North America

Photo from the Arizona Hacienda Ranch (USA) ride.

Anyone who has ever grown up riding horses has always wanted to be a cowboy. Whether you dream of a “City Slickers” type adventure or simply to immerse yourself into the history of the Wild West, a ranch holiday or riding holiday in North America is on most peoples bucket list. Even those who don’t normally think about riding horses can be tempted by the thought of riding across the prairie, stopping for bacon and beans by the campfire and bringing the cattle home to the range.

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The USA is the first destination most people think of when planning a ranch holiday. The vast grasslands of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Colorado, where herds of cattle roam the flatlands and dramatic mountains highlight the horizon.

Some of our ranches in Wyoming are still genuine working ranches, where activities will revolve around the cattle and whatever needs doing at that time of year - perhaps moving them from spring to summer pastures, or calving, or branding. The focus is on getting involved and experiencing a true ranch experience.

Other ranches, such as those in Arizona or Georgia, are more of a vacation where you ride out on trails. In Arizona you discover the desert, with cacti and almost year-round sunshine, whilst Georgia is much greener and very relaxed.

To the far north, there are also cattle ranch holidays in Canada as well as fabulous riding trails supported by pack horses where you can get deep into Banff national park.

To the far south, Mexico is also a popular destination for riding holidays, with both centre based and mobile trails through the central highlands.

Riding in North America is also synonymous with Western Riding and most riding holidays here will involve riding in Western saddles. Western riding generally involves riding with a very loose rein contact whilst holding the reins in just one hand. Western saddles also offer a more relaxed way of riding and so many beginners learn on ranch holidays, with a lot of ranches catering for all abilities as well as non-riders.

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  • Photo from the Arizona Hacienda Ranch ride

    Arizona Hacienda Ranch
    USA

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    This 300 yr old ranch is one of the last great haciendas in America and its history has been lovingly preserved within the high Sonoran Desert.
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  • Photo from the Arizona Tombstone ride

    Arizona Tombstone
    USA

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    Take a step back in history and ride trails made famous by Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the outlaw Curly Bill Brocius.
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  • Photo from the Bitterroot Ranch (Wyoming) ride

    Bitterroot Ranch (Wyoming)
    USA

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    A Wyoming ranch with some of the best and most diverse horse riding in North America.
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  • Photo from the Black Hills Ranch (Wyoming) ride

    Black Hills Ranch (Wyoming)
    USA

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    This working cattle ranch with Black Angus cattle offers the chance to join in many of the activities helping out with the cattle including branding.
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  • Photo from the British Columbia Ranch ride

    British Columbia Ranch
    Canada

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    This guest and cattle ranch offers guests the ultimate outdoor adventure holiday in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of British Columbia.
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  • Photo from the Canada Cattle Ranch ride

    Canada Cattle Ranch
    Canada

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    This authentic working guest cattle ranch in the heart of Saskatchewan country welcomes all riders to enjoy and share in their ranching culture.
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  • Photo from the Canadian Rockies ride

    Canadian Rockies
    Canada

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    Explore the Canadian back country in true western style, off-grid and immersed in nature.
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  • Photo from the Colorado Creek Ranch ride

    Colorado Creek Ranch
    USA

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    This 600-acre family guest ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley, has been offering authentic western holidays for more than 70 years.
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  • Photo from the Colours of Mexico ride

    Colours of Mexico
    Mexico

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    This ranch is a haven for all visitors, providing a taste of Mexican vibrancy, fantastic cuisine, superb facilities and responsive trail horses.
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  • Photo from the Georgia Ranch ride

    Georgia Ranch
    USA

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    A beautiful year-round guest ranch and horse farm conveniently nestled in Central Georgia's Historic Heartland.
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  • Photo from the Hualapai Ranch (Stagecoach Trails) ride

    Hualapai Ranch (Stagecoach Trails)
    USA

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    A comfortable dude ranch offering excellent hospitality, fantastic food and riding packages for all abilities, as well as for disabled riders.
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  • Photo from the Idaho Western Pleasure Ranch ride

    Idaho Western Pleasure Ranch
    USA

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    This Idaho ranch offers surprisingly beautiful landscapes, Red Angus cattle and a host of riding and non-riding activities for all ages and abilities.
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  • Photo from the Montana Mountain Ranch ride

    Montana Mountain Ranch
    USA

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    Traverse the wide open prairies, along and through the Judith River and explore the mountains of the National Forest on this ranch holiday in Montana.
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  • Photo from the Silver Mines and Highlands ride

    Silver Mines and Highlands
    Mexico

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    Beautiful trails through fascinating cultural and historical areas of Mexico, exploring different terrain with great riding!
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  • Photo from the White Stallion Ranch ride

    White Stallion Ranch
    USA

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    This ranch, adjacent to the Saguaro National Park, has the timeless aura of a working western cattle ranch coupled with comfortable accommodation
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  • Photo from the Wyoming Lodge and Working Guest Ranch ride

    Wyoming Lodge and Working Guest Ranch
    USA

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    This authentic working dude ranch combines a touch of luxury with fantastic horse riding, horsemanship and cattle working opportunities.
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