Meet Your Host

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


Meet Your Host- Colorado Trails Ranch

September 29, 2012
Think the dude ranch vacation on which you're taking your family doesn't have a long-term impact? Jeanne Ross went to a dude ranch as a 10 year old little girl and grew up to be the general manager of Colorado Trails Ranch, a Colorado dude ranch located in Durango. Her… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Crossogue Equestrian in Ireland

September 9, 2012
Located on the great plain of the Golden Vale and known for its lush, patchwork countryside, County Tipperary in Ireland is rich, vast and varied. It's here in this picturesque Irish setting that Mark Molloy, a longtime horseman, trains and breeds strong Irish horses and invites travelers for cross country… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Manu Expeditions in Peru

September 7, 2012
Learn about Manu Expeditions Nature Tours and Rides, lontime Peru tour operators who take riders into the Inca heartland. Ride inn to inn and on wilderness pack trips to the High Andes of Peru, Cusco and Machu Picchu to visit ancient cultures and take in Peru's vibrant history. Equitrekking: What inspired you… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Dartmoor Riding Holidays

September 3, 2012
Cowboys in the UK? Yes, sir! Phil Heard is a beef and sheep farmer and a British cowboy, who drives cattle though England's wild moors in "War Horse" country and invites guests to come with him for the ride with Dartmoor Riding Holidays. Phil Heard's working farm, Meldon, is located… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Double E Ranch

August 24, 2012
Ever wanted to leave the corporate world for a life in the great outdoors, perhaps on your very own ranch? Meet Debbie and Alan Eggleston who are living the dream on a working cattle ranch boardering the Gila National Forest in Southwest New Mexico. Debbie used to have an office job… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Drowsy Water Ranch

August 12, 2012
Located in North Central Colorado near Rocky Mountain National Park and 90 miles west of Denver, Drowsy Water Ranch is a Colorado dude ranch owned and run by the Fosha Family. For over 85 years, this family dude and guest ranch vacation destination has been inviting guests to this spectacular area… Read more »

Meet Your Host- C Lazy U Ranch

December 3, 2011
C Lazy U Ranch is a luxury guest ranch located in Granby, Colorado, less than two hours from Denver, that's been welcoming guests since 1919. Brady Johnson, C Lazy U's Director of Sales and Marketing, visits with Equitrekking in this Meet Your Host to shed light on what makes C… Read more »

Meet Your Host-  Scarlett Oak Equestrian Centre

December 1, 2011
Learning to ride at the age of five on the Ivory Coast of Africa and going on to train with great pro-riders and coaches, including Caroline Powell, Blyth Tait, Jody Harstone, Vaughn Jefferies, Mark Todd and Lucinda Green, Celine Falletta has led an interesting equestrian life. Learn about her background… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Black Mountain Colorado Dude Ranch

November 9, 2011
Outdoor grilling, story telling, horse riding, fresh mountain air and relaxation... Sound like a good time to you? It sure did to the May Family, who left their corporate stock broker jobs to start a Colorado guest ranch over 20 years ago. They haven't looked back.   Located in McCoy, Colorado,… Read more »

Meet Your Host -  Colleen Hodson of the Dude Ranchers’ Association

July 12, 2011
Meet Colleen Hodson, Executive Director of the Dude Ranchers' Association (DRA), located in Cody, Wyoming. It is her job to ensure that the more than 100 ranch members of the association provide the most complete and memorable experience possible to guests. From Arkansas to California and all the way through British Columbia,… Read more »