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

2018 Cattle Drives

(Multiple Dates Available)

Join us for one of our Longhorn Cattle Drives in 2018!

Cattle Drive Description

The Cattle Drives starts in the morning (usually at 9:00) from our Ranch Headquarters at Clements, KS, unless otherwise noted. The drive length and activities included will vary from drive to drive depending on what the herd needs at the time.  They are typically 8 – 10 miles long through pastures and along country roads and will take 3 – 4 hours. We will be driving between 50 and 150 head of Longhorn Cattle through some of the most scenic areas of the Flint Hills.

The drives take place rain or shine.

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.

Ranch owners and hosts, Josh, Gwen, and Josie Hoy, will provide breakfast, guide you on the trail and feed you a hearty meal of locally grown food prepared by Cowboy Chef, Josh Hoy, at the end of the drive.

Jim Hoy, Josh’s father, who is a Professor at Emporia State University often joins in and shares his knowledge of the Cowboy Culture and the Flint Hills history.   

Cattle Drive Dates

Select your preferred date from the list. All dates are Saturday unless otherwise noted. Book soon, these events sell out quickly:

  • April 7th (from winter pasture**)
  • June 14th
  • June 21st
  • May 5th
  • May 12th
  • May 19th
  • June 9th
  • June 16th (Photographers Day*)
  • June 30th
  • July 7th
  • September 1st
  • September 15th
  • September 29th
  • October 6th
  • October 13th
  • October 20th (Photographers Day*)
  • October 27th
  • November 3rd
  • November 10th (to winter pasture**)

Cattle Drive Cost

$250/per person + applicable tax

This includes breakfast, horse, tack, guided cattle drive, lots of stories (most of them true) and lunch.

NOTE: See pricing for the To/From winter pasture rides below.

Additional Information

Level of Experience: We can accommodate people at all levels – experienced to first-time riders.**

Age Limit: Must be 5 years and older **

What to Bring: Closed toed shoes or boots, long pants or jeans, sunscreen, and water bottle. Seasonably appropriate attire – jackets are good any time of year. For winter and early spring drives, one can’t bring too much warm clothing.

Number of Guests: Limited to 15


*Photographers Day

Our Photographers Days provide non-horseback transportation with a guide to accommodate your every photographic need.  Your guide will transport you around (and sometimes in) the drive and answer your questions.  It is a unique photographic opportunity.

Note: Photographers are welcome to join in on any cattle drive provided they are on horseback and participating like all of the other guests. There will be no special allowances for photography during regular cattle drives.

Price: $250/per person + applicable tax


**To/From Winter Pasture

These are two of our favorite days of the year.  We will be bringing home our 250 head of Longhorn Cows from their winter pasture in the spring, and returning them in the fall.  It is approximately a 12 mile journey.  This is a bit longer trip with more hours in the saddle than a regular Cattle Drive.  Ranch owners and hosts, Josh, Gwen, and Josie Hoy, will guide this unique event and feed you a hearty lunch when it is over.

Price: $275/per person + applicable tax


Overnight Option

We have lodging available for you to stay in the night before or after the Cattle Drive.

Please make arrangements in advance.

See our Lodging page for complete information.

To Make Reservations

Email us at gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com or call us at 620-340-2802 for reservations. 


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