Horse ranches top holidays
Let’s talk about travel destinations perfect for horse riding holidays. Combining nature, horse riding and relaxation in to the perfect holiday. This are the top places for a horse riding vacation, most of them are from the US but there are some other cool places outside the US.
White Stallion is one of the two largest dude ranches in the nation; yet it remains family-owned and family-focused. The True family actually has a trifecta of ranches under their Arizona chaps (White Stallion, Tombstone Monument and Ranch de la Osa). But it’s their home base and incredible Tucson property that is one of the best family dude ranches in the world! The horse program is stellar, with various riding options, educational opportunities, family-specific rides, a weekly ranch rodeo and more. The resort also does a great job with nightly entertainment, with options such as astronomy classes with telescopes, country and western line dancing and lessons, and water color lessons with the resident artist, Ute Vaughn. And if you like shopping, you’ll be glad to know this dude ranch has one of the largest onsite gift shops of any dude ranch in the nation.
The Triple J Ranch offers an extensive Children and Teen Program. Each child will have their own horse for the week to learn horsemanship skills with dedicated kids wranglers. Children are not required to engage in any activity, but activities are available should parents desire a little freedom to participate in more scenic and challenging rides. This family ranch can keep even the most restless little cowboy or cowgirl busy. They’ll have loads of fun and they’ll talk about it … seemingly forever!
Texas Ranch Life in – you guessed it – Texas, USA, is an authentic working ranch where you can immerse yourself in western cowboy culture. Enjoy open-range horseback riding over the ranch’s 20 miles of rolling hills and vistas; and when you’re not horseback riding, try your hand at fishing, hunt for dove, quail, coyote and raccoon, or explore thousands of acres on trails by bike or ATV. Texas Ranch Life prides itself on a highly flexible rate policy, meaning you can tailor your ranch vacation according to your budget – there are opportunities to both save and splurge! Riding and non-riding activities are all charged separately, so you will only pay for what you use – so if riding or fishing are not your thing, you won’t pay for them. Nightly rates start as low as $140 and you can even bring your own horse – so why not rent a paddock and save money on hiring a ranch horse?
A few things about dude ranches. Expect to eat well! “Guests will discover that dining at a dude ranch will be one of the most memorable parts of their vacation,” says Hodson. Imagine dining around a campfire under the stars or enjoying a pool-side barbecue. Or sitting at an elegant candle-lit table. Food is a big part of any dude ranch. The fare will range from home-style cooking to the finest western cuisine. Most ranches have a chef and a baker on staff. Plus, fresh fruits and vegetables are often grown right on the ranch. Most ranches can also meet special dietary needs when needed. From rustic to luxury, all ranch lodging is clean and comfortable. But some ranches offer more amenities, like afternoon hors d’oeuvres, WiFi, TVs, hair dryers, etc. If you’re looking for massages or a hot tub, a resort ranch may be a better option than a cattle ranch. Also, not all ranches serve alcohol. So if you enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, you may have to bring your own.
If you liked your horse ranch vacation you may think at starting with horse riding as a normal daily activity. Starting with horse riding is not as expensive as it was in the past. Horses for sale are becoming cheaper and the maintenance is not very big compared to the past.
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