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from £1,755 or €1,985
Suitable for beginner to experienced riders. Suitable for children. Rates quoted are per person sharing.
Children under 12 years old 50% discount.
If you stay for 2 weeks you can enjoy a further 20% discount off the 2nd week rate.
Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.
Includes – Accommodation, all riding, all meals, non alcoholic beverages, laundry facilities, use of vehicle for sightseeing shopping etc
Excludes – Alcoholic beverages, tips, transfers
Open from 15 May until 30 June and 10 September to 1 November
Please ask us for rodeo dates for 2023 but July is the best time to experience rodeos.
How To Get There
International flights to Rapid City
We can organise a transfer to the ranch from Rapid City. $200 Round Trip.
Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.
Located in the beautiful Black Hills of Wyoming, U.S.A, Monte Snook and his family offer a truly unique experience. This is an honest working cattle ranch where you can actively participate in daily ranch activities. It covers 30,000 acres of land where the family raise and run over 1,200 pairs and approximately 4000 yearlings. At the end of the year, they sell high-quality first calf heifers as well as bred heifers and heifer and steer calves.
The ranch is full of natural beauty and the cowboys and cowgirls will make you feel right at home with their warm hearted welcome. Here you are treated like part of the family and will leave a life-long friend.
Almost 150 years and four generations ago, the Snook family homesteaded in Wyoming and began cattle ranching. And since then, a long-line of cowboys and cowgirls has been formed. Monte, the founder of Snook Ranches, from just a boy was a natural born cowboy spending the summer in cow camps and skipping school to takes his horses out for a ride.
Eventually Monte left his father’s ranch and started his own ranch. Throughout the years, Monte always kept his doors open and welcomed anyone who wanted to learn or experience the cowboy life. In 1990, Monte decided he wanted to share the cowboy lifestyle with the world and opened Kara Creek.
As a working ranch, the main activities are linked to the actual needs of the ranch and the cowboys work days. Therefore you can expect to round-up cattle, drive them to summer grazing pastures and drive them to winter grazing pastures, participate in branding, learn how to repair and build fence and attend local rodeos.
Ranch activities revolve around real ranch activities and vary by season:
April – July: The main activities at the ranch during this time of year is branding all the baby calves that were born over the winter months – this old custom brings with it an opportunity to come together and celebrate the new season. After branding all the calves, you will drive the cattle out to summer pasture for grazing.
August – November: After the cattle have grazed freely during the summer months, it’s time to round up the cattle and take them to be sold and move the remaining cattle to winter grazing pastures. This is a great time to visit the ranch if you enjoy riding horses daily and sorting cattle.
Horses – Primarily Quarter horses with some Paint and Appaloosa horses. Many of the horses on the ranch come from excellent working cow horse breeding such as Doc Bar, Docs Hickory and King.
Level of Riding & Pace – All levels and you will be matched to your mount and given instruction, however it is beneficial if you can canter in open country. The cowboys have work to do and little Intermediate to Advanced. There are long days in the saddle and lots of good opportunities for fast canters and gallops.
Weight Restriction – No weight restriction
Group Size – Up to 20 guests but riding groups are split
The accommodation is rustic and homely. Think cosy ranch style. At the end of a long day falling into a real bed does feel good. There are four rooms in the main ranch house. Two are doubles and two are twin rooms. These rooms share a bathroom. There are also five separate wooden cabins each with it’s own ensuite bathroom. Guests are invited to treat the ranch house as a home from home.
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There is no set itinerary on a ranch like this. A normal day starts at 8am when after a hearty breakfast you head to the barn, tack up your horse and head out for a days work and adventure. Lunches are usually picnics “on the hoof”. Returning back in the evening to the ranch for a big feast following by a party if you want to join.
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