“The most important task for my team, aside from making sure that each guest is in a lesson that matches their ability level, is making sure that they experience the beauty of the 30,000 acres that this ranch has to offer. We have such a wide range of landscapes that are sometimes only accessible by horseback." Lead Wrangler Shae Barkhurst
Brush Creek Ranch Horseback Riding
Riding at Brush Creek
Our horseback program blends the authentic heritage of traditional Western riding on our herd of genuine quarter horses and paints with a truly refined character. From our stately 28,000-square-foot indoor riding arena and stables to over 50 miles of private trails and endless open range, Brush Creek Ranch provides classic ranch Western-style riding, for riders of any age, both novice and experienced alike. Our guests enjoy group trail rides, destination riding adventures, and horsemanship instruction with wranglers who provide a supportive environment that fosters both learning and growth.
Beginner & Intermediate Trail Rides (age 9 & over)
We offer a variety of general trail rides for novice and intermediate riders. From shorter rides along the idyllic banks of Brush Creek to longer rides through our expansive cattle range, there is nothing quite like experiencing the grandeur of the Ranch by horseback. In addition, our Lil’ Wranglers program offers a variety of kids-only rides.
Advanced Trail Rides
For those with previous riding experience, we offer a variety of more advanced rides across the Ranch with the option to trot and lope. From fording creeks to trips high into the upper reaches of the Ranch wilderness, these 2.5-3 hour rides offer exciting challenges for guests.
Cattle Drives & Specialty Riding Experiences
For the ultimate horseback experience, enjoy a full day ride with a gourmet picnic lunch along the banks of the Platte River or join our wranglers for a once-in-a-lifetime cattle drive experience. Just like the true cattlemen who settled our country, this authentic 3-hour horseback experience will take you through various terrain as you move cattle to different pastures on the ranch. ($ Additional fees apply).
Instruction & Wrangling Activities
Our wrangler staff offers a variety of other riding experiences for guests, from individual and group basic riding instruction to advanced skills like barrel racing and pole bending. It’s your perfect chance to try something completely new, or learn a new skill while with us on the Ranch.
For detailed descriptions of each of our riding adventures, please see our Horseback Riding Overview. For pricing on our specialty horseback adventures, please see our A la Carte Experiences Overview.