4UR Ranch is not just a place for dude ranch vacations, although we do those very well! We also treasure the land our ranch rests upon and consider it a pleasure and an honor to be stewards of this place.
We couldn’t manage our ranch very well without our property foreman, Kyle Michaels. Kyle came to the ranch as a summer staffer in 2003 and fell in love with the ranch. Now Kyle is our jack-of-all-trades and keeps the place in tip-top shape.
And Kyle couldn’t do all this without his lovely wife Kate. Kate is also part of our staff in the summer as head of housekeeping. They met here at 4UR Ranch and were married at station #10 in 2007. What romance!!
Now, they’ve expanded their family by one with the birth of daughter Ruby Mae Michaels. She came into the world on October 15 of 2012. We wish them congratulations! We are sure our head wrangler Damon Gibbons will have her up on horseback by the summer!
Interested in a Family Horseback Riding Vacation?
We weren’t kidding about putting the littlest of our staffer’s kids up on horseback. Many of us grew up on horses since an early age and know that even the youngest children can enjoy a few circles around the arena in their parent’s lap.
We have horsemanship and horseback riding programs for children ages five and up. Don’t worry, we have docile and mellow mounts for your youngsters. These horses live for pleasing the children and consider it an honor to carry the smallest guests. And yes, I feel perfectly confident speaking for the horses!
Every morning we round up the kids around 9:30 and keep them engrossed in horse activities until lunch. First we teach them basic horsemanship in the arena, then they can hit the trail for adventures from the saddle!
Make sure to contact us as early as possible if you want to visit 4UR Ranch this summer with your family, as about 75% of our guests re-book for the following summer.