Summer 2017 Newsletter

27th June, 2017

News from the Ranch...

Sunset over cabin

What a year we're having. All of our guests are embracing the spirit of Loose Reins and its totally unique offer in the UK. We've had some great days out riding and spent some wonderful evenings watching the sun set over Loose Reins country. Several guests have come to us to improve their western riding before venturing out to big guest ranches in Wyoming and Montana. It's been great that two ranch owners have taken the time to write and congratulate us on the quality of our teaching! So if you're thinking of heading out West, remember that Loose Reins is here to help make that journey even more rewarding...

As our business grows (and grow it has) we've needed to add some new faces to the Loose Reins team. We'd like to introduce Faun Manning-Russell as our Office Manger and Debbie Cummings as our Housekeeper.

Although she has a wealth of office management experience, Faun has spent the past 4 years working as a ranch hand on cattle and guest ranches across North America. She rides western and has a passion for the spirit and ethos of ranch life. We feel she is the perfect person to help ensure Loose Reins is known as the only place to go to find your inner pioneer.

Debbie comes to us armed with a wealth of hospitality experience and the largest folder of professional certificates we've ever seen! Her previous role as Visitor Centre Manager for Hall and Woodhouse armed her with the skills needed to ensure our guests experience a taste of life on the prairie with all the comforts of the home range!

The riding is going from strength to strength, with Luke, Tracy and the riding team delivering a great experience for our guests and regular riders. We are looking to add to the herd and are actively looking at horses that can add to the quality we already have. The riding calendar is pretty full, so if you want to ride this summer, don't forget to book well in advance.

If you need a regular "fix" of the goings on at Loose Reins, why not join our private FaceBook group The Hitching Post - just click on the name to join. We love it when guests and riders upload pictures of their experiences here as it really makes the place come alive for those unable to be here every day! Why not have a look at our regular FaceBook page to see the great things being said about us under Reviews and Like the page to get regular updates and offers.

View from tent at Loose Reins

Looking ahead...

We've got a series of events and clinics for riders to enjoy, whether staying with us or just here for the riding. These range from a series of riding clinics covering topics like horsemanship through to trail days and even a Loose Reins Show in October! For families we'll be holding a Halloween themed horse show, with apple bobbing for horse and rider, a scary fancy dress competition and a spooky trail course! If you'd like more information on these or any other events we are holding please get in touch.

Finally, we're fully booked for this years school summer holidays and have limited availability for the autumn school holidays. We've just released next years booking calendar, so if you want to guarantee a stay with us in 2018, we'd recommend booking soon.

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you down in Loose Reins country real soon...

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Carl at Loose Reins