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Argentina Estancia Huechahue in Patagonia
from Price on enquiry
Summary:
A 15,000 acre self sufficient working ranch in northern Patagonia. Ride out each day where the mighty Andes rise up behind you, or ride into the neighbouring Indian reservation. Look out for wildlife of the area, especially condors.
Departure Dates:
  • Season runs from 1 September 2019 to 30 April 2020, any day arrival and departure
  • 2021: TBC
  • Trip Length: A stay of seven nights is recommended. There is a minimum stay of three nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Chapelco Airport, San Martin de Los Andes (CPC)
  • Riding Ability Required: All levels catered for, experienced riders separated. Minimum age 12.
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2020: From San Martin (approx. 30 mins) $70 per vehicle each way, payable on-site. Other transfer options can be viewed below the itinerary.
Summary:
Working cattle estancia near Cordoba, Argentina. Ride with gauchos and experience Argentine hospitality, lovely accommodation and learn to play polo. All levels.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Low Season: May - September (May-June closed)
  • High Season: January - April & October - December
  • 2022: Open all year except May and June, anytime arrival and departure.
  • Christmas/New Year: 1 - 15 January and 15 - 31 December
  • Trip Length: Suggested 8 days/7 nights or as you wish. There is a minimum of 3 nights (5 nights over Christmas & New Year).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Flexible, on trails 4-6 hours. No riding on Sunday afternoons
  • Meeting point: Cordoba Airport, Argentina.
  • Riding Ability Required: All riding abilities catered for
  • Usual Group Size: Max 12
  • Transfer: 2021/22: Included from Córdoba Pajas Blancas airport or Rio Ceballos (but not Córdoba central) between 08.00 and 20.00. All other transfer requests will be quoted on a case by case basis.. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour
Taking part in a cattle drive
from Price on enquiry
Summary:

Experience Canada's wild west on this working guest ranch at the foot of the Coast Mountains in western Canada. Guests can relax and get away from modern life in this uninhabited landscape, riding out in small groups aboard quality horses. Non-riders can relax in the hot tub, go fishing or even try their hand at gold panning in the creek that runs through the ranch. This destination offers the tranquility of a remote location, comfortable accommodation and riding for all levels.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 15 May - 15 Oct any day arrival, winter dates available on request. (Winter Season: 16 Oct - 14 May)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Williams Lake Airport (YWL)
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 1-15
  • Transfer: 2021: from Williams Lake available for C$160 round trip 1st person (any additional C$80 pp) payable on site
Ranch and facilities with snowy mountains
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Summary:
Trail rides and riding lessons set in the stunning Canadian countryside, flanked by three mountain ranges, forests and open plains.
Departure Dates:
  • NOT AVAILABLE IN 2021
  • 2022: Please enquire for dates and prices
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The ranch
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards, the rides are adjusted to the level of the rider.
  • Usual Group Size: Lessons 1-6
    Trail rides 1-8
    Ranch accommodation 1-16
  • Transfer: 2020: Car hire is strongly recommended. It's a 5 hour drive from the airport. A Sundog tours shuttle service is an option too from Edmonton Airport.
Summary:

This relaxed working cattle-guest ranch in Saskatchewan has plenty to explore with nine miles of water frontage and more than 5,000 acres of rolling pasture and a herd of two hundred and fifty cows and calves.

Experience the cowboy way of life under the endless sky of the Canadian prairies and ride where the Blackfoot Indians once camped as they hunted bison across the vast plains. Overnight in simple log cabins with en suite rooms, relax in the hot tub after each day.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: Arrivals on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 23 May to 10 Oct.
  • Trip Length: 2 night minimum stay. We recommend a 7 night trip.
    2021: 2 nights min plus min. 7 nights 22-29 May, 7-14 Aug and 2-9 Oct
    Min. 9 nights 29 May - 7 June.
    2022: 2 nights min plus min. 7 nights 23-30 May and 3-10 Oct
    Min. 10 nights 30 May - 9 June (on request only)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Saskatoon Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities can be catered for. Groups can be split according to ability when riding out on the trail.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-10 for riding out
  • Transfer: 2021: Saskatoon Airport: from £109 (£115 in 2022) return per person (4 or more people), payable upon booking. See below itinerary for more details.
Wildlife pack trip in Canada
from $2,945
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:
  • 2022: May to October. 7 day programmes start on Sundays, 5 day programmes start on Mondays or Wednesdays.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/7 days riding or 5 days/4 nights/5 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: 2022: Approx. £335 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 $2,005
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:
  • 2022: 1 May to 31 October. 4 day programmes start Mondays or Thursdays.
  • 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: 2022: Approx. £335 per person return from Vancouver. Special group rates available, please enquire. Transfers are payable in advance.
Beach gallop
from $1,599
Summary:
A short tropical riding break, ride along the Old Spanish Trail, Pacific Coast beach riding, natural horsemanship, Costa Rican rainforest, lots of wildlife and lush forests
Departure Dates:
  • On request all year round (except October)
  • Trip Length: 6 days, 5 nights, 4.5 days riding (2 night expansion available, please enquire)
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Liberia Airport (LIR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: Can be arranged from Liberia Airport from $140 return in 2021. Request price for 2022. Payable on site.
Summary:

Historical Hacienda set in the Andean Mountains surrounded by snow capped volcanoes, riding for all abilities and mini trails into the cloud forest.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round (closed: 23 Dec - 2 Jan)
  • Trip Length: Hacienda stays can be arranged per night. We highly recommend a 7 night stay to include one of the mini trails
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Quito airport (UIO) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate level: Walk, trot, canter (beginner riders can be accommodated on a separate programme with advance notice)
  • Usual Group Size: 2-12
  • Transfer: 2021/22: return transfers from Quito airport are $100 return per car. Transfer time approximately 1 hour. Payable on site.
Neck reining
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Summary:

A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition and varied riding out for intermediate riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Saturday arrivals between May and October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Beziers Airport (BZR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Beziers - €75 per person return payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. Transfers on arrival are between 15:00 and 17:00 so please make sure flights arrive with enough time to get through immigration etc by 17:00. Departure transfer is available according to flight schedule, preferably after 11am.
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