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Featured Ranch Vacation Deals and Discounts on Horse Riding Vacations

Interested in taking a family ranch vacation, horse safari, cattle drive, all-inclusive trip or riding holiday in Ireland, Peru, Mexico, Colorado or Wyoming? Check out the latest travel deals on dream riding vacations and dude ranches!


Featured Travel Deals

This month's featured deals give you bargains and special vacation discounts for Arizona and Wyoming horseback riding vacations.

Elkhorn Ranch in Arizona- Discounts for 2014/ 2015 Season

Escape to sunny Arizona with these travel deals and special workshops.
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About 50 miles southwest of Tucson, Elkhorn Ranch is a longtime Arizona dude ranch nestled in secluded Sabino Canyon. This Arizona guest ranch offers unparalleled horseback riding and comfortable living for around 32 guests.

Visit between November 30 – December 21, 2014 and enjoy the winter quiet rate that discounts about 5% off of the normal weekly rate

Extended Stay- Relax and Ride!
Enjoy two week rate that discounts your visit about 5% off of the normal weekly rate, or three week rate that drops about 12% normal from the weekly rate.

Kids Stay Kids Through High School
No charge for children 5 and under, and 45% discount for kids 6-15 & 35% discount for teens 16-18 off of normal weekly rate … Elkhorn Ranch is a great Family Vacation Destination! There’s still room at Thanksgiving, as well as some spring school holidays weeks! Give us a call to check availability!


Winter & Spring 2015 workshop weeks include the following programs at no extra charge:

  • East Meets West Adventure Vacation & Old-Time Music Workshop January 4 - 11, 2015 with musical inspiration by rory macleod & sandol astrausky and bill burke
  • Digital Photography & Natural History January 18 - 25, 2015 guided by stewart aitchison & ann kramer
  • Horse Sketching – Breyer to Barnyard! February 1 - 8, 2015 led by ruthie stoner 

For more information or to book a reservation, call at 520-822-1040. Email Mary. Visit Elkhorn Ranch's website.

 

Blue Sky Sage Wyoming Horseback Riding Vacations- Bring Your Daughter To Work. . . Ride!


Make a reservation in November for you and your daughter (age 16-21) on any 2015 Girls Ride Out! week, and get two nights' hotel accommodations in Jackson, Wyoming!
Blue Sky Sage Horseback Riding Vacations

Girls Ride Out! all women weeks are perfect for quality time between mothers and daughters who share the common bond of horses.

Make a reservation in November for you and your daughter (age 16-21) on any 2015 Girls Ride Out! week, and we'll include two nights' hotel accommodations in Jackson, Wyoming! (One for the night before your ride, and the second for the evening we return). A gift of a shared experience for Christmas, graduation or, for Mom to spend that precious time with her girl! 

Learn more about the Girls Ride Out! Women-Only Horseback Vacations. Email Bobbi. Call 307-260-7990.

 

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Top Travel Deals!

Offbeat Safaris

Offbeat Safaris- 10% off on Christmas Riding Safari in Kenya

Join Offbeat Safaris for a Christmas riding safari from 20-28 December (8 nights). Offbeat Safaris is one of Africa's top Mobile Riding Safari Companies. Offbeat's thirty years experience of organizing Riding Safaris throughout Kenya, means there are few companies that can equal their Guides knowledge and expertise. Game is plentiful everywhere where you'll be trekking. Game drives, night game drives and game walks are undertaken on every safari whether riding or not. There is no lack of activities on safari!

The 10% discount on the 20-28 December ride, means the cost is now $6910 instead of $7680 pp for the 8 night ride. (all inclusive of full board, all drinks, all riding, gamedrives, walking etc, park fees and internal flights and transfers). Does not include international flights.

Learn more by visiting Offbeat Safaris website or by emailing Charlotte.

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Poronui Luxury Horse Riding Holidays in New Zealand- The Equestrian Explorer Package

Nestled in the secluded Taharua valley, Poronui is a luxury wilderness lodge where guests may enjoy fishing, hunting and horseback riding treks with top-notch accommodations, gourmet cuisine and fine wines. From September 1st to May 31st, bring your own horse or ride one of Poronui's on the Equestrain Explorer package: three nights share twin accommodation, two nights at Poronui Lodge and one night "Glamping" at Poronui's rustic-luxe Safari Camp, two days guided trekking, gourmet meals and more! Ride horses through native beech forest, manuka scrub, pine and eucalyptus forest and open grassland. Enjoy breath taking views of the Taharua Valley, Kaimanawa and Kaweka Ranges, and Mohaka River. 

Enjoy all the comforts of home, gourmet meals and fine local wines. Go "Glamping" at Poronui's Safari Camp so you can get a taste of the early years in New Zealand - when immigrants settled in isolated wilderness beside wild rivers like the Mohaka and Taharua that run through Poronui.

Learn more by emailing Poronui or visiting Poronui's website.

Limpopo Horse Safaris

Limpopo Horse Safars- New! Fly in Directly from Johannesburg Airport 

Now guests may fly in directly from JHB to Limpopo for only $530 USD* (320 GBP) return, when Limpopo has minimum numbers, making it just a one-hour flight rather than the 6 hour road trip to reach this remote and beautiful riding vacation destination.

Join Limpopo Horse Safaris, who we filmed with for Equitrekking, in the vast Mashatu Game Reserve in the Tuli Block of southeastern Botswana on a horseback safari. This is an area of great diversity, magnificent vistas, ancient civilizations, dramatic rock formations and wonderful wildlife viewing. Guests often see lion, cheetah, leopard, African wild dog, a multitude of plains game like zebra, wildebeest and giraffe, as well as over 350 species of birds.

