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Riding in wild meadows
from $1,925
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:
  • 2019: 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: 2019: Approx. £225 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Sparkling Waters
from $3,085
Summary:
Wild camping trip in the pristine nature of the Yukon
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 27 May(FULL); 16 June; (FULL) 06 (FULL), 22 (FULL) July; 11 (FULL) August
  • 2020: 31 May; 21 June; 11 July (riding and canoeing, 14 nights); 2 August.
  • 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 $4,069
Summary:

Explore one of the few pristine wildernesses left in the world on this 9-day pack trip 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:
  • 2019: 14-22 July
  • Trip Length: 8 nights/9 days/8 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: 2019: $175 per person return from Whitehorse airport to the ranch, around 50 minutes. Payable on-site in cash.
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 with any day arrival. Saturday arrivals have a 2 night minimum stay. Please see price list for the different rates throughout the year. Holiday periods of 20 to 26 November and 21 December to 2 January have special rates.
  • Trip Length: Any length stay can be booked (Saturday arrival minimum 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
  • Usual Group Size:
  • Transfer: 2019: Included for stays of 7 nights or more, minimum 2 people. Transfers for shorter stays can be booked for $150 each way for a maximum of 4 people.
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:
  • 2019 Low Season: 16 Jun to 28 Sept
  • 2019 Mid Season: 2 Jan to 16 Feb; 21 Apr to 15 Jun; 29 Sept to 14 Dec
  • 2019 High Season: 17 Feb to 20 Apr; 15 Dec to 1 Jan 2020
  • 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) airport or hotel pick up
  • Riding Ability Required: From complete beginner onwards. Advanced riders over 8 years old only on half and full day rides.
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 15 with two wranglers in one riding group
  • Transfer: 2019: Included from meeting point for stays of four nights or more, otherwise $25 each way.
Family enjoying ranch riding
from $1,735
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.
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:
  • 2019: Sundays from 26th May to 15th September.
  • Week starting 1st September is Adult Only
  • Week starting 8th September is reserved for group bookings.
  • 15% off for weekly stays for week starting 26th May and 1st September.
  • 10% off for weekly stay for week starting 25th August.
  • 5% off for weekly stay for week starting 2nd June.
  • 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: 2019: 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 $2,349
Summary:

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

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 23 (FULL), 30 (FULL) Jun; 7 (FULL), 14(full), 28 Jul; 4(full), 11(full), 25(full) Aug; 1 (FULL), 8 (FULL), 15(full) Sept.
  • 2020: 18, 25 May; 1, 8, 22, 29 Jun; 6, 13, 27 Jul; 3, 10, 24, 31 Aug; 7, 14 Sept.
  • 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.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-14
  • Transfer: $100 per person return from Idaho Falls at 15:30. Return transfer leaves the ranch at 10:00. Transfers are payable on-site. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours. Car hire is also a good option.
USA Montana Working Ranch
from $1,755
Special Offer:

10% Discount for Colt Starting Clinic with Sam Wagler - 6 July & 13 July
For 2 weeks only, combine your dream ranch holiday with this hands-on learning opportunity!

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:
  • 2019 Low Season: 27 Apr; 4, 18, 25 May; 15, 22 June.
  • 2019 High Season: 6, 13, 27 Jul; 3, 17, 24 Aug; 14 (FULL), 21 (FULL) 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 $2,345
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.

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