Day Trips

Day Pass

A perfect alternative to our overnight accommodations.  Our Day Pass includes lunch, access to all our amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, tractor rides, private lake, bounce pillow, petting zoo, activities, and much more!  One pony ride is included.  Horseback Trail Rides are available for an additional fee. Availability is limited, so call ahead 845-626-7345.

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School Day Trips & Overnights

Celebrate School Spirit Together

Students and teachers enjoy the fresh air of the Catskill Mountains while riding horses, participating in a multitude of organized and interactive activities, delicious meals, tractor rides and more. Finish the day with a DJ Dance Party in the Bullroom Nightclub. For a printable brochure and rates, 2020 Brochure Click Here. 2021 Brochure Click Here.

Make lifetime memories for your students and staff, book your school trip and adventure today at 845-626-7345.

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Girls & Boys Scouts Day Trips & Overnights

Scouts Enjoy a Weekend of Fun & Badge Earning 

This will be the trip your Troop will talk about for years! We customize our activities for your Troop to socialize with other scouts and earn badges, which also includes STEM Scouting. For a printable brochure and rates, 2020 Brochure Click Here. 2021 Brochure Click Here.

Book your Scouts adventure today and enjoy special pricing at 845-626-7345.

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Senior Citizen Bus Trips

Seniors Enjoy a Great Day of Adventures & Fun

An unforgettable experience for your next trip.  Relax around our lake or kick up your heels in the Bull Room with a night of dancing.  Pine Ridge Dude Ranch grounds are wheelchair and scooter accessible so seniors won’t miss any of the fun. Horse interactive activities, petting zoos, and more. For a printable brochure and rates 2020 Brochure Click Here. 2021 Brochure Click Here.

Special Senior group rates available. Book your seniors’ day of fun and adventure today at 845-626-7345.

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Special Needs day Trips & Overnights

A Wonderful Day with Special Guests

Pine Ridge Dude Ranch grounds are wheelchair and scooter accessible so our most special guests won’t miss any of the fun. Horse interactive activities, petting zoos, arts & crafts, and more. For a printable brochure and rates Click Here

Book your exciting day of fun and adventure today at 845-626-7345.

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Corporate events

Corporate Team Building, Presentation Rooms, Party/Food Service & More

Only 90 minutes from New York City, Pine Ranch Dude Ranch caters to corporations with 100+ guests. Your team will enjoy horseback riding, a multitude of fun and interactive activities and team-building exercises, while surrounded by the beauty of the Catskill Mountains

Private room available for breakfasts, luncheons, dinner parties, corporate presentations & more. Special group rates, book your corporate event today at 845-626-7345.

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Religious Outings

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A Unique Retreat For Your Congregation

Relax and have spiritual renewal! Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is the perfect setting for your church, synagogue, mosque or a place of peace.

Book your exciting day of fun and adventure today at 845-626-7345.

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Academic Reunions

The Perfect School Reunion Location

Whether high school or college; gather, reminisce and discover what your fellow students have been up to all these years!

Book your reunion today at 845-626-7345.

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Family reunions

The Reunion They’ll Talk About For Years!

A great way to make lifelong memories that are everlasting! Come for that special anniversary or make it a yearly tradition. 

Book your exciting day of fun and adventure today at 845-626-7345.

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Ask about our Event Planning Services and Social Activities.
Limited availability. Dates book quickly so call today: 866-600-0859

 

*Pine Ridge Dude Ranch is a private enterprise that is not affiliated with the Girl Scouts of the USA

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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!