Learn more and request an itinerary by emailing Louise or visiting Limpopo Horse Safaris website.
* Prices are based on the GBP, meaning US pricing is subject to changes in currency conversions.
 

Rancho Los Banos travel deals

Rancho Los Banos- December and January Rancho Specials

Spend sunny and warm days at the Rancho, in wintertime. Offer valid for stays between Dec. 1-22 and Jan 6-28. Nightly Rate of $165 per guest based on double occupancy, Four night minimum stay required, all inclusive, with weekend roundtrip shuttle from Tucson, AZ included [Weekday shuttle add $30 per guest]. Plenty of riding, hiking,scenery and nature in one of North America's most remote and scenic ranches. Experience trail and backcountry riding at its finest. On your way through some of the most beautiful country you have ever seen you will be challenged, awed, thrilled and entertained. Come to the warm winter sun of Sonora and discover a spectacular riding and hiking guest ranch!

Rancho Los Baños is a private 30,000 acre adventure guest ranch and working cattle ranch located at the foot of the Sierra Madre, the Mexican Rockies, just 55 miles south of the southeast Arizona town of Douglas in northeast Sonora, Mexico. This adventure guest ranch was recently honored with features in Men's Journal and The Guardian for its scenic nature and pristine wilderness enveloped by some of the most unique, inspiring, diverse and spectacular desert landscapes anywhere.

Learn more! Contact Manuel Valenzuela at (520) 955-2577 Emai Manuel Visit their website Rancho Los Baños on Equitrekking

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Get off the grid at an Arizona Guest Ranch this Fall or Winter with these Travel Deals! 

The Arizona Dude Ranch Association offers guests a taste of the real Western lifestyle, with member ranches ranging from smaller remote properties, where riding is the main activity, to larger resort ranches with all the amenities. Check out these special experiences and travel deals at member ranches. For a full listing of deals, check out the Arizona Dude Ranch members' special offers page.

Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia, Arizona
Pre-Holiday Getaway Nov 29- Dec 20, 2014
Come and rejuvenate before the busyness of the holidays. Trail riding in the spectacular Arizona countryside will clear your head, while the homegrown Circle Z hospitality will ensure all your needs are met. This special has no minimum stay, although a minimum three day stay is always ideal to fully enjoy all the amenities of Circle Z including riding on our countless trails, fabulous, fresh gourmet meals, lounging by the pool, and visiting with friends and family. Cost for this special is $185 per person per day, or $1295 for the week.

Lone Star Long Weekend no through - February 1, 2015...  Learn more and view more details.

Flying E Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona
- December 20/20 Special at the Flying E Ranch- Enjoy a 20% discount the first 20 days of December!
- Flying E Ranch Christmas Celebration- Mention "AZDRA Equitrekking" Christmas Special and ride for free on Christmas Day!
- Masterson Method 2 day Clinic- Friday January 16 - Sunday January 18, 2015
- Cowgirl True Girlfriend Getaway Weekend Thursday March 5, 2015 - Sunday March 8, 2015
Visit the AZDRA website for more details.

Check out the full details for these deals and more great discounts on the AZDRA Specials page.

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B&B Ranch New York- 20% Off Any Horseback Vacation for travel completed by November 30th!

B & B Ranch in the heart of Central New York, just minutes from Cooperstown, offers exceptional accommodations and some of the most inviting country on the East Coast.

Use discount code "Equi20" to book now at 20% off any listed price for travel completed by November 30th.

Every room includes a three course breakfast and a magnificent five course dinner. Stays of three days get you a bottle of wine from the collection - and all guests are welcome to take to the trails or enjoy the swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi areas.

There's no better way to enjoy the fall. B & B Ranch welcomes guests from all over the country to an inviting and relaxing weekend, and some of Central New York's finest Northern Italian cuisine.

Remember, use discount code "Equi20" to book now at 20% off any price listed on the website, or call 607-547-5272 and tell us where you saw us. 20% discount code is valid only through November 30, 2014, and subject to availability.

Salamander Resort and Spa spring rates

Salamander Resort & Spa – Discounted Carriage Rides at 25% off in Nov and Dec, 2014. 25% off Trail Rides Monday through Friday in November & December, 2014

Just 40 miles from Washington, D.C., Salamander Resort & Spa offers equestrian vacations in the historic village of Middleburg. This luxury Virginia getaway has 25 on-site acres dedicated to their equestrian program including a stunning 14,000-square-foot stable featuring 22 stalls, nine beautiful paddocks, and a spectacular 240x120' riding arena. Bring your own horse or ride one of Salamander’s mounts and enjoy culinary adventures, the spa, yoga and more!

In November and December 2014, enjoy discounted Carriage Rides at 25% off and 25% off Trail Rides Monday through Friday!

For more information email Salamander or visit Salamander Resort & Spa’s website

Salamander Resort and Spa fox hunting packages

Salamander Resort & Spa – Foxhunting Bed & Breakfast Package

Enjoy luxurious deluxe resort accommodations and a full Hunt Country breakfast in either the relaxed setting of your room or in the resort’s restaurant, Harrimans. Your horse will be ready to ride at time requested for a full day of searching for foxes or simply enjoying the surrounding acreage.

And for your horse:
Overnight boarding in a spacious 12 x 12 stall
Turn-out
Feeding (owner supplied)
Hay (owner supplied or stable hay available)
Bedding
Stall cleaning
Night check
Usage of the arena with ThorTurf footing
Access to miles of trails through the Virginia hunt country

*Bookings required 10 days in advance.

Please call 800-651-0721 to make your reservation. For more information, email Salamander or  or visit Salamander Resort & Spa’s website

 

2014/ 2015 Travel Deals!

