Meet Your Host

Learn about the lives of dude ranch owners and equestrian vacation guides from around the world.


Meet Your Host- Geronimo Trail Guest Ranch

October 7, 2017
Meet Meris Esterly, who was inspired to own a guest ranch from her own dude ranch vacation, and find out more about her New Mexico guest ranch.   As a teen, Meris Esterly joined her family on a dude ranch vacation. They liked the experience so much that they went back… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Adventure Horse Trekking New Zealand

September 27, 2017
Angie and John Wall manage Adventure Horse Trekking New Zealand, which leads riders through Central Otago on New Zealand’s South Island, known for its fruit production and award-winning wines. Read about the experience! Guests savor local wines in the evenings while riding by day through iconic alpine valleys and hills.… Read more »

Meet Your Host Clew Bay Trail Ride’s Padraic Foy

September 13, 2017
The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's first long-distance touring route stretching along the dramatic Atlantic coast from West Cork to Donegal, is an increasingly popular place to take a riding vacation. Padraic Foy, whose family has been breeding horses in the Clew Bay area along the Wild Atlantic Way since 1963,… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Rafter P Ranch in Florida

July 22, 2017
Located in Geneva, Florida, not far from Orlando, Rafter P offers horseback riding, experiential learning, yoga retreats, horsemanship retreats and helps to rescue horses and Mustangs. They welcome travelers to experience Florida on horseback. We spoke with Chezz Perlini and Nicole Perlini, the Head Horse Trainer at Rafter P Horse Training and… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Gordie Church of Safaris Unlimited

July 13, 2017
Born in Kenya and raised with the promise of adventure during every school holiday, Gordie Church mastered safari skills as a boy helping the camp crew put up tents, pack trucks and saddle horses. He guided his first safari at the age of eighteen and now has over twenty-five years… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Stone Horse Expeditions Mongolia Riding Vacations

July 1, 2017
Learn about Mongolian Saddles, horse culture and what it's like to take a riding vacation in Mongolia from the husband and wife team whose passion for Mongolia spurred them to start their own horse trekking business and show others the view from the saddle. Co-owners of Stone Horse Expeditions &… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch, Arizona

June 25, 2017
At just two hours from Las Vegas, Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch is a popular family retreat in the desert of Arizona. Owned by JP and Tricia McCormick work to make guests that visit feel like family, offering a plethora of activities ranging from riding horses to ATVing to lounging by the… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Horse Country Campground in Canada

December 26, 2016
For those who want to combine horseback riding with family-friendly camping, you might want to know about Horse Country Campground, located in the Ottawa Valley town of Forester Falls, Ontario and co-located at Canada’s #1 outdoor adventure resort Wilderness Tours. Set on over 5,000 acres of pristine landscapes along the… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association

November 1, 2016
Haven taken several ranch vacations in Wyoming, we were excited to hear from the Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association about why Wyoming is such a great state for dude ranches and have them share some photos of Wyoming dude ranches seeping with Western history and adventure. Equitrekking: What is most special about… Read more »

Meet Your Host- T Bar M Outfitters Summer Horseback Adventures

March 30, 2016
A professional outfitter since 1979, Steve Holt leads guests on wilderness horseback adventures in Southwest Colorado and Utah. Guests of T Bar M Outfitters stay in a fully guided base camp or high country pack-in camps. In addition to sighting elk, muledeer, bighorn sheep, moose and bear, guets see stunning… Read more »