Running R Ranch Named Top Ten Dude Ranch in USA Today

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Running R Ranch was pleased to be announced as one of the top ten ranches. USA Today, the popular national newspaper, recently released a list of “10 Great Dude Ranches Across North America,” and in this list, the Running R Ranch, located in Bandera, Texas, was named among others.

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The staff also offers ‘natural horsemanship’ classes, a technique of bonding with the animals sometimes called horse whispering. With a mild climate, it's open year round.

Running R Ranch was pleased to be announced as one of the top ten ranches. USA Today, the popular national newspaper, recently released a list of “10 Great Dude Ranches Across North America,” and in this list, the Running R Ranch, located in Bandera, Texas, was named among others.

The Running R Guest Ranch specializes in offering one of the best dude ranch experiences in all of North America. With over 230 acres, the ranch borders the 5,500 acre Hill Country State Natural Area. Founded in the 1940, the Running R Ranch has over 40 miles of trails throughout the gorgeous Bandera County. The Running R Ranch services include lodging, dining, horseback riding and lessons, as well as special activities, events, and group rates.

Other ranches named in the USA Today include:

  •      Alisal Ranch in Solvang, CA
  •     Red Rock Ranch in Jackson Hole, WY
  •     C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, CO
  •     Siwash Lake Ranch in 70 Mile House, Canada
  •     Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, AZ
  •     Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort in Kershonkson, NY
  •     Clear Creek Ranch in Burnsville, NC
  •     Los Pino Ranch in NM

Of the ranches named, USA Today wrote:

Old-fashioned dude ranches are attracting a new breed of city slickers looking to unplug from modern life, says Gavin Ehringer, author of 100 Best Guest Ranch Vacations in North America (GPP Travel, $17.95). But now they've expanded their offerings. "Common activities include yoga and fitness classes, mountain biking, spas, river rafting, and special packages just for women." He shares some favorite ranches with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

Specifically of Running R Ranch, USA Today wrote, “The staff also offers ‘natural horsemanship’ classes, a technique of bonding with the animals sometimes called horse whispering. With a mild climate, it's open year round.”

USA Today is a nationally printed newspaper. Founded in 1982, USA Today enjoys widespread, and often noted as the largest, circulation throughout the United States of America. USA Today is most known for writing in easy-to-read-and-comprehend stories. Focusing on their wide subscription base and circulation, it is important that they not only emphasize popular stories, but also to be written in a manner that is most accessible to their large reading base.

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