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Colombia Riding Vacation- 3-day all-inclusive: get a 10% discount for trips taken between Dec 2nd, 2014 and Jan 15th, 2015

Colombia Riding Vacation Itinerary:
Day 1

Arrive at Posada Las Trampas in the afternoon and explore the old city of Honda. Honda, one of the most important commercial ports in Colombia in the XIII century, offers not just a choice of entertainment, but the opportunity to acknowledge Colombia's cultural history.

Dinner at Hotel Posada Las Trampas.

Day 2
After breakfast, get transported to El Triunfo Ranch or Hacienda el Triunfo, which was founded in 1901, and has played a very important part in the history of Honda. This ranch has grown all kinds of crops including corn, coffee and cotton, and is one of the biggest cattle ranches in Colombia. The owners have always protected the native fauna and flora making it a natural sanctuary, which is rare these days. Saddle up for a three hour ride around the ranch, which gives the opportunity to enter the wildest part of the ranch, where the animals are more visible, maybe take a swim in the lake and then go back and have an amazing afternoon with the cowboys and the cattle. Enjoy a snack, lunch and in the afternoon, there will be a cattle work demonstration. Then you will have free time back at Posada Las Trampas. Dinner is special tonight!

Day 3
Breakfast and check out or extend your stay.
Package Includes: Three meals, two snacks, all the activities, hydration, insurance, transportation from the hotel to the ranch and back, accommodation and taxes.

Price: $400 USD* per person for a minimum of 2 people. (800,000 COP PP mínimum 2 people) 

* USD price is subject to changes based on currency conversions.

Learn more on Posada Las Trampas Equitrekking page or by emailing Angela.

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Blackthorn & Brook – 'Debut in the English Hunting Field' Vacation Special

Book one of Blackthorn & Brook’s hunting ‘debut’ vacations this November and get a free night and five-course tasting menu at the Sunday Times Travel Award winning Lime Wood Hotel.

One of the high-points of Blackthorn & Brook’s English Hunting Debut vacation is a day’s hunting with the New Forest Hounds in Hampshire. This ancient hunting ground (first cleared by William the Conqueror) is a super place to get a first taste of hunting in Britain: fast hounds, friendly subscribers and the atmospheric open countryside of the New Forest. In recognition of one of the forest’s top hotels winning the ‘Editor’s Choice’ award in the Sunday Times Travel Awards this year, Blackthorn & Brook are offering Equitrekking readers a free upgrade to a superior room at the Lime Wood Country Hotel. Not only that, they’ll guarantee you’re properly wined and dined with a Tavolo Cucina five-course tasting menu in the award-winning Harnett Holder & Co. Restaurant.

Originally a medieval hunting lodge in the 13th century, this New Forest manor was reclaimed for royalty by the Duke of Clarence in the 1740s. Lime Wood Hotel has recently had an extravagant makeover, giving this stately pile an air of perfection, with primly landscaped grounds, devotedly designed interiors, a super spa and two tantalising restaurants.

The offer applies to Blackthorn & Brook’s ‘Debut in the English Hunting Field’ itinerary as seen here. The trip also takes in hunting with the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Hunt in Somerset and with the Portman Hunt in Dorset, riding on the Stourhead Estate and a day exploring Georgian Bath. The upgrade is worth over $500 per guests and is only open to Equitrekking readers.*

Learn more by visiting Blackthorn & Brook's website, emailing Blackthorn & Brook.

*According to availability. 

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Stone Horse Expeditions in Mongolia- Book before Dec 31, 2014 and new guests get 5% off 2015 trips

Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel provides horse riding vacations in the cultural and wilderness landscapes of Mongolia’s Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area (Wilderness). These two protected areas combine make up the largest roadless area in the country, where one can experience the nomadic herding and horse culture of Mongolia along with outstanding mountain steppe wilderness.

Book before Dec 31, 2014 and new guests get 5% off on 2015 trips!

Book this trip or learn more. Contact Keith and Sabine at SKYPE: fishandnotch or Tel. +976 9592 1167. Email Stone Horse or learn more on Stone Horse's website.

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Stone Horse Expeditions in Mongolia- Return Guests get 10% off and Referrals from former Stone Horse guests get 5% off

Return Guests- 10% off: Anyone returning to take part in another horseback riding expedition with us gets an automatic 10% discount off the current price. No time limit on that, so think about it. If you liked the horse riding in Mongolia, come join us again, we’d love to have you back. And tell your friends about us.

Referrals from former Stone Horse guests- 5% off: This is for anyone who contacts us to join a horseback riding trip and was referred to us by a former Stone Horse guest. Let us know who told you about us and when they came with us and we’ll give you an automatic 5% discount off the price of a trip. So, if you’ve heard about Stone Horse and the trips we do, don’t hesitate, join us in 2015.

Check out the 2015 Expedition Schedule for Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Khentii Mountains Expeditions. Stone Horse has eight different trips lined up beginning in mid June and running through mid October, from the wildflowers of summer to the brilliant colors of autumn. 

Book this trip or learn more. Contact Keith and Sabine at SKYPE: fishandnotch or Tel. +976 9592 1167. Email Stone Horse or learn more on Stone Horse's website.

Hondoo Utah Riding Vacations Travel Deals

Hondoo Rivers & Trails, Utah- 15% off your 2015 trip rate if reserved by Dec 31, 2014

You may have seen Pat Kearney of Hondoo Rivers & Trails on Equitrekking's Utah episode! She has been exploring Utah on horseback for over 30 years. Join Pat to ride in Utah’s red rock canyonlands surrounding Capitol Reef National Park! Choose from camping trails rides or inn-to-inn horseback riding vacations. 

