About Equitrekking’s Top 20 Ranches

Top 20 Ranches brings you the best North American dude ranches, guest ranches and family ranch vacations, exclusively from the travel experts from the Emmy-winning PBS and globally broadcast travel TV show Equitrekking. Find your dream dude ranch vacation!

As we travel the world searching for the best ranches, resorts and equestrian travel destinations, we meet wonderful ranchers, whose history, lifestyle and passion for helping others experience the best of America’s dude and guest ranch hospitality is inspiring. We’ve ridden and filmed at many of these ranches for our Emmy Award-winning TV show Equitrekking, which broadcasts on PBS and international networks in over 65 countries, and we write about ranch vacations for leading publications.

It’s our mission to be the very best and find the very best, which is why in 2004, we launched the Equitrekking Vacation Guide and Equitrekking.com, to inspire experienced horse riders and those with no horse experience at all to saddle up and travel the world.

Enjoy perusing Equitrekking’s Top 20 Ranches to find your ideal ranch vacation! We are excited to promote all of the wonderful dude ranches and guest ranches that allow so many travelers to have once in a lifetime experiences… time and again.

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About Equitrekking

Equitrekking is the Emmy Award-winning lifestyle television series that takes viewers on global travel and horseback riding vacations to experience culture, cuisine, history and adventure. Hosted by travel expert and producer Darley Newman, Equitrekking broadcasts in high definition on PBS in North America and on international networks in over 65 countries, including Horse & Country TV in the UK and Ireland. The show’s companion website Equitrekking.com features everything visitors need to research and plan their travels, including video clips, expert tips, travel articles and the Equitrekking.com Vacation Guide, a searchable guide to dude ranches, guest ranches, cattle drives and worldwide riding holidays.


  • Two Daytime Emmy Awards
  • Five Daytime Emmy Award nominations
  • Two Telly Awards
  • Best Travel Broadcast and Merit Award for Best Travel Book–– North American Travel Journalist Association

Equitrekking.com Ranch Vacation Resources

Equitrekking Vacation Guide – Search for dude ranches, guest ranches, cattle drives and worldwide riding holidays.

Equitrekking Travel Tips – Ranch and riding vacation preparation. What to pack and how to plan.

Equitrekking Horse Breed Guide – Learn about the wonderful world of horse breeds.

Equestrian Travel Articles – Read first-hand journals and articles from ranch and riding vacation travels.