Clinics Offered

Devil's Hole Ranch offers three types of clinics, all in Nowalk, WI, from May into October each year:

Cattle Drive Clinics,
Horse Driving Clinics,
and Cattle Roping Clinics.

Due to Devil's Hole Ranch's long standing heritage, traditions, and diversified operations with cattle, horses, and people, it is uniquely qualified to offer these clinic opportunities. With the educational purpose of helping participants gain confidence and knowledge in their horsemanship skills as well as cattle-handling skills, participants are given the opportunity to experience an authentic ranch setting.

The Ranch Clinics are distinct and remarkable for a number of reasons. The value of the clinics certainly exceeds the cost. Our Clinics are priced lower than comparable clinics anywhere else in the country. Our customers tell us time and time again that our Clinics are exceptional. They are challenging both mentally and physically and provide an unbeatable experience. We ensure that our customers are treated with respect and encouraged to participate to the fullest level of their training and comfort. Our customers receive positive, constructive feedback and suggestions from our expert Clinic Instructors. Participants can come to our Clinics over and over again and be guaranteed that they will continue to improve their horsemanship and cattle-handling skills. Participants can meet new friends and have fun each and every time! There is no need to travel hundreds of miles away when we have it all right here in the Upper Midwest! 

“Experience of a lifetime...”
— Lisa, 2017 Clinic Participant
Highly recommend this place! Challenging terrain, family-friendly, and amazing food!
— 2017 Clinic Participant

Cattle Drive ClinicS

Clinic instructors: Doc, morgan, willow, and adrian

As a full-functioning ranch, we give our cattle herds a lot of attention. We practice rotational grazing with our Black Angus cattle in order to have the best beef possible and to sustain the environment. Participants in our Cattle Drive Clinics will gain actual experience moving cows, calves, and bulls. You will further experience how we work with the land to provide the ideal environment for our cattle, our horses, and the wildlife. Cattle Drive participants will improve their horsemanship and cattle-handling skills. 

The itinerary for the 2018 Cattle Drive Clinics is more structured than in the past. Feedback from past participants has been to create a more purposeful itinerary. We look forward to providing the best possible experience and education for you this summer.  

Since you will actually be one of our ranchers during the Clinic, there is a certain expectation that you understand the risks and dangers of participating and are prepared and up for the challenge. Safety is our number one priority and we cherish the opportunity to share a safe, fun, enjoyable weekend with you!

See you on the Ranch!  

Horse Driving Clinics

Clinic instructors: Adrian and dennis

Devil's Hole Ranch and Bristow Farm have combined their strengths and teamed up to offer a Horse Driving Clinic - and what a clinic it will be! This unique and effective Clinic will focus on both the Draft and the Driving (carriage) horse. Over the weekend, you will experience and work with some of the best in the driving world.

This Horse Driving Clinic will be tailored to your needs and level, whether the basics or an advanced level. Participants will have the opportunity to experience both pasture and roadwork. Training will include safety, harness, putting to, horse training, and driver training. The opportunity to learn while in a natural setting enhances the learning and the enjoyment. 

If you want to learn and leave knowing the "how-to's" of driving, this is the clinic for you!


Cattle Roping Clinics


Loren has had a passion for roping since his childhood. He has extensive experience in both the pasture, working on ranches, and in the arena, roping in the PRCA. He is a four-time WRA champion. He is a Great Lakes PRCA Rodeo finals qualifier and has $50,000 in career earnings.

Come and learn how to become a better roper and a better horseman with Loren to guide you!


What's next?

Check out our Clinic Schedule to find a time that works for you! 

Learn more about our Clinic Instructors and their experience!

Let's Ride (or Drive)! Register now (and don't forget the lodging)!