Jandana Ranch is open in summer, fall, winter, and spring for a unique riding experience in British Columbia
There’s more than horseback riding at Jandada Ranch
If heaven forbid you happen to burn out on riding and have a passion to fish you are in luck. A short 15 minute drive is a wonderful fishing spot at Pinantan Lake where catching your limit is the norm. A 12 pound trout was landed by one of the guests recently. Other sports in the area include hiking and golfing. In fact there are eight golf courses within 30 minutes of Kamloops.
Bring your horse on this riding vacation
At Jandana Ranch you are welcome to bring your own horse. You will need to bring a recent Health Certificate along with a Cogins test. Let them know ahead of time to make sure there is a stall available.
If you prefer to camp, Jandana also has campsites available with hookups for motor homes in a park setting.
I leave you with one of my favorite stories Janice laughingly told us about two women who visited from Germany. Other than riding, their major goal was to see a real North American bear. They rode twice a day in hopes of catching a glimpse of one. Finally, it was their last day and they had all but given up but decided to take a chance one last time. They took a trail that led by a small lake in the hills. Along the lake they noticed a beaver playing in the water near the shoreline. Like any nature lover they wanted to get a closer look. Trying to ride as quietly as possible they managed to sneak up on the playful little guy. Getting within a few feet from him all of a sudden it rose quickly into the air and imagine their surprise when it wasn’t a cute little beaver, but a large Black Bear! Were their hearts pumping? You bet! They might have had a scare, but they also have a story they can tell for the rest of their lives.
If You Go:
Jandana Ranch 1-800-573-5881
3352 Pinantan0Pritchard Road
Pinantan Lake, British Columbia
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This is a guest post by Nancy Pitman a horse enthusiast since a child. Growing up with ponies, Quarter Horses and Tennessee Walkers, she grew up showing Western Pleasure, sometimes gaming and now is happy to trail ride in the Oregon Cascades. Nancy has a passion for travel and was a top consultant for over 25 years. With that passion she created a website Strictly Europe. All photos courtesy of Jandana Ranch.
Natural horsemanship resources:
Mark Rashid: www.markrashid.com
Pat Parelli: www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com
Karen Rohlf : www.dressagenaturally.net