A congenial ceremony took place recently at Rancho LA Ponderosa, in which owners Luis ‘Lucho’ Claro and Ramon Herrera bestowed the ultimate equestrian honor upon two repeat guests, Susan Kathleen Pryde and Rory Cassidy. The two have been coming to the ranch for many years, riding and enjoying Aruba’s beauty from horse-trail perspectives.
Luis and Ramon, honored Susan and Rory as Distinguished “Caballista” of Aruba, a title which immediately qualified them as Rancho La Ponderosa Crew Members.
Ramon explains that the love for horses and especially those at La Ponderosa is shared by Susan and Roy, who visit their favorite ranch each time they are on Aruba.
Lucho who is one of the island’s most respected horsemen reports his Paso Fino horses return the love, and turn out their smoothest gaits in honor of the repeat guests.
The ranch, famous for forging personal relationships with clients, which reach beyond the duration of the day-tour, developed a friendship with Susan and Roy, in appreciation of their many visits.
With more than 30 years of experience, Rancho La Ponderosa remains a top choice among visitors and local residents, and as the place to go for outstanding horseback riding experiences.
The ranch which received an award of excellence by Princess Cruises as Tour of the Season for 2009/2010, recently also obtained that coveted title for 2010/2011. The award designed to recognize excellence among local tour operators serving Princess Cruises passengers when on the island for a stop-over, was based on high ratings and positive passenger comments, in addition to the tour being of excellent value to cruise ship passengers.
Pictured here receiving the Distinguished “Caballista” of Aruba award, riders Susan & Roy, flanked by Lucho, Ramon and the rest of the crew.