Wyoming: Leading the Herds in the Pryor Mountains 2021
We will be based in a real working ranch, founded in 1898, and which in these long decades has raised thousands and thousands of cattle and quarter horses. We are located 50 miles south of Billings, Montana in peaceful and hilly terrain. From here we will move the steers to the east side of the Pryor Mountains, which run along the Wyoming state line. We will feel like we are stepping back in time as we ride to Lovell, Wyoming, where livestock branding operations are completed. In spring, you pass through a pass, the Bad Pass Trail and the Mustang reserve. In late summer we will spend more time sharing the cattle with the cowboys.
Guaranteed departure dates shared with at least 1 person departing from Italy
Additional departure dates on request in the months between April and October.
MIN 6 MAX 12 PEOPLE
SPRING HERD SHIFT (APRIL-MAY): Our spring shifts run from mid-April to mid-May with four different dates departing from Lovell, Wyoming to finish at the working ranch 50 miles north. On Monday there will be a meeting with the cowboys and we will saddle the horses that are in paddocks near the Shoshone River, in our Lovell farm. By the end of the first day we will have reached the border with Montana where an inspection will take place before we can cross the border the next day. The difficulty will be covering about 50 miles with a large number of cattle, including mothers with calves for four days. We will reach the ranch on Thursday evening, which is located within the Indian reservation, passing through Devil’s Canyon and Deadman’s Creek. The ranch, with traditional structures over 100 years old, has 33,000 acres of land: green hills, immense plains, canyons. On Friday we will check that everyone is in their place and enjoy the view of the surroundings. On Saturday, around 800hrs, we leave by bus to return to Billings in Montana in time for our flight to Italy. AUTUMN CATTLE MEETING (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER): Three days in the company of our cowboys to gather all the cattle to the pastures, young heads, expectant females and young, to return to the Wyoming farm.
Note: Any itinerary begins on Sunday with pick-up at Billings International Airport, Montana (or from a hotel in town) at h. 16.00 (USD 100 per person payable locally) and transfer to the ranch. Departure on Saturday with transfer to hotel in Billings in the afternoon for the last overnight stay (free dinner). Independent transfer to the airport the next day or continuation of your holidays (ask for your personalized quote).
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 25 April 2021 to 24 October 2021||€ 1,940|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Double COTTAGE supplement with private bathroom (6 nights) per person||
|Single COTTAGE supplement with private bathroom (6 nights)||
|Single Supplement 1 night in Billings||
|Extra night in Billings (SGL OR DBL)||
|Transfer from the airport 4.00 pm – to be paid locally||
Guaranteed departure dates shared with at least 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
HORSES: QUARTER HORSE: all the horses available are docile and used to work on the ranch
GAIT: We proceed to the three gaits, the ability to know how to control the horse in open spaces is required. Long days in the saddle.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT : 95 Kg
TYPE : Equestrian stay in the Ranch
All overnight stays will be at the ranch, except the last night which will be at the hotel in Billings.
The ranch is located in over 35,000 acres of varied terrain, which includes hills, mountains and canyons. Each evening guests will be picked up by vehicles at the point where the cattle stop and transferred to the ranch for a shower and a good hot meal.
Stay in a converted dormitory built in the late 1800s, which offers single rooms on the ground floor and 3 rooms of different sizes upstairs. Shared services. Alternatively (with supplement) we have 3 cottages with private bathrooms built in true western style.
Full board from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 7. Meals are served as a buffet at the ranch, while lunch will be a picnic. No alcohol will be served, by law it is prohibited on Indian reservations.
On request it is possible to have special diets.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 1.08 USD
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
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