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Type
Stationary trail rides
Comfort
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Level
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
Highlights

Ride in the landscapes of the "Dance with the Wolves" movie ! Take part in the daily tasks of the ranch family: cattle work, fence maintenance, horse driving ...

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The Black Hills of Wyoming - historic and beautiful. Timbered canyon country where the deer and the antelope still play. Cattle graze and families are raised in the tradition the old west. Neighbors still help each other work, and ranchers care for the land and livestock to sustain themselves and their future generations. Here you find the New Haven Ranch. It is a family-run working cattle ranch on the edge of the Black Hills in Northeastern Wyoming. Since 2003 they have been inviting guests to share their way of life. Four generations live and work on the ranch.
You participate in the daily ranch activities, which include rounding up cattle, branding, riding fence, driving horses between pastures and from late Spring to early September you drive with the horses quite often to South Dakota to help work cattle on the endless grass prairie as depicted in "Dances with Wolves".
The home ranch is situated on the grounds of an old ghost town in Northeastern Wyoming.  About 150 years ago the first settlers, called "homesteaders", came to the area. The small farmers were up against the rough climate, down-and-dirty cattle barons, hostile Indian tribes and the depression of the early 20th century. Many gave up and left. Today cattle graze the ranch every year. The old buildings and machinery, though bear witness of times that nowadays we only know from movies.
Driving in you see the home place. Part Ghost Town of New Haven, Wy, since 1910 with the old General Store, Grainery,  and School Teachers cabin ...Grandma Jo may be weeding the garden, the critters are being fed~ chickens, dogs, baby goats, lambs and calves. The horses are being run in the corral for the day. There ain’t nothin’ more beautiful than seeing the remuda run and buck and kick in the cool morning air. The men are working on the old buildings, restoring them to last for another 100 years. And everyone is getting their pony saddled for the days work.
" Ridin’ herd on the rim of the canyon. Feels like yer lookin’ at most of Wyoming and Montana from up here."

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Itinerary
Programme intro

WYOMING RANCH STAY
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
 

The ranch is a family-run working cattle ranch situated on the grounds of an old ghost town, on the edge of the Black Hills, in Northeastern Wyoming.
Riding is in the center of all the activities on the ranch. When you don't move cattle between pastures, you check fences and reservoirs, look for strays or practice "roping" and "cutting". And sometimes you just ride for fun... Horses are trained the Parelli way (natural horsemanship) which allows for a better communication with the horses and makes riding safer for you. If requested, the ranch can organize a course with a certified Parelli instructor.
Some of the ranch work is on the ranch's ground, for instance branding calves, loading and shipping cattle, fencing etc. The ranch provides timbered canyons, high plateaus and endless sage brush prairie.
When time and season allow, you can visit rodeos, country dances and horse auctions with our guests.

MEETING/DEPARTURE

MEETING:
Saturday afternoon directly at the ranch. Paid airport transfer: Rapid City for arrival before 6 p.m.

DEPARTURE:
The Saturday. Departure from the ranch after breakfast. Possibility of paid transfer to Rapid City Airport from 10am.

FLIGHTS:
Flights are not included in our prices because it is generally more interesting to book your flights yourself, an inclusive package is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best rates or to offer you a trip including transport on request: free service.

Riding

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RIDING LEVEL: 
This stay is open to comfortable riders with three gaits. The three gaits, step, trot, gallop, are practiced, sometimes with difficult terrain. No head to tail. You ride up to 3 hours in a day. Minimum age: 16 years old. 

RIDERS:
Maximum 10 riders + guide(s)

GUIDES:
Local English speaking cow-boys.

sejour en ranch wyomingHORSES:
They are the protagonists on the ranch: confident and surefooted Quarter Horses, Paints and mixes that carry guests safely over rough and smooth. They live outside year round and only get extra feed when they have to work very hard or the snow is too deep. They are healthy - physically as well as mentally.  Jack rabbits or turkey chicks that move right under their feet usually don't scare them. They are "cowy" which means they like to chase cattle. Some are beautiful, some not. But they all like people and that's what's most important.
They're trained the Parelli way (natural horsemanship) which allows for a better communication and makes riding safer for you. 

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Western saddles.

