Creating Dream Riding Holidays – Ranch Rider is one of the UK’s top riding holiday specialists, featuring ranch stays, safari lodges and estancias across the US, Canada, South Africa, Botswana and Argentina. Add on self-drives and adventures are also available, the team’s first hand knowledge ensuring that every detail of the holiday is meticulously planned to perfection.
Whether it’s a destination wedding, a solo trip or a once in a lifetime family vacation everyone is catered for; cowboy schools, cowgirl weeks and horsemanship clinics allowing riding enthusiasts to indulge in their passion and enhance their skills.
The Ranch Rider website also features a list of up-to-the-minute promotions, early bookers (before 15 February) saving hundreds of pounds on their 2012 ranch stay. Visitors can also sign up online for a copy of the free brochure or subscribe to the tour operator’s regular mailers for the latest news and VIP discounts.
North America – Choose from an unrivalled collection of working, guest and luxury resort ranches spanning 14 US states and three Canadian Provinces. Arizona, Montana and Texas offer you the opportunity to holiday year-round and enjoy ski or sun in the winter months, the majority opening from April through October. Seasonal branding and round ups are available at all of our working properties and you can combine these cowhand pursuits with a few more creature comforts, our portfolio including more upscale cattle ranches. Tribal excursions with the Native Americans, and pack trips are additional highlights, beginners and more experienced riders trailing through unspoilt landscapes at their own pace. And, if you’re looking for a little R&R you won’t be disappointed, as massage therapies and even full service spas can be found at many of our North American ranches.
Get ready for the Calgary Stampede, “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth,” celebrating its centennial in 2012! Several events will mark the occasion, including the largest fireworks display in Canada, which will light up the sky every night from July 04 to July 15. Visitors will also be treated best in western horsemanship, the Equine Spectacular featuring incredible sets and effects, and the finest in First Nations performances. Want more of a thrill? Ride the new Outlaw rollercoaster or speed down the 850-foot Zip Line running across Stampede Park – the longest temporary Zip Line in Canada.
Africa – In South Africa and Botswana you can safari throughout the year at any one of our carefully selected list of bush homes, lodges, and cattle ranches. If you’re itching to get off the beaten track we also have a range of mobile and static camps catering to various levels of riding ability. In Africa, it’s not just the open savannah that is inviting, as on a horseback safari the resident wildlife are often visible from only a few metres. Game drives, guided walks, game census’, stargazing and polocrosse are just some of the many alternative activities, additional cultural and community visits allowing you to get under the skin of this diverse continent.
Argentina – Argentina might be known best for the seductive tango and the vibrant capital of Buenos Aires, but this country is also home to the Gauchos, the very first cowboys. The wide-open pampas make it ideal ranching country; condors and eagles swooping down while you’re on the trail. If you’re in search of a challenge you can saddle up for our “Across The Andes To Chile” pack trip or sign up for a polo lesson, and after you’re done kick back with some great company, amazing wines and farm fresh gourmet cuisine.
Why Book With Ranch Rider?
- We’re passionate about riding and visit every ranch before featuring new properties in our collection.
- No nose to tail riding – beginner or established rider we want you to have an unforgettable experience out on the trail.
- Make more of your stay – with over 20 years of experience means that we can craft holidays down to the finest detail, whether you’re at a home on the range or behind the wheel.
- You’re covered – as specialists we have an in-depth knowledge of insurance policies catering to riders, and we’re ATOL protected, peace of mind if you’re booking your return flight with us.
- Go Bespoke – In the past we’ve organised balloon rides over the Sedona desert, private rides through the African bush, speedboat trips on Lake Powell, weddings on horseback and helicopter excursions over the Grand Canyon. In fact, at Ranch Rider, we believe, pretty much anything is possible.
Ranch Rider; 01509 618811; email@example.com; www.ranchrider.com. ATOL PROTECTED No 4660 ABTA 96395/V9150.