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Hide out in Wyoming

9 Days / 5 days riding from 3016€

Riding levels

Each of our trips is assigned a minimum level of riding ability required. This reflects whether there is technical riding required; the terrain to be covered; the liveliness of the horses; the length of the riding days and the riding fitness required.




For novice riders, these riding holidays will give beginners the chance to get used to being in the saddle. In general, a beginner/ novice hasn't learned how to canter and has not yet mastered rising trot. They are able to mount safely and to control a horse at a walk. 



For intermediate riders who are at ease at 2 paces (walk and rising trot and are starting to canter in a forward seat) out in open countryside. The intermediate rider is able to mount and dismount their horse unassisted, use basic riding aids, ride at a rising trot for at least 10 minutes, to change and control the pace from a walk to a trot and comfortably canter over short distances.



For experienced riders who have mastered all 3 paces (walk, rising trot, canter in a forward seat) over uneven terrain. The experienced rider rides regularly, has a good seat and is confident of their own ability. They are able to control the horse at speed and change direction of their horse at any pace and in any circumstance as needed.



For advanced riders who have mastered all 4paces (walk, rising trot, canter gallop in a forward seat) over uneven terrain on all types of horses including those that are very spirited. The advanced rider rides regularly has good physical fitness, has good soft hands and has the ability to gallop for long stretches without getting tired.



For all riders, whether they are novices, intermediate level, experienced or advanced. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance training, natural horsemanship, trail riding orcentre based safaris.



For beginners and intermediate level riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capability of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For beginners, intermediate level  and experienced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For intermediate level and experienced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtraining,endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For intermediate level, experiencedand advanced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtrainingendurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.



For experiencedand advanced riders. Each rider will be allocated a horse that is suited to their ability level. These riding holidays have a level of difficulty that can be adapted to the capabilities of each rider. For example: working with cattle on a ranch, dressage training, long-distance ridingtraining,endurance ridingtraining natural horsemanship and centre based safaris.

Comfort

Each of our rides has been assigned an expected level of comfort

Nights in luxury or boutique accommodation. Rooms have private bathrooms. 

 

EQUUS JOURNEYS Fingerpost Cottage
Hopton Wafers
Shropshire, DY140NA. UK
Phone : +44 (0) 1905 388977
INFO@EQUUS-JOURNEYS.COM

Imprimer

UNITED STATES-Hide out in Wyoming

9 Days / 5 days riding from 3016€


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Family starting from 8 ans

This guest ranch, located close to the Yellowstone National Park, is the ideal place for those who want to experience the dramatic scenery of Wyoming, with the assurance of great horses and excellent hospitality with a maximum of 25 guests a week. This ranch holiday offers trail rides, cattle drives, and an array of non-riding activities as well. Although this is one of our most luxurious ranch vacations, the Hideout has retained the true essence of the west and aims to offer an authentic, personal western experience to their guests.

Strengths

- A luxurious guest ranch suitable for all, catering for all riding abilities, from novices to experienced riders.
- 650 000 acres of unspoiled wilderness bordering the Big Horn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness Preserve
- An excellent herd of horses, comprising quarter horses, paint horses and mustang.
- A wide range of activities with a flexible programme: learn cattle work, enjoy long trail rides, hiking, archery, fishing, etc.
- Excellent chef-cooked meals using local and organic products.
- The Yellowstone Park is very close by and offers a convenient extension to your stay

Itinerary

Day 1 : LONDON - CODY -

Accommodation : Buffalo Bill Village

International flight to Cody and overnight in town. The flight and hotel is not included in the price of your holiday, although we can book it for you on request. We do recommend you arrive a day early as most flights arrive in the evening, and this allows you to catch a good night's sleep and recover from the jet-lag before starting your riding adventures tomorrow.

As Cody is a lovely town offering a range of activities. Spending a day or two in Cody is the perfect opportunity to get a first glimpse of Wyoming. From June 1st to August 31st, the town comes alive with the traditional rodeo festival that takes place in the evenings.

Day 2 : CODY - RANCH -

Accommodation : The Hideout

A wrangler from the Ranch will pick up you in the beginning of the afternoon (around 1:00 pm), leaving you time to visit Cody or get some rest. The town boasts five museums and a wide range of Western shops.

Transfer is a short (approx. 1h) drive across the wild landscapes of Wyoming, the less populated state in USA with a population of 2 people per square mile (New York City has 27,000 people per square mile!). Transfers are payable locally (see "dates and prices") and are scheduled between 12:30 - 5:30 pm.

