The Marriott Ranch is located about 45 miles West of the Washington Beltway in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in Hume, Virginia, the Ranch offers Western Trail Rides, Cattle Drives, Moonlight Rides, Private Rides and guided Deer Hunts.

Kathy Miller arranged for us, Brian Pickerall, Diane Farhat and me, to ride horses and spend time in the beautiful Virginia countryside. After riding horses, we ate lunch at the Griffin Tavern & Restaurant and sampled wine at two wineries:
Rappahannock Cellars and Oasis.

Photography was tricky: one handed (reins in one hand; camera in the other), high ISO and a constantly moving horse (a sweetheart named Tiny), but Great Fun!!

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Almost There!Cat Watching the Preparations to Go Riding