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Cowgirl Clinic

When: March 6 - 12, 2011

Cowgirl Camp


Who:  Grapevine Canyon Ranch and YOU! 
Our Cowgirl Clinic is geared toward beginning and intermediate riders who want to further their riding and horsemanship through instruction, hands-on experiences, horseback activities, and cow work.

What:  Cowgirl Clinic
 Learn horsemanship and “Cowgirl Up!” in a intimate group setting with other women who want to have fun and better their riding.  You’ll be coached by our own cowboys and cowgirls in horsemanship and cow work, plus have the opportunity to take scenic trail rides and participate in roping, barrel racing, team penning, and more.

WhereThe beautiful Grapevine Canyon Ranch
We are located in the gorgeous foothills of Arizona’s Dragoon Mountains, where you can enjoy our wonderful scenery, comfortable casitas, and scrumptious food.  And don’t forget the horses, activities, saloon, pool, and hot tub!

Why:  To have Fun! 
And to ride, to learn horsemanship, to meet new people, and well….to be a cowgirl for a week and have fun doing it!!!

Cowgirl Clinic Schedule

$1200 per person, $400 deposit

Sunday :  

Check-in 4:00 pm.
Meet and Greet -wranglers and staff.


AM  Introduction to Horses and Horsemanship
catching, leading, grooming, saddling, bridling

Riders Up! Horsemanship Basics
-mounting, position, reining, the gaits, etcetera.

PM  Instructional Trail Ride
Evening Activity: Bonfire


AM Horsemanship II
- master walk, trot, and lope. Patterns.
Possible trailride.

PM  Roping 101
- on foot and mounted.
Evening Activity: Our Famous Spoons Game


AM Controlled Speed
- barrel racing, pole bending, horseback games.

PM Meet the Cows!
- introduction/demonstration on moving cattle
- beginning moving cows/team penning.
Evening Activity:
History of Our Valley by ranch owner Eve

AM Team Penning
-master moving those cows.

PM Cowgirl Up!
- moving/herding/gathering
Evening Activity:
Music By Cowboy Danny and Dancing


AM Cowgirl Competition
-barrels, poles, penning, etcetera.

PM Trail Ride / Move Cows
Evening Activity: Cowgirl Graduation!!!


AM  Advanced Ride

- last ride and farewells. Check-Out.  

NOTE: There is a four person minimum for the Cowgirl Clinic

Book now through our online reservation system

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Western Horsemanship


Horsemanship Clinic


Are you interested in learning how to train your horse in the Western Discipline?

Are you looking to further your Western Horsemanship skills?

$800 plus tax and gratuity

Cowboy Western Horsemanship & Training Clinic Schedule

Wednesday – Welcome!
4:00 PM – Check-in

5:00 PM – Saloon opens, meet your wranglers & your fellow “students”

6:30 PM – Enjoy a home-cooked dinner

Thursday –  Train your Horse to Western Horsemanship
7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Meet your horse & get ready to begin!

9:00 AMGround Behavior: Train your horse to respect you, starting on the ground (leading, behavior at the rail, etc...)

The Basics of Western Horsemanship
(Neck reining, leg pressure, etc...)

Walk, Trot, Lope:Western -vs- English

Neck Reining -vs- Bit Control: Train your horse to neck rein

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PMLeg Pressure: Train your horse to move away from pressure

Pole Bending / Barrel Racing: Apply the training to riding!

3:30 PM – Unsaddle and relax...spend some time soaking by the pool!

5:00 PM – Saloon opens

6:30 PM – Enjoy our fall-off-the-bone ribs with home-made rib sauce

7:30 PM – Listen to our cowboy, Danny, play country-western music. Don't forget your dancing boots!

Friday – Train your Horse for Roping & Cattle Work
7:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Ride over to our cattle ranch (Cobre Loma)

9:30 AMRoping: Train your horse to accept a rope zinging over their head throughdesensitization from the ground, then from his back

Pushing Cattle: Train your horse to hook onto a cow and move her through neckreining & leg pressure

Team Penning: Break into groups and apply your Western Horsemanship skills to penning cows!

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PMWestern Tack: Learn the difference in bits & saddles, from English to Western. What's right for you and your horse?

3:30 PM – Relaxation time...take a nap or read a book!

5:00 PM – Saloon opens

6:30 PM – Enjoy a home-cooked dinner

7:30 PM – Anyone up for a friendly game of Spoons?! 

Saturday – Apply It!
7:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Ride over to our cattle ranch (Cobre Loma)

9:30 AMCompetition!!: Place your new knowledge to the test—how does your horse respond to your western training?!
-Pole Bending
-Barrel Racing
-Team Penning
-New challenges that you have not yet practiced, to test your new-found Western skills!

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PMYour Choice: Learn how to train on any topic of the group's choice, or if you prefer, enjoy a relaxing afternoon ride

3:30 PM – Unsaddle and perhaps play a game of pool?

5:00 PM – Saloon Opens

6:30 PM – Bite into a juicy steak, cooked to your liking

7:30 PM – Awards Ceremony

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Meet at the barn & get mounted up

9:00 AM – Take a relaxing morning trail ride, or go for the more challenging advanced ride.Both rides will meet up at 12:30 PM for a lunch cook out by the cattle ranch.

2:00 PM – Farewell until next time!!

Book now through our online reservation system

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Military Discount

GCR is Honored to Support our Military
20% off the accommodation rate for those individuals currently in the military

  • Current Military ID card must be shown at check in
  • Discount cannot be combined with any other offer
  • Rates do not apply if booked through a tour operator or travel agent

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