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TUCSON, ARIZONA

Ultimate Old West: The White Stallion Ranch Intergenerational

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Program #20350RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jul 22 — Jul 27, 2014

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Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, July 22 - Check in at Ranch/Hay Ride/Welcome Reception and ...
Check in at Ranch/Hay Ride/Welcome Reception and Orientation/Dinner/Dance Lessons

Note: Walking a few blocks over even packed dirt terrain from registration office to housing and back to dining hall. Country/western dancing if you wish.

Arrive To: Arrive at White Stallion Ranch after 3:00 PM; check in at Ranch office. Ranch personnel will provide information regarding dinner and orientation.

Afternoon: We'll meet in the Longhorn room at 4:00 PM for introductions, then depart for a hay ride at 5:00 PM. Following the hay ride, we'll meet for our welcome reception and orientation, plus a scavenger hunt for the young people.

Dinner: Dinner on the patio from 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Evening: Country/western dance lessons

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, July 23 - Natural Horsemanship Class/Meet the Horses/Trail ...
Note: Walking up to one mile over course of the day over packed dirt, even terrain.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall or on the patio

Morning: There will be a class this morning on "Natural Horsemanship." We'll have our eyes opened by this effective technique for working with horses.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall or on the patio. Most of the time, they serve delicious homemade cookies for dessert - everyone makes sure they get one or two of them at the end of the meal. By the way, the food is scrumptious!

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll meet at the movie theater for an instructional riding video. Then, everyone will go to the corrals to meet the horses. We'll learn about the different breeds of horses and see their many different colorations and markings.

We'll also receive general safety instructions for holding, leading and grooming a horse. Part of this session will be hands-on.

The horses are so much fun to watch! In the cool of the early morning and evening hours, they romp and play in the corrals behind the casitas. If you stand by the corral fence, several horses will gather, wanting to be patted and talked to. They're really delightful creatures, and respond to attention with obvious requests for more of the same!

We'll then embark on an introductory trail ride.

Dinner: Dinner on the patio

Evening: Loop Rawlins and his Wild West Show

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, July 24 - Morning Trail Ride/"Paint Your Pony" Class/Roping...
Note: Riding gentle horses on easy trail ride. Walking up to one mile over course of the day on even packed dirt terrain. Lasso lessons (if you wish!). Walking over Ranch grounds as needed.

Breakfast: This morning, we'll meet at the corral, get on a gentle horse and take off on an easy trail ride. We'll then return to the ranch for breakfast.

Morning: "Paint Your Pony" class: We'll paint our horses with Indian designs, braid their manes, and add feathers or flowers. This is a lot of fun, as grandparents help their grandchildren decorate the horses.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall or on the patio

Afternoon: After lunch, there will be a roping clinic; those who wish can participate, or simply observe.

We'll then have some free time for games.

Dinner: Dinner on the patio

Evening: Entertainment by cowboy singer Bill Ganz

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, July 25 - Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum/Pool Time/Team Penni...
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum/Pool Time/Team Penning Demonstration/Sunset Trail Ride/"Star Party"

Note: Walking up to one mile over course of the day on packed dirt, even terrain. Standing during museum visit.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall or on the patio

Morning: Everyone will board one of the White Stallion Ranch's vans and drive to the amazing Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

The facility exhibits more than 300 live animal species, including mountain lions, prairie dogs, Gila monsters, hawks, bighorn sheep and hummingbirds in natural habitats.

Paths lead visitors through landscapes containing more than 1,300 species of plants indigenous to the Sonoran Desert region, including desert grasslands, cactus and desert gardens.

A pollination garden complex shows interactions between insects, birds, bats and plants, and a fenceless enclosure allows javelinas to explore hillsides and take mud baths.

A simulated walk-through limestone cave features a collection of regional gems and minerals. A display about how the planet has evolved with explanations of erosion, volcanic and seismic activity and plate tectonics also is featured.

