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80 Degrees Everyday!

Our indoor pool keeps the kiddos splashing around.  Rain or Shine the indoor pool with Double Flume waterslides is always a big hit.  Relax in one of our lounge chairs with a good book and drink while the kids are under supervision by our certified lifeguards. 

Aquatics

Choose From 2 Pools with Double Flume Waterslides!

No matter the weather, enjoy the indoor heated pool and waterslides or our spacious outdoor pool* and waterslides, conveniently located next to our pool bar.  

*Outdoor pool closed for winter months

All-Inclusive Activities

There’s never a dull moment at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch. Choose from a vast array of outdoor fun & activities.

20′ Rockwall

Boy shooting arrow at target inside the barn.

Archery

Bounce Pillow

Tractor Rides

Petting Zoo

Paddle Boats

Fishing

Sports & Games


More Activities & fun:
Hiking Trail & Private Lake  |  Mini Golf   Basketball Court  | Tennis Court | Volleyball Court   Bocce Ball  |  Shuffleboard | Softball Field  |  Badminton   Horseshoes   PLAYGROUND ping pong | Classic Board Games | Iron WOrks Gym + MORE

Social Director All-Inclusive Activities

Our fun-loving social director ensures there’s never a dull moment at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch.
Schedule of organized activities and times are posted daily–all guaranteed to make sure kids of all ages are having fun.

Campfire Sing-a-longs & Smores

Water Balloon Battles

Derby Races

LIVE SHOWS, Pool parties & ENTERTAINMENT

View of full dance floor, stage and surrounding tables and chairs in the ballroom.
BULLROOM SHOWROOM/DANCEHALL

Live shows, performers, dancing & more. The Bullroom is where we host great entertainment for everyone.

SILVER DOLLAR BAR

Live Music and cool drinks. Guitarists, singers & poets entertain guests at our fully stocked bar–a night time favorite for adults (drinks extra).

Pool Party

POOL PARTIES & GAMES

Enjoy poolside fun with live DJ music, games and contests, cool fun for all.

MAGIC SHOWS

JUGGLING & PERFORMANCES

LIVE DJ & BANDS

DANCING

Winter Activities

The fun never stops at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch–even in winter. Enjoy winter-wonderland adventures and activities that get you and yours up and outside this winter season.

Horseback riding

ICE SKATING

Snow Tubing

Paintball

Upgrades & Extras


PAINTBALL & LASERTAG
Paintball: $35 per person, includes paintball gun, 200 rounds, safety goggles, jumpsuit. Duration is 2-3 hours. Minimum of 10 players required. Laser Tag: $10 per person 

General Store

GENERAL STORE

Arcade & Gameroom

Babysitting

Experienced and local babysitters are available.  See the front desk to get more information.  No minimum number of hours required. 

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LOCAL MID-WEEK HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS & CLINICS at PINE RIDGE DUDE RANCH

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is pleased to offer our local community a great opportunity to enrich its horsemanship and riding experience! Come for lessons and clinics at our beautiful facility and get top notch instruction in a FUN and RELAXED setting! No matter what your riding experience level Pine Ridge Dude Ranch has a Lesson or Clinic program to meet your needs! Located in the heart of the Catskills, in Kerhonkson, New York, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch offers incredible trails, inviting accommodations, fantastic food and brings the “Best of the West in the East” to you!

DELUXE PRIVATE LESSON: This formatted 90 minute lesson is a
LOCAL MID-WEEK HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS & CLINICS at PINE RIDGE DUDE RANCH Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is pleased to offer our local community a great opportunity to enrich its horsemanship and riding experience! Come for lessons and clinics at our beautiful facility and get top notch instruction in a FUN and RELAXED setting! No matter what your riding experience level Pine Ridge Dude Ranch has a Lesson or Clinic program to meet your needs! Located in the heart of the Catskills, in Kerhonkson, New York, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch offers incredible trails, inviting accommodations, fantastic food and brings the “Best of the West in the East” to you! DELUXE PRIVATE LESSON: This formatted 90 minute lesson is a "one-on-one” or group experience sculpted to fit the needs of the Rider(s) no matter what their skill level. Groundwork, work under saddle in the arena and (if applicable) on the trail may all be experienced. COWBOY HORSEMANSHIP CLINICS: This formatted THREE (3) HOUR clinic session ideal for small groups up to six (6) Riders, sculpted to fit the needs of the Rider no matter what their skill level. Groundwork, work under saddle in the arena and (if applicable) on the trail and our Obstacle Course (if applicable) may be experienced. GROUP PRIVATE TRAIL RIDES: A 45 minute guided trail ride in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. The ride is catered to the least experienced rider. Advanced, Intermediate & Beginner rides are available. Minimum of 4 riders. AVAILABILITY: Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Weekends are available for day pass and overnight guests vary so please contact Pine Ridge Dude Ranch for more details! Riders will use PRDR horses and tack. Spaces and availability is LIMITED and these sessions fill up FAST so reserve your space soon! Be sure to check out our Facebook Page and Website for all the latest on our many special events and fall weekend specials! To take your horsemanship and riding to a whole new level please contact our Reservation Team at (845) 626-7345 or email Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com today to reserve your Lesson or Clinic space! We look forward to riding with you!
THE THREE L’s APPROACH

