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See another side of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – rolling green hills, shady tree-lined dirt roads, clear running streams and verdant pastures on a thrilling horseback riding tour with Hacienda Ario.

Santa Teresa, on Costa Rica's middle Pacific Coast, lures surfers and others entranced by the vibe of this laid back beach town. But there's a side of it many visitors never get to see. Most people fall under the spell of white sand, coconut palms, cobalt blue sea and stellar waves, never leaving the b

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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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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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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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Saddle Up With All the Latest Ranch Rider News


Get ready to do something new on the range as specialist riding holiday operator, Ranch Rider has rounded up a list of exciting 2015 activities, events and set-jetting locations. 
 
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Saddle up for a new half day ride at the Tombstone Monument Ranch, the Arizonian city still filled to the brim with tales of lawlessness, battles and silver bullion.  Cowboys and girls will stop off for a refreshments at Big Nose Kates - the establishment named after the common law wife of gunfighter, Doc Holliday. One
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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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9009027467?profile=originalIt’s 5:45 a.m. The sun is already shining, and I am gingerly making my way through the cow corral, being careful not to step in anything I shouldn’t nor get too close to the long-horned cows.

I’m headed to the cow barn at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin at Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica, to see how the ranch hands handle the morning milking. Inside, several buckets of steaming, frothy white milk wait in the holding area until they are carried to the hotel restaurant kitchen for processing.

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Find Your Inner Lone Ranger On A Riding Holiday

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Disney’s Lone Ranger unmasked its fair share of critics, but tour operator Ranch Rider claims the iconic scenery; explosive train journeys and Native American narrative is turning armchair travellers into Wild West wanderers.

Ideal for anyone hoping to find their inner Lone Ranger, the riding holiday specialist has rounded up five of its best ranch stays where greenhorns can get into character. Tony Daly, Managing Director of Ranch Rider, comments “New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, California

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Being right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, with warm Pacific Ocean, uncrowded white sand and shady palm trees, you may never want to leave your hammock or cushy lounge chair. However, there's also a lot going on in this region of the southern Nicoya Peninsula, so if you should get the urge to be active and adventurous, here are 8 top things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica.

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Daily Yoga Classes


You can go to beginner and advanced yoga classes every day

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Riding holiday specialist Ranch Rider has been selling horseback safaris in Southern Africa for six years, the tour operator covering Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and offering stays at luxury lodges, static and mobile tented wilderness camps and cattle farms. But, where should you head for the best autumn or wintersun deal? Tony Daly, managing director of Ranch Rider, comments, “The South African rand has been losing ground against the strong British pound all year, and that means horseba
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