Welcome to Prairie Oak Ranch, a total horsemanship training centre with a focus on cutting and the western life style.

Owner/manager Cub Wright is the riding instructor at Prairie Oak, and the 2008 Canadian Open Cutting Champion, one of three woman in over 40 years to have won this title. Cub is a world renowned trainer, coach and clinician and has had students travel from Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Australia, Sweden and Brazil to ride with her. Situated near Okotoks, 30 minutes south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the ranch facilities include an indoor heated arena and barn, outdoor square and round pens and plenty of open ranch land on which to ride and enjoy your horse. The ranch staff also accesses the amazing riding country in the Alberta foothills for day rides with students.

The instructional program at Prairie Oak Ranch offers beginner, intermediate and advanced riders of all ages the opportunity to advance their riding skills, be it recreational or competitive.

The program is also geared to design individual programs for riders and horses to prepare them to be competitive in the cutting pen.

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After many months of serious thought I have decided to hang up my cutting spurs. It has  been a great opportunity and I thank my students for sharing the ride. Those that still wanted to cut have been taken over by some of the other trainers. I wish them well.

I will still be continuing my riding program for the recreatioanl riders and their horses.


Selling for a client

Jeff Smith custom hand tooled cutting saddle. 16 inch seat. Ridden in very little, like new. $2800.00. If intested give me call 403 850 0617

Ranch Activities  


Wine Wednesday is every second Wednesday. Topics of interest: yoga on horse back, horse nutrition,trail safety,first aid for your horse, roping for beginners and much more. Call Cub 403 850 0617 to sign up. Fee of $20.00 per night


Cowboy challenge Wednesday  from 10:00 until 12:00. Drop in fee of $25.00 confirmation of attendance is required so as to not over load the arena. Coaching is available at an additional fee.


Flag work Fridays starting at 6:30 p.m.Please confirm before Friday.



Gift certificates available for Christmas for lessons and the various activities.












Prairie Oak Ranch near Okotoks, just south of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Helping riders from beginner advanced of all ages the opportunity to advance their riding skills. Offering western dressage and horsemanship lessons in Okotoks, Western riding lessons, horse riding evaluations, Arabian horses, clinics, Horse farm western birthday parties.