Upon arrival, you will be shown to your lodge at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains, where you will have the opportunity to settle in and discover your surroundings. In the evening you will be welcomed with a refreshing cocktail and will get to meet your family for the week - the wranglers, the staff and the others riders. During dinner, you will be introduced to the various ranch activities and the programme for the following day.

Day 3 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE BUT REFLECTS ALL ACTIVITIES WHICH YOU ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN. The ranch offers many activities for both riders (cattle work, trail riding, natural horsemanship clinics…) and non-riders (hiking, mountain biking, clay-pigeon shooting, archery…). Every night, the wranglers will discuss with you the following day's programme, taking into account your aspirations.

The Hideout is a wonderful ranch where riders can try their hand at working cattle, enjoy long trail rides or put their natural horsemanship to the test. Riders will be matched to a horse based on their riding ability and the flexible programme ensures everyone makes the most of their holiday. Advanced riders will find hundreds of thousands of acres to ride on wonderful horses with experienced and knowledgeable wranglers and guides. Beginner riders will find patient teachers and instructors who enjoy sharing their love and passion for riding. Contrary to popular belief, riders of any level can participate in cattle work, which is mostly done at a walk.

Today is your first morning on the ranch, and you finally get to meet the horses who will be your companions for the week. Every morning, they are brought in from the fields for their own breakfast and a good look-over. Some stay in and will be tacked up for the day, the others are released to enjoy a relaxing day off of their own!
Marijn will look after you this morning, and will give you your first safety briefing. Those who aren't used to western riding will learn the tricks of the trade, and beginner riders will be given their first lesson on horseback. Those who wish to may learn some new natural horsemanship skills. It's an exciting time for all, in a very friendly atmosphere.

After a light lunch of salad, wraps/sandwiches and fresh vegetables, everyone is looking forward for their first proper ride out in the wild. There are several different rides on offer depending on what you would like to see and how fast you like to ride.

18.30 is cocktail time at the Ranch. Guests and staff meet and share their feelings about the day. It's very likely that the wranglers will have taken some pictures during the day, which makes for a good show before dinner. You will decide on tomorrow's programme around a lovely dinner.

Day 4 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Today, after a good night's sleep, you will join the team and other riders for breakfast. You will be divided in groups of 5 riders max, depending on your riding levels or if you're travelling with friends and family.

If going for a trail ride, your horses will be loaded in the truck to reach the starting point of your ride. After a delightful picnic with stunning views over the surrounding landscape, it's time to head home. Some of you will already be looking forward to a relaxing dip in the hot tub!
Enjoy a refreshing drink with guests and staff before a hearty dinner.

Day 5 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Twice a week, you will be given the opportunity to try your hand at cattle work and assist the wranglers with their normal work. The cattle must be moved from one field to another, and guests are very welcome to help out.

This activity is open to riders of various levels. Novice riders will be at the back of the herd, pushing them from behind, while more experienced riders will look after the occasional fugitive.

Your picnic is carried in your saddlebags, and taken right there at the foot of the mountains. Not a bad spot for lunch… You head back in the late afternoon and settle in the usual routine: hot tub, cocktails, and dinner in good company. Those not ready to go to sleep are welcome to play some table tennis, pool, or just borrow a book or DVD.

Day 6 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Today is your chance to discover the sport of team penning – sorting and separating the cattle into different pens for branding, vaccinating, etc. It is a fast-paced, exciting event, with a lot of fun to be had!

Lunch at the ranch.

If you wish, you may spend the afternoon trying some of the non-riding activities. Fly-fishing is excellent around the property and under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor (and with a little luck!), you may just as well catch something! Clay-pigeon shooting and canoeing are also popular activities around the ranch. In the summer, Tom may take you into Cody for a visit of the town and to enjoy the local rodeo (subject to a minimum number of guests and at an extra cost). If you'd rather ride again in this afternoon, this is of course absolutely fine.

Dinner and night at the ranch.

Day 7 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Another exciting day ahead. Depending on what you're feeling like, you can choose between different activities.

As you will have found out by now, trail riding is excellent around the ranch. You can load the horses into the truck and discover a new area every day if you like, with plenty of space for long canters in search of herds of wild mustangs.

