Itinerary & Activities

KD Ranch offers an action packed agenda that will keep you busy from dawn until dark. You're welcome to participate in as much or as little as you care to.

Here's a sample week, but it's subject to change.

Our meals are served at 8:30-breakfast, 12:30-lunch, and 6:30-dinner, and the bar opens with drinks and appetizers at 5:00.

Check-in starts at 4:00 p.m. After dinner there is a slide show of the ranch history and local attractions. There will also be icebreakers so everyone can get to know their new ranch family.

Orientation is after breakfast and consists of a round pen demonstration that will introduce to you how we train our horses, some horse psychology, and how to saddle and ride. Then you will be matched with your horse for the week, become acquainted while in the arena, and then head out on a short trail ride. After lunch you'll hit the trails again. Make sure you save room at dinner for yummy s'mores roasted over the bonfire.

Tuesday morning you’ll saddle up for another ride and then in the afternoon you can enjoy the cowboy sport of team penning. It is a timed game in an arena where three riders try to cut out three calves and get them in a small pen.  After dinner, be prepared to put your game face on for poker night.  Try your hand at a friendly game of Texas Hold’em where the stakes are high but don’t worry, the Ranch provides the chips!

We’ll hit the trails again after breakfast. Then everyone can take a hay-wagon ride to the pond where lunch will be served. The afternoon can be spent swimming, fishing, rowing, playing volleyball, or just enjoying the view. The hay-wagon will take you back to the lodge in time for dinner. After dinner you can relax for the evening at the bar and gameroom.

You can take another shot at catching those calves that you couldn’t get the other day in another morning of team penning.  After lunch is a trip to the Wild's - an exotic 10,000-acre nature reserve. Thursday evening you’ll enjoy popcorn and a movie night.

In the morning you can choose a more advanced trail ride or a walking ride. After lunch you can participate in our "Dude Rodeo" (many fun games played in the arena). Friday night it's time to kick back and enjoy a country band.

Before you think about leaving, you can hit the trails one last time. Check-out is at 12:00 p.m.

Other Activities

  • Assisting with feeding any time
  • Individual horseback lessons
  • Horse painting
  • Roping lessons
  • Berry picking
  • Mountain biking
  • Antique tractor rides
  • Bucking barrel rides

* We'll be taking pictures of you all week long so you have proof to take home and show your friends and neighbors. You'll be able to view them throughout the week and purchase the best ones before you leave.