Horse Riding Holidays in NORTH AMERICA

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Beach ride
from $2,775
Summary:
Six day riding holiday in three distinct regions in Oregon Valley covering vineyards, mountain forests and Pacific Coast beaches. Faster riding for intermediate to advanced riders with long trots and canters, comfortable accommodation with fresh local and often gourmet food and two vineyard wine tasting trips.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 27 May; 10 (full), 24 June; 8 (full), 15 (full), 29 Jul; 12 (full), 26 (full) Aug; 9 (full), 23 Sept; 7 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 6 days / 6 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: McMinnville, Oregon at the ranch for 11 am on Day 1. A transfer from Portland can be arranged - approx. 1.5 hr journey.
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate to advanced, comfortable in all paces and able to trot for up to 15 minutes. Rides marked as 'advanced only' are more exploratory in nature, faster paced and may involve jumping. Riders should be fit, open to adventure and happy to ride a variety of horses of differing temperament.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Can be arranged from Portland airport/hotel at an extra cost of approx. $140 per car.
Sunset ride in Texas
from $1,805
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: Jan 24; Feb 07; Feb 21- Rodeo Special; Mar 07; Apr 04; May 16; Aug 29; Sept 05; Sept12; Oct 10; Oct17; Oct 31; Nov14.
  • 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.
Riding through canyons of Utah
from $2,625
Summary:

Inn-to-inn trail exploring Utah's unrivalled national parks. Peace, solitude and plenty of wildlife spotting in this off-the-beaten-path destination with highly experienced guides. Ideal for novice to experienced riders who want to experience the breathtaking scenery, ancient petroglyphs, slickrock mountains, canyons, rock arches, buttes and spires of this region.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 19 May; 2, 23 June; 14 July; 4 August; 15 September; 20 October
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Torrey, Utah, USA
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2019: $375 per person return, payable on-site, from Salt Lake City airport - around a 4 hour drive. Car hire is recommended.
Horse grazing overlooking Utah
from $1,919
Summary:

Multi-day horse riding trips in Utah, exploring the distinctive red-rock landscape filled with cliffs and canyons. Unique rides with a small group size, experienced hosts and comfortable, camping accommodation. Escape the desert heat by exploring the plateau tops where the San Rafael Swell, Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase make their dramatic break towards the Colorado River. A ride for adventurous travellers keen to get off the beaten path.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 14, 21, 28 April; 5 May; 9, 16, 30 June; 7, 21, 28 July; 11 August (women only) 18 August; 1, 8, 29 September; 6, 13 October.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Torrey, Utah, USA or Salt Lake City (SLC) if using airport transfer
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10
  • Transfer: 2019: $375 per person return from Salt Lake City airport - around a 4 hour drive. Car hire is recommended.
View of hotel from X-country course
from $1,315
Summary:
Historic Inn set in forests with beautiful views over lake, good riding programme out in forests or tuition including entry level cross country, Western or English tack, many other activities, ideal for families in holiday times, spectacular fall foliage Set/Oct, great combination with New York or Boston city visit.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Any day departure between 15 May and 31 October
  • Trip Length: 5d/4n or per 24hrs
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-5 hrs
  • Meeting point: Rutland, VT train station or regional airport or hotel if driving.
  • Riding Ability Required: Beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6 in riding group on trails, lessons usually individual
  • Transfer: We recommend either:
    Rental car and drive (3.5hr from Boston); train from New York to Rutland, VT; fly from Boston to Rutland regional airport (RUT).
    There is a free pickup from the meeting point for trains or flights with stays of 4 nights or more.
Hazy days at the ranch
from $2,215
Summary:

A unique and exclusive opportunity to join professional equestrian photographer, Shawn Hamilton, at a working ranch in Wyoming. The ideal break for photography-loving travellers, Shawn will give daily instruction and review your shots during your stay. There's plenty of riding available each day, plus, you'll visit one of Wyoming’s most popular rodeos giving you the opportunity to capture some exciting action shots!

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 6-13 July
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 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, and spend a minimum of 3 hours a day in the saddle. Minimum age is 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2019: Included. Please arrive by 6pm for pick up. Return to airport from 10am. Car hire is also a good option.
Cantering Wyoming
from $3,249
Summary:

Enjoy fast riding through the wild expanse of Wyoming through forests, rivers, meadows and the foothills of the Wind River Mountains.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019 Girls Ride Out: 21 June; 1* July; 4* (full) August; 3* September
  • 2019 Mixed Ride Out: 21 July; 14* August
  • * denotes advanced riders only
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights. We recommend guests arrive in Lander the day before a ride starts and book flights for the day after it finishes.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours daily
  • Meeting point: Lander, Wyoming (JAC)
  • Riding Ability Required: From strong novice onwards. As much as possible the rides will consist of similarly skilled riders (e.g. one week will be set up for novice riders while the next will be geared towards experienced riders).
    The Mustang Adventure is for advanced riders only.
  • Usual Group Size: 2 - 6
  • Transfer: Included from hotel in Lander or Riverton Regional Airport
Special Offer:

2019 Specials (cannot be combined):

10% off for groups of 3 or more 
15% off for a third week booked 
15% off holidays in October 2019
20% off from 18th May - 1st June 2019 (1 week or 2 week stay)

 

Summary:
Real family run working cattle ranch suitable for beginner onwards, hot tub, twin rooms and shared bathrooms. Genuine hospitality, good range of horses, max of 8 guests each week.
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: 18 May to 19 October - Saturday arrival
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights, 12 days/11 nights or 15 days/14 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, and spend a minimum of 3 hours a day in the saddle. Minimum age is 16
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2019: $150 round trip per person payable locally (125 miles to ranch). Please arrive by 6pm for pick up. Return to airport from 10am. Car hire is also a good option.
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 special activities like branding and rodeos take place on specialty weeks throughout the year.

Departure Dates:
  • 2019: May to September, Sunday or Monday start days
  • 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.
Riding at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains
from $2,109
Summary:
Working ranch holiday in Wyoming, USA. Unlimited riding, herding cattle and working with wranglers. Comfortable accommodation and hearty meals. Arrive as a guest, leave as family!
Departure Dates:
  • 2019: Sunday arrivals between 1 June to 1 October
  • 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: 2019: 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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