Rope & Ride at the White Stallion Ranch With Your Grandchild

Get ready to rope and ride with your grandchild on a working dude ranch in Arizona! Learn to ride and groom horses, stargaze, sing cowboy songs and more on this Wild West adventure.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20350RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,249 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

Saddle up and soak up the Arizona sun on White Stallion Ranch as you learn to ride on horseback with your grandchild. At this true Wild West getaway not far from Tucson, make new friends both human and horse! Lend a hand with the grooming and feeding horses, and add a little friendly competition during a “Paint Your Pony” class. Get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl as you learn to throw a lasso, move your feet at a country-Western dance and more.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to two miles over varied terrain. Slow and easy horseback rides, dance lessons, roping lessons.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take the reins as you set out out on low-key horseback trail rides to practice your horsemanship skills.
  • Learn how to throw a lasso, and watch the pros show you how it’s done at an Exhibition Ranch Rodeo.
  • Far from the light pollution of any city, see millions of stars at an evening “Star Party,” and sing cowboy songs around the bonfire.

General Notes

For grandchildren ages 10-14.
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Ute Vaughn
Originally hailing from Germany, Ute Vaughn is an artist and teacher who has studied art in Europe and the U.S., and is now based in Tucson, Arizona. Primarily working in watercolors and wall murals, her work is most often inspired by the colors, animals and mysticism of the Southwest.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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