Comfort

ACCOMMODATION:
This is a stationary ride, so all nights will be spent at the same location.
The lodge has five comfortable rustic bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and one cabin. Hair dryer, soap, and shower gel are provided as well as bedding and towels. A furnace and a wood stove provide warmth on cooler days. On hot days, the central air conditioning can be turned on. There are now 4 TV channels.
After returning from their rides the guests can enjoy the jacuzzi or sit on the balcony with a view of the Missouri Buttes, play a round of pool, or relax in the hot tub under stars. Currently there is no cell phone reception at the ranch, but there is free WiFi! There is the possibility to use a washer and dryer at no additional cost.
Room Options:
Room 1 (upper story): 1 Queen  and 1 Twin bed with bath
Room 2 (upper story): 1 Queen with bath
Room 3 (upper story): 2 Twin beds with bath
Room 4 (lower story): 1 Full bed and 2 Twin bed with bath
Room 5 (lower story): 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed with bath
Cabin: 1 Queen bed and a sofa sleeper (full size) with bath and kitchen
Room Occupancy:
There is no single supplement fee if a single room is available.


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MEALS:
All meals are included for this trip. There is an open kitchen attached to the dining and living area. Here we serve a full homemade breakfast and supper and - if we don't eat out on the trail - a lighter lunch. Snacks and drinks are available for everyone at all times.
We butcher our own cattle, lambs, geese and ducks ... and hopefully will produce pork and chicken soon. Game is shot on the ranch, trout caught in the lake (if they bite). A vegetable garden supplies us with tomatoes, lettuce, squash etc. Home-style cooking, mostly from scratch! Only fruit trees don't do too well in this arid altitude.
Alcohol is not included, but you are welcome to bring your own. We can cater to all dietary restrictions except for vegans. Please let us know ahead of time.

Rates
Infos tarif

2021 PRICE / PER PERSON:
In 2 double/twin bedroom: 1400 €
Single bedroom supplement: 0€
Rapid City airport transfer: 150 $ / person roundtrip to be paid locally
Gratuity: 10% en sus à payer sur place.
Tax: 27.30 $ to be paid locally
Booking fees: 15 €
Group Discount: 10% off for 3 or more
Prices may be revised down or up depending on the $ / € exchange rate. Ask for a $ quote.

THE PRICE INCLUDES: 
Equipped horse rental, guides, daily equestrian activities (except arrival and departure days), full board accommodation, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel perator deposit:the French law is the strongest to guarantee deposits in case of failure.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, activities off the ranch premises, alcoholic drinks, transfers from / to Rapid City airport, 10% gratuities, taxes, all that is not indicated in "the price includes".

Dates
Dates From Infos Contact
- 1400€ EVERY WEEK UNTIL 15 OCTOBER + Infos
Prices may be revised down or up depending on the exchange rate.
Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: [email protected]

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract). We offer Europe Union citizens to subscribe the "Cap Protection Insurance" from Chapka Insurance: see prices. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. If you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
For non West European citizens, you can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

Useful information

CLIMATE:

 

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Mar

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Jun

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Sep

Oct

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Average High Temperature (°F)

33

38

47

56

66

77

86

86

75

60

45

35

Average Low Temperature (°F)

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Average High Temperature (°C)

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Average Low Temperature (°C)

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-10

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Average Precipitation (days of rain)

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4

4

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Source: NOAA

SEASONS:
Generally speaking, summer visitors can expect summer daytime temperatures to run in the 70s and 80s degrees Fahrenheit. Ninety-degree days are rare anywhere in the state and over 100˚F are almost unheard of. The air cools quickly after sundown. It can get downright cold in the mountain towns. Wyoming folks sleep under blankets most nights and are never far away from a warm jacket.
A typical Wyoming summer day will start out bright and sunny. Clouds will appear on the western horizon about noon and thunderheads will develop in mid-afternoon. Scattered, isolated thundershowers will dot the landscape in late afternoon and early evening. Some can be severe with wind and hail, especially on the eastern plains, but the chances of getting wet in any given location are slim. Wyoming is mostly a fairly dry, low humidity place in any season.
Autumn in Wyoming is a pure delight. Most places will start to see snow in mid-September, but winter weather won’t start to stick until late November. For most of the two months in between, the state enjoys a special season called Indian Summer, with warm days, cool nights and spectacular colors. It’s a delightful change-of-season experience.
Weather is one of the most pleasant and interesting things about living in Wyoming. Enjoy your trip to the Cowboy State. Bring a jacket.

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