Flying G Ranch - Sand Springs, OK
Situated on a 2,000-acre working cattle ranch in the beautiful rolling hills of northeast Oklahoma, a few miles west of Sand Springs and Tulsa. It is hardwood-covered rolling hills and flat river bottomland, just south of the Arkansas River. They have hundreds of acres of large, cleared pastures for cattle and horses. They also have several pecan orchards, on the ranch and elsewhere in the eastern portion of the state, where they grow several varieties of paper shell pecans, and native pecans.
The Flying G Ranch offers some of the best trail ridings you will find. Group trail rides on the picturesque trails of the ranch are available for small or large groups. Trail rides offer one hour in the saddle in large open pastures, on winding wooded trails full of wildlife, up and down hills, and through creeks and streams.
Keep your eyes open as you ride since you might just spot Clydesdales, Texas longhorn cattle, deer, turkeys, or a variety of smaller native birds including indigo buntings, orioles, egrets, and hawks. The trail rides are challenging, but suitable for beginners, and the trail horses are well-trained and make riding fun. Bring your camera; the vistas are fantastic and the views of the Tulsa skyline are like none you have ever seen. Trail rides are scheduled year-round.
The basic trail ride package at the Flying G Ranch includes one hour of time in the saddle, and horses are tacked up and ready for your arrival. For those who enjoy a little extra time with the horses, your help is welcome in untacking, grooming, and treating the horses after the ride. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes with a heel (boots preferred).
The Flying G Ranch has been raising quality Polled Herefords since the late 1920s. As one of the oldest Polled Hereford operations still under continuous operation, they feel it is their duty to carry on the traditions started by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell. Mrs. Campbell bought her first cattle after seeing Polled Herefords at a livestock show in Texas as a young girl, living in Anadarko, Oklahoma. The ranch was established in Sand Springs, Oklahoma in 1932 after moving here for Mr. Campbell to find work as the Great Depression was taking hold.
If you knew them, you would know her parents as hard-working, honest, and true characters. Each had a distinct personality that set them apart from everyone else. They, like their cattle, made no pretenses: ready to work, no-frills, no fads, no gimmicks. They bred their cattle to have the quality of mind and disposition, and quantity of muscle and frame.
They have quality breeding stock for sale year-round. They also offer herd bull prospects, bred, and open heifers. And occasionally purchase cows and heifers to compliment their herd.