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Join us at the ranch for the week between Christmas and New Years Sleigh Ride Dinner and Concert evenings. Sleigh rides can be scheduled at 5:00 or 6:00 each evening and dinner will be served at 6:30. Musical performances will follow dinner. A no-host bar will be available for you to purchase beer and wine. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (208) 263-9066.

December 23, 2017  – SOLD OUT – Devon Wade will perform this evening. Devon Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life and things that matter most in life. Dinner this evening will be our very popular Ranch-Raised Beef Prime Rib and Chef’s Choice Chicken with all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included.$65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

December 26, 2017 – LIMITED SPACE REMAINING – Devon Wade will perform this evening. Devon Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life and things that matter most in life. Dinner this evening will be Ranch-Raised Beef Brisket and BBQ Pork Ribs with Homestyle Mac and Cheese and all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

December 27, 2017 -LIMITED SPACE REMAINING – Kristy O., a Sandpoint native, will perform this evening.  A talented musician and vocalist, she was a founding member of the upbeat duo, “Bombshel”.  Her current country duo group, “American Young”, has a passion for performing and songwriting with music that is “picturesque, usually compelling, sometimes downright gripping.”  Dinner this evening will be our very popular Ranch-Raised Beef Prime Rib and Chef’s Choice Chicken with all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

December 28, 2017 – LIMITED SPACE REMAINING – Kristy O., a Sandpoint native, will perform this evening.  A talented musician and vocalist, she was a founding member of the upbeat duo, “Bombshel”.  Her current country duo group, “American Young”, has a passion for performing and songwriting with music that is “picturesque, usually compelling, sometimes downright gripping.”  Dinner this evening will be Roasted Ham and Potatoes Au Gratin with all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

December 29, 2017 – SOLD OUT – Devon Wade will perform this evening. Devon Wade is an independent country music artist out of Sandpoint Idaho with a strong love for what country music has always been, songs about real life and things that matter most in life.  Dinner this evening will be our very popular Ranch-Raised Beef Prime Rib and Chef’s Choice Chicken with all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

December 30, 2017 – SOLD OUT – Performing this evening is the No Going Back Band, an acoustic trio from the Pacific Northwest. Cousins Dani Jo, Amanda, and Mikayla play a plucky mix of traditional bluegrass, Americana, rock, indie, and original music. Ranging in age from sixteen to twenty-something, we’ve been strumming and singing together at fiddle camps, on back porches, and in the occasional onion field from the day we could pick up bows. It’s our pleasure to share our love of music from our family to yours!  Dinner this evening will be Ranch-Raised Beef Tri-Tip and BBQ Chicken with all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included.. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

December 31, 2017 – SOLD OUT – This evening Rye River Band will be performing. Rye  River is a four piece, energetic, bluegrass band from Spokane, Washington. Dinner this evening will be our very popular Ranch-Raised Beef Prime Rib and Chef’s Choice Chicken with all the fixings. Dessert, coffee, tea, hot chocolate also included. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

January 13. 2018 – This evening, Darin Hilderbrand will perform. He has carved out a name for himself in the Pacific Northwest,  playing hundreds of shows every year as “Just Plain Darin”.  He is an accomplished musician, a powerful vocalist, and a prolific songwriter,  with a full list of eclectic, original material. His lyrics range from deeply inspirational and thought-provoking to just plain silly. Darin has a warm and appealing stage presence, a gifted sense of humor, and a knack for meaningful interaction with his audience. Menu TBA. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

February 14, 2018 – This evening, local artist Maria Larson will perform soft jazz favorites to set the mood for this romantic evening. Menu TBA. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

February 17, 2018 – This evening, local artist Maria Larson will perform soft jazz favorites that the whole family will enjoy. Menu TBA. $65.00 per person and $54.00 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and under are free.

February 3, 2018 – 5th Annual Snowshoe Roundup at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch.  Grab your snowshoes and join us at the ranch for 5k and 10k races for ages 13 and up and a Buckaroo race for children 12 and under. New this year is a Snowshoe Rabbit Mile race for those who don’t want to do a 5 or 10k.  This event will be free for 12 and under and the folks that are 13 and older will only need a trail pass–no entry fee.  It will be untimed, but the first three finishers will be given placement awards, as will all finishers. The Snowshoe Roundup event is sanctioned by the United States Snowshoe Association.  No experience is necessary to participate. For questions regarding the snowshoe race or sign-ups contact Dennis Aslett: (208) 946-1455. To make a reservation for a cabin or room during the event contact Western Pleasure Guest Ranch: (888)863-9066.

Participants can register on race morning from 8:00 to 9:30 am. at the
registration table in the lodge. (A $10.00 late fee applies for 5k and 10k races.)
Note: Buckaroo and Snowshoe Rabbit Mile, register race morning at registration
table at the lodge—no late fees.

Fees:
5K and 10K:
$25.00–includes Western Pleasure Guest Ranch (WPGR) trail pass
$15.00–for those with a WPGR trail pass

Race Day Fee 5k and 10k:

$35.00, includes WPGR trail pass.
$15.00 for Guests of Western Pleasure Ranch

Buckaroo Race and Snowshoe Rabbit Mile:
Buckaroo Race (12 and under) Free
Snowshoe Rabbit Mile: 12 and under, free. Over 12, $10.00 trail pass
(purchase at ranch front desk.).

Number Pickup and Late Registration:
8:00 am to 9:30 am at ranch lodge. Late fee of $10.00 applies to 5k and 10k races
($35.00). Buckaroo Race and Snowshoe Rabbit Mile—register on race morning at
race headquarters—no late penalty. Race numbers must be visible at all times during
each event!

Race Information

Entry Form

Online Registration

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