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Powderhorn Ranch Women's Retreat
Douglas, Wyoming
August 22nd - August 27th, 2018


Photo by Carien Schippers

About this Retreat

A special ladies only retreat
at the spectacular Powderhorn Ranch,
a working horse and cattle ranch
with great photographic opportunities.

Location Information

Douglas, Wyoming, home of the Jackalope.

Powderhorn Ranch Women's Retreat

This event is full! See waiting list information below.

Ladies! Join us for five nights at the beautiful Powderhorn Ranch in Wyoming as we enjoy the hospitality and horsemanship of the wonderful True family. This is a truly special place where you can leave the world behind for a little while and enjoy the essence of the western landscape and lifestyle. Shoots will include herd drives, working cattle, cowgirl and cowboy portraits, dramatic landscape scenes, mare and foal pasture scenes, abundant wild sunflowers, magical barn light, headshots, silhouettes, action and so much more! This vast ranch is a treasure trove of photo opportunities including epic backgrounds, beautiful open pasture land, water crossings, rocky outcroppings and old rustic buildings. Every year we discover new locations and angles to photograph. In addition the True cowgirls have an authentic and attractive look and are incredible riders and horsewomen, very often contributing to the shoots with their own unique ideas and suggestions from their own perspective from their days of riding and working on this amazing ranch.

Photo by Carien Schippers

What makes this retreat even more special is the fact that every year our photographers are presented with a new crop of horses and usually different horses for each shoot. The horses are mainly top quality AQHA and Paint working ranch horses that are being prepared for the annual Powderhorn Ranch sale. Our photographers have exclusive access to the ranch during this time and we are welcome to explore and photograph whatever we see. Deer, raptors, elk and other wildlife are also regularly seen here. You are even welcome to bring your own horse for an additional fee, or enjoy a trail ride on one of the ranch's horses at no extra charge.

Photo by Carien SchippersAll accommodations and meals will be provided, just bring your gear, a bathing suit for the hot tub and plan for a great and relaxing time with a group of great ladies! All bedrooms are 2-4 beds. There is no cell service here but there is wireless internet available. The guest house is large and very comfortable with all amenities from a full kitchen to laundry facilities and plenty of room for us to gather and visit and discuss the shoots and review images. From the time you arrive to the time you leave everything will be included in the very reasonable fee.

Please keep in mind that there will be no formal teaching other than what we share with each other, everyone is encouraged to bring ideas and even props and costumes for the sessions and help set up shots! All photos will be fully model and property released.

We are limiting this to 12 photographers on a first come, first served basis. Location is Douglas, Wyoming, about one hour from Casper, WY airport. For those flying in we will do our best to pick you up and drop you off at the Casper airport. Plan to arrive at the ranch between 3 and 4PM on Wednesday, August 22nd and depart after breakfast on Monday, August 27th.

Cost for five nights, all inclusive is $1895. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold your spot. Balance will be due by July 15th. If you are a past participant in the Powderhorn Ranch Women's Retreat contact us about a special return rate.

For those flying in, the closest airport is Casper, Wyoming, Casper/Natrona County Airport (CPR). Service to Casper is provided by United, Allegiant and Delta through Denver and Salt Lake City. Denver's airport is approximately a four hour drive.

Registration Form
Please note: This event is now full! We are maintaining a wait list. Please email us to be added to the waiting list.
Questions? Email us.

Cost and Lodging Information:
Cost for five nights, all inclusive is $1895. All accommodations and meals are included.
A non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold your spot. Balance will be due by July 15th.
This workshop is limited to 12 photographers.

Photo by Carien Schippers


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