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Cattle & Trail Adventure in Quebec

St Victor Rodeo

Sample Itinerary 2019 - subject to changes

Day 1:
Transfer from Quebec airport (1h30) between 4 and 8 PM. Visit of the ranch and dinner. Accommodation in our cottage for the following nights.

Day 2: Introductory Ride
Meeting at the stables in the morning (around 9:30 AM).  Ethology, test ride and lesson about western riding in the morning. After lunch, we go on a ride across the maple tree forest. We learn how to rope after dinner.
Riding: 4-6 hours

Day 3: Cattle Penning
Introduction to cattle penning. Before becoming a western equestrian sport, this technique was used by ranch workers to wean cattle. We will end the day with a trail ride. In the evening, we enjoy a campfire night under the stars.
Riding: 4-6 hours

Day 4: St Victor Rodeo
We leave early morning (around 8:30 AM) for a visit to the St Victor Rodeo. We will go there on horseback with other cowboys (usually around 25-60 riders total) and we have lunch together. We return to the ranch in the afternoon (around 4 PM) and we visit the Arthur Pomerleau Dam. We have drinks and go for a swim (weather allowing). Dinner is at the ranch.
Riding: 4-6 hours

Day 5: Equestrian Games & Poutine
We do some cattle penning and other equestrian games at the ranch. For lunch, we introduce you to 'poutine' (to be paid extra) at Saint-Éphrem and we visit the village. In the afternoon, we go on a trail ride across the valley.
Riding: 4-6 hours

Day 6: Trail Ride or Sugar Shack
Today, you can choose between riding with the Trail Riders club of St Victor or going for a ride to the sugar shack and indulge in a delicious meal featuring crepes and maple syrup. We spend the evening at the St Victor rodeo.

Day 7: Hike & cattle Penning
This morning we go for a hike (about 2h30) towards beautiful Mont Morne. At the top, you can see the whole Beauce region and the surrounding landscape. In the afternoon, we practice cattle penning and go for a swim at the dam. In the evening, we spend time chatting by the campfire.

Day 8: Departure
Last ride at the ranch this morning, before going back home.


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Cattle & Trail Adventure
Tour Code: IT-CAQU01
8 days / 7 nights ~$2,370.00
Dates: March to December

Difficulty : Riding Level (Click for legend) Lodging: Standard
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St Victor Rodeo
Tack: Western cutting saddle
Horses: Purebred quarter horses and paints
Pace: 4 hours riding per day
Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
Airport: Qu├ębec City Jean Lesage International Airport
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Riding Level Explained
A Beginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
B Novice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
C Intermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
E Advanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling a spirited horse in open country.
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