Visitors to O’Keefe Ranch can now go on trail rides from Thursday through Sunday.

Visitors to O’Keefe Ranch can now go on trail rides from Thursday through Sunday.

Trail rides part of ranch life

Get ready to ride the range at O’Keefe Ranch.

Get ready to ride the range at O’Keefe Ranch.

The historic site is introducing trail rides Thursdays to Sundays at noon, 2 and 4 p.m., while there will be pony rides Thursdays to Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

“We are very excited to bring trail rides to the ranch,” said Alicia Kay, special events co-ordinator.

“It is a natural fit.  Visitors expect to come to the ranch and ride a horse; we can now offer guests this experience.”

Trail ride reservations and pre-bookings are encouraged.

“At this time, the ranch can accommodate up to five riders at a time and a maximum of two pony rides,” said Kay

Another addition to the ranch is a children’s playground donated by the Vernon Rotary Club.

“It is great to have a playground at the ranch,” said Kay.

“This was something that had been suggested over the years by past visitors, and now it is a reality.”

O’Keefe Ranch is also the home to 10 RV spots.

“It is a great setting for visitors. They can spend the night in a farm setting and visit a piece of our history all at the same time,” said Kay.

For more information. go to www.okeeferanch.ca.