And, mention Equitrekking to get 15% off your 2015 trip rate if reserved (with a deposit) prior to the end of 2014.

Learn more at Hondoo's website. Email Pat or call 800-332-2696.

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Rancho Lobo Gris- 10% discount at Rancho Lobo Gris in the Dominican Republic OR Grey Wolf Ranch in Allons, Tennessee

Blessed Horses! Did you know that Rancho Lobo Gris has just won the Trip Advisor award of excellence? Come and visit us in the phenomenal Caribbean setting of the Dominican Republic, and find out why we are voted on of the BEST excursions in the Dominican Republic! Rancho Lobo Gris is sure to delight people of all ages and riding skill! Equine vacations are the best way to relax and have a retreat for self, family and friends! Spend a day riding with us or several nights in our Cabana to take advantage of our all-inclusive meal offer for full day rides and overnight stays. We are not another boring head to tail ride, we want you to learn and love horses with the same passion we do…on and off the horse! Rancho Lobo Gris has also just opened a new American ranch called: Grey Wolf Ranch located in Allons Tennessee, next to Dale Hollow Lake.

As a personal invitation to followers of Equitrekking, call us about either ranch and when you mention this ad at the time of your booking, we will give you a 10% discount at EITHER ranch! 

Visit us online at: www.rancholobogris.com for the Dominican Republic, or www.greywolfranchtn.comBook today by calling us at: 931-462-RIDE (7433).

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Great American Adventures- 2015 Dates Announced, including NEW Gettysburg Civil War Horseback Adventure & Tour

“Ride Where Legends Rode” as you embark on Great American Adventures' award-winning four and five-day riding tours of the historic Old West, located at various historic sites.
2015 Dates Have Just Been Announced:
Gettysburg Civil War Horseback Adventure & Tour | Gettysburg, PA, April 2 – 9, 2015 NEW!
Comanche Moon | Palo Duro Canyon, TX, May 3 – 8, 2015 
The Great Train Robbery & Horseback Ride | Silverton, Colorado, Sept 27 – Oct 2, 2015
Billy the Kid’s Regulator Ride | Lincoln, NM, October 4-9, 2015
Wyatt Earp’s Vendetta Ride | Tombstone, AZ, October 18 – 23, 2015
John Wayne’s Monument Valley Ride, AZ, Nov 2 – 6, 2015

Learn more on Great American Adventures website. Email Steve. Call 505-286-4585.

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Tsylos Park Lodge- British Columbia, Canada Fall Riding Vacations & Pack Trips

Join Tsylos Park Lodge for a horse riding vacation and put some beauty and adventure into your life! Tsylos Park Lodge offers wilderness Mountain Pack Trips and Lodge Horseback Riding Vacations offering you the freedom and adventure to horseback ride for miles,no fences! Just wide open spaces and amazing landscapes. Enjoy a wilderness horse pack trip in pristine wilderness or ride stunning trails from the lodge and return each day to icy cold drinks, a wonderful evening meal, and a relaxing soak in the hot tub viewing a million stars. Non-riding companions may enjoy fly-fishing, wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking and more. Prices start at $2395 for 7 night adventures.

Learn more and view the brochure! Call Karen Toll-Free: 1.800.487.9567 or 1.250.483.4368. Email Karen. Visit Tsylos website.

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Kindred Spirits- Autumn Treks in Costa Rica!

One week treks from now hrough to end of November at only $1500 per person–– lodging, food, treks & tours all included! Air flights with Spirit Airlines starting at less than $300 return flights from the United States! For under $2000 you can enjoy a 1 week vacation on horseback through the tropical jungle of Costa Rica and along its magnificent untouched beaches.

Book this trip! Learn more at Kindred Spirits' website. Email Kindred SpiritsTell them you saw it on Equitrekking.

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Kindred Spirits- Yoga Horse Retreats in Costa Rica!

7 Day Retreats Schedule 2015: February 22- March 1st, 2015 and March 21st- 28, 2015

$2000 per person: lodging, meals & yoga clinic with horses all included (for a private room single person a $200 suppl.)

Yoga in Harmony 2 Day 3 Night Retreat: Please ask for scheduled dates throughout the year.

$565 (for a private room single person a $150 suppl.)

If you would like to have a private Yoga Horse Retreat at different dates, please Email Kindred Spirits. Learn more on Kindred Spirits' website.

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Kindred Spirits- February 22nd to March 1st, 2015 Training Horses at Liberty Clinic in Arenal, Costa Rica

A combination of clinic and retreat, to learn, connect and transform. A process of Self Realization through the training of Horses at Liberty, creating a powerful human-horse connection. Learn the Carolyn Resnick Method Waterhole Rituals in this clinic with, Linda Salinas a certified instructor in the Carolyn Resnick method and begin a magical relationship with your horse without tack, restraint or force. You will learn how to begin your relationship at Liberty, form a lasting bind, develop mutual trust, inspire respect, encourage willingness and magnetically connect with your horse. Check out the clinic options and the early bird discount.

Learn more! Email Kindred Spirits. Learn more on Kindred Spirits' website.

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Harris Horses- Riding Holidays & Intensive Training in France from Sept- Nov and Feb- May

These riding holidays with Harris Horses are aimed at more serious riders who want to work at improving their skills as well as enjoying a relaxing break in the stunning Bordeaux wine region of South-West France. This area is one of the most famous Wine regions in the World, and people come from all over the world see the amazing Chateaux and taste the wines. Offered during February – May and September – November, when the weather is more temperate, riding consists of 2 sessions of intensive training with Johnny or Jackie Harris – approx 1 hour per session. This will be individual or shared with 1 other rider of similar ability.

