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If you're looking to step into the boots of a real cowboy on your riding holiday look no further than Ranch Rider, as the tour operator is run by keen equestrians and horse owners, their passion to help you get more out of your time in the saddle.

Tony Daly, managing director of Ranch Rider, comments, “Even though branding, roping and cattle work are available activities at most working ranches, there are always subtle key differences in the guest experience from one ranch to another. From the be

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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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In a compelling journ

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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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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.

Tony Daly, Manag

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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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A Bitterly Cold Drive to Skagway, Alaska

December 17th was the perfect day for a drive from my home near Whitehorse, Yukon, to Skagway, Alaska - very cold with high north winds at Skagway but clear all the way.

This is a shot of the temperature gauge in my car as I was about to turn onto the Alaska Highway at 9:24am. It only goes to -30°C (-22°F) - when that's what it reads the temperature could be anything lower than that. It was actually about -34° at Mary Lake but probably got a few degrees colder a few miles south.

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This is one of my

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