This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Introducing Ranchlands Beef Tenderloin. Receive two pounds of ground beef with every order through December 19th. Shop now.

Branding Week

reserve your spot

Zapata Ranch

June 19 – 26, 2022

Take part in ranching’s oldest tradition and learn to gather cattle, wrestle a calf, vaccinate, and ear tag.

The Program

This is a hands on, team-oriented experience that puts you in the center of the action with Zapata’s cattle herd. Through the week explore the ranch, ride through our 2,000 head bison herd and the Great Sand Dunes National Park on horseback and end the week with a cattle gather and traditional branding. Also available are interpretive hikes with a naturalist, roping and leather working sessions. At an additional cost, massage, rafting and fly fishing are available.

Explore the world of branding

Rates

$3,150 per person includes all meals, activities, and lodging. Taxes and gratuities not included.

reserve your spot

Zapata Ranch

Set back in a shady cotton woodgrove beneath the majestic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains lies the historic Zapata Ranch headquarters and lodge, which was established in the late 1800’s. Elk, mule deer, migratory birds, eagles, and black bear also call this area home. The rooms are beautifully furnished and have an elegant southwestern decor that gives them the feel of home. All rooms have individual tiled bathrooms and views that are private, peaceful, and beautiful in any season.

learn more about Zapata

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sandhill Crane Weekend Tour

March 10 - 12, 2023
Learn More

Sandhill Crane Weekend Tour

March 24 - 26, 2023
Learn More

True West Horsemanship Clinic with Ben Longwell

April 2 - 7, 2023
Learn More

Horse Anatomy Bootcamp with Jill Soukup

April 16 - 21, 2023
Learn More

Yoga and Horseback Retreat with Tammy Pate

April 30 - May 7, 2023
Learn More

Women, Horses, and the West with Dr. Bonney MacDonald

May 21 - 28, 2023
Learn More

Restorative Retreat

May 30 - June 3, 2023
Learn More

Food as a Doorway to Memory with Molly Wizenberg

June 25 - 30, 2023
Learn More

Natural Fabric Dyeing with Edie Ure

July 9-14, 2023
Learn More

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston

July 23 - 30, 2023
Learn More

Foundations of Horsemanship with Cam Schryver

July 30 - August 6, 2023
Learn More

Intermediate Horsemanship with Cam Schryver

August 6 - 13, 2023
Learn More

The Strenuous Life Retreat with Ed Roberson

August 20 - 25, 2023
Learn More

Writing Workshop with Pam Houston

September 3 - 10, 2023
Learn More

Harvest Weekend

September 22 - 24, 2023
Learn More

Advanced Painting Horses with Jill Soukup

September 24 - 29, 2023
Learn More

Harvest Weekend

September 29 - October 1, 2023
Learn More

Equine Gestalt and Herbal Wisdom with Kelly Dukarski

October 1 - 5, 2023
Learn More

Cart

No more products available for purchase

Your cart is currently empty.