2011 Guest Book


We take great joy to get to know so many wonderful
and interesting guests from all over the world ...

Bits and Pieces from the 2011 Ride the Wind Ranch
Guest Book ...





May 2011
Thank you so much for the wonderful time at your ranch. We had a lot of fun with you and your boys. These days were the best part of our Canada trip. The very tasty meals, the great horses, the Longhorns, the cabins, nothing could be any better ! You made us feel at home and a great place to relax.
Hopefully until soon.
Sina and Alex, Germany


May 2011
Dear Marty, Kathy, Joe and Ben
Thank you for such a lovely holiday ! A million miles away from London and Edmonton... Great horses, food and company. You have moved to a beautiful place, we hope to see you again ! 
Sarah and Mike , London/Edmonton


June 2011
Dear Rissi Family,
Thank you very much for letting me feel at home once again. I hope to see you soon again !
Isabelle, Switzerland


June 2011
This has been an amazing adventure to access such well trained and willing horses. The ranch is beautiful and its blend of nature and hand built fences. We were treated to Kathy's excellent cooking. We feel like real cowboys/girls as we venture the trails now. Thanks for everything !
Janice and Steve, Nova Scotia


June 2011
Wow, what can I say ? It has been an incredible experience. Thank you so much for being willing to share your beautiful home and allow such a variety of skills on your gentle horses. Your animal's calm, gentle spirits tells me loads about you as their owners. It has been an unforgettable experience and one I look forward to repeating in the near future !
Heidi, Lethbridge, Alberta


June 2011
Thanks so much for the wonderful time we had at your Ride the Wind Ranch. We enjoyed the excellent food, the gorgeous scenery, the horseback riding including the move of the Longhorns to the new pasture. You have a wonderful place.
Beatrice and Heinz, Cochrane, Alberta


July 2011
Once more we stayed here and enjoyed again every day at Ride the Wind Ranch. The whole Rissi family knows how to make the guests feel comfortable and happy. We enjoyed the good food, the accommodation, and I the well trained horse. We leave with the thought of coming back again.
Rosemarie and Werner, B.C.


July 2011
Dear Marty, Kathy, Joe and Ben,
we just wanted to say Thank You so much for a wonderful few days on the ranch. Your hospitality is extremely generous and you've made us feel like guests in your home. The food was delicious and we have loved getting to know you all !
Lauren and James, England


July 2011
Dear Marty, Kathy, Joe and Ben,
thank you for a couple of wonderful days. It was fabulous to meet your guests, from around the world. Your hospitality was over the top. Great meals, excellent company and lovely evening chats over the campfire, marshmallows and coffee. We will definitely return and tell others.
Dawn, Jerry and Rachel, Alberta


July 2011
Kathy and Marty, what a wonderful place you have. I so enjoyed the two days here away from my busy city life in Calgary. I can't think of anything better than watching your herd of Paint horses from my cabin deck. You have a superb understanding of horses. Thanks Kathy for having no problems catering to my vegetarian diet, your food was so tasty and healthy. You are so lucky to have this piece of heaven. I will certainly be back.
Rose, Ireland/Calgary


July 2011
Our second visit to Ride the Wind Ranch was wonderful, you are a beautiful family and have a special talent for putting your guests at ease and promoting total relaxation. We so enjoyed the delicious and hearty meals, wonderful riding, cozy cabins, delightful company, entertaining stories, fun campfires and such peacefulness, it was the perfect vacation.
Ann and Jenna, Canada


August 2011
Dear Kathy, Marty, Joe and Ben,
I spent a wonderful week at Ride the Wind Ranch. Horses, Longhorn cattle, landscape, all is so beautiful. You take time to explain the western riding as well as what we see in the forest. I really enjoyed riding on the forested trails and loping. A special thank you to Winterhawk, he is a very good horse ! Kathy, your meals were delicious and tasty. Your whole family is very welcoming and I liked to talk to you. I hope I will come back someday !
Vanessa, Suisse


August 2011
The past two days have just been great. The food and company were more than was expected. Your warm hospitality made us feel right at home. Awesome surroundings made our time here very enjoyable. Thanks for all you did to make us feel welcome.
Jim and Judy, Alberta


August 2011
Thanks for a wonderful cowgirl holiday. The Moose Cabin was clean and comfortable. The food was delicious. And the trail rides were awesome.
Mary, Canada


August 2011
The first word we said, when we arrive was "Wow"! You live in a wonderful place and give us the chance to spend time in this paradise. We spent a great week at your beautiful Ride the Wind Ranch. The landscapes are unbelievable and all is so quiet. The horses and Longhorns are really beautiful, the bunnies are funny and so sweet.
You have been great hosts, the meals were delicious and good conversations. This holiday is unforgettable and Alberta is really wonderful !
Marjorie and Veronique, Switzerland


September 2011
Thanks for a wonderful end to my summer ! Great company and delicious meals - lovely to get to know your family. Wish I didn't have to return to Toronto so soon - I'll be telling everyone about Ride the Wind.
Carole, Ontario, Canada

September 2011
Coming here was very special. Meeting you was great, you have done so much to create a magical place for so many. I enjoyed brushing and saddling Kiowa. The loping was great and the forest walk so pretty. It is wonderful to find a place where one knows that the people are stewards of the lands and the kitchen as well, Kathy !
Maureen, Alberta

September 2011
Thank you for this wonderful place to stay and for the home cooked meals. I enjoyed every minute of my stay here. I hope you will continue to bring joy to others in the years to come. I loved meeting the horses and the wonderful woods. Nearby Crimson Lake and Twin Lakes are very nice too. Both Joe and Ben are well behaved and friendly with guests.
Jen, Calgary

September 2011
Thank you so much for the wonderful three days at your ranch ! Just like in Paradise ! The meals are delicious, the cabins are so cozy, the horses are "to-fall-in-love-with" , the view is breath taking, the horseback riding is wonderful, and your hospitality -so welcoming ! Thanks for everything !
Nicole and George from Switzerland

September 2011
Thanks for letting us stay with you. Loved the cabins, the view, the hot tub, fire pit and hospitality. It was great for accommodating my vegetarian girlfriend; much appreciated. 
Alex and Jaime, Alberta, Canada

September 2011
Dear Kathy, Marty, Joe and Ben, We sure enjoyed the warm fall days with lots of sunshine and your super hospitality. We fell in Love with our riding horses "Winterhawk" and "Winddancer" loved the riding in this lovely landscape (Alberta's forest). Your Longhorn cattle fascinated us big time !
Helmut and Heide, the B.C. Swiss

October 2011
It's like god took a tiny piece of heaven and put it down here on earth; that is how we would describe this place. Your hospitality was incredible. Food was amazing; Jason took two full 2nd servings of supper both nights ! You and your children are some of the nicest people we have ever met !  And of course your beautiful horses. Thank you to Bear and Cheyenne, our riding buddies for these days. What an amazing experience. Alberta Western Living... you certainly experience it perfectly here. We will be back soon !
Jason and Jennifer, Alberta, Canada

October 2011
We couldn't think of a better end to our honeymoon up North than staying with you ! The horseback riding with Winterhawk and Kiowa, grilling hot dogs and eating s'mores on the campfire ride, moving and sorting out the longhorn cattle, enjoying the cozy cabin and the delicious meals at the ranch house with you ... these days have just been awesome and we will miss you all ! Take good care of you !
Mirjam and Andreas, Switzerland



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