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Specialist riding holiday operator, Ranch Rider is launching its “My Western Foal” competition and giving its equestrian fans the chance to name a new foal at Idaho’s Western Pleasure Guest Ranch. Due to be born in late May, the new addition will represent the third generation of ranch raised horses on the 100 year old property.

Ruth Daly, Marketing Director at Ranch Rider comments, “It’s the horses that play such a huge part in making ranch holidays special, and guests often form long lasting bo

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According to riding holiday specialist, Ranch Rider, whether it’s enhancing our creativity or taking our first steps towards a healthier lifestyle, in 2019 travellers will place a much greater emphasis on “the self” and life-enrichment.

Ruth Daly, Marketing Director at Ranch Rider comments, “No longer a simple means of escape, we now see the potential for holidays to make a very real and lasting difference to the way we lead our lives, so our existence can be more fruitful and fulfilling.”

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How To Achieve Your Cowboy Dreams On A Budget

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Riding holiday specialist Ranch Rider has rounded up three of its best offers - prices starting from only £840 per person (no single supplement) for a week on the range in Wyoming. The tour operator is also holding its 2018 prices for 2019 bookings for the world-famous Medicine Lodge Horse Drive.


SAVE £485 pp (36%)
At Wyoming’s New Haven Working Ranch, guests have daily opportunities to herd the cattle - living the life of a cowhand central to the stay. Alternative pursuits include pistol and

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Canada is a country where you’ll find nature at its finest, from Barkley Sound in BC - every day out on the water said to be comparable to an episode of National Geographic - to the towering Cypress Hills, where the skies of Saskatchewan come to life.

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Spend ten days exploring Alberta, from the world-famous Calgary Stampede to its equally lauded national parks: Banff an outdoorsman’s paradise and Lake Louise and Moraine Lake two of the most photographed locations in the world.

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Family ride at Arizona's White Stallion Guest Ranch



With over 80 years combined experience in the saddle, the Ranch Rider team has its hoof to the ground when it comes to the best riding holidays. So, where to hit the trail in 2018? From new cultural cowgirl getaways to award winning horseback safaris, the specialist has rounded up a list of the best equine escapes for the year ahead.



Tony Daly, managing director of Ranch Rider, comments, “2018’s “mane” attraction will be the Gem state. Idaho

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Specialist tour operator, Ranch Rider is launching an exclusive, three part riding holiday. The nine night, Classic Arizona Adventure will depart on 15 November, the itinerary including three night stays at Tucson’s White Stallion Guest Ranch, the Tombstone Monument Ranch and Sasabe’s recently re-opened, Rancho de la Osa.  

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Tony Daly, Managing Director of Ranch Rider comments, “Appealing to beginners and experienced riders, each ranch offers a mix of horseback adventures, from scenic “wine & chee

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Real Cowhand?

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Tour operator, Ranch Rider is an independent specialist offering authentic western riding holidays. September and October are key months for cattle drives, so the travel company suggests booking an autumn horseback adventure if you want to earn your spurs as a real cowboy!

According to the Weather Channel, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming are just some of the many states set to experience higher-than-average temperatures in September, the unusual hot weather lasting through November.

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Ranches Fit For A Royal Tour

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With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touring British Columbia this week, Canada expert Ranch Rider has put a horsey twist on the royal itinerary, the activities at its handpicked list of BC ranches mirroring those on William and Kate’s schedule. 

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The Yukon also features on the famous foursome’s regal calendar, and as the tour operator offers add on fly drives to “The Land of the Midnight Sun,” adventurers can expect an action packed 2017 Ranch Rider holiday in the Great White North.

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A holiday in the USA should definitely be on this year’s bucket list, as on the 25th of August America’s National Park Service will celebrate its centenary. Ranch Rider covers 14 states, from Washington on the Pacific Coast down to Texas - a seven night stay at the Bar H Working Ranch costing from only £601pp (two sharing). Many of the ranches in the tour operator’s collection offer free guided riding and hiking within nearby national parks and there is also the option to book

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There will be even more reasons to ranch this year, properties across the U.S. West catering to the wannabe cowhand and the luxury city slicker.

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Tony Daly, managing director of London-based dude ranch clearinghouse Ranch Rider, observes, “With WestJet announcing direct flights from London Gatwick to various Canadian destinations and America’s National Park Service celebrating its centenary, there will be even more reason to hit the trail this year. Canada is currently great value for British trav

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Jack London and Me

9008581285?profile=originalAs I trotted behind my guide along the trails that Jack London once rode, I imagined myself as one of the many friends he led on horseback rides through his 1,400-acre Beauty Ranch in the early 1900s. We galloped through stands of eucalyptus, madrona, and towering redwood trees that shaded fern-filled glens just as Jack described them in his novel The Valley of the Moon. Delighted with each new vista I, too, felt “vitalized, organic” as I overlooked vineyards in their tidy rows stretching to the

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