Meet Your Host

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


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 »

Meet Your Host - Rancho Las Cascadas

July 10, 2011
Meet Ursula Wiprächtiger, owner of Rancho Las Cascades in San Augustin Buenavista, Mexico. She shares with us the things that make Rancho Las Cascadas a true paradise - from the miles of beautiful horseback riding trails to nearby famous historical sites to just relaxing in the hot tub or spa… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Lazy L&B Ranch

June 11, 2011
A family-owned dude ranch in an area where historic figures like mountain man Jim Bridger and Buffalo Bill once trekked, Lazy L&B Ranch is located in a part of America's West where you may feel like you're stepping back in time.     Meet Lee Naylon, who purchased the ranch… Read more »

Meet Your Host - New Mexico Horse Adventures

June 2, 2011
Meet Steve Simmons, a New Mexico horsemen, magazine publisher, photographer and your host for New Mexico Horse Adventures.  New Mexico Horse Adventures invites travelers to ride horses in historic and remote New Mexico locations, taking in wild horses, sandy mesas and stunning red and white canyons. Learn more about your host… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

May 26, 2011
Meet Norm Dove, the President of Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, a guest ranch and spa in a wilderness setting in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this unique Canadian guest ranch offers adventure mixed with relaxation.  Equitrekking: What is most… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Southern Cross Guest Ranch

May 21, 2011
Journey to Central Georgia to experience life on a horse farm at Southern Cross Guest Ranch. Southern Cross Guest Ranch is a horse-lover's destination that you can visit year-round, but March to June each year, when over two dozen foals are born at the ranch, is a special time to… Read more »