The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch in Wyoming – A Riding & Horsemanship Guest Ranch.
The Hideout is an upscale working cattle, horsemanship and riding guest ranch that attracts riders from all over the world. In the last three years, the focus of The Hideout’s program has become more centralized with an emphasis on horses, riding and horsemanship. As a result of this specialization, they have seen an influx of European, international and American riders seeking a guest ranch that goes beyond cowboy cattle work and the everyday nose-to-tail. A full time trainer / clinician and well-rounded riding staff with backgrounds in both English and Western are your riding partners and instructors at this guest ranch. They share open minds and foster a “common sense” and respectful approach to horsemanship.
The Hideout’s approach to horsemanship understands that great horsemanship is universal; while maintaining a willingness to learn and share findings with fellow riders, one also needs to remember to accept diversity in riding styles and breeds. Great horsemanship equals great leadership.
The riding and training program at The Hideout is managed by Authentic Horses & Training, LLC., a company & concept owned and managed by Hideout managers Peter & Marijn de Cabooter in partnership with clinician, trainer & vaquero Ramon Castro. While the De Cabooter’s come to the partnership with the guest ranch, conceptional, financial & business perspective, Ramon comes with years of experience working at American and Mexican horse and cattle ranches – together, they foster a unique and effective riding and training program at The Hideout. AH Horsemanship and The Hideout work closely together with The Mustang Heritage Foundation and always have a string of well-trained mustangs to ride and for sale. You can learn more about Authentic Horses at www.ahhorsemanship.com
In addition to offering guests a great riding vacation, The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch and AH Horsemanship also offer several hands -on clinic weeks that are limited to eight participants.
In terms of lodging and dining, The Hideout is an upscale guest ranch that limits numbers to 25 riders each week to ensure a personal, customized stay. The ranch prides itself on offering excellent service in all departments, an upscale culinary experience and the ability to serve its guests in five languages. If you decide to join the Hideout for a vacation this coming season, don’t be surprised to find yourself riding with a great array of people from all over the world! You will ride a rarely seen diversity of scenery in this area, ranging from half-desert with sagebrush to red rock, green canyon, alpine forest and meadows and the high country with plenty of creeks and lakes.
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch and AH Horsemanship are nestled at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in the tiny village of Shell, roughly 60 miles east of Cody, Wyo.
The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is a member of the DRA, WDRA, The Spur Alliance/The Best 10 Dude Ranches in North America and Top 50 Ranches Worldwide of Jody Dahl.
The Hideout & AH Horsemanship have access to over 500,000 acres of riding land but is limited to only 25 riders a week to keep it personal. The guest ranch season opens April 1 and closes early November. During the off-season, AH Horsemanship works and fine tunes the guest horses and takes in outside horses to train for owners. For more information on The Hideout Lodge and Guest ranch, visit www.thehideout.com and www.ahhorsemanship.com