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Visit Dallas & Forth Worth Fam - Wildcatter Ranch

20th September 2019 - 2:30pm

Texas Cowboy in the saddle

Texas Cowboy in the saddle

The Wildcatter Ranch is a 4-star property located a two-hour drive outside Dallas. The group arrived late in the evening on 11th Sep and the temperature was a dry 26 degrees. It reaches mid-thirties during the day. 


This is a working ranch, managing 1,000 acres of farmland with views of countryside stretching out into the distance. Tristan Hampton (Sales & Marketing Manager)  gave a tour of the resort or more aptly, ranch which has 33 hotel rooms as well as 16 upscale cabin suites beside the pool that are very popular with families. The whole complex is ideal for families as well as corporate and team building events.  It follows the farm to fork ethos and will bring you through their story of what they do and how they do it.


Anyone can follow cowboy, Shawn, and get up close and personal with some Texas longhorn cattle. These are not like Irish cows, these animals are massive. The group fed the beasts (free activity) followed by some team-building exercises. Trying some Wild West fun in the form of archery, Tomahawk throwing followed by loading guns and firing at some clay pigeons, everyone had a ball. Elaine Whelen (etravel) excelled with a bow and arrow and was the only one to master the axe throwing at a target. When it came to the smoking barrel, Peter Cullen (Click&Go) left everyone in his wake, blasting every clay pigeon bar his first, so be aware, he’s a mean marksman. The resort also offers horse-riding and hiking with multiple trails available (private and group), rope lessons and jeep tours.


After working up an appetite, the group retired to the Steakhouse for lunch, a bar & restaurant on site. Jay Brewer (General Manager) joined us for lunch and shared the history and the concept of this resort.  After a cool beer and a fantastic Texas hamburger with fries, everyone was fully satisfied. This place would be a wonderful family adventure with a difference.

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Texas Cowboy in the saddle
The agents with Tristan Hampton (Sales & Marketing Manager) and Jay Brewer (General Manager) from Wildcatter Ranch
Elaine Whelen (etravel) and Aoife Sargent (Freedom Travel) with Tristan Hampton (Sales & Marketing Manager, Wildcatter Ranch)
The gang are loaded up into the trailer for our tour of the ranch
Dympna Crowley (Lee Travel), Mark Clifford (O'Hanrahan Travel) and Helen Kelly (Platinum Travel)
Texas Longhorn Steed
Caroline O'Toole (Fahy Travel) dishing up Breakfast to Blizzard the Longhorn
Cowboy Shawn getting up close and personal with the longhorns
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Caitriona Toner (American Airlines) - Dangerous with a bow & arrow
Peter Cullen (Click & Go) - Hitting the mark
Mark Clifford throwing a tomahawk
Caitriona Toner (American Airlines) - Ready to attack
Don't mess with Caroline O’Toole (Fahy Travel)
Mark Clifford having a blast
Francis McCabe (WTC) taking aim
Serenity at the Wildcatter Ranch, Texas

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