Learn more by visiting Harris Horses website, emailing Jackie or calling +33(0)787864964.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Thanksgiving

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Colorado- Thanksgiving Mountain Ranch Getaway Package - November 27th-30th, 2014

Three comfortable nights’ lodging and 8 ranch-style meals. This "over-the-river-and-through-the-woods" getaway is perfect for the whole family.

After check-in on Thursday head to the Jessup Lodge for a complimentary beverage before sitting down to a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast. Fill the days with horse-drawn wagon-rides, hikes, trail rides, ranch chores, a draft horse workshops, fly-casting clinic, tour of the cattle ranching facilities, natural history and geology tours, and pond fishing. Lots to do…no pressure to do it. Grab a cup of hot cider and allow yourself some football couch time, or snuggle in for a fireside chat with family and newly-made friends. Don’t miss the traditional showing of "The Wizard of Oz," for kids of all ages, complete with popcorn and sodas!

You can have the best of both worlds — a traditional Thanksgiving with family and friends and none of the work that typically goes with it! We invite you to share our family table!

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Sylvan Dale Ranch or visiting the Sylvan Dale website.

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Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona- Desert Diva - Cowgirl Up! Now through - December 18, 2014

Tanque Verde Ranch is a ranch resort located in Tuscon, Arizona. Join Cathy Woods, who's been teaching yoga for 23 years, and combine your passions for yoga and horses in sunny Arizona. Located on 640 acres of Sonora Desert with a backdrop against Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest, Tanque Verde Ranch provides an authentic Western experience to all their guests.

Package includes:
2 hour private ride just for the Divas (schedule at least 48 hours prior to arrival)
deluxe lodging with 3 hearty meals daily
all horseback trail riding and lessons
scheduled breakfast rides and BBQ cookouts
fishing, guided hike and nature programs
mountain biking and many other family activities

Salas $575/night*, Casitas $655/night*,  $760/night*

*3-night minimum required. Package requires a minimum of double-occupancy, and is based on limited availability for new reservations only. Rates may vary based on room type and dates selected. Package may not be combined with any other offers or specials and may be discontinued without notice. Not applicable to groups. Additional per-person rates apply for parties with more than 2 people. Rates subject to AZ state sales tax. 

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Tanque Verde or visiting Tanque Verde Ranch's website.

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Eatons' Ranch, Wyoming- Bighorn Mountains Bed and Breakfast is a Winter Getaway

Eatons’ Ranch is no longer just a summer destination. During the winter, Eatons' Bighorn Mountains Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect getaway or staycation. Spend a night or two enjoying the peace and tranquility of a winter’s day at the bottom of Wolf Creek canyon. Relax in comfortable cabins after exploring the Ranch along our numerous hiking trails. This guest ranch is also an easy drive away from snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the Bighorn National Forest.

Rates at Eatons' Bighorn Mountains B&B include lodging and breakfast the following morning. The restaurant is open for dinner for an additional charge Thursday through Saturday. Arrangements for our B&B and dining can be made Monday through Friday 9am-4pm.

Learn more about Eatons' Ranch. Call 307-655-9285 or 800-210-1049. Email Eaton's Ranch.


2015 Travel deals

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Holiday on Horseback, Canadian Rockies Group Discount- Book 5 people for your 2015 Backcountry Trip before April 1st, 2015 and the 6th goes free

Experience Banff National Park by horseback! For 52 years Holiday on Horseback has been taking guests deep into the backcountry of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. Backcountry escapes take you and fellow adventurers to alpine lakes, mountain passes, glacier fed rivers, and secluded lodges or tent camps.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Holiday on Horseback or calling 800-661-8352 or 403-762-4551 or visiting Holiday on Horseback's website.

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Tanque Verde Ranch, Arizona- Cathy Woods Yoga Horsemanship January 25-30, 2015

Tanque Verde Ranch is a ranch resort located in Tuscon, Arizona. Join Cathy Woods, who's been teaching yoga for 23 years, and combine your passions for yoga and horses in sunny Arizona. Located on 640 acres of Sonora Desert with a backdrop against Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest, Tanque Verde Ranch provides an authentic Western experience to all their guests.

Package includes:
deluxe lodging with 3 hearty meals daily
yoga horsemanship program (5 days)
all horseback trail riding and lessons
scheduled breakfast rides and BBQ cookouts
fishing, guided hike and nature programs
mountain biking and many other family activities 

Salas $650/night*, Casitas $725/night*, Haciendas $825/night*
Additional person in room and program $225/night*

*Package requires a minimum of double-occupancy, and is based on limited availability for new reservations only. Rates may vary based on room type and dates selected. Package may not be combined with any other offers or specials and may be discontinued without notice. Not applicable to groups. Additional per-person rates apply for parties with more than 2 people. Rates subject to Arizona State tax. 

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Tanque Verde or visiting Tanque Verde Ranch's website.

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Spring Break 2015

Friday, March 27th to Friday, April 3rd and Monday, April 6th to Sunday, April 12th

Head up to Rankin Ranch for Spring Break 2015. You don’t have to stay the whole week…the minimum stay is just one night and you can arrive and depart on any day of the week. The supervised children’s program will be in full swing with great activities for the kids, trail rides will lead you through the lush mountain and meadow cattle country, and there will be fun entertainment each night. Also, you won’t want to miss the Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 3rd! All inclusive rates of $150-$225 per person per night. This ranch is located 2 ½ hours North of Los Angeles.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Annual Art Week– Great Ranch Activities with Complimentary Art Lessons, May 17- 22

The ranch supplies endless art opportunities with gorgeous natural surroundings. Bring your sketchbook, watercolors, and more to capture the moment. Accomplished Bakersfield artist, Iva Fendrick, will provide daily instruction to learn new techniques. You will enjoy all of the regular ranch activities (horseback riding, swimming, hiking, etc.) with the added bonus of complimentary art lessons. All inclusive rates of $160 per person per night (double occupancy). 