If avaialable, you may also choose to work in the pen, and do some stockmanship work.Stockmanship is the knowledgeable and skilful handling of livestock in a safe, efficient, effective, and low stress manner with the intent of enhancing ranch profitability and improving animal welfare.

Marijn would also be delighted to share her natural horsemanship knowledge with you. She is currently working towards a Parelli Level 4 degree in horsemanship and is a skilled, patient and competent instructor. Marijn can teach you the basics of The Parelli 7 Games and will assist in higher level clinics given by certified trainers at The Hideout during dedicated clinic weeks. Those guests who are interested can spend an afternoon playing & working with her and her horses online and learning the basics of liberty work.

Last cocktail evening and dinner together.
During the week the wranglers have taken some pictures and each rider will receive a copy to remember this wonderful week.

Day 8 : CODY - LONDON -

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Cody (departure from the ranch no earlier than 7:00 am). Flight to London.

Longer stays at the Ranch are available. Some activities will still take place on Saturdays and Sundays, please contact us.
You may also wish to extend your stay with an extension in the Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks.

Day 9 : LONDON -

Arrival in London


Price details

- International flights are not included, but can be booked on request.

- The first night stay in the Buffalo Bill Village Inn in Cody is not included. If needed we can book it for you at an extra fee (c. £70 depending on the season). We strongly suggest flying from Europe on Saturday to spend at least one night in Cody. This will help you to overcome any jetlag before you get to work on the ranch, and Cody is a lovely town to explore

- Airport transfers from Cody are not included and are $150 per car for a solo rider, then an extra $50 for each additional person ($200 for two riders, $250 for three riders, etc). These are payable locally. Transfers to or from Cody are exempt of charge for groups of 8 riders as long as the entire party arrives and departs together.

- Taxes and gratuities are included in the cost of your holiday (15%). You are welcome to tip more if you are happy with your stay.

- If you are travelling alone, there will be a supplementary charge added to your invoice: fees vary depending on your travel dates and the length of your stay (from £366 for a 6 nights stay) Please contact us.

- Prices are calculated on a double room for a 6 nights stay on the ranch. Other possibilities are :
4 nights (only during the low season)
13 nights (Sunday - Saturday)
Please et in touch with us for a quote if you would like to know more

- There is a maximum of 25 riders at the ranch and the riding groups are made up of 2 to 5 riders (max.)

- This trip is open to non-riders and families. There is a discount for children under 11 years old and for any non riders who will not take part in any activities (15%).

Activities included at the ranch (subject to change depending on the season) :

- Western riding lessons / initiation
- Cattle drives, cattle work
- Horseback trekking
- Cattle work / stockmanship initiation
- Natural horsemanship clinic (high season not included, low season included)
- Natural horsemanship initiation
- Canoeing
- Archery
- Trap shooting
- Fly fishing initiation
- Trekking/ Mountain biking
- Dinosaur track & Site visit
- Cross country skiing / snowshoeing

Extra activities (not included in the price):

- Private guided fly fishing
- Snowmobiling
- Guided visits to Yellowstone Park
- Buffalo Bill Historical center
- Natural horsemanship clinic (HS not available, LS and MS available)
- Cody night rodeo
Please Note
The itinerary may be modified at anytime for security reasons, meteorological or events beyond our control such as blocked roads, rivers in flood, drought, strikes and local holidays. Equus Journeys, our local partners and their local guides will always strive to find the best solution and will alter the itinerary as needed.
The names of the hotels and accommodation are given for information only and depending on availability, they may be modified without notice and replaced by another of a similar standard.

PRICE INCLUDES

Support Team

Ranch team with 8 wranglers
1 English speaking horse guide
1 English speaking fly fishing guide

Logistic

2-3 horses equipped with saddle and bridle per rider
1 cook and staff

Inland transport

Transfers included in the activities (exclusive of airport transfer)

Accommodation

On the ranch : 6 nights in a double room in a lodge with a sitting room and private bathroom

Meals

Full board from diner on day 2 to breakfast on the final day (day 8)
Wine, beer during the meals and pre-dinner drinks

Additional equipment

Saddle bags
First aid kit
Free access to the jacuzzi
DVD of pictures taken by the wranglers throughout your trip

Extras

Locally added VAT
All in-season activities offered on the ranch are included in the price, such as fly fishing, archery and trap shooting
Taxes
15% gratuities

OPTION

Extras

Additional activities e.g. snowmobiling, rodeo shows etc. See above for more details

PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

Meals

Beverages and personal extras
Meals had in Cody are not included in the price (day 1, 2 and 8)

Accommodation

In Cody : 1 night in a double room in a 3* hotel that we can book for you if needed

Transport

Visa fee (ESTA) of approx. £10 ($14) - this must be arranged in advance
International flights that we can book for you upon request
Return airport transfers payable locally

Extras

Single room supplementary charge. See above for details of the price

Insurance

Cancellation and travel insurance are not included. Please note that insurance is mandatory. We recommend taking out an insurance policy as soon as your trip is booked in case of cancellation.

