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Reservations & Questions


719.378.2356 | 888.5.Zapata (toll free)
or
cowboy@Zranch.org


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Banner photo 2 by Ben Murphy, Left column photo 1 by Dave Showalter, Left column photo 4 by Kitty Travers, Left column photo 5 by Katie Loewen, Left column painting by Jill Soukup
 

n addition to our working ranch and nature vacations we offer several special weeks throughout the year. These weeks range from photography workshops and specialty food courses to our annual brandings and horsemanship clinics.

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MARCH
Sandhill Crane Photo Workshop
March 5-10


Join long-time Zapata Ranch photographer Steve Weaver and naturalist John Rawinski for a photography workshop to document the spring migration of over 30,000 Sandhill Cranes across the ranch and San Luis Valley. In addition to capturing the cranes, spend time on the ranch capturing bison, historic ranch structures and the ranching way of life.
Cost: $2100 pp includes all meals, activities and lodging


 








APRIL
Yoga and Ranch Retreat
April 23-28


Stretch, relax , ride, repeat. Connect with the diverse surroundings of Zapata Ranch through daily yoga sessions and explorative hikes and horseback rides. Our first ever yoga retreat promises to be a rejuvenating and memorable experience.
Cost: $2,200 pp includes all meals, activities, and lodging









MAY
Branding Part I
May 14-21


Take part in ranching’s oldest tradition and learn to wrestle a calf, vaccinate, ear tag and gather. This is a hands-on, team-oriented experience that puts you in the center of the action.
Cost: $2,750 pp includes all meals, activities, and lodging








JUNE
Branding Part II
May 28- June 4

 
Another opportunity to take part in ranching’s oldest tradition and learn to wrestle a calf, vaccinate, ear tag and gather. This is a hands-on, team-oriented experience that puts you in the center of the action.
Cost: $2,750 pp includes all meals, activities, and lodging









Women, Horses and the West
June 11-18


For the third year at Zapata Ranch, Dr. Bonney MacDonald will lead a special women’s retreat that focuses on literature, horsemanship and the land. Each day you will read and discuss stories that are written about the land, experiences in the west and horsemanship techniques penned by some of the leading horsemen and women of our time. Participants will also have opportunities to horseback ride through our 2,000 head wild bison herd, through the Great Sand Dunes National Park and amongst the cattle herd.
Cost: $2,750 pp includes all meals, activities, and lodging.




Cam Schryver Horsemanship
June 25 – July 2

 
Join us for our annual weeklong natural horsemanship experience with 27-year director of the Thacher Riding School, Cameron Schryver. Cam is invited to clinics around the country on horsemanship and is a two-time World Champion Extreme Cowboy. By applying working ranch horsemanship and riding by feel, you will leave the week feeling a deeper connection to the horse and will better understand how to communicate with them, developing a better handle. Days are spent with one-on-one horsemanship instruction, educational demonstrations, rides throughout the surrounding meadows and sand dunes as well as opportunities to work cattle and ride through the conservation bison herd.
Cost: $2,970 pp includes all meals, activities, and lodging





SEPTEMBER
Jill Soukup Painting Workshop
September 3-8


Join renowned artist Jill Soukup for the fifth year of her painting workshop focusing on drawing and painting horses. Discussions and exercises will cover the importance of understanding equine anatomy, what makes a good drawing, composition and color. Activities will include photo opportunities of horses running, a bison tour, sketching and studying corralled horses, demonstrations and critiques. Space is limited to 12.


Cost: $2,200 pp includes all meals, lodging, and instruction





OCTOBER
Steve Weaver Photography Workshop
October 1-8


Enjoy the breathtaking colors and wildlife of fall at Zapata Ranch with a unique photo and nature workshop led by nature photographer Stephen Weaver. Experience the ranch like never before against the snowcapped Sangre de Cristo mountain range while scouting for wildlife among the gold and auburns of the Aspen and Cottonwood trees.
Cost: $2,600 pp includes all meals, activities, instruction and lodging


CONTACT US 719.378.2356 cowboy@zranch.org