It is often said that riding horses is “simple” but it is not “easy.” Truer words have not been spoken! The horse is a “simple” creature in its needs. The horse wants consistency, leadership, fairness, clarity and kindness. The horse wants to “get along” with its human partner. Humans oftentimes ‘’over complicate” the communication process when interacting with horses, which leads to frustration and anxiety in both the horse and the human.

Humans can be effective leaders when in the saddle by applying the “Three L’s” approach when requesting movement or control from the horse. The “Three L’s are LOOK, LIFT and LEG.

When requesting a movement from the horse the human needs to LOOK in the direction they wish to go, and twist their shoulders in line with their eyes in order to create a pre-signal for the horse. “Where the eyes look, the body follows.” As the human “LOOKS” with their eyes, head and body in the direction they wish to go, they need to “LIFT” (not pull) the reins upward along the line of the horses shoulder and then point with their thumb (if riding in one hand) or pinkie finger (if riding in two hands) in the direction desired. As the human “LOOKS and LIFTS” to cue a direction, they need to apply the opposite LEG to the horse in a squeezing motion with their calf. Here is an example of the how to use the “Three L’s”: If the human wishes to go to the right, they look to the right with their eyes, head and shoulders, lift the right rein (if in two hands) or both reins (if in one hand) along the line of the shoulder and point to the right as the squeeze the horse, using the calf muscle in the LEFT leg in a “toe in/heel out” position. By looking, lifting and using the leg in this manner the human can firmly and fairly request a movement that is clearly understood by the horse. Like all aspects of horsemanship, the Look, Lift and Leg approach takes feel, timing and experience. Once the human understands and applies the “Three L’s” approach they will find a new level of clarity, confidence and fun when in the saddle!
THE THREE L’s APPROACH It is often said that riding horses is “simple” but it is not “easy.” Truer words have not been spoken! The horse is a “simple” creature in its needs. The horse wants consistency, leadership, fairness, clarity and kindness. The horse wants to “get along” with its human partner. Humans oftentimes ‘’over complicate” the communication process when interacting with horses, which leads to frustration and anxiety in both the horse and the human. Humans can be effective leaders when in the saddle by applying the “Three L’s” approach when requesting movement or control from the horse. The “Three L’s are LOOK, LIFT and LEG. When requesting a movement from the horse the human needs to LOOK in the direction they wish to go, and twist their shoulders in line with their eyes in order to create a pre-signal for the horse. “Where the eyes look, the body follows.” As the human “LOOKS” with their eyes, head and body in the direction they wish to go, they need to “LIFT” (not pull) the reins upward along the line of the horses shoulder and then point with their thumb (if riding in one hand) or pinkie finger (if riding in two hands) in the direction desired. As the human “LOOKS and LIFTS” to cue a direction, they need to apply the opposite LEG to the horse in a squeezing motion with their calf. Here is an example of the how to use the “Three L’s”: If the human wishes to go to the right, they look to the right with their eyes, head and shoulders, lift the right rein (if in two hands) or both reins (if in one hand) along the line of the shoulder and point to the right as the squeeze the horse, using the calf muscle in the LEFT leg in a “toe in/heel out” position. By looking, lifting and using the leg in this manner the human can firmly and fairly request a movement that is clearly understood by the horse. Like all aspects of horsemanship, the Look, Lift and Leg approach takes feel, timing and experience. Once the human understands and applies the “Three L’s” approach they will find a new level of clarity, confidence and fun when in the saddle!