Cattle Drive Weekend
This is an adventure of a life time. Get dirty, take the challenge and enjoy the satisfaction when you’ve done it. We invite you to join us on a weekend packed with country activities, “cowboy’ing around”and good old fashion hospitality.
Cattle Drive - Weekend Package:
Friday: Arrive at Lakeview Guest Ranch. You can bring your own horse/horses and settle in your comfortable guest room and put your horse in the corral. Discover the ranch property, or join the hosts on a tour. Maybe you like to help take care of f the farm animals, or go for a trail ride with your own horse. B&B is included, but you although can do camping. Dinner is available in one of the nearby restaurants or you can fix your steak over the camp fire, firewood is included.
Saturday: After a scrumptious breakfast, guests depart towards our partner ranch in Evansburg. At 10.30 a.m., the cattle boss will give a “cowboy one on one” briefing and matches the riders with their horses. A warm up ride is to follow in the corral. The ride starts at 11 a.m. sharp. The group will round up the first herd and drive around 100-400 head of cattle on to new pastures. This takes about 2 hours. There will be bush riding, to make sure no stray animal is left behind. Around early afternoon, the group will stop for a picnic lunch break on the trail, with ranch beef smokies, roasted to perfection over a fire. A second herd of cattle will be picked up after lunch and driven to a new grazing area, this takes again about 2 hours. When you bring your own horse, depending on the route the cattle boss chooses, it might be interesting to know, that there may will be a creek and wooden bridge to cross and some elevation changes during the ride. After the cattle drive, the group will ride along beautiful riverside trails towards the cabin. Those who wish to go for a nice canter across the open fields, can do that. The other riders will move on in a slower pace toward the cabin, where a home cooked supper awaits the riders, around 5 p.m. Enjoy a drink while sitting around the camp fire on the picturesque shores of the Pembina River. Or play horse shoes and learn some lasso tricks from the pros. On a hot summer day, there is the opportunity to go for a swim in the river and maybe you would like to ride your horse into the water. Don’t forget your swim suite and a towel. Probably tired with amazing memories of the day, guests will head back to Lakeview Guest Ranch.
Sunday: Wake up late and feel well rested after a good night sleep. Have the first cup of coffee on the sun deck and watch the horses play. Enjoy a hearty European/Canadian style breakfast. Departure till 11 a.m.
Rate per person, when you ride one of our horses $ 390.oo + 5 % GST, when you bring your own horse $ 350.oo + 5 % GST
Please note: Minimum age 14, basic horseback riding skills are mandatory, participants must be able to ride for 4-6 hours over all in one day. Guests are welcome to bring their own horses, please ask for details. Groups with 6 and more riders, please ask for group rates. Reservations have to be paid in full in advance.
Transportation to/from Evansburg is NOT included in this package offer. The cattle drive is managed and hosted by our partner Ranch in Evansburg. Lakeview Guest Ranch is not responsible for any changes, nor is it liable during the cattle drive event. Minimum number of participants 6, max. 12 riders. Bookings will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Safe weather and ground conditions are required. An information sheet, which answers the most frequently questions + a description of how to get here, will be sent to all participants with the booking confirmation. Lakeview Guest Ranch terms and conditions do apply as per cattle drive information and confirmation. A waiver of liability has to be signed. Due to a very limited number of participants and great popularity of this event, we recommend to place a reservation early.