TIPS

Tips are compulsory in USA.At the Hideout, gratuities are included in the cost of your stay but you are welcome to give the team a little extra if you wish.

HORSES

The string of horses consists of excellent Quarter Horses of fine bloodlines, well-bred Paint Horses, cow and trail horses, and over the last two years they have been adding more and more well trained Mustangs to the herd.





MINIMUM RIDING ABILITY

Open to all levels from beginners to experienced riders. It is not necessary to have a high technical level of riding but you must be pysically fit to be able to spend between 3 and 6 hours on horseback. Nothing is mandatory, so you can ride as much or as little as you want. Each rider will be allocated a horse that matches their ability.

Advanced riders will find hundreds of thousands of acres to ride on great horses with experienced and knowledgeable cowboys, wranglers and guides. Beginner riders will find patient teachers and instructors who enjoy sharing their love and passion for riding. Every level of rider can participate in cattle work, contrary to what many people think.

Children aged 8+ yo are welcome but there is no dedicated kids programme and they must ride with their parents (please note there are no ponies).

There is a rider weight limit of 105kg/ 16½ st/ 231.5 lbs

PACE

The pace of the ride is determined by rider abillity, riders will be put into groups of similar ability - there is one wrangler for each 5 guests so groups are kept small.

TACKING ABILITY AND PARTICIPATION

Caring for the horses is carried out by the ranch staff. Each horse is tacked and untacked by the wranglers.

TRIP CONDITIONS AND REQUESTED EXPERIENCE

You need to be physically fit and in good condition to ride for 7 days as there is the opportunity to spend 3 to 6 hours in the saddle each day. No special experience required. Just a love for life outdoors !

EQUESTRIAN EQUIPMENT

Western tack. Saddlebags and water bottles are provided.
Spurs are not allowed.
You can rent chaps at the Ranch (dependent on availability)
Stetson hats are allowed but must have a stampede cord.
Bumbags not allowed at the Hideout.

We recommend our riders to wear a helmet to the correct standard and you should bring your own to ensure a proper fit.

COMFORT

Accommodation at the ranch is Western-style log cabins decorated with excellent furnishings in warm colours. They are kept sparkling clean and well-maintained. Emerald green lawns surround these five duplex cabins, which are connected to the main lodge, other cabins, and hot-tub by well-lit paved pathways.

Evenings are spent at the main lodge where meals are served. The lodge has a large dining room, sitting area with comfortable sofas and chairs set around a large open fireplace. There is a library and a games room with pool table.

A pool and hot tub are available to guests.

WiFi available throughout the ranch.

CLIMATE

Wyoming's outstanding features are its majestic mountains and high plains. Weather and topography have more contrast than in most other states. Surface elevations range from the summit of Gannett Peak in the Wind River Mountains, at 13,804 feet, to the Belle Fourche River Valley in the state's northeast corner, at 3,125 feet.
Wyoming is located deep in the interior of the North American continent, far from any moderating influence of oceans. Wyoming, therefore, has some long winters, but also some pleasant summers. 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.
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.

Meals

Each morning a breakfast selection is served at the buffet (fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, toasts). In addition a hot option is served and varies every day: waffles, French toast, pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs...
For all-day rides, hearty sandwiches are freshly prepared in the morning to ensure The Hideout's standards for quality. If you choose to participate in a half-day activity, a scrumptious lunch is served in the dining room of the Main Lodge.

In the evening, guests can enjoy western-style gourmet food, elegantly presented, with wine, beer or the beverage of your choice.

Once a week (weather permitting) there is an outdoor cook-out where they serve juicy, marbled Certified Angus Beef along with a variety of other tantalizing food. The chef is very creative and does not limit herself to serving meat only and can cater to most diets within reason.

If you have any dietary requirements please inform us in advance.



Support Team

Guide and local team

Marijn and Peter are the ranch owners and both hail from Belgium. They speak excellent English and are extremely friendly and welcoming.

