009
Summary:
Trail rides and riding lessons set in the stunning Canadian countryside, flanked by three mountain ranges, forests and open plains.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: open from 1st May to 30th September, any day departure.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The ranch, or Edmonton Airport if transfers have been booked.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, the rides are adjusted to the level of the rider.
  • Group Size: Lessons 1-6
    Trail rides 1-8
    Ranch accommodation 1-16
  • Transfer: 2017: Car hire is strongly recommended. A shuttle service is available for 200 CD$ per car (1-4) each way, on request.
Riding by the lake
from $1,615
Summary:
Pack trip into a remote lakeside cabin (pack horses carry all provisions for the week) and explore the remote wilderness from this base on easy going Tennessee Walker or Quarter horses. Experience true wilderness in the heart of British Columbia with accommodation in tents or cabin.
Departure Dates:
  • 2017: 7 (FULL), 21 Jul; 4, 18 Aug; 1 Sep
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL) or the ranch.
  • Riding Ability Required: From intermediate onwards
  • Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2017: Airport transfer from Williams Lake, $180 per person or $270 per couple return, payable on-site. Please take the early afternoon flight from Vancouver.
Cougar Creek, Canadian Pack Trip
from $1,889
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 June; 16 (FULL) July; 20 (FULL) Aug; 9 (FULL) Sept
  • 2017: 10 day pack trips: 25 (FULL) June; 23 (FULL) July; 6 (FULL), 27 (FULL) Aug
  • 2017: Great Plains Trail & Mount Prairie Spring Edition: 27 May
  • 2017: Mount Prairie Combo: 9 (FULL) Sept
  • 2018 7 day pack trips: 17 Jun; 15 Jul; 5 Aug; 8, 23, 30 Sept.
  • 2018 10 day pack trips: 24 Jun; 12, 26 Aug.
  • 2018 Great Plains Trail & Mount Prairie Spring Edition: 26 May
  • 2018 Mount Prairie Combo: 8 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 at around 4pm. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour. Return transfer arrives to the airport approx. 11am.
Sparkling Waters
from $2,935
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).
  • 2018: 27 May; 17 June; 8, 28 July; 15 August; 2 Sept
  • 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.
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 (full)
  • 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.
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