Zapata Ranch, Colorado, Pack Trip and Horsemanship Clinic
Fishing Pack Trip
June 30-July 7, 2013
Does riding 8 hours into the pristine wilderness with a string of pack horses behind you sound fun? Have you dreamed of spending 5 days in the high mountains riding to and exploring abandoned mining towns, fishing in streams and alpine lakes surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks, and enjoying gourmet suppers around the fire? If yes, then join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After spending the first night in our 4-star Zapata Lodge, this pack trip starts the following morning from the Sand Dunes National Park and heads up in to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The next 5 nights and 6 days will be spent exploring above timberline on foot and horseback, led by expert guides. Abundant wildlife and timberline vistas will be at your every turn.
Intermediate riding ability is encouraged, but not required.
Space is limited to 8 participants.
Horsemanship Clinic: August 4 – 11, 2013
For the third year, third-generation rancher and horseman and CEO of Ranchlands, Duke Phillips, and 25-year director of the Thatcher Riding School in California, Cam Schryver are returning to this excellent clinic. Both Duke and Cam are invited to speak around the country on conservation, horsemanship and what it means to be a modern-day rancher.
Days are spent with personal one-on-one horsemanship instruction, educational demonstrations, rides through the surrounding meadows and dunes and working cattle and bison on horseback. Applying working ranch horsemanship and riding by feel, you’ll leave the week feeling a much deeper connection to the magnificence of the horse and will understand better how to communicate with it.
Space is limited to 15 participants.
Cost: $2,700, includes all meals, lodging and instruction.