Dude Ranchers Association
Helping you get the most out of your dude ranch experience!
For many of our customers their first ever encounter with western riding has been at our school, here in the Cotswolds (Passive Horsemanship, Hall Place Stables). Their motivation; a curiosity and desire to experience a little taste of the West, for others it’s the aspiration and excitement of planning their first Dude ranch holiday. We specialise in helping customers to gain a little or a lot of knowledge before they embark upon their great adventure, whether that’s as a family, a group of friends or as individual. We offer expertise that’s garnered from our own experiences of dude ranches and our core skills; western riding instruction (passive horsemanship), horse breeding and their training. We aim to equip our customers with the experience and confidence to ride horses in open country and thus making their holiday a lifelong experience!
We are proud to be associated with the Dude Ranchers Association located in Cody, Wyoming. The Dude Ranchers Association is the first stop for any potential wrangler or cow hand! Established in 1926 the association represents 100 of the best Dude ranches across the West from the Mississippi in the USA. Its creation aims to promote and preserve this very special way of life, its culture and the wilderness in which it operates. You can be assured that you will experience the real deal when visiting one of the organisations affiliated Dude ranches. Every ranch subject to a rigorous two year inspection and approval process, ensuring each ranch attains the industry’s highest standards and that guest’s experience the genuine western hospitality. Dude ranches offer a huge range of activities for the whole family; children, mum and dad or grandparents. All-inclusive vacations that are perfect for everyone, from the littlest rancher to Grandpa and Grandma. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming, cycling, zip lining, white water rafting, rodeos, camp fire sing-a-longs, western dancing, fine dining and more await your discovery on your next Dude Ranch Vacation.