The core group of barn staff and other staff are employed year round here at the ranch, under Marijn's supervision. During the summer season, they are the people who will guide, lead and coach you and other guests.

Off season, they train new horses, and keep riding the rest of the herd to continuously fine tune the horses for the guests when next season starts.

Key to the ranch culture are the 3 C's of Character, Conduct and Competence and The Code of The West. There is a one to one guest ratio.


Packing list

Head
-Equus Journeys strongly recommend that you wear a riding helmet and that you take your own to ensure a correct fit.
-Sunhat for when not riding
- Sunglasses - with a cord attached so they don't fly off when riding
- Buff or bandana

Upper body
- Long sleeved shirts provide protection from the sun
- T-shirts
- Fleece, jumper or jacket - the evenings can be cold
- Waterproof jacket - the rains can be difficult to foresee and it's better to be prepared.
- Casual clothes for the evening. Please no flip flops and shorts at dinner time!

Legs
- Lightweight, comfortable riding trousers or jodhpurs - we recommend riding in them at home before taking them on holiday to ensure they don't rub
- Shorts
- Casual clothes for the evening. The dress code is relaxed but please remember the Hideout is an upmarket ranch and flip flop/shorts are not suitable at the dining table.

Hands and Feet
- Comfortable riding boots. We recommend western boots or short boots with half chaps but you may wish to take long chaps to protect against thorns. We don't recommend taking your favourite long leather boots in case they get damaged
- Gloves - your hands are particularly exposed to the sun whilst riding
- Comfortable evening shoes

Other useful items
- Swimsuit
- Camera and high capacity memory card. Spare battery
- Mosquito repellent
- Insect bite relief cream
- Chapstick

Nightwear
- Pyjamas

In your hold luggage
- Any liquids, such as shampoo, moisturiser, deodorant unless they are less than 100ml and all bottles can fit in a small, clear, plastic ziplock bag. We recommend biodegradable washing products where possible.
- Swiss army knife (or equivalent)

Medical kit
- Any medication you regularly take
- Sunscreen and lip balm - should be high factor
- Insect repellent, preferably containing deet
- Blister plasters in case of any rubs
- Antiseptic cream, plasters, aspirin, anti-histamine, insect-bite salve etc...
- Spare prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Eye drops
- Imodium or similar anti-diarrhoea medication
- Re-hydration sachets
- Water purification tablets
- Antiseptic wipes
- Handwash gel

Our Recommendations
- Backpacks cannot be worn whilst riding. Bumbags are not allowed at the Hideout but you will be provided with saddlebags.
- We recommend travelling in your riding boots and carrying your hat and some riding clothes in your hand luggage - then if your luggage goes astray you are still able to ride!
- We recommend taking a copy of your passport and insurance documents with you in case you lose your originals



ENTRY FORMALITIES

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the valid visa requirements for entry. We will endeavour to keep this section up to date, but please visit https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors for further information.

You'll need prior authorisation to enter the United States using a British passport, either through a visa, a Permanent Resident Card, or the Visa Waiver Programme. To enter the United States of America, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by Australian, British, Canadian and other EU nationals.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - VISA WAIVER PROGRAMME
Most passport holders can get an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) through the Visa Waiver Programme, which allows travel to the US for up to 90 days. Visit the official US website to apply for your ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
All travellers entering the USA under the Visa Waiver Program require individual machine-readable passports. Children included on a parent's passport also require their own machine-readable passport. Travellers not in possession of machine-readable passports require a valid USA entry visa.

UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) aren't valid for entry into the United States or transit through the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme; if you're planning to enter or transit through the US using an ETD you must apply for a visa from the nearest US embassy or consulate before you travel, or hold a valid lawful permanent resident card (often referred to as a ‘green card'), which you must have with you on arrival; you can leave the US using an ETD that has been issued in the United States

Visitors to the USA travelling under the Visa Waiver Program must obtain authorisation from the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), a fully automated, electronic system for screening passengers before they begin travel to the USA, if arriving by air or sea. It is recommended that applications are made at least 72 hours prior to travel but you may apply at any time prior to travel. Airlines must now deny check-in to passengers without a valid ESTA. There is a US$14 fee. An ESTA is valid for two years, so if you've applied for one previously, ensure it's still valid.

