Planning and packing tips to help you get ready for riding and feel more at home.


  • Reserve dates up to a year ahead

  • Send 25% deposit by check and reservation form (we also accept VISA or MC)

  • Look for & check Elkhorn confirmation letter

  • Ship gear by United Parcel Service or FEDEX at least two weeks ahead

  • Travel, diet, birthday / anniversary info to Elkhorn two weeks ahead

  • Contact information to friends — Ranch # 520-822-1040 (night & day)


  • Signed release for children for whom you are not the parent or guardian

  • Ample supply of prescription medications

  • Camera & spare memory card and battery

  • Computer or tablet or choose to leave behind (computer available for your use)

  • Binoculars

  • Chest strap for carrying large camera while riding

  • Journal or sketch book

  • Tennis racquet (balls available at ranch store)

  • Day pack for hiking – not recommended for use while riding

  • Extra flashlight (one in cabin)

  • Riding boots with smooth sole and heel, no lace nor zipper – required by Elkhorn for safety. Available for borrowing at ranch!

  • Hat with string for sun protection . Hats available for b