Ken McNabb Trail Rider University September 4th-8th, 2023:
WHAT IS IT? Join Ken McNabb for a week long all-inclusive Trail Rider University! Hosted at Wyoming’s Powderhorn Ranch, guests will enjoy breath taking trails, gain confidence and better relationships with their horses while working with a number of trail obstacles and enjoying one on one group horsemanship lessons with Ken. Guests will adore wonderful fellowship during breakfast, lunch and dinner with homecooked meals by Powderhorn host, Susie True and her five-star team and then enjoy breathtaking views and experiences of the ranch.
WHAT WILL THE WEEK CONSIST OF? The week will consist of riders doing group lessons with Ken improving your horsemanship over obstacles and developing control for the trail. Riders will have the opportunity to work on an outdoor obstacle course and enjoy building confidence with obstacles such as tarps, bridges, noodles, logs and more with the help of Ken! Then every afternoon the group will be divided according to ability level and guided on a trail by Ken and his staff of Master Certified Trainers. There will be beginner to advanced routes offered everyday and Ken will ride with a different group each time! Riders will be exposed to natural obstacles crossing creeks, trailing over down timber, riding trails through the rocks and possibly with a glimpse of the abundance of wildlife from deer, elk, black bears, birds and more. Ken will take out different routes for riders who wish to go deep in to back country and also shorter loops where things don’t get quite as extreme. Whether you consider yourself novice or advanced Ken is excited to help you and your horse grow.
After a long fun day in the saddle be prepared to relax over a homecooked meal and then enjoy the lodging of the ranch as well as cowboy campfire singing occasionally throughout the week. Feel free to kick back in a chair, read a book, watch a good movie, take a walk, sit on the porch and enjoy hearing the running water or possible bugling elk. The ranch is full of wildlife in the Fall. You may also enjoy browsing the Ken McNabb tack store or Powderhorn Ranch gift shop.
PROGRAM PACKAGE? Ken has spent years refining and developing this program and is incredibly excited to launch Trail Rider University! It will come complete with online support and the opportunity to have unlimited access to Ken and his trainers. We absolutely guarantee this will be a five-star experience.
Trail Rider University is an all-inclusive trip at $3,000.00. Guests can arrive to the ranch September 3rd and check out September 9th. Riding activities will start the 4th and go through the 9th. Dinner will be provided the evening of the 3rd and breakfast will be served on your checkout day, September 9th.
HORSES? Bringing your own horse? GREAT! This is a wonderful opportunity to expose your horse to one on one help with Ken, advance your horsemanship and capture some beautiful scenes horseback. It is a once in a life-time trip! We will have stalls available, hay and sawdust are both provided. It is your responsibility to do chores for your horse and strip the stall before you leave. A tack room & tack stalls are available with saddle stands and bridle hooks for your use. If you wish to feed your horse grain, please provide your own.
Cannot bring your own horse? Don’t worry! Ken McNabb will have quality trained horses available for you to enjoy the week on. Please note this on your checkout order, email or call the office.
TRAIL RIDER UNIVERSITY TIPS: There is no other program like it on earth! This will be a confidence building fun time for you and your horse! Don’t forget to pack a camera for the trails. You may want to bring a saddle bag to put items like binoculars or a water bottle in.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRIP? Limited riding spots are available. To secure your spot in the Ken McNabb Trail Rider University a deposit of ½ of the total cost ($1,500.00) is due. This is a non-refundable deposit holding your spot, unless we can fill from a waiting list. Your remaining portion of the cost is due two weeks prior to the event. You may book your trip online or mail a check made out to Ken McNabb Horsemanship to KMH Attn: Michaela Miller, PO Box 411, Broadus MT 59317.
WHAT LODGING IS OFFERED? The Powderhorn Ranch offers multiple rooms. Private suites as well as family style rooms in the event that you desire to book in a group. Multiple occupancy groups will receive a 10% booking discount. Please feel free to call as soon as possible to coordinate your lodging. This is a wonderful trip for all ages!! Family, friends, couples or single rider wanting to pursue a once in a lifetime trip and meet new folks while having the opportunity to learn from Ken McNabb we would love to have you!
HOW TO GET TO THE RANCH? Driving In? Great we will see you on September 3rd! Dinner will be served starting at 6:00-6:30 PM. A member from Ken McNabb Horsemanship or the Powderhorn Ranch will meet you for check in and you can get your horses and yourself settled. The Powderhorn Ranch is located at 2345 Cold Springs Rd. Douglas, WY 82633.
Directions From I-25 North (Casper): Allow about an hour and 15 minutes from Casper. Going South on I-25, take the LaPrele Creek Exit (#146). At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, turn right, then immediately left. This is State Highway 96, parallel to I-25. In about 3 miles, turn right onto the Cold Spring Road (State Highway 91). Stay on this paved highway for approximately 23 miles. The Powderhorn Ranch entrance (marked with a big metal sign) will be on your right within 500 yards after the pavement ends.
Directions From I-25 South (Wheatland or Glendo): Allow about 35 minutes from Douglas. Going North on I-25, exit right at the West Douglas exit (#140). At the first stop light, turn right onto South Riverbend Road. Within ½ mile, turn right onto the Esterbrook Road (Highway 94) and pass under the Interstate. Within one mile, turn right onto the Chalk Buttes Road (County 9). This road will intersect with the Cold Springs Road (Highway 91) in about four miles, turn left and continue until the pavement ends. The Powderhorn Ranch entrance (marked with a big metal sign) will be on your right within 500 yards after the pavement ends.
Flying In? A free shuttle will be offered with pickup from the Casper Airport on September 3rd. We ask that you try to arrive in prior to 5:00 PM. Depending on the number of folks flying in and schedules we will more than likely have one shuttle coming around 5:00 PM. If all flights are arriving in earlier, we will bump up a pickup time. Please let our office know your itinerary as soon as possible. A shuttle will also be offered back to the airport on September 9th. Please do not make your flight out prior to 10AM. Hoping to not have to fly with your saddle? Feel free to ship it to the ranch address listed in the driving directions with Attn: Ken McNabb Trail Rider University followed by your name.