When applying for ESTA-authorisation and entering the passport number, the number 0 must not be replaced by letter O as this can lead to problems upon entering the USA. The granting of an ESTA does not guarantee entry to the USA. Canadian citizens do not require an ESTA, but permanent residents of Canada who are eligible for the Visa Waiver Program must obtain one.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - VISAS
If you don't qualify for entry under the VWP, and don't have a US Permanent Resident Card, you should apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy or Consulate before travelling.

Holders of UK passports with the endorsement British Subject, British Dependent Territories Citizen, British Protected Person, British Overseas Citizen or British National (Overseas) Citizen do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and need to obtain a visa.

PLEASE NOTE

Travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP):

- Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia and Yemen on or after March 1, 2011 (with limited exceptions for travel for diplomatic or military purposes in the service of a VWP country).
- Nationals of VWP countries who are also nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TRAVELERS TRANSITING THROUGH CANADA
If you are travelling to the USA visa Canada, please remember you also need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), mandatory for anyone transiting through Canada. Completing ESTA formalities do not replace your eTA.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html

Addresses of consulates

  • Paris | Ambassade des Etats-Unis
    2, avenue Gabriel
    75008 paris
    Tél. : 01.43.12.22.22
    Fax :
  • Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis
    4101 Reservoir Road, N.W.
    20007 Washington D.C.
    Tél. : +1 (202) 944 60 00
    Fax :
    info@ambafrance-us.org
  • US Embassy
    24 Grosvenor Square
    W1A 2LQ London
    Tél. : 020 7499-9000
    Fax :

HEALTH

There are no vaccinations required for entering the United States. If you are entering from a yellow fever endemic area (or you have been to one within 7 days of entering the country), you may be required to show proof of immunization. Recommended vaccinations include Tetanus(Lockjaw), Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Rabies vaccinations are sometimes recommended for wilderness travel and/or wildlife volunteer projects. Lyme disease is endemic in the northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and upper Midwest areas and transmitted via blacklegged ticks.

Travel insurance that provides medical coverage is a requirement for visitors to the US. Only emergency cases are treated without prior payment and treatment may be refused without evidence of insurance or a deposit. All receipts for services rendered must be kept in order to make a claim. Medical care in the United States tends to be quite expensive, especially for emergency treatment provided in hospital settings, paid for out of pocket.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is a condition of your booking with Equus Journeys that you have travel insurance which covers you for the riding activities to be undertaken. Your travel insurance should cover you for medical expenses and repatriation. Your guides will require your travel insurance details before they allow you to ride and may refuse to let you ride if you cannot provide them. You should take your insurance documents with you.

TELEPHONE AND JET LAG

The dialling code for the USA is +1

The country stradles a number of different time zones. Eastern Daylight time (eg. New York) is GMT -4. Mountain Daylight time (eg. Montana) is GMT -6. Pacific Daylight time (eg. California) is GMT -7.

BUDGET AND MONEY

The US Dollar, is the national currency of the United States. One dollar consists of 100 cents. Frequently used coins are the penny (1¢), nickel (5¢), dime (10¢) and quarter (25¢). 50¢ and $1 coins also exist, but are rarely used. Frequently used banknotes are the $1, $5, $10 and $20 notes. $2, $50 and $100 notes can also be found, but are rarely used.
Most major credit cards are accepted throughout the USA, including American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. Visitors are advised to carry at least one major credit card, as it is common to request pre-payment or a credit card imprint for hotel rooms and car hire, even when final payment is not by credit card. Be sure to check with your card issuer for current surcharge rates imposed for use of the card outside your home country. You should also inform your issuer that you are travelling for a specified period so your card is not flagged or temporarily suspended.

Bank-issued debit cards are accepted at many businesses in the US; however, using them to pay for many travel-related expenses, such as car hire and hotel rooms, often incurs a surcharge, deposit, or a hold on your account.

VOLTAGE

120 volts AC, 60Hz. Plugs have two flat pins with or without a third round grounding pin

ACTIVITY :Natural Horsemanship

LEVEL :Help

COMFORT :Help

Family starting from 8 Years

This guest ranch, located close to the Yellowstone National Park, is the ideal place for those who want to experience the dramatic scenery of Wyoming, with the assurance of great horses and excellent hospitality with a maximum of 25 guests a week. This ranch holiday offers trail rides, cattle drives, and an array of non-riding activities as well. Although this is one of our most luxurious ranch vacations, the Hideout has retained the true essence of the west and aims to offer an authentic, personal western experience to their guests.