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

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Rankin Ranch, California- Summer Kickoff – 15% OFF Friday, June 5th to Wednesday, June 10th

Rankin Ranch is located 2.5 hours North of LA. Start the summer off right with a great ranch vacation! There’s horseback riding, swimming, planned activities for the kids, and more. Parents and grandparents always appreciate the supervised children’s program which has planned activities for the kids throughout the day. You can relax by the pool or come along as the kids make wooden boats and race them in the creek. All of this and more at 15% off the regular season rates.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

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Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Spring and Fall Cattle Drives June 6th - 13th, 2015 and September 19th-26th, 2015

“Cowboying on the Great Divide” is scheduled for this spring and fall hosted by the Bar W Guest Ranch. It’s all about horses, cattle, great country, and you! At the Bar W, we have created a cattle drive adventure that rounds out all of the experiences of a cattle round-up. Having participated in traditional cattle drives, we wanted our guests to experience the “best of” what a cattle drive offers. We’ll begin at the ranch with horsemanship lessons working with cattle, getting your seat and making sure you and your horse are a match. Then we head out to the Blackfeet reservation for the next four days to our base camp. Over this four day trip on 50,000 acres, you’ll ride as far as you can see to gather up the cattle, drive them back to the corrals, sort the mother cows and calves, brand, inoculate, and doctor the young males. You’ll feel like a real cowhand riding out for different herds – long horns one day, then cows and we may even go out for some bucking horses before heading back to the ranch. We’ll round out the week with a ride to the Canadian Boarder -smooth beautiful country along Lake Koocanusa, to Stryker Peak or Krinklehorn territories - mountainous rides with steep climbs.

Prices for Double Occupancy range from $2,295.00 to $2,820 per person depending on the room you choose. Please call the ranch (866-828-2900) and ask for more details and our suggested clothing and equipment list.

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099, emailing Bar W and see what the Cattle Drive Package includes.

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Elk Mountain Ranch, Colorado- Family Reunion Ranch Special

Ride, raft, fish & hike together. Sequester yourselves from the distractions of the outside world. Build memories to last a lifetime. Offering a 10% discount to family reunion groups of 10 or more. Weeks of May 31 and August 16 – 15% discount to groups of 15 or more. Never a better time; or value. High and remote in the San Isabel National Forest, this Colorado guest ranch offers weekly ranch vacation packages for 30 pampered guests.

Book this trip or learn more by contacting Tom and Sue Murphy at 1-800-432-8812 or by emailing Tom and Sue. Visit the Elk Mountain Ranch website.

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Drowsy Water Ranch, Colorado- Summer 2015 Discounted Weeks & Adult Only Dates

For over 85 years Drowsy Water Ranch, nestled in its own private mountain valley in Granby, has been providing folks and families from around the world with authentic Western vacations. The 2015 season runs May 31st to Sep 19th.

Discounted Weeks for 2015:
15% discount for weekly stays for the week starting May 31st.
5% disocunt for weekly stays for the week starting June 7th
10% discount for weekly stays August 23rd and August 30th weeks.
Weeks after September 6th are 15% discount for Adults Only, groups and special events.

Learn more about Drowsy Water Ranch. Call 970-725-3456/ 800-845-2292. Email Drowsy Water Ranch.

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Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango, Colorado- Summer 2015 Discounted Weeks 

Colorado Trails Ranch is an all inclusive family vacation adventure in the San Juan Mountains just outside of Durango. 2015 dates of operation will be from June 7th to September 20th. Rates start at $2,250 per adult for the week and include all meals, accommodations, virtually all the activities and the gratuity.

A 15% discount applies to the week of June 7th, a 10% discount applies to the week of August 16th and a 20% discount is from August 30th to September 20th. These discounts apply to full week stays only.

Learn more about Colorado Trails Ranch. Call 877.711.7843 or 970.247.5055. Email Colorado Trails Ranch.

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63 Ranch, Montana- June 14-20, June 21-27, 2015 Discounted 15%

2015 dates of operation begin June 14 and extend through September 12. The first two weeks (June 14 – 20, June 21 – 27) are discounted 15%!

63 Ranch is a longtime Livingston, Montana dude ranch that borders the immense Gallatin National Forest, straddles Mission Creek Canyon, meets the craggy peaks of the Absaroka Mountains and rolls across grassy hills, rimrock ridges and sagebrush benches above the Yellowstone River. Horses out number guests by more than 2 to 1 at horseback riding ranches like this one. You’ll admire the quality and condition of the stock at this Montana dude ranch.

Learn more about 63 Ranch. Call 888-395-5151. Email 63 Ranch.

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63 Ranch, Montana- Adult Only Weeks Announced for August and September 2015

2015 dates of operation begin June 14 and extend through September 12. 63 Ranch's last three weeks (August 23 – 29, August 30 – September 5 and September 6 – 12) are designated as Adult Only.

63 Ranch is a longtime Livingston, Montana dude ranch that borders the immense Gallatin National Forest, straddles Mission Creek Canyon, meets the craggy peaks of the Absaroka Mountains and rolls across grassy hills, rimrock ridges and sagebrush benches above the Yellowstone River. Horses out number guests by more than 2 to 1 at horseback riding ranches like this one. You’ll admire the quality and condition of the stock at this Montana dude ranch.

Learn more about 63 Ranch. Call 888-395-5151. Email 63 Ranch.

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C Lazy U Ranch- Celebrate the 4th of July in 2015 C Lazy U Style!

