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  • Guest Ranches in British Columbia

    Guest Ranches in British ColumbiaGuest Ranches in British Columbia - Montana Hill Guest Ranch

    Montana Hill Guest Ranch is nestled in the gentle rolling hills of Bridge Lake, in the heart of South Cariboo cowboy country and is ideally situated for guests seeking a tranquil retreat. Discover endless scenic trails leading through vast, scented pine forests, in a spectacular landscape dotted with lakes. This working ranch offers a combination of luxury cabins with private hot tubs, friendly hosting, quality horses and a wealth of amenities and activities.


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    Meet the Hosts
    Experienced and dedicated owners Alan and Elaine Dillabaugh have certainly discovered the perfect recipe for an unforgettable and magical vacation! This truly is a home from home. The couple have focused on providing guests with a luxury stay at a cost effective price. Montana Hill Guest Ranch is a much sought after life-long dream for Alan and Elaine and as such, their enthusiasm and passion is boundless.

    On the Ranch
    Try your hand at some Western skills with professional cowboy roping lessons or indulge yourself and book a luxurious Spa Treatment. From peaceful picnics to gourmet breakfasts, Montana Hill Guest Ranch has it all. There are four beautiful log cabins on site, (sleeping up to four guests per cabin), each carefully designed to create the perfect ambiance.

    Bring your Own Horse
    The ranch welcomes guests who wish to bring their own horse. A paddock and shelter is provided alongside your cabin and there are hundreds of acres of panoramic trails to explore on horseback. This is also a Pet Friendly Guest Ranch (by arrangement).

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    Montana Hill Guest Ranch ~ an unforgettable experience!

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  • António Borba Monteiro

    António Borba MonteiroMeet the Instructor: António Borba Monteiro


    Early Years
    António was born in Portugal. His family have a long heritage as riders, breeders of horses and bulls. The mentoring skills of both his grandfather and his uncle Master Guilherme Borba, proved pivotal to his future pathway, encouraging him to discover and learn the traditions associated with the majestic Lusitano horse

    On his 18th birthday António moved to his uncle’s home, the house of his grandfather, where he remains today with his family. Despite his passion for horses, António also completed a degree in engineering, like his father. He uses this knowledge helps him to interpret the dynamics and kinetic efforts of horses.

    Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE)
    In 1981, António joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (EPAE), once again under the guidance of his uncle he achieved great success, meeting the approval of his Master, the great Nuno de Oliveira. Master Nuno went on to give ABM the great honour and huge responsibility of working with his horses while he travelled to Australia. The Master, an old friend from the family, jokes: - “If you improve them, I’ll give them to you…”!

    Santo André Lusitanos
    Santo André Lusitanos is a Premier Dressage School ideally situated in a green and leafy haven just 15 minutes from Lisbon airport.

    The centre is dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of tuition in Classical Equitation. Lessons are taught by highly experienced instructors, under the guidance of António Borba Monteiro, Master of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art.


    “If you understand what the horse tells you, it’s always more relaxed and fun!”

    António encourages riders to respect the horse’s natural postures and uses this focus as a starting point, when instructing.


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    “ride from the horse”

    For more details see Santo André Lusitanos or Contact Us

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