  • Ride across the vast plains of Wyoming with cowboys
    Horses cantering in Wyoming
  • Ride through the stunning scenery of Wyoming
    A cowboy riding in Wyoming, USA
  • Pushing the cattle from behind, every rider has a job to do
    Wyoming and catte drive
  • A group of riders against the dramatic backdrop of Wyoming
    Western riding in Wyoming, Hide Out Ranch
  • Luxurious cabins and rooms at the Hide Out Ranch
    luxury accommodation at the Hide Out in Wyoming
  • The impressive canyons of Wyoming on horseback
    Canyons and horses on a ranch holiday
  • Early morning views from the ranch
    Views of Wyoming, USA
  • Driving the cattle on the road
    Cattle drive on the road in Wyoming
  • A young cowboy crossing a river in Wyoming
    Quarter horse and rider crossing a river

STRENGTHS

- A luxurious guest ranch suitable for all, catering for all riding abilities, from novices to experienced riders.
- 650 000 acres of unspoiled wilderness bordering the Big Horn National Forest and Cloud Peak Wilderness Preserve
- An excellent herd of horses, comprising quarter horses, paint horses and mustang.
- A wide range of activities with a flexible programme: learn cattle work, enjoy long trail rides, hiking, archery, fishing, etc.
- Excellent chef-cooked meals using local and organic products.
- The Yellowstone Park is very close by and offers a convenient extension to your stay

ITINERARY

Day 1 : LONDON - CODY -

Accommodation : Buffalo Bill Village

International flight to Cody and overnight in town. The flight and hotel is not included in the price of your holiday, although we can book it for you on request. We do recommend you arrive a day early as most flights arrive in the evening, and this allows you to catch a good night's sleep and recover from the jet-lag before starting your riding adventures tomorrow.

As Cody is a lovely town offering a range of activities. Spending a day or two in Cody is the perfect opportunity to get a first glimpse of Wyoming. From June 1st to August 31st, the town comes alive with the traditional rodeo festival that takes place in the evenings.

Day 2 : CODY - RANCH -

Accommodation : The Hideout

A wrangler from the Ranch will pick up you in the beginning of the afternoon (around 1:00 pm), leaving you time to visit Cody or get some rest. The town boasts five museums and a wide range of Western shops.

Transfer is a short (approx. 1h) drive across the wild landscapes of Wyoming, the less populated state in USA with a population of 2 people per square mile (New York City has 27,000 people per square mile!). Transfers are payable locally (see "dates and prices") and are scheduled between 12:30 - 5:30 pm.

Upon arrival, you will be shown to your lodge at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains, where you will have the opportunity to settle in and discover your surroundings. In the evening you will be welcomed with a refreshing cocktail and will get to meet your family for the week - the wranglers, the staff and the others riders. During dinner, you will be introduced to the various ranch activities and the programme for the following day.

Day 3 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMME IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE BUT REFLECTS ALL ACTIVITIES WHICH YOU ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN. The ranch offers many activities for both riders (cattle work, trail riding, natural horsemanship clinics…) and non-riders (hiking, mountain biking, clay-pigeon shooting, archery…). Every night, the wranglers will discuss with you the following day's programme, taking into account your aspirations.

The Hideout is a wonderful ranch where riders can try their hand at working cattle, enjoy long trail rides or put their natural horsemanship to the test. Riders will be matched to a horse based on their riding ability and the flexible programme ensures everyone makes the most of their holiday. Advanced riders will find hundreds of thousands of acres to ride on wonderful horses with experienced and knowledgeable wranglers and guides. Beginner riders will find patient teachers and instructors who enjoy sharing their love and passion for riding. Contrary to popular belief, riders of any level can participate in cattle work, which is mostly done at a walk.

Today is your first morning on the ranch, and you finally get to meet the horses who will be your companions for the week. Every morning, they are brought in from the fields for their own breakfast and a good look-over. Some stay in and will be tacked up for the day, the others are released to enjoy a relaxing day off of their own!
Marijn will look after you this morning, and will give you your first safety briefing. Those who aren't used to western riding will learn the tricks of the trade, and beginner riders will be given their first lesson on horseback. Those who wish to may learn some new natural horsemanship skills. It's an exciting time for all, in a very friendly atmosphere.

After a light lunch of salad, wraps/sandwiches and fresh vegetables, everyone is looking forward for their first proper ride out in the wild. There are several different rides on offer depending on what you would like to see and how fast you like to ride.

