We invite you to come experience the
Tallgrass Prairie and our Cowboy Culture
here in the heart of the Flint Hills.
Gwen, Josh and Josie Hoy

2017 Trail Rides

(Multiple Dates Available)

Trail Ride Description

Horseback Riding on the Flying W Ranch is a unique experience. Unlike traditional nose to tail trail rides, our horseback Riding is done on the backs of retired ranch horses through the wide open Tallgrass Prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills Landscape.  For 2 hours, you will have the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding as it was meant to be.

The tack and saddles are genuine working ranch cowboy gear and the Flying W owns all of the horses that we use on the ranch. Our horses are seasoned veterans that have been used extensively on the ranch for cattle work. Many of our horses are born and spend their entire lives here.

Before your ride begins, you will be instructed in the basics of horsemanship and safety. During the ride you will be accompanied most often by Josh, Gwen, and/or their daughter Josie Hoy who will point out the native flora, fauna, and history as you ride. 

Day rides begin at 9:00am and Sunset rides begin at 5:30pm (unless told otherwise when you make your reservation).

Trail Ride Dates

 We offer a number of dates and times throughout the year.

  • April 1st
  • April 29th (Sunset Ride)
  • May 5th (Sunset Ride)
  • May 6th
  • May 12th (Sunset Ride)
  • May 13th (Sunset Ride)
  • May 19th (Sunset Ride)
  • May 20th (Sunset Ride) This Ride is Full
  • June 2nd (Sunset Ride)
  • June 3rd
  • June 10th (Sunset Ride)
  • June 16th (Sunset Ride)
  • June 17th (Sunset Ride)
  • June 23rd (Sunset Ride)
  • July 1st
  • August 5th
  • September 2nd
  • September 16th (Sunset Ride)
  • September 22nd (Sunset Ride)
  • September 29th (Sunset Ride)
  • September 30th (Sunset Ride)
  • October 6th (Sunset Ride)
  • October 7th
  • October 7th (Sunset Ride)
  • October 13th (Sunset Ride)
  • October 14th (Sunset Ride)
  • October 20th (Sunset Ride)
  • October 21st (Sunset Ride)
  • October 27th (Sunset Ride)
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

Note: These are organized weekend rides that often fill up.  If we are full or these dates don't work for you, give us a call or an email and we will try to work something out.

Trail Ride Cost

$110 / person

To Make Reservations

Email us at gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com or call us at 620-340-2802 (Gwen's mobile) for reservations. 


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