Meet Your Host

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

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 »

Meet Your Ranch Host- Chezacut Wilderness & Ranch Adventures

April 16, 2011
Learn about an organic, working guest ranch in British Columbia and get a simple, but delicious summer dessert recipe! Chezacut Wilderness & Ranch Adventures is a 4,000-acre organically certified and certified biodynamic working cattle ranch set along British Columbia's Chilcotin River. Owned by the Schellenberg family, the ranch offers activities… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Padlock Ranch Working Cattle Ranch

March 14, 2011
Learn about a real working cattle ranch, straddling Montana and Wyoming.    When you visit the historic Padlock Ranch the fact that you stay in a comfortable lodge in Wyoming and saddle up your horses in Montana won't be the only thing that surprises you about this working ranch, which… Read more »

Meet Your Host - Double Rafter Cattle Drives

March 1, 2011
“Compared to us, City Slickers is a pony ride." -- Dana Kerns. Arriving by covered wagon from Missouri in 1887, the Kerns family has a long tradition of raising cattle in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains.  Dana and Alice Kerns, who own and run Doublerafter Cattle Drives, share their Western traditions with… Read more »

Meet Your Host- Vista Verde Guest Ranch

February 9, 2011
Meet Ben Martin, who manages Colorado's Vista Verde Ranch, a luxury resort ranch 25 miles North of Steamboat Springs, Colorado with an emphasis on quality horse riding experiences.  "It is gratifying to hear our guests connecting through shared experiences," said Ben. "I don’t think it is unique to guest ranching,… Read more »