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Welcome to The Hideout

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The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch is an all-inclusive upscale working cattle, riding, fly-fishing and adventure guest ranch in Shell, WY (east of Cody and Yellowstone National Park). In addition to riding, working cattle and fly-fishing, we offer an array of non-riding activities and adventures such as trapshooting, archery, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.

Limited to approximately 25 guests per week from all over the world and with access to 95 horses, a one to one staff to guest ratio, and the owners and management actively involved with the well-being of our guests, we are committed to the highest standards of culinary experience, lodging, staff (we speak 4 languages), horses, and personal, almost customized attention. We are very multi-cultural and diverse.

Every year The Hideout books full well in advance of the season, mostly because of word of mouth and returning guests. As we do not plan to increase the number of guests that we host each week, please book your vacation well ahead of the season.

Authentic Horsemanship Clinics

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AH Horsemanship at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch


Why Authentic Horsemanship?

peter-with-shoeflyThe Hideout is a riding guest ranch and an equestrian destination. We have the privilege to listen, talk, learn and ride with visitors from around the world. Our guests come from different walks of life and have a rich variety of riding levels and equestrian experience ranging from beginners to intermediate and professional riders competing in the global arena. All these people share a passion for riding and horses. Our guests have a wealth of information, ideas, feedback, opinions and experience to offer.

We also invest in training for our team by organizing clinics and training opportunities with well-rounded professional clinicians.

This is what shapes and defines our riding and equestrian culture at The Hideout. It is the way in which we handle and respect our horses, the way we train our horses and the way we teach our guests about horsemanship and horses. We call it Authentic Horsemanship. It is based on respect, low-stress, empathy, open-mindedness and professionalism.

The Goal of Authentic Horsemanship at The Hideout

Our goal is simple; to create a fun, safe, open-minded and respectful equestrian experience during your stay at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. We are constantly growing and shaping our program because like most things in life, it is an ever evolving journey to reach the goals we have set for our program. The more we learn and listen, the more we notice how much we still have to learn to get where we want to be.Steaming-Dragons

Our intention is to maximize the potential embedded in the relationship between each horse and rider.

AH Horsemanship Clinics & Training

AH Horsemanship clinics are organized with the above goal in mind.

  • During your stay at The Hideout riding lessons and half-day introduction clinics in AH Horsemanship are included.
  • If you are interested, our wranglers will be happy to offer you pointers during your rides at The Hideout to improve your skills.
  • Dedicated multiple day clinics are part of a separate program which are conducted by external professionals with support of our own equestrian staff. Our key staff have participatedand been schooled in any of the clinics we organize with professional clinicians.