Go Explore

Not only is Pine Ridge Dude Ranch an amazing family getaway, it’s also close to a treasure trove of fun, local excursions.

Arrowood Farm-Brewery

Farm, Brewery & Taproom located in Accord, NY. Enjoy a pint with friends on the patio, take in some breathtaking sunsets over their fields, and stroll through the dramatic trellis system of the expertly cultivated hop yard.

Bell’s Christmas Tree Farm

Family owned Christmas tree farm in Accord, New York, nestled between the Shawangunk Ridge and the foothills of the Catskills.
(Seasonal)

 

Hunter Mountain

Ski resort located about 30 minutes northwest of Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, featuring a 1,600-ft vertical drop and host various festivals and special events in the spring and fall. The ranch offers discounted ski lift tickets.

Kelder’s Farm

This locally-owned farm partners with Pine Ridge Dude Ranch for Harvest Weekends and offers pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, apples & pumpkins. Don’t miss Rondout Valley’s first corn maze and record-setting giant gnome!

Mohonk Preserve

A nature preserve in the Shawangunk Ridge, a section of the Appalachian Mountains. They offer a museum as well as easy, intermediate, or hard hiking trails. Open year round.

 

North East Off-Road Adventures

Offers introduction to advanced off-road driving and safety training, team building, driving tours and special event programs. Group discounts available: Business Events, Celebrations, Clubs, Family Outings and more.

Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort

Nestled among the Catskill Mountains and offers unparalleled gaming like no other in the region, featuring 150 live table games. And that’s just the beginning. Every time you visit, you will find another reason to come back (Must be 21 and over to gamble).

Rough Cut Brewing Company

Kerhonkson’s original brewery and restaurant. Hosting free special tastings at the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch or enjoy their Gastropub, American cuisine with vegetarian-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free options. Located down the street!

 

Twin Spruce Farms

Local farm available for small corporate retreats and other small events, including hosting workshops, horse clinics that specialize in equitation and horsemanship. Grass-fed beef also available for purchase.

 

Westwind Orchard

This local farm is a historic pick-your-own-apple orchard and farm located in Accord, NY. Serving farm-to-table Italian specialties every Thursday-Sunday. Also featuring their own hard apple ciders in their tasting room!

Whitecliff Vineyards

One of the largest vineyards in the Hudson Valley, with over 20 varieties of grapes planted for their continuing effort to refine growing and winemaking. The vineyard hosts various tasting events throughout the year.

Wightman Fruit Farm

Established in 1986 and just minutes away from the Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, this family-owned local farm specializes in pick-your-own Heirloom apples and grapes. A sweet and fun outdoor activity the whole family will enjoy.

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WHAT IS GROUNDWORK?

Groundwork is a series of exercises that help condition and train the horse in mind, body and focus. Groundwork establishes Leadership and Communication, Respect and Responsiveness. When training horses it is always best to start off with Groundwork. Why do Groundwork? The short answer is SAFETY!

The more involved answer is that by using groundwork as a FIRST STEP in a training program the Human can help the Horse gain confidence in itself and in the Human’s LEADERSHIP as the Human works on their feel and timing. Through the use of focused groundwork exercises the Human can gain better control of the Horse’s body parts and the Horse’s mind which helps to get the Horse better prepared to work more effectively under saddle. Groundwork also allows for the safe introduction and training of new skills. It is MUCH easier to “advance and retreat” on the ground than it is under saddle. Safer too. Groundwork is perfect for every horse no matter what their level of training as it aids in keeping the lines of communication fresh and skills refined.

To get a real “hands-on” experience with Groundwork and Riding please consider taking a Deluxe Lesson or Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic during your stay at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Contact us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com or call us at (845) 626-7345 to reserve your space is one or more of our unique learning opportunities.

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WHAT IS GROUNDWORK? Groundwork is a series of exercises that help condition and train the horse in mind, body and focus. Groundwork establishes Leadership and Communication, Respect and Responsiveness. When training horses it is always best to start off with Groundwork. Why do Groundwork? The short answer is SAFETY! The more involved answer is that by using groundwork as a FIRST STEP in a training program the Human can help the Horse gain confidence in itself and in the Human’s LEADERSHIP as the Human works on their feel and timing. Through the use of focused groundwork exercises the Human can gain better control of the Horse’s body parts and the Horse’s mind which helps to get the Horse better prepared to work more effectively under saddle. Groundwork also allows for the safe introduction and training of new skills. It is MUCH easier to “advance and retreat” on the ground than it is under saddle. Safer too. Groundwork is perfect for every horse no matter what their level of training as it aids in keeping the lines of communication fresh and skills refined. To get a real “hands-on” experience with Groundwork and Riding please consider taking a Deluxe Lesson or Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic during your stay at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Contact us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com or call us at (845) 626-7345 to reserve your space is one or more of our unique learning opportunities. #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil, #outdooradventures, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil #staycation, #kerhamptons, #spingbreak2021 #memorialday2021, #fourthofjuly2021