 Book your stay for the week of June 28 to July 5, 2015, and experience a fantastic dude ranch summer vacation, as well as an amazing fireworks display! C Lazy U offers the complete, inclusive summer vacation experience, with luxurious lodging, gourmet food served up three times a day, a renowned children’s program, horseback riding, fishing and so many other ranch activities you won’t know how to fit them all in! Add our 4th of July celebration to the fun — which includes a parade, fireworks and a special family flag for you to hang on your cabin — and it only gets better.

To register, contact C Lazy U today at (970) 887-5901. Email C Lazy U. Visit the C Lazy U website.  

Rankin Ranch

Rankin Ranch, California- Summer Slowdown – 4th of July Celebration – Patriotic Activities Galore

Wednesday, July 1st to Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Join the Rankin Family tor this long weekend as they celebrate Independence Day. The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday at Rankin Ranch with many families making this an annual tradition. There will be patriotic activities throughout your stay getting ready for the big day. On the 4th of July you’ll wake up to red, white, and blue galore. Enjoy the morning horseback rides, but after lunch it’s time for the family style Olympic Games with the Red, White, and Blue teams. The day would not be complete without an All-American BBQ and historic pageant starring your children. Regular season rates apply. Four night stay required. This ranch is located 2 ½ hours North of Los Angeles.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

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Rankin Ranch, California- Summer Slowdown – New for 2015! Sunday, August 23rd to Tuesday, September 1st

Special this year Rankin Ranch has added the Summer Slowdown. Just as the kids head back to school you can enjoy the lowest rates of the season with great ranch activities. Weeknight all inclusive rates of $160 per adult per night and weekends at $190 per adult per night (double occupancy). This ranch is located 2 ½ hours North of Los Angeles.

Book this trip or learn more by calling 661-867-2511 or by emailing Rankin Ranch. Visit the Rankin Ranch website.

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Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango, Colorado- Horsemen's Week Aug 30 to Sept 6th, 2015

Colorado Trails Ranch is an all inclusive family vacation adventure in the San Juan Mountains just outside of Durango. Horsemen's Week is a very special week for horseback riding vacations at Colorado Trails Ranch. This time is set aside to offer personalized riding instruction for all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner who has never ridden before, or have your own horses and want to improve your riding or horsemanship skills - this is the week for you to visit Colorado Trails dude ranch.

The experienced and accomplished wrangler staff at Colorado Trails Ranch has earmarked this week to show you everything you want to learn. For our novice guests, this week will rank as an adventure vacation. For the more accomplished horsemen, it will be more intense, yet still be easily rated a horseback riding vacation.

Discounted rates apply to this week. Not only will you be taking advantage of excellent personal riding instruction, but also enjoying 20% off of current regular rates.

Learn more about Colorado Trails Ranch. Call 877.711.7843 or 970.247.5055. Email Colorado Trails Ranch.

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C Lazy U Ranch- Women in the Rockies Sept. 20- 23, 2015

 Women in the Rockies is a wellness adventure at C Lazy U Ranch led by Duke health coaches Janet Solie, PA, MS and Trudi Kissiah, PhD with a focus on connecting your vision, values and voice combined with mindful living strategies, nature and horses. Over a year in planning, this promises to be a life-changing adventure for a small group of like-minded women. Bring your best girlfriend or sister to this retreat or make new women friends here!

C Lazy U Ranch is a luxury setting known for its location and well-trained horses. No previous riding experience is needed.

Dates: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to Wednesday, Sept. 23, 12 p.m.

Rate: Value priced total is $1,650 for wellness coaching, lodging, meals and riding, service fees and taxes all inclusive. Not included are spa services, bar charges or your transportation to/from C Lazy U Ranch. Group size is limited so book your reservation early.

To register, contact C Lazy U today at (970) 887-5901. Email C Lazy U. Visit the C Lazy U website.  

Bar W Photography Week 2015

Bar W Guest Ranch, Montana- Photography Vacation October 18-24, 2015

What do you get when you combine the splendor of Montana scenery, with majestic horses, authentic cowboys, and wildlife? The answer is a photographer’s dream vacation. The Bar W in Whitefish, Montana is offering an all inclusive package designed to be centered on photography. We are teaming up with the Triple D Game Farm to provide the perfect setting for a week of unparalleled photo opportunities. Montana's diverse terrain and wide variety of wildlife will certainly fill your photo album, but it’s more than taking pictures. This is a total package with three meals a day, lodging, horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing, and all photo shoots included. After a full day of riding, fishing and photography, relax with our informal cocktail hour in the lodge by the fire. Or, if you prefer, loosen up those sore muscles in our hot tub before a homemade dinner you will not soon forget. So grab your camera and prepare to be awed.

Learn more by calling 406-863-9099, emailing Bar W and see what the Photography Package includes.


Various Dates Throughout 2014/ 2015

Hacienda Zuleta Ecuador

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador- Special Value Discounts

Visit this 17th Century Luxury Eco-farm located 2 hours from Quito, Ecuador's capital city. Hacienda Zuleta has been recognized by National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler and dozens of other publications as one of the most exciting and authentic places to visit in South America.

Infants up to 3 years stay free • Children up to 12 years of age cost 50% of the rate • Extended stays (4-6 nights) 5% discount • Week stays (6 or more nights) 10% discount • Family & Friends (5-10 members) 5% discount • Groups (more than 10 members) 5% discount 

For more information or to book a reservationEmail Hacienda Zuleta. Visit Hacienda Zuleta's website.

