The riding program is the core of the in-camp program. It also offers wonderful opportunities for campers to experience the true, western ranching tradition! Whether you are brand new to western riding or an experienced horseman, campers will receive guidance and encouragement from our skillful barn staff. Each day a wide range of riding activities take place including gymkhana, rodeos, horsemanship, half day trail rides, full day trail rides, and roping.
If you like exploring the west on trail, then our trail rides are for you! Trail rides (both half and full day) allow campers to explore the wonders of Wyoming both on and off the ranch property. Some rides will have destinations like a beautiful waterfall, a historic cabin or an amazing fishing hole. While other rides will be early in the morning as you make your way to a very special breakfast made over an open fire.
If you enjoy learning the basics of riding a horse and exploring ways of becoming a better horseman or horsewoman, then our horsemanship program is for you! Our horsemanship program will start at the very beginning with every rider on foot. No matter what your ability, all will advance in this program that is meant to improve riders of all backgrounds.
If you enjoy rodeos, than TVRC is the place for you! Daily gymkhana (rodeo events) is offered and is a popular activity as there are several rodeos throughout the summer at the ranch. Gymkhana events include barrel racing, pole bending, musical mares, the slow race, and keyhole. All this is practice for our weekly Sunday rodeos. Campers participate in friendly competition and cheer on their friends at these special events. Complete with a water balloon toss and dance contest, rodeos are a highlight for campers each week. At the end of each season a Rodeo King and a Rodeo Queen are crowned for a job well done!
As you will see on our pack list, a lariat is an essential part of a camper’s time here at TVRC. Each camper will learn how to rope a jack and hone their skills as a roper. We also have team roping at every rodeo, and it is a great way for campers to show off their skills!