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Address: 3340 Lost Creek Road, Vavenby, British Columbia V0E 3A0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-676-9598
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Enjoy guided rides on our scenic working cattle ranch. With a maximum of...

Enjoy guided rides on our scenic working cattle ranch. With a maximum of eight riders, and a variety of options and choices, our rides are enjoyed by all levels of rider. We welcome children, novices and experienced riders.

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Wonderful time!!

We were staying in Clearwater with our granddaughters in the off season and decided it would be the right time for our 6 year old to take her first horse back ride.We tried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We were staying in Clearwater with our granddaughters in the off season and decided it would be the right time for our 6 year old to take her first horse back ride.We tried all Sunday only to find they were all closed for the season and gave up.The next morning while the housekeeping were making up the room we asked... More 

Thank Kiwigirl111184
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Best trail rides in the area, the horses are really well behaved, the scenery is amazing (hills, creeks, river, forest) and the people really kind. If you're young, old, a beginner, or an experienced rider, you'll find what you're looking for ! Loved the time I spent on the ranch, one of my best experiences ever and hoping to come... More 

2 Thank Samantha G
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were there August 2015. We went on the 3 our river ride. I used to ride a lot, my husband not so much. Our experience, thanks to Sarah Shook was great. We had a wonderful ride, not too hard, not boring, through their ranch and along the river where we had lunch on their private beach,... More 

1 Thank Michelle U
Fareham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We are not horse lovers but fancied doing the trail. We are so glad we did even though we have never ridden horses before. Sarah made us most welcome. She provided helmets and cowboy boots, which caused some amusement. We followed a trail around Sarah's ranch including stopping for lunch by the river. The horses seemed very used to walking... More 

Thank hantshog36
Chatenay-Malabry, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A truly priviledged moment with beautiful and very diversified sceneries (and it was only the 2 hours ride!) on splendid and gentle horses (Tilly and Star), with whom we get attached as soon as we met them! We were guided by the very sweet Sarah who gave us the perfect amount of help, information and kindness to enjoy the place... More 

Thank Cornaline91
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

A great activity for our group of two adults, an 11-year-old and a 9-year-old. We did a two-hour ride and were impressed with the variety of scenery on the ranch. Well adapted to our abilities as riders and lots of good information about the area. The horses were calm and well behaved. The iced tea and cookies at the end... More 

Thank erinmartSherbrooke
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Having read previous reviews just had to come and experience it for ourselves. Having done most of our riding in UK my husband and I soon felt at home riding western style after being given some tips by Sarah. The horses were very well mannered, sure footed and willing and therefore a pleasure to ride. We did the day ride... More 

1 Thank Peakg
Sittard, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had such a great afternoon. What an enchanting place, lovely people and easy to ride horses. Our girls (6 and 8 years old) were allowed the ride their own horses (with a line to the supervisors at first, later without). The dogs from the ranch ran along with us through the woods, along the river and over the hills.... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I had a great afternoon here. We saw lots of amazing scenery. The horses are very easy to ride. The owners are really nice, at the end of our ride they provided homemade cookies and ice tea. Well worth the reasonable price.

1 Thank Aiden G
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My partner and I had been talking about visiting the Shooks' Ranch for months and we finally did! Sarah and Ed were so very wonderful and we truly enjoyed our ride with Sarah, and appreciated the carefully prepared lunch and gorgeous nature all around us! Thanks for everything! We'll definitely be back!

3 Thank Jen L

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