Ladies’ Ranch Retreat Clinic

     June 21-23, 2024 

  • Check-in: 8:30am
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Address: 1858 220th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434

Surround yourself with other inspiring horse women and hone your ranch horse skills. There will be laughter, campfires, and much more. This will be 3 days of cattle working – learning the fundamentals of sorting, cutting, and boxing. You’ll also get the chance to learn the basics of roping in a judgmental free zone. This is an excellent way to reconnect and build a stronger bond with your horse. Come, learn and connect with horse friends at this one of a kind event. It’s not just horsemanship. It’s an experience!

You’ll learn: 

  • How to cut and hold a cow from the herd
  • Developing a better stop 
  • How to get your horse light off of the suggestions of your leg and/or reins
  • How to prevent your horse from loosing cows
  • How to get better performance from your horse on a cow
  • The basics to developing a handy riding horse
  • Open a gate 
  • Dragging obstacles
  • How to build your horse’s confidence on cattle and with ranch tasks

About your Instructor: 

As a horse development specialist, Matea Babcock understands horse psychology and can help to fast track your progress. Her experience lies in the foundation, where all issues start. She works to get you and your horse on the same page. With her natural approach to horse training, she can help you develop your horse while keeping the relationship intact. She’s also a certified NVRHA (National Versatility Ranch Horse Association) judge. Cow working is a favorite hobby of her’s. 

Price: $750/ rider for the weekend or $250/day (meals Included) 

Auditors: $50/day (meals included) 

Early Bird Discount:

Pre-register before March 29th, 2024 to take advantage of the early bird discount $600/rider for both days. Prepay is required to receive the early bird discount. To sign up please contact Matea at: 785-741-0201.

How to Sign Up

Sign-up and pre-pay are required to attend. Payments can be made via Venmo, Zelle, or check. Spots fill up fast! Call or text Matea Babcock to sign-up: 785-741-0201

About the Facility: Stalls ($10-$25/night) and RV hook up’s ($15/night) are available. We also have a beautiful guesthouse on property. Each of the 3 suites has a king sized bed, TV, and luxurious private bedroom. In the common area, you will find everything you need to make it feel like home including a full kitchen, coffee maker, and living area. 


*Proof of current negative coggin’s required.

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