This is an absolutely incredible place to visit; kids and adults will be fascinated by the variety of exhibits and things to do.

Following the visit, the vans will travel back to the Ranch for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall or on the patio

Afternoon: This afternoon, we'll hear about what's involved in caring for all of the ranch animals, followed by a team penning demonstration and a sunset trail ride.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: This evening, we're in for a real treat. We've all looked at the stars and the moon (and planets, too, if we knew what we were looking at!), and sometimes the bright lights of cities make the stars difficult to see.

At White Stallion Ranch, there aren't any "city lights" to get in our way. As soon as it gets dark, we'll walk out to a selected area where we'll be able to view the heavens just as the early Native American residents of this desert setting did - the stars, moon and planets will all stand out.

Adults and children will have an opportunity to view the magnificence through telescopes as well as binoculars (we'd encourage folks to bring some; even inexpensive ones make viewing more pleasurable). A local astronomer will tell us about what we're seeing, how and when it's best to look for certain stars and planets, and how to expand the experience if we choose to do so after returning home.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Other

Description: White Stallion Ranch is a 3,000-acre working cattle ranch run by the True family since 1965. Most rooms have original Western furniture. The spa and fitness center bring many comforts to this authentic setting. Horseback riding, hiking, hayrides, cookouts, team cattle penning, rodeos, country line dancing, telescopic stargazing, and campfire sing-alongs allow you to experience the absolute best of the Old West.

Contact info:
9251 W. Twin Peaks Road, NW
Tucson, AZ 85743 USA
phone: 888-977-2624
web: www.whitestallion.com

Room amenities: Rooms are tastefully decorated in regional southwestern style with art and accents from Mexico. Generous floor plans offer sunny, comfortable rooms with plenty of closet space. All guest rooms have air conditioning and a charming patio. Views are of the mountains and cactus gardens. No televisions or telephones in rooms.

Facility amenities: Two tennis courts, heated pool, gym, hot tub, spa services, sauna and Fitness Center, basketball, billiards, horseback riding, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, petting zoo, full bar, library, piano, RoundUp Recreation Center, business services, meeting rooms, airport shuttle, no room phones, no TVs. Free wireless Internet access, guest office with computers and printers. Coin-operated laundry including detergents, etc. Additional horseback riding and lessons available at an additional cost; please speak with Ranch directly to arrange this.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates apply
Make arrangements directly with White Stallion Ranch well in advance of program dates for additional nights' housing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, July 26 - Trail Ride Breakfast/Class on Ranch Animal Care/W...
Trail Ride Breakfast/Class on Ranch Animal Care/Water Color Class/Ranch Exhibition Rodeo/Program Closing/Cowboy Serenade

Note: Walking up to one mile over course of the day on packed dirt and paved terrain.

Breakfast: Trail ride breakfast. We'll ride out to our breakfast location for an outdoor cookout. (Van transportation available for those who would prefer not to ride.)

Morning: The White Stallion Ranch's owner, Russell True, will tell us how his family purchased the Ranch, how he learned to manage it and how his own children are planning to run the Ranch in the future. He'll also talk about the history of rodeos.

After his talk, he'll take us on an exploration of the ranch, including behind-the-scenes areas that most people don't get to see, including the tack room, feed room and the all-important kitchen!

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall or on the patio

Afternoon: This afternoon, we'll have an opportunity to try our hands at creating a water color painting or ink drawing. It's surprising what we can do with a little expert instruction!

We'll then go to the arena for a Ranch Exhibition Rodeo performed by the White Stallion Ranch staff.

Dinner: Closing ceremony in the Sunrise room, followed by our farewell dinner on the patio.

Evening: After dinner, we'll be serenaded by cowboy singer David Rynchner.

Lodging: White Stallion Ranch

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Sunday, July 27 - Breakfast and Departure
Note: Walking a block or two from housing area to dining hall and check-out area.

Depart From: Check out no later than 11:00 AM. Independent departures anytime after breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall will be the last meal included with the program.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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