Join us at the

Unbridled Retreat

at Sylvan Dale Ranch, Colorado

August 20 - 24 | 2023

Ready to break free of what’s holding you back?

The Unbridled Retreat is devoted to reconnecting you to your authentic self with the help of horses, nature, and supportive women. Immerse yourself in five days of transformation and life-changing breakthroughs at a beautiful Colorado dude ranch.

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Ready to break free of what’s holding you back?

The Unbridled Retreat is devoted to reconnecting you to your authentic self – with the help of horses, nature, and supportive women. Immerse yourself in 5 days of transformation and life-changing breakthroughs at a beautiful Colorado dude ranch.

The Unbridled Retreat is an adventure
for your mind, body and soul.

This is an empowering retreat, an opportunity to break free of whatever is holding you back. It’s not only a change of scenery — it’s the perfect backdrop for transformation. Explore the wide open spaces of Colorado and reconnect with yourself. Have your heart touched with the magic of horse and make friends for life.

Why it works:

Horses are highly intuitive animals, and are masters at reading human body language. They sense your energy and see you for who you are, not who you pretend to be. Horses give you honest, non-judgmental feedback that can help you reclaim your joy.

The Unbridled Retreat is a freeing, transformative experience.

You’ll share moments with horses and supportive women that change the way you see yourself and envision your future – while supporting you in becoming the most courageous, authentic version of you…guaranteed

At the end, you’ll be kicking up mountain dust
and galloping into the future with:

  • A clear vision, focus, and plan for what’s next in your life

  • Deeper trust in yourself

  • A stronger connection to your intuition

  • Tools to stay grounded and in the present moment

  • Support to take action and move forward

  • A sisterhood of like-minded friends and unforgettable memories

You can spend years in talk therapy and complain to others about what’s not working in your life, OR you can embark on a soul-stirring, life-changing adventure on a beautiful dude ranch.

There’s no playing small in Colorado where your soul can run free.

“It was like 10 years worth of personal growth in one weekend. Singularly TRANSFORMATIVE.”

Amy MusSOn

California

Is this retreat right for you?

This Retreat is for Women who want to:

  • Gain clarity and create a plan for what’s next in their life

  • Experience the healing power of horses at an authentic Colorado dude ranch

  • Increase confidence and horse knowledge in and out of the saddle

  • Experience peace and joy from living fully in the present

  • Revel in self-care, and NOT cook, clean, or take care of anyone else for five days

  • Make new friends and have FUN!

This Retreat is NOT for Women who:

  • Are looking for a horseback riding vacation only

  • Aren’t interested in personal growth and don’t want to learn about themselves

  • Have no desire or willingness to step outside their comfort zone

  • Don’t like small groups or getting to know new people

  • Are seeking therapy for a mental illness (the Retreat involves Equine Coaching which is a life coaching method)

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME UNBRIDLED?

Picture yourself…

Unplugging from the stress and demands of your everyday life, and having S P A C E to reconnect with your authentic self.

Bonding with supportive women who are committed to living their best lives.

Leaving self-doubt behind with the confidence to make sustainable positive changes in your life.

Picture yourself…

Unplugging from the stress and demands of your everyday life, and having S P A C E to reconnect with your authentic self.

Bonding with supportive women who are committed to living their best lives.

Leaving self-doubt behind with the confidence to make sustainable positive changes in your life.

“Devon’s kind and loving but strong support in guiding me to speak my truth has led to the most amazing, tranquil transformation at just the right time in my life.”

Courtney Blackburn

California

The Details

When

Sunday August 20th - Thursday August 24th, 2023

Where

Loveland, Colorado at Sylvan Dale Ranch

Sylvan Dale Ranch

Sylvan Dale Ranch

Ranch Accommodations

Private cabins are just steps from the river, with beautiful views overlooking the mountains. Each participant has a Suite-Style Single room with a private bathroom and outdoor porch.

Amazing and Healthy Meals

We’ve selected a versatile, delicious menu that will please all palates — including meat lovers, vegetarians, and those who are gluten-free. Each day, you’ll receive three homestyle meals made with only quality, wholesome ingredients. All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the retreat package, and alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.

Transportation

Denver International Airport is an hour and 10 minutes (65 miles) from Sylvan Dale Ranch. For transportation to the ranch from Denver International Airport, you are welcome to rent a car or book a shuttle with Genesis Executive transportation, which we have found is the most reliable, private car service with direct service to Sylvan Dale Ranch.

Introducing

Five Day Retreats

Book this five day retreat and get even more time to enjoy life unbridled! One more day means…

More time for horseback riding

Additional group equine coaching sessions

Extra time to reset and rejuvenate

Enjoy Beautiful Wide Open Spaces

Enjoy Beautiful Wide Open Spaces

Activities

Retreat Schedule

Click the button below to download a PDF version of the retreat schedule

Equine Coaching

Experience the magic of coaching with horses to shatter limiting beliefs, transform emotions, and reconnect with your heart, purpose, and passion.

