March 2019 | Flying U Gazette 

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OUR 2019 VACATION
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An Update On Our Herd

The Flying U herd is ready to go back to work with our guests this spring. The wranglers have started to ride some of the new horses that joined our team at the end of our season last year. With the longer days the horses are beginning to shed their wooly winter coats in anticipation for the warmer spring weather. 

This spring we will be adding an additional 20 horses to our herd. The wranglers will be busy getting these new horses used to the ranch trails before the guests take them for a spin. Our wranglers spend lots of quality time getting to know the quirks and personalities of each new addition. Don't be shy to ask if any of our new horses are right for you!

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7 New Outstanding Programs for 2019

Since the new management took over guests have commented on the many improvements in programs and facilities. For 2019 this work continues:

1. We are implementing a full 16 item lunch buffet as a standard feature. Introduced last season on a trial basis the lunch buffets were an immediate hit.
2. A new position has been created of "Trail Master". With over 160 kilometres of trails on 60,000 acres the task of signage, maintaining and improving the trails, and daily maintenance has become a full-time job! Our Trail Master will also serve as the "go to" Wrangler for new guests looking for advice on trails.
3. Our Wrangler for a week program has been expanded. Due to popular demand we now offer three separate workshops one in the Spring and two in the Fall. Check the 2019 schedule for dates. 
4. Yoga Retreat. The ranch is partnering with an International Yoga group based in California which does Yoga workshops in the USA and Mexico. The Flying U will be an ideal location for their expansion to Canada and stay tuned for information as its released. 
5. Our Equine department is undergoing a major expansion in 2019 with over 20 new horses being added to the herd. We are also adding new winter blankets, new saddles, and riding helmets for the kids.    
6. This year we have added new talent to our Saturday night entertainment lineup. We kick it off with "Nearly Neal" who will be performing for the first time at the ranch on the May Long Weekend. Special thanks to all our returning performers.
7. To improve the overall guest experience we have promoted Ninon Chiberches to our newly created Hospitality Manager. Ninon is just completing her Masters in Sustainable Leisure Management and has been tasked with all guest activities including daily reservations, weddings, and corporate retreats.

Group Events


We specialize in weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, school and youth groups.

With a diverse specialized hospitality team, the Flying U is the perfect venue for your family or corporate event. 

We can handle your group from 10 - 100 guests as you work with one of our coordinators to plan your unique event.
 

Bluegrass Camp
Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp

April 24 - 28, 2019

Book now before it is too late!  

Mountain Fever Bluegrass Camp is a four-day workshop/jam camp at The Flying U. This camp is for people with all levels of musical experience coming together to create acoustic bluegrass music! It's about learning through enabling musicians to play with other musicians! This will contribute to creating music together in a positive, encouraging setting at the Flying U. There will be many opportunities to learn, share, and create music together with long time friends and with brand new friends too.

Visit their website at  www.mountainfeverbluegrasscamp.ca to find out more information and be sure to sign up for the email list to get all the latest news.

Wild West Adventure Camp

Monday July 1 2019 to Friday July 5 2019

Have you heard about the FLYING U WILD WEST ADVENTURE CAMP designed for both parents and children!!!

DAY ACTIVITIES 

Parents ride on their own and are free to take advantage of all the Ranch activities.   Children are enrolled in a supervised summer camp that includes horse orientation, basic riding, advanced trail riding, desensitization and a gymkhana event.   Kids also get lessons in nature hikes, survival skills, canoeing and water-skiing. 

EVENINGS ACTIVITIES 

Fun for the family entertainment including talent shows, archery, camp fires and game activities .

We have a special 4 day rate that will give the family a great holiday.

Be sure to book early as space is limited and spots are filling up fast. 

**The camp is now 90% full**


Employee Spotlight

Victoria Gallant

Victoria is our office manager and is responsible for all the ranch administration.  She is a country girl at heart and lives just 5 minutes from the ranch with her partner and 2 horses, 2 donkeys, 9 ducks and 4 dogs. She works tirelessly at the ranch and does all the bookings, staff scheduling, ordering, and entertainment bookings. We are so happy to have Victoria come back year after year.



Ninon
Ninon Chiberches

Ninon has been working with the ranch for three years and this year has stepped up to the position of Hospitality manager. She has a Bachelor's degree in International Management and will be completing her Master's this Spring in Sustainable Leisure Management. She speaks 4 languages! She has 12 year's experience in show jumping and has worked hands on at the ranch as a western wrangler. Together with Victoria she will move into the ranch office where she will concentrate on Guest Services for the 1800 guests which will visit the U this year.

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