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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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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.

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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 greeting the sunrise with the horses right next t...

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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 part of grooming him is braiding his tail. I ride

two times a day. Two times, can you believe it! I ride Liberty 13 times

before I have to leave. After horseback I can go to the swimming pool,

catch and release the kittens, and play board games with my mom. I

play water wars in the pool and play shark attack. The kittens are so

quick I can barely catch them. The board games are really entertaining

especially when I beat my mom. “Dinner,” says Ms. Leigh. We have

some spicy food that is really good. My favorite meal is a spicy rice and

bean dish. After dinner we roast strawberry flavored marshmallows

and make s’mores with Patricia. Mmm, yummy! I eat at least four

s’mores before bed. Miss Patricia is Ms. Leigh’s daughter that helps out

during our stay. She is really funny. I stay up and play in the pool.

Then we get back to the mini house and go nighty-night. I love the

ranch for all these reasons. I hope you have a really special place too.

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Spring Break and Summer Camps at The Sugar & Spice Ranch in Bandera, TX

Little girls make memories for a lifetime and

Mothers bond with their Daughters in a most beautiful way.

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Relaxing in the pool after a day of riding is always a welcome activity
at The Sugar & Spice Ranch.
By: Maria Norcia Santillanes

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.

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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 experience, and we have two riding lessons per day,...

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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 present in the moment. Breath and focus are importa...

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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 | www.lifeinitaly.com | Buttero: Italian Cowboys in Bracciano

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There is a quiet grace that descends in the evening at the Sugar and Spice Ranch. The land the ranch sits on feels like hallowed ground and easily you realize it is a special place, and you are experiencing a particular time. Watching the changing sky over the hills while sitting on the porch of the ranch house is almost a quiet meditation.

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Plenty of work has been going on around the ranch these past few weeks as we ready for the summer camping season. Keeping the ranch in tip top shape is a year-round priority and seamlessly done so we can ensure everything is just right for our guests all the time. The fence line is always checked; the brush is always cleared, and the arena is dragged just so but most importantly and just at this time of year, the pool is made ready.

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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