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Family Riding & Ranch Stay Holiday Guide


About Riding Holidays - Holiday Companies
Company Details
This section lists the companies that provide family riding and ranch stay holidays along with a summary of what they offer. If you need more details, please click on the links to visit the company website or request their brochure.
Companies Listed
ActivityBreaks, American Round-Up.
ActivityBreaks offers fantastic short breaks and exciting experiences in popular European destinations at the lowest prices. The Activity Breaks team are committed to sourcing the best accommodation and leisure activities to provide you with the best possible deal. Unlike many holidays, the cost of doing each activity is already included in the price of our packages, leaving you with more cash to spend when you are out there!
Destinations Ireland: Horse riding breaks in Co. Kerry.
Italy: Horse riding breaks in Tuscany.
Accommodation A range of accommodation options are available including apartments, hotels, riverside lodges and guest houses.
Activities Horse riding fees are included in the cost of the holiday. The number of hours included varies by holiday.
Childcare Dependent on the break.
Minimum Age No minimum age for holiday.
  Individual activities have their own minimum age.
American Round-Up
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American Round-Up offers a chance to experience the Western way of life and to visit some of the most beautiful areas of the USA, Canada and Argentina. The programme allows you to plan your own western holiday exactly as you want, after assessing your riding ability American Round-Up will advise you which ranches would best suit your family. American Round-Up can offer ranches ranging from working spreads to luxury resorts which offer fishing, golf and tennis. You can plan a week’s stay at the ranch of your choice at the beginning, middle or end of your holiday; stay longer or move on to another ranch; add a river-rafting trip or fly-drive intinerary for your tailormade holiday.

Argentina: Cordoba.

Canada: Alberta, British Columbia.
USA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming.
Accommodation Working Ranches: Basic accommodation. Guests can become real cowboys, learning to drive cattle, eating round a campfire and sleeping under the stars.
Guest Ranches: Log cabin accommodation. Designed primarily to care for guests and horses are often the only livestock. Opportunity to try other western activities on an informal basis.
Dude Ranches: Log cabin accommodation. A full weekly programme of western activiities is usually included in the holiday price.
Luxury Resort Ranches: Luxurious log cabin accommodation. These offer the western experience along with many other activities.
Activities Riding: Riding is a key activity at all ranches and there are ranches to cater for all abilities. You can enjoy trail rides, overnight pack trips or helping out with the ranch work.
Ranch work: Advanced riders can take part in ranch work such as branding, cattle driving and cow camps. 
Western activities: Fishing, rodeo visits, square dances.
Resort activities: Resort ranches offer additional activities such as ballooning, canoeing, fly fishing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, tubing, white water rafting.
Childcare Some ranches run special programmes for children which include activities such as riding, fishing, swimming and panning for gold.  
Minimum Age None.
American Round-Up ridingAmerican Round-Up fishingAmerican Round-Up rafting
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