A time to enjoy horses and riding and become even more connected to the many ways horses enrich your unique life
A riding adventure to build your riding skills (work cattle ... or not ... your choice). We'll help you learn new skills and solve any riding challenges you want to address. There will be opportunities for us to coach you in the arena.
You will enjoy riding the Red Cliff Lodge horses. Many of them have cow horse and roping experience.
Trail riding adventures on spectacular trails in the Canyonlands of Utah.
Time to reflect on and design your next steps for your riding or in your life
A relaxing and inspiring getaway with fellow women adventurers
Then join us, Barbra Schulte and Sandy Collier, and a wonderful group of like-minded horsewomen for an AMAZING 3.5-day (3 night) Combo Retreat/Skill Building/Trail Riding Event
We bet you love riding - a journey that combines a passion for the horse and doing what you love with horses in the way you love to do it.
You probably love to learn, with a desire to improve your skills and have fun at the same time.
If so, then this Retreat is the answer to a dream!
The location of Red Cliffs Lodge along the Colorado River is a spectacular place to learn technical, mental, and life skills from Sandy and Barbra.
Did we mention you'll soak in fabulous scenery every moment you're on horseback?
Work cattle and ride on the trails.
Explore trails and scenery where John Wayne made many of his movies!
Work cattle (if you want) - no experience needed - only the desire to have fun with them whether you've worked cattle before or are excited to try it out.
I'm ready to learn, go on an adventure and have a blast!
You will do all this on horses provided by the Red Cliff Lodge Ranch - and the arena horses are good! You will have the opportunity to ride in the arena with Sandy and Barbra with cattle.
You may bring your horse for the arena sessions if you like. The Lodge requires, however, that you ride their horses on the trail.
You’ll gain the confidence and clarity you need to play bigger and make strides in your riding life ... and in your focus and calmness by digging deep into mental skills for riding and ways to grow personally because of your riding. We will delve into both of these on and off a horse.
PLUS, YOU'LL HAVE TIME TO SWAP TALL TAILS WITH NEW FRIENDS!
Hi! Barb and Sandy here ...
For the past six years, we've been doing retreats at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River outside Moab, Utah. This ranks high as a favorite event of the year for us.
We are excited to offer this same MAGICAL experience again in the Canyonlands of Utah!
Nothing we've done in our careers has been more impactful than this retreat experience.
There's also nothing in our industry that we've ever seen like this either ... considering the combination of arena time with the two of us, the option to work cattle, time to explore the joy of our individual riding lives, time to relax, and time on the trail!
Plus, we want to BUILD UPON WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW ... and ... share our insights so you can:
* Build the technical and mental skills you personally want through our coaching
* Stop feeling "less than" others ... and start knowing you are always enough
* Feel confident about YOUR journey and your next best steps
* Renew a deep commitment to your personal purpose and joy in riding
* Feel more adventuresome and have more fun
* Explore the grandeur and magic of southern Utah's magnificent canyonlands
Do all or a few of the excellent available activities! They are all optional. Whatever you choose ... enjoy.
RIDE IN THE ARENA WITH SANDY and BARB. We will use the Red Cliff Lodge arena horses during arena sessions. These horses had, and continue to have, working cow horse and roping training. They will be fun to ride. If you like, you may bring your horse for arena work.
SOAK UP "CLASSROOM" SESSIONS WITH SANDY and BARB. Explore your purpose for riding, your best self, and horsemanship topics like bits and bridle.
RIDE ON THE TRAIL WITH A RED CLIFF LODGE WRANGLER AND HORSE.
Explore stunning scenery during trail rides.
ENJOY OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES. Start the day with a walk and a hearty breakfast. Enjoy a few hours of free time in the afternoon - rest, hike, or experience Red Cliff Lodge activities, like the spa.
If it's time to GET AWAY for a stunning riding adventure in so many ways ...
Should I Come To This Event?
The answer is YES if you…
If you want to expand and build on the knowledge you have already gained from a course, a workshop, a clinic, a product, or the free articles on our website...
If you want to design your riding life (and everyday life) according to what you love and value...
If you want to learn from Barb and Sandy,NOW is the time to take advantage of the event of your dreams in this gorgeous place.
If you're ready to meet new, awesome people and enjoy getting to know them ...
If you want to relax and get away, or if you enjoy learning IN PERSON, then this is the PERFECT event for you!
Here’s What You’re Going To Experience
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th - AN EVENING OF DINING & SHARING STORIES
Please arrive by mid-afternoon on Thursday.
Arrange your travel schedule so you're settled in your room and ready for the evening. The closest airport is a small one in Moab, and the next is in Grand Junction, Colorado, which is 1.5 hours away.
