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Saddle up and join this marvelous ranch vacation in Kerhonkson, USA! Experience a first-class riding program at affordable rates. The heart of the ranch is the unique approach to horses for both riders and non-riders. Whether you want to ride all day or just enjoy seeing horses in the field, there is something for everyone at the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch has a variety of room choices to fit your family size and vacation budget. Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is also proud to offer the newly renovated rooms in the Dakota, Wyoming, and Nevada wings.
This is the largest and the best rooms that can sleep a maximum of seven people, which is suitable for large families. The room features one king bed, one full bed, and bunk beds. Cots are available.
The standard rooms sleep a maximum of six people. The rooms are located near the snack bar and indoor pool areas and suitable for larger families. The room features one king bed, one full bed, and bunk beds. Cots are not available.
This is the most affordable rooms when you are looking for savings on your dude ranch vacation, which can sleep a maximum of four people. The room is suitable for small families and it features one king bed and one full bed. Cots are not available.
This wing is in a quiet section of the family-friendly vacation hotel and can sleep a maximum of four people. The room features one king bed and one extra large bed.
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch has trail rides for all levels of riders - beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Private lessons are also available for you that come as a beginner and want to leave as an intermediate. The stables staff is committed to excellence and wants to share their love of horses with you! By the time you leave the ranch, your riding skills will improve and you will have lifelong memories to share.
The Western horses ride over miles of wooded trails that overlook the scenic Shawangunk Ridge with views of the Mohonk Mountain. The terrain is a mix of open fields, hills, and thick wooded areas. Each ride is approximately one hour from mounting to dismounting. For your safety, each trail ride is accompanied by several experienced wranglers. The herd consists of a mix of different breeds such as Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, Paints, Percherons, Clydesdales, Haflingers, Icelandics, Morgans, and Arabians.
The stables offer relaxing walk only rides, walk and trot rides, and exhilarating advanced level walk, trot, and canter rides. A safety check is required before any ride that is faster than a slow pace. Minimum age is nine or eight years old after successful completion of a junior wrangler lesson and at the discretion of the stables manager. Qualified individuals have one trail ride included in their package.
Walk ride is the most popular ride! Suitable for all levels of riders ranging from beginners to advanced. This trail ride is a lovely walk through the woods that is slow enough to enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings. It is ideal for first-time riders or anyone that wants a relaxing, comfortable ride.
This ride consists of walking and trotting. Riders should have approximately 10 hours of experience in the saddle throughout the year. A fun, brisk ride that requires enough experience to be in control of the horse at all times. Riders are permitted to hold onto the saddle horn with their free hand and will be screened by the wranglers at a trot to ensure their safety. Riders that are not ready for the intermediate ride will be taken on a nice walk ride.
A fast-paced, energetic ride for experienced riders only. This ride consists of walking, trotting, and cantering. Riders must be in control of their horse at all times and should not have to hold onto the saddle for balance. All advanced riders will be screened for safety at a canter.
There is one free pony ride per day for ages six and under. All kids love pony rides! Pony rides are a safe introduction for future horse lovers. Pictures will be taken by the professional photographer and available for purchase in the lobby.
The trail ride times are scheduled by the stables manager. A safety check is required before each ride faster than a walk where riders demonstrate safe riding at a trot or canter. Also, please note that programs and rides are subject to availability and weather conditions. In extreme heat or cold, all rides will be walk-only. In this case, to ensure the safety of the horses and guests, the stables manager can reschedule or cancel rides. Pine Ridge Dude Ranch does not ride in a thunderstorm or high winds.
Located just 90 miles from New York City, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is set in the beautiful foothills of the Catskill Mountains in the hamlet of Kerhonkson, New York, USA. On this sprawling, wooded property, you’ll find your accommodations spacious and comfortable.
To preserve the family-friendly atmosphere, no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted on Pine Ridge Dude Ranch property.
A guest favorite. For a behind-the-scenes and look at how the barn operates, come experience this hands-on program. Have you ever brushed a horse? Learn how to groom, saddle, see what they eat, and don’t forget to clean up the mess they make! This is suitable for adults or children. The program is for 1-hour.
Hiking at Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve, or the many other trails in the area are a must for locals and tourists alike. The front desk can provide information to the many local wineries, distilleries, and breweries as well as farmer's markets and antique shops. Be sure to visit one of the world's largest garden gnomes "Chomsky."
Kids five to eight years old can ride one-on-one with an instructional wrangler in the corral to learn the basics of how to ride. This is designed to prepare older kids for the trails. The lesson is approximately 15 to 20-minutes.
In the controlled environment of the corral, fine-tune your western riding skills. Riders work one-on-one with an experienced instructor to become more comfortable and confident in the saddle. Lessons include proper posture and tips on steering and guiding a horse. The minimum age is nine years old and the lesson will take 45-minutes.
Are you looking for the best romantic date idea within two hours from New York City? This is an exclusive ride with limited availability. Mount up and go for a beautiful trail ride as the sun sets in the west at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch private lake. Dismount, kickback, and relax with complimentary wine, crackers, and cheese!
Enjoy the most peaceful time of the day on your ride back to the stables as the day transitions into night. Once you are back from the ride, you can assist with feeding the horses and turn out into the pasture. This is a 2-hour event. The pace of the ride is determined by the least experienced rider. The Catskill Mountains are the perfect setting for a vacation getaway.
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