Great American Horse Drive
May 2 – 7, 2018
Join the excitement, and do not miss the opportunity to participate in the authentic Colorado western experience! You will long remember the thrill, excitement, and the raw energy as hundreds of horses thunder across the rustic landscape. Sombrero Ranches’ Great American Horse Drive has been a spring tradition since 1966, in preparation for our busy summer season. You will join other riders from across the globe in this unique experience, as you move our horse herd sixty miles in just two short days! In preparation for the horse drive, we bring you to our “Big Gulch” ranch, tucked away in rural Colorado, to share a piece of the lifestyle we live on a daily basis. This includes our guest favorite chuckwagon steak dinner, cowboy entertainment, horsemanship workshops, and many memories to last a lifetime.
|Here is a tentative schedule for the Great American Horse Drive:|
|Wednesday: Arrive at the “Big Gulch” ranch, orientation.|
|Thursday: Horse selection, riding instruction, and briefing on Horse Drive Procedures.|
|Friday: Chuckwagon dinner and ranch ride.|
|Saturday: The excitement begins! The horses are corralled and ready to be released to start the 60-mile horse drive. The herd will be pushed to the halfway point. All guests will return to the ranch for a cozy night of rest in their bunkhouse.|
|Sunday: Bright and early, ranch hands and guests meet at the overnight pasture to start the last leg of the Great American Horse Drive. This includes a ride through Maybell, Colorado, a sack lunch on the trail, and by late afternoon we arrive at the Big Gulch Ranch. The day ends with a hearty supper and our celebratory Big Buckle Ceremony!|
Each year, guests are anxious to attend the ride and availability on this “ride of a lifetime” goes quickly! As such, we highly encourage you to register promptly as spots are filled fast! The total cost for our “first-timers” is $2400.00 per person, this includes an authentic five-day horseback adventure. A deposit is required for all guests to hold your position in the Horse Drive, which is equal to the sum of one half of the total cost. The full amount of funds to participate are due on April 1st. Guests are welcome to dine in our “family-style” dining hall and stay in the “bunk-house” at no additional charge. Though it is not required, and you are welcome to seek alternative lodging in town.
We hope you can join us for a one-of-a-kind adventure!