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Castellare di Tonda- Intrepid Tuscany Riding Holiday

Castellare di Tonda Resort & Spa riding holidays in Tuscany, Italy are unique due to the quality of their horses, facilities, riding and experienced, friendly staff. Riding vacations have been designed to include a variety of landscapes; shady Mediterranean forests, rolling golden grain fields, vineyards and olive groves. Stop for a gelato while you ride through a cobblestoned medieval village. Visit ancient castle ruins in the middle of a forest still inhabited by wolves and wild boar, and enjoy taking your horse for paddle in the water of the estates own private lake.

During this week long horse riding package revitalize your spirit with a week of daily excursions horse riding in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany during the spring. Ride to San Vivaldo Monastery, Balconavisi hilltop village, Ghizzano and Pinocchio's house, Castelfalfi, an ancient cattle farm near Toiano, through the forest trails of the Carfalo national park, The Tonda estate... Enjoy seven nights accommodation; half board; picnic lunch on three days; wine with dinner; riding as per program; return shared transfers from Pisa airport, Florence airport or Castelfiorentino station (at set times); tourist tax; twice weekly apartment cleaning.

Prices for 2014 start at $1,628 USD* (1188 Euros). Learn more about the Intrepid Tuscany Riding Holiday. *Prices based on the Euro and subject to changes based on currency fluctuations.

Book this trip! Learn more about a variety of Tuscany riding holidays on the Castellare di Tonda website or by emailing Jess.

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Castellare di Tonda- Photography Workshop with Christiane Slawik

Award winning German photographer Christiane Slawik visits Castellare di Tonda for another week of intensive theoretical and practical instruction in equine photography. Step by step, Christiane shares her professional knowledge and tricks for taking amazing photographs of beautiful horses. See how a professional develops surprising images out of nothing. Get involved into the creative process of planning and preparing a perfect shot. Christiane gives you ideas, how to make each location special and how to have every single horse looking at its best.

Before photos are taken in portraits, liberty and riding, Christiane will discuss everything about each location, the horses and their individual tack or behavior. During the photoshoot, she will assist you and answer all your questions. The results of the shootings will be discussed in the group every evening at our restaurant and every participant will get copies of the shots taken throughout the day.

With her tremendous knowledge and experience, Christiane will inspire and motivate you more then you can imagine. After these workshops you’ll see horses, riders and stables from a different angle. No more snapshots! You’ll start taking photographs. Price per person: $1534 USD* (1120 Euros) *Prices based on the Euro and subject to changes based on currency fluctuations.

Book this trip! Learn more about a variety of Tuscany riding holidays on the Castellare di Tonda website or by emailing Jess.

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Rancho de los Caballeros- The Ranch Experience Package

Rancho de los Caballeros is a historic guest ranch, located about an hour away from Phoenix, situated on 20,000 acres of high Sonoran Desert. The Ranch Experience package is ideal for those who wish to pick and choose their Western activities for a more personal vacation. Package includes: Luxurious casita accommodations, Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, Ranch Credit of $120.00* per night stay, per person to be used towards activities (golf, spa, horseback riding or trap and skeet shooting) or dining. Access to all scheduled free ranch activities (tennis, nature hike or lecture, bird-watching tour, Hassayampa River Preserve tour)

Rates start at $620/night at double occupancy. Extra person, extra nights and single rates are available. Requires a 3 night minimum stay.

Package pricing does not include 7.3% tax and 15% gratuity in lieu of tipping.

*Activity allowance can only be applied to green fees with cart, scheduled horseback riding, skeet shooting, or spa service (excluding gratuities). Credit has no cash value.

Book this trip or learn more by emailing Rancho de los Caballeros. Calling 800-684-5030. Visit Rancho de los Caballeros website.

Alisal Guest Ranch Travel Deal

Alisal Guest Ranch Round-Up Vacations in California 

During select times of the year, the Alisal offers a special "Round-Up Vacation" Package. Golf, horseback riding on regularly scheduled two-hour rides, access to the Fitness Center and Spa, tennis and fishing are included in the regular price of the room. This package applies to only two people per room and is non-transferable.

The Round-Up Vacation Package is offered on stays of two or more consecutive nights, Sunday through Thursday from September - May. It is also offered on weekends from November through March. Holiday and summer restrictions apply. Inclusive activities begin at 1:00 pm on the day of arrival and end at 12:00 noon on the day of departure. Golf carts, boats, lessons, classes and guides are not included. 

Book this trip! Learn more about what is included in this package at The Alisal Guest Ranch website. Call (800) 4-ALISAL or (805) 688-6411. Contact Reservations.

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Castle Leslie - 3 or 5 days Horse Sport Package

The Castle Leslie Estate in Ireland offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. It is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. We welcome riders of all ability and offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides. The Equestrian Centre combines the authentic charm of a country estate with all the amenities you’d expect from one of Ireland’s best horse-riding locations. As one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, Castle Leslie Estate offers memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels.  So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Castle Leslie Estate is the place for you.

Contact: Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.
 

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Castle Leslie - 3 or 5 days Happy Hackers Equestrian Vacation Package

Happy Hackers is for anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure of exploring the countryside on horseback. This package involves daily estate riding. This is a 3 or a 5 day programme, 3 hours riding per day, 3 or 5 nights bed & breakfast and a 2 course meal each evening in Conor's Bar. Activity will be part of a group session.

Contact: Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.
 

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Castle Leslie - Learn to Ride in 5 days

For the beginners or riders who wish to improve their riding skills whilst enjoying some gentle hacks around the Estate. Each rider will receive a series of lessons culminating in a 2 hour ride around the Estate. This is a 5 day programme, 3 hours riding per day, 5 nights bed & breakfast and a 2 course meal in Conor's Bar each evening. Activity will be part of a group.

Contact: Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.