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

2019 Moonlight Rides

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Our moonlight horseback rides have been some of our most popular events over the years, so we are expanding the experience to include supper, entertainment, and an overnight stay. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this unique Flint Hills experience.

Moonlight Ride Dates

  • June 15th *
  • July 13th
  • August 10th

Moonlight Ride Cost

$275 / adult + applicable tax

$230 / youth (5-17) + applicable tax

* June 15th is the weekend of the Symphony in the Flint Hills so accommodations are more limited. With this in mind, we are offering an 'accommodation free' option for those that would still like to participate but may not wish to or may not be able to spend the night.  This option will cost $210/adult and $165/youth on this specific date only.

Moonlight Ride Details

Location: Flying W Guest Ranch - Bunkhouse

Hosts: Josh, Gwen and Josie Hoy

Includes: Supper, entertainment, horse and tack, guided moonlight ride and accommodations at the Flying W Ranch.

Guests will join us for a campfire supper at the Chuckwagon prepared by Chef Josh Hoy. The supper will be followed with entertainment by Jim Hoy.  Jim is a Professor of Folklore and History at Emporia State University.  He is also the director of the Center for Great Plains Studies.  He will sing traditional cowboy songs and tell stories about the Flint Hills and cowboy culture.  As the full moon is rising, we will saddle up horses, hitch the wagon and head out into the Hills.  The guided ride will be an hour and a half to two hours long. After the ride, enjoy the campfire, moon and beautiful Flint Hills sky before retiring for the evening in one of our Lodging facilities.


Dinner will be served up around 7:00pm, so please arrive before then. The evenings events will include:

  • Check-in
  • Supper
  • Entertainment by the Campfire
  • Moonlight Horse and Wagon Ride
  • Accommodations
Times may vary throughout the year, so please pay attention to our email communications before the event.

To Make Reservations

To reserve your spot call or email Gwen: 620-340-2802 / gwen@flinthillsflyingw.com

Lodging and breakfast are available for an additional fee while space lasts.  For reservations contact Gwen.

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