We'll meet for appetizers at 5:15. Dinner will be served at 6:00.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th - 14th - A TIME TO RIDE & EXPLORE YOUR HORSE JOURNEY
Each morning you can take a 20-minute optional walk before breakfast.
You will have time to ride each day in the arena with Sandy or Barb, as well as ride on the trail.
You will have a least one classroom session with Sandy or Barb. You won't want to miss a minute of these opportunities to explore all the joy and richness horses bring to your life ... and how to get more of it.
In the afternoon, you'll have "free" time to relax or schedule an activity offered by the Lodge.
Before appetizers and dinner, you'll have time to relax.
SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15th
Sunday is a day full of options!
Lease a horse to work cattle with Sandy and Barb for an additional cow experience in the arena, go on a trail ride, or explore off the ranch with the wranglers that afternoon to ride in Professor Valley. Or you can take this time to explore the gorgeous countryside, including Arches National Park. (Reservations at the park are recommended.)
We say our goodbyes after lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 PM.
Feel the impact of this retreat through the eyes of those who have attended.
"What a life changing trip!! Thank you all for the fond memories you created. Thank you, Barb and Sandy for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for all of us. I am truly grateful for the new outlook on life."
"Howdy, Barbra and Sandy. Thank you for a fantastic and inspiring weekend! Today I actually started looking at barns in Park City to possibly lease a horse. Thanks for helping me rekindle an old love."
"Wow ... oh wow what a weekend! One that I will never forget! Thanks again Barb & Sandy for your inspiration, love, & sharing of yourselves."
Frequently Asked Questions
May I bring a friend or a spouse?
YES! You may bring your husband or a friend to this women's retreat. Here's how that works. A friend or significant other who comes with you but is not registered for the retreat may eat meals with us (for a meal fee) and be with us during social time before dinner. They are welcome to participate in activities offered by the lodge on their own during the day or explore the area. If you come with someone else, you may want to consider arriving a day or so early or staying a day or two later to take advantage of the area.
If I can't ride (for any number of reasons) or if I only ride a little bit, would this event still be for me?
Absolutely. We'll spend much time together before and after meals, during classroom sessions. If you can't ride at any time, you may still learn by participating in the non-riding sessions, sharing your story, hopes, and dreams, and observing Sandy and Barb's teaching. And ask questions.
What’s Included in Your Event Package?
Three evenings, two full days, and one-half day together.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel, the amount paid to date will be refunded only if we can fill your spot. "Fill your spot" will be determined after the event (due to unpredictable last-minute cancellations). If your payment is not refunded, you may apply that amount to a future BeUnstoppable event within one year. In the case of last-minute cancellations and no-shows, cattle, meals, and any hard costs we cannot recover will be deducted from your credit.
Your event fee does not cover your room. However, we have arranged reduced rates for our retreat.
Please make your room reservations directly by calling the Lodge at 435-259-2002 ASAP before the event begins. Ask for the Barbra Schulte room block.
Your fee does not cover a stall and shavings if you bring your own horse. The stalls are $30 per night. Stall reservations can be made by LETTING US KNOW YOU ARE BRINGING A HORSE.
JOIN BARBRA & SANDY FOR THE RIDING, LEARNING & PERSONAL MEANING ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!
Barbra and Sandy are both Honorees in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
Barbra is an NCHA Derby Champion, a 5/6 NCHA Superstakes Champion, and a Certified Personal Performance Coach. She is in the NCHA Member's Hall of Fame. Barbra lives in Brenham, Texas.
Sandy is an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion, an AQHA World Champion, and a Certified Life Coach. She is in the NRCHA Hall of Fame and lives in Santa Maria, Calif.
Our Venue & Accommodations
The canyons. The cliffs. The tranquility!
Our COMBO RETREAT/SKILL BUILDING/TRAIL RIDING EVENT takes place October 12-15, 2023, at historic Red Cliffs Lodge. Located just outside Moab, Utah, it is nestled along the banks of the Colorado River, surrounded by deep-cut Canyonlands and cliff walls. Red Cliffs Lodge has received multiple travel destination awards including from National Geographic Traveler and the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame!
The energy at and around Red Cliffs Lodge is rejuvenating!
The trails are beautiful. The horses are terrific. The scenery is magical. The lodge is gorgeously rustic. Nature is ever so refreshing.
RED CLIFF LODGE ROOM RESERVATIONS INFORMATION
We have secured an exceptional room rate at Red Cliffs Lodge.
You may choose a Queen or King Suite. The Queen Suites could easily be shared.
There are also King and Queen cabins.
BOOK YOUR ROOM ASAP through Red Cliffs Lodge. Call: 435-259-2002.
To reserve stalls, please let us know if you are bringing a horse for arena work.
If you have more questions, don't hesitate to send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will send updates to you as the time for this retreat draws closer.
We look forward to seeing you at the Moab Retreat.