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Our Texas Hill Country guest ranch is a great way to learn about horseback riding and how to care for your horse; whether you are here for our any one of our summer camps, a getaway weekend, or a customized retreat.

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It's been a great season so far. The first women-only weekend is in the books, and we had such a wonderful time riding with a great bunch of ladies.

The best part of this job is meeting all the great people and making new friends. That's pretty much true for all the guests too. Guests make new like-minded friends and that friendship usually carries on well after their trip to our ranch is done. There is a beauty in all of it.

This season we will have many more Mother & Daughter weekends. To watch the bonding process between a mother and her girl through our horses can sometimes leave you speechless. Our next weekends for moms & their daughters are 10/12-10/15 & 10/19-10/22 either of which can ...

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Things are really heating up for this summer!! We have so many horse crazy girls coming to the ranch for a week or even 2 weeks of total horsemanship time. Here at the ranch, you will be assigned a horse of your very own to feed, groom, ride and ultimately connect with on a level that you alone with your horse can only understand. We are not a dude ranch, and we are not your typical summer camp where you ride a bit and craft a bit and share your horse with other riders and campers. You will live the ranch life like no other place on earth. Imagine getting up in the morning to feed cats and kittens, horses, dogs and puppies, chickens and chicks and collect eggs that you will….yes, have...

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Can you believe the summer is nearly done? We had an incredible season here at The Sugar & Spice Ranch with several weeks of Girl-Only campers and several weeks of Mother & Daughter camps. A definite SOS (sold out summer 🤠)!

So, so much fun and how lucky are we that we get to meet so many wonderful people and offer them an opportunity to step into our world of horses. Truly, we feel blessed in what we do every day. With just a little bit of down time, we are getting ready for Fall, Winter and Spring sessions.

We have a few things coming up that you might be pretty happy to hear about and consider. One important one is that we will be offering "Last Years" prices to anyone who books any packa...

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We have some very exciting news for all our clients old and new. For the last 12 years, we have been opening our ranch home to you and hosting you with lodging, meals, riding and pool fun.


We have a gorgeous bunk room that has housed you all for all these years within our ranch house home. Well, here is the fantastic news! We have purchased a new cabin that is going to be delivered to the ranch within the next couple of weeks, and we are going to get fast to work on getting the interior finished and floor plan created to house you all in a secluded area that will abut the horse pasture.


Imagine waking up to a freshly brewed pot of coffee in your cozy cabin and sitting out on the porch and gree...

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Do you have a special place? My heart skipped a beat when one of our longtime guest and a dear friend shared with us a short essay that her young daughter wrote about her stays at The Sugar & Spice Ranch. It is young girls like Naisa that make what we do at the ranch so special and so worthwhile. Take a moment to read Naisa's essay titled My Special Place.


My Special Place


By Naisa Fulford


Do you have a special place? I am talking my special place that I go visit


almost every year in the summer for a week. Ms. Leigh’s Ranch! Woo


wee, it is hot during horseback riding. I ride a boy horse whose name is


Liberty. I love to go around the obstacle course on him. Liberty is a


feisty horse. The best...

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There are a lot of little girl dreams floating around our ranch!



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We see those dreams come true when girls and their moms come together to learn about ranch life, caring for horses and honing riding skills.



Mother And Daughter Guest Ranch Camps and Packages include Girls Only Horseback Riding Camp, Holiday Packages Riding Horses, Mother and Daughter Riding Camps and Returning Summer Campers.


Everyone bunks together in a real western bunkhouse in the Texas Hill Country. A horse is chosen for each gal based on skill, and you get to care for and ride that same horse for the week or the weekend.


Moms will feel like a kid again, and Daughters will get the camp experience of a lifetime!


And there is so ...

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Fall is such a sweet time of year. It a time when we enjoy cooler days, and it's an excellent time to ride some horses. Then again, it's always a splendid time to ride horses at The Sugar & Spice Ranch. This month, it's not too late to get in on a great Woman's Only Weekend Friday, October 28th ~ Monday, October 31.


It's a fun way to experience what it is like to own horses and to live on a working horse ranch. Our WOW (women-only weekend) sessions run from September through May on one of the last weekends of the month and are all-inclusive (lodging, all meals, tack, horses, lessons, etc.) Everyone gets to bunk together as a group in our beautiful bunk room.


We accommodate all levels of experi...

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Maria Norcia Santillanes - July 23, 2016


Saddles & Mats is one of our favorite events that we hold only a few times each year. The next will be Labor Day weekend, September 1 ~ 5 and we hope you’ll join us.
So what is it about yoga and horseback riding? Well, yoga, of course, is good exercise, helps you stretch out tight hamstrings that will assist with comfortable riding. It will create suppleness in your body and with practice will give you great flexibility. Yoga builds core strength and core strength helps with riding posture.
But what’s more is yoga and riding both are about being present. When you are on the mat breathing through the poses, focusing on your body, you are prese...

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Maria Norcia Santillanes - June 1, 2016


Don't Miss This! Use Code June Sale! To Book Your Summer Camp Week. Feel Free To Call Miss Leigh With Any Questions About Reserving Your Stay Or Adding On A Spa Treatment With Miss Ellena, Our Licensed Esthetician. We're Looking Forward To Having You With Us This Summer.


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This blog is the block of time we enjoy so much when we stop, slow down and connect with you.
It's one of the things we love most about social media sharing. The very thought that potentially we are connecting with people all over the country and the globe is very exciting. We have many good friends from Europe and Australia. It's always nice to hear from our friends in Italy. They have a keen interest in and understanding of American riding since they too ride 'western', and I'll bet you'd be surprised to know there are many working cowboys in Italy. Knowing this helps us to connect to a bigger picture, one where we are all just different versions of ourselves.


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Bracciano Traditions | Italy |...

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  • Best Mother/daughter Vacation Ever!

    Central Texas
    "I have stayed at the Sugar and Spice Ranch three times, currently planning my fourth. The attention to detail is wonderful! The scenery is beautiful! The food is excellent! They provide activities; onsite pool and best of all... time to RELAX! Each time we go, my relationship with my daughter grows stronger. She is now 11 and looks forward to our next visit"
    "I have stayed at the Sugar and Spice Ranch three times, currently planning my fourth. The attention to detail is wonderful! The scenery is beautiful! The food is excellent! They provide activities; onsite pool and best of all... time to RELAX! Each time we go, my relationship with my daughter grows stronger. She is now 11 and looks forward to our next visit"
  • Awesome, Felt Like Staying With Family!

    Leander, Texas
    "We've been to The Sugar & Spice Ranch once, and we currently have our reservations for 2011. Awesome family atmosphere. Food is second to none. Safety of guests is first priority as is ensuring that everyone has lots of fun. Wonderful swimming pool. Wonderful views of the countryside. My daughter and I recommend this Ranch to all our friends but especially the ones who have a special love for horses. We felt like family from the time we got out of our car and look forward to spending a week there for many summers to come."
    "We've been to The Sugar & Spice Ranch once, and we currently have our reservations for 2011. Awesome family atmosphere. Food is second to none. Safety of guests is first priority as is ensuring that everyone has lots of fun. Wonderful swimming pool. Wonderful views of the countryside. My daughter and I recommend this Ranch to all our friends but especially the ones who have a special love for horses. We felt like family from the time we got out of our car and look forward to spending a week there for many summers to come."

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The Sugar And Spice Ranch

884 Rikki Drive,

Bandera, TX 78003

Phone. 830-460-8487

Email. getinfo@sugarandspiceranch.com