Jul 10, 2019
Meet Anna Leonard, Pine Ridge Dude Ranch Director of Sales and Marketing. Anna comes with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily with national chains such as Marriott and Hilton. She received her BA in Sports Management from Johnson and Wales University and then her Masters in Education from New York University.
"We have an amazing story to share about the history of the ranch," says Anna. "This property was in business for 40 years until the prior owner passed away unexpectedly at 50 years old in 2017. 34 horses were taken to an auction and 90 jobs were lost in a poor, rural community that serviced 50,000 guests per year. The barn manager at the time organized a comprehensive effort to save the horses from the auction and purchased the property in January of 2018."
Since the ranch was purchased, over $2 million dollars has been invested in renovations. The ranch re-opened on April 1, 2018 and has been featured as a Top 10 Family Vacation by Resorts & Lodges in addition to Family Vacation Critic. Pine Ridge Dude Ranch was also chosen as the Top 100 Family Spots by Hudson Valley Parent Magazine for 2019. You can read about more about their story in Hudson Valley Magazine “The Pine Ridge Dude Ranch Comes Back to Life" and OffMetroNY “Pine Ridge Dude Ranch: A Story of Love and Legacy."