Elana's passion is the Ranch, horses & competing. She always has a smile on her face and makes sure everything is always moving forward. She is the Head Coach and Trainer, plans the Events & keeps all the "behind the scenes" tasks in order. Elana has been riding since she was a little girl in Lessons and Competitions of nearly every discipline. She is an upper level 3 Day Event Rider now and a Professional Barrel Racer, working towards representing Canada at the World's largest Rodeos.
Favourite Ride: Roping & Barrel Practice & any Ranch Life so she can really get to know the Guests.
Bruno is born and raised on the Ranch and makes sure the 4th generation Farm stays running and beautiful. He is our all around handy man and operator and puts every spare hour he has into the Ranch. He fixes fences, feeds, arranges expansions, builds new cabins & barns, puts in new water lines, landscapes, plows & so much more. We would probably starve, freeze or have a lot of broken equipement without Bruno!
Favourite Ride: Bruno enjoys our Overnight Pack Trips with lots of fishing & canoeing.
Linda is always there with a smile to help with a Trail Ride, announce at a Jackpot or look after the animals. She loves Trail Riding and simply spending time with the horses. She also makes sure to be around during Camps with the best activities and games to play! Not only that Linda always makes the best homemade baked goods for the Ranch Hands & Guests. If you'r lucky you'll stop in when there's fresh cookies in the Saloon.
Favourite Ride: Talon Chutes Ride. It's the perfect length, relaxing terrain & the scenery is different (and beautiful) everytime.
Sophie is our Teamster/Lead Wrangler/Assistant Ranch Manager. She does it all. She makes sure all the animals are happy & healthy throughout the year. She is a Main Coach, Trainer and Overnight Guide. She helps with everything from marketing & event planning to fixing fences & wiring lights . We couldn't be happier to have Sophie as a part of the family!
Favourite Ride: Rough N' Tough Pack Trip! She loves the Rugged Terrain & Camping on the Cliffs.
Tasha with "The Ranch Boutique" supplies our Rodeo Awards & Elana's Rodeo Gear. She also makes sure our saddles & equipment are safe & stylish. Tasha is our extra hand at Summer Camps and Events. She is great with the kids and, of course, an expert at leather crafts. She enjoys running Barrels for fun and spending time with her family & the Ranch family.
Favourite Ride: A Lesson! Tasha loves getting on Abby and practicing the Barrels anytime she can.
Jason & Tyler. They are always around to give a helping hand. Jason is our Mr. Fix it, he fixes anything from a tractor to a broken gate. He also helps with our expansions & building projects.
Tyler is another handyman at the Ranch, he is always there to help with the cattle, work the chute, put up fencing or help at a Rodeo. These boys are the extra hands & true friends you couldn't do without.
Favourite Ride: Anything with an engine! Alternatively, the Big Lake Pack Trip so they can relax, enjoy a drink & do some fishing.
We have had so many great people involved with the Ranch throughout the years. They have all played a huge role and left a mark in some shape or form, whether it was to a horse, a student, a guest, a chicken, or a building project. The great memories will never be forgotten & the Ranch will always carry a piece of their heart, no matter where in the world they are. Here's to amazing people who have touched our lives & helped the success of Von Doeler's Ranch as it is today.