18.30 is cocktail time at the Ranch. Guests and staff meet and share their feelings about the day. It's very likely that the wranglers will have taken some pictures during the day, which makes for a good show before dinner. You will decide on tomorrow's programme around a lovely dinner.

Day 4 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Today, after a good night's sleep, you will join the team and other riders for breakfast. You will be divided in groups of 5 riders max, depending on your riding levels or if you're travelling with friends and family.

If going for a trail ride, your horses will be loaded in the truck to reach the starting point of your ride. After a delightful picnic with stunning views over the surrounding landscape, it's time to head home. Some of you will already be looking forward to a relaxing dip in the hot tub!
Enjoy a refreshing drink with guests and staff before a hearty dinner.

Day 5 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Twice a week, you will be given the opportunity to try your hand at cattle work and assist the wranglers with their normal work. The cattle must be moved from one field to another, and guests are very welcome to help out.

This activity is open to riders of various levels. Novice riders will be at the back of the herd, pushing them from behind, while more experienced riders will look after the occasional fugitive.

Your picnic is carried in your saddlebags, and taken right there at the foot of the mountains. Not a bad spot for lunch… You head back in the late afternoon and settle in the usual routine: hot tub, cocktails, and dinner in good company. Those not ready to go to sleep are welcome to play some table tennis, pool, or just borrow a book or DVD.

Day 6 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Today is your chance to discover the sport of team penning – sorting and separating the cattle into different pens for branding, vaccinating, etc. It is a fast-paced, exciting event, with a lot of fun to be had!

Lunch at the ranch.

If you wish, you may spend the afternoon trying some of the non-riding activities. Fly-fishing is excellent around the property and under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor (and with a little luck!), you may just as well catch something! Clay-pigeon shooting and canoeing are also popular activities around the ranch. In the summer, Tom may take you into Cody for a visit of the town and to enjoy the local rodeo (subject to a minimum number of guests and at an extra cost). If you'd rather ride again in this afternoon, this is of course absolutely fine.

Dinner and night at the ranch.

Day 7 : RANCH - 5-6 hours riding

Accommodation : The Hideout

Another exciting day ahead. Depending on what you're feeling like, you can choose between different activities.

As you will have found out by now, trail riding is excellent around the ranch. You can load the horses into the truck and discover a new area every day if you like, with plenty of space for long canters in search of herds of wild mustangs.

If avaialable, you may also choose to work in the pen, and do some stockmanship work.Stockmanship is the knowledgeable and skilful handling of livestock in a safe, efficient, effective, and low stress manner with the intent of enhancing ranch profitability and improving animal welfare.

Marijn would also be delighted to share her natural horsemanship knowledge with you. She is currently working towards a Parelli Level 4 degree in horsemanship and is a skilled, patient and competent instructor. Marijn can teach you the basics of The Parelli 7 Games and will assist in higher level clinics given by certified trainers at The Hideout during dedicated clinic weeks. Those guests who are interested can spend an afternoon playing & working with her and her horses online and learning the basics of liberty work.

Last cocktail evening and dinner together.
During the week the wranglers have taken some pictures and each rider will receive a copy to remember this wonderful week.

Day 8 : CODY - LONDON -

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Cody (departure from the ranch no earlier than 7:00 am). Flight to London.

Longer stays at the Ranch are available. Some activities will still take place on Saturdays and Sundays, please contact us.
You may also wish to extend your stay with an extension in the Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks.

Day 9 : LONDON -

Arrival in London

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YOUR ADVISOR

The Hideout guest ranch

If you ever wonder what a luxurious ranch holiday might look like, the Hide out is the perfect example. The Hide out ranch in Wyoming is an all-inclusive, upscale riding, horsemanship and working cattle guest ranch.  It is perfect for families and riders of all levels who are looking for adventure in a backyard of 650,000 acres. The immense diversity of scenery and trail rides will be hardly repeated twice during your stay.

For non-riders other activities like fly-fishing, trapshooting , archery and 4x4 driving tours are offered. A gorgeous lap pool and hot tub are also available for the guests who wish to relax after the day's activities. The staff is committed to provide the highest standards of culinary experience, quality lodging and responsive horses.

Early bird discounts
Get 3% off all trips booked before 31/12/2019 for a departure in 2020.
Terms and conditions:
  • This 3% early bird discount applies to the cost of the trip, and excludes transfers & supplements, international or domestic flights, and any additional services.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other current discount.