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Horse Riding Holidays USA – Silver Spur Ranch – Idaho

PRICES & DATES top

Silver Spur Ranch: Prices 2024

This ride is suitable for intermediates to experienced riders. Over 18’s only.

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Silver Spur Horse Drive

  • 5 Nights – $6,243
    • GBP: 4,940
    • EUR: 5,773
    per person sharing

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Includes – All the riding, accommodation, meals, snacks, soft drinks and ranch activities

Excludes – Flights, transfers, 6% tax, 10% gratuity and alcoholic drinks

Silver Spur Ranch: Dates 2024

13 – 18 May, 20 – 25 May, 27 May – 1 June
3 – 8 June, 17 – 22 June, 24 – 29 June
1 – 6 July, 8 – 13 July, 22 – 27 July, 29 July – 3 August
5 – 10 August, 12 – 17 August, 26 – 31 August
2 – 7 September, 9 – 14 September
Most dates are booked out for 2024 so please ask and we can waitlist you or put you down for 2025

Getting There
International flight to Salt Lake City, Denver, Las Vegas or Phoenix then domestic flight to Idaho Falls. You need to arrive at Idaho Falls prior to 3.30pm on the Monday for transfers to Silver Spur.

Transfer
Pick up location is Idaho Falls Airport or your hotel between 3.30pm and 4pm. The cost is $100 return, per person. Transfer time is approximately 2 hours.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

The Horse Drive at Silver Spur Ranch is not your typical dude ranch. In fact, it is not a dude ranch at all. Prepare for an adventure unlike anything experienced before as you begin to herd 40+ horses through the Rocky Mountains of Idaho.
The horses we are herding are younger horses that have been bred at Silver Spur and are currently in their training program. The horse drive not only helps to rotate pasture but also teaches these young horses how to become sure footed animals, cross creeks, dead fall, and navigate in steep terrain all before we get on their back.
Horses have a herd instinct so they naturally want to follow other horses. You will split up and half the group will go in the front and the other half will go in the back. The group in the front has the job to lead the way and set the pace, the group in the back has to make sure all the horses are following the horses in the front and that you don’t lose any.

The horse drive is the ultimate horseback adventure. It is fast paced, has a variety of terrain to navigate, and really tests your skills.
The riding is fast paced and expect to travel 15-20 miles on horseback every day.
Each day, after the ride you will arrive back at either the cabins or a campsite, welcomed with a cold beverage and homemade treat! You then have time to relax, shower (while at the cabins) or bath in the stream (while on the trail). Enjoy a little downtime to do whatever you like until dinner. Some popular things to is relax by the fire, practice your roping skills, play horse shoes, go on a walk, or simply just enjoy the outdoors.

THE RIDING top

Silver Spur Ranch Horses – A herd of homebred quarter horses

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to advanced riders

Tack – Western.

Weight Restriction – 18st/114kg/252lbs

Silver Spur Ranch Group Size – Maximum 14

ACCOMMODATION top

The ranch is completely off grid so perfect for a total switch off from the World. There is zero wifi or mobile reception (satellite phone for emergencies). Electricity is powered by the sun and the shower is outdoors with an endless supply of hot water to wash off the day’s dust and ease those achy muscles. Toilets are outhouse style – you want western style, you got it!

Whilst out on the horse drive, you will be staying in Kodiak canvas tents with foam pads, warm sleeping bags, and all your gear will be waiting when you arrive by horse. The first campsite has a natural warm spring you can bathe in and get all the dust off.

A campfire will be lit every evening for cooking and keeping warm. A great way to end your day and chat over the adventures had that day.

The food at Silver Spur is delicious and plentiful. Much of it is cooked over the campfire so think BBQ style with burgers and salads. Vegetarian and allergies can be catered for, please us know us in advance. Snacks and soft drinks are always on offer. There is no alcohol kept at the ranch, there is a shop on the way to the ranch which you will stop at to pick up drinks and there is a coolbox to keep your beers cold.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

Horse Riding Holidays at Silver Spur Ranch are part of the collection of Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays USA.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

Day 1
Arrive at the ranch around 4.30pm to meet with the Silver Spur team and other riders. Settle in to your cabin then a welcome dinner followed by ranch activities such as roping.

Day 2
After breakfast you will meet your horse. Saddle up and go on the mountain trail ride designed to get you comfortable with your horse before the horse drive. Dinner and overnight back at the ranch.

Day 3
Get your bags packed for 2 nights out on the horse drive. Today you will be driving the herd from Middle Creek to the Warm Springs Campsite where you will camp overnight. Dinner with games and songs around the campfire.

Day 4
After breakfast you will ride from Warm Springs to your next location at Weber Creek. Your gear and tents will meet you there for a camp dinner and ranch activities.

Day 5
Today you will be driving the herd back to the ranch. Farewell dinner at Silver Spur and overnight in your cabin.

Day 6
Breakfast and farewells before heading to the airport.

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Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.

 

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