“The emancipation of women may have begun not with the vote, nor in the cities where women marched and carried signs and protested, but rather when they mounted a good cow horse and realized how different and fine the view. From the back of a horse, the world looks wider.”
Joyce Gibson Roach, Western author
The Dunrovin Ranch Equestrian Club is an adult recreation, social, and service club centered on Dunrovin Ranch’s animal and nature based recreational, educational, and community outreach programs. Equestrian Club members receive significant discounts for use of the ranch, recreational equipment, horses, educational programs, and participate in adventures open only to club members.
Why Join an Adventure Club
Social— Developing friendships with a group of like-minded people; always having someone ready to share an adventure
Financial— Access to resources you need not own yourself — horses, canoes, trucks, trailers, small ranch along the Bitterroot River with swimming hole, riding arena, obstacle course, dance hall, garden, and orchard; group discounts on travel and accommodations
Time and Convenience — Letting someone else do all the planning, scout all the routes, and make all the arrangements
Knowledge — Connecting with experts, artists, scientists, authors, trainers, teachers, and local characters of all sorts across Montana.
Equestrian Club Organization and Activities
The Equestrian Club members work with Dunrovin Ranch staff to organize and conduct all types of activities, adventures, outings, and educational opportunities. Communication among club members and with the ranch staff is facilitated by regularly monthly news letter, group e-mails and social gatherings.
Typical club activities may include:
Day trips and tours for wildlife viewing, cultural festivals and events, trail horseback rides, canoe trips, and fishing.
Multiple day adventures with and without horses across Montana to explore via new territory, meet local experts to enrich our experience, and enjoy the many cultural and natural wonders of our great state!
Workshops, clinics, and retreats on a wide range of topics such as fly fishing, canoeing, wild flower identification, creative writing, horsemanship skills, back country first aid, organic gardening, yoga for horseback riding, and cultural and natural history.
Club members have unlimited access to Dunrovin Ranch on a scheduled basis for their personal use such as fishing, swimming or floating the Bitterroot River, picnics, and visiting and grooming Dunrovin horses. Members may also rent Dunrovin Ranch facilities and river recreation equipment at greatly reduced prices.
Club members may also participate in the horsemanship program and lease Dunrovin Horses for their personal use. The horsemanship program emphasizes safety, natural horsemanship training, developing a meaningful relationship with Dunrovin horses, and trail riding. Program members progress through four levels of horsemanship: beginner, novice, intermediate, and advance riders. As a member’s ability to safely ride Dunrovin horses increases, service fees decrease and lease privileges increase.
Members are also eligible to participate in the “work to ride” program by working for a reduced rate on club fees, through assisting Dunrovin Ranch on a variety of work projects – from routine physical ranch work to representing Dunrovin Ranch at marketing events. Members receive a 10% discount on overnight stays, facility rentals, children’s programs, and guided rides or lessons for family and friends.
Members are encouraged to work with Dunrovin Ranch to bring the many emotional, spiritual, and physical benefits of outdoor recreation, contact with nature, and working with animals to the Missoula Community and beyond. Dunrovin Ranch, in cooperation with DaysAtDunrovin.com, sponsor many community outreach programs, educational opportunities and opportunities for creative expression.
More Than Riding – Bonding with Your Horse!
Fees and Member Prices
|Activity||Member Price||Public Price|
A La Carte Membership – Pay as You Participate
|Membership Fee||$125/Month||Not Available|
|Independent Riding /Ground Work||Free||Not Available|
|1 One Hour Arena Lesson/Month||Free||$50|
|Additional One Hour Arena Lessons||$35||$50|
|1 Coached Session*/Month||Free||Not Available|
|Additional Coached Sessions*||$35/Hour||Not Available|
|Part Day Trail Ride||$75/Person||$160/Person|
|Full Day Trail Ride||$120/Person||$260/Person|
|Overnight Trips||Variable Cost||Not Available|
All Inclusive Membership
|Membership Fee||$400/month||Not Available|
|2 One Hour Arena Lessons/Month||Included||Not Available|
|Unlimited Coached Sessions*||Included||Not Available|
|Unlimited Part and Full Day Trail Rides||Included||Not Available|
|Overnight Trips||Travel Expenses Only||Not Available|
|* Coached Sessions Include Drill Team, Obstacle Course, Horse Soccer and Games|
Call (406) 273-7745 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details