Horseback Rides Galore

Continue connecting with your new horse friends as you soak up the beauty of Colorado from the best seat in the world — on horseback! Every day is a new riding adventure. ALL riding levels are welcome, including total beginners.

Evening Entertainment

Evenings are filled with optional activities, like the “Create Your Vision” workshop, and a line dancing lesson! From our cowgirl happy hours to group dinners, you’ll get to relax with the new friends you’ve made and have some fun!

Book with Ease

We offer payment plans and encourage travel insurance for all Unbridled Retreat guests. We have come to expect the unexpected and love knowing that your investment with us is protected.

What to Expect

Enjoy the natural beauty of Sylvan Dale Ranch – a 3,200 acre horse and cattle ranch with the Big Thompson river running through it. During your retreat we will be the only guests at the property, so you’ll be able to fully enjoy the gorgeous property and amenities.

Inspiration

Through eye-opening, heart-stirring, and freedom-creating activities, ignite your courage to step outside your comfort zone and try new things.

Community

You’ll reconnect with you and learn to share your authentic self with the world, starting with a small group of supportive women.

Unbridled Fun

We’ll be working as a team to sort cattle in the arena — get ready to let out some “Yeehaaws”. Fun, different, and a great way to unbridle your inner cowgirl!

Private Cabins

Private Cabins

equine coaching

Equine Coaching

“All the women in our retreat came up with a word that captured the essence of the experience: Connection. Peace. Release. Healing. Heartfelt. The arena, a tranquil healing space, gave each of us time to take in a deep breath and take away tremendous insight.

JODY, Colorado

“I can not begin to describe the significant difference Devon and the horses have made in my life. Coming home from the Retreat with such clarity and a plan empowered me in the most powerful ways. And as a result of our individual and group work, I have been able to acknowledge, honor, appreciate and love myself. It has been life-changing and I will always be grateful.”

TINA WEIN, California

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I returned home from Devon’s Retreat with a buoyant heart and a sense of self-respect that I hadn’t felt in years. I’d left my fear in the dust and had a ton of fun in the process!”

DEBORAH DONOHUE

“I regained my strength and confidence with the love and support of the woman and horses at the Unbridled Retreat. If you find your life could use a check up, then make the choice to attend. The best healing awaits you.

VICKI MOORE HIRSCH, Colorado

“I went to the Retreat without knowing what I was getting myself into. It turned out to be the best thing I could have done for myself. It was amazing to be with a group of supportive women who love horses. An unforgettable experience!”

ANGELA CAVALIERE, New Jersey

“I went in as a die-hard skeptic of the Retreat but was drawn to the prospect of the connection with horses. Little did I realize that the horses and other women would deeply and permanently touch my heart and help me discover a facet of my personality that I was completely unaware of before this Retreat. I emerged from the Retreat with a different perspective on life and a heightened commitment to living fully and authentically.

MARIANNE ZYCHAL, Pennsylvania

“I came to the Retreat eager to receive assistance accessing parts of myself and emotions that are usually elusive. I couldn’t have imagined the profound grounding and connection to my internal world that occurred. Devon is a powerful intuitive, and combined with the deep sensitivity of our horse partners, creates a spectacular container for deep healing. The other women who convened for this weekend were the just right cohort for beautiful support and camaraderie. I can’t recommend the Unbridled Retreat enough!”

CHRISTI JARLAND, North Dakota

“The Unbridled Retreat was a complete breakthrough. I’ll never forget Merlin, standing beside and supporting me while I stood there open and vulnerable in my authenticity. Devon, the other women, and the horses saw all of me, and I felt acknowledged in a new way. I left the Unbridled Retreat with undeniable confirmation, and trusting my heart.

ERIN KELLEY, Delaware

Book Your 5 Day Adventure

Sunday August 20th - Thursday August 24th, 2023

Your health and well-being are our top priority; the entire Ranch is exclusively reserved for our Unbridled Retreat. To read our health and safety policies, please click here.

Classic Retreat Package – $4,295

or 4 payments of $1,127.44*

The signature classic retreat package offers all-inclusive meals and private lodging with powerful group Equine Coaching Sessions. Every attendee receives personalized attention, hands-on horse time, Create Your Vision workshop, and life-changing results. What’s included:

  • five days of equine experiences

  • Group Equine Coaching
  • Horseback riding
  • Camaraderie and inspiration
  • Private lodging and healthy meals
  • Curated wellness gift bag
  • Taxes and services fees included.
  • Payment plans available at checkout, click here to learn more.

VIP Retreat Package – $5,295

or 4 payments of $1,389.94*

The VIP package is for clients who would like private coaching in addition to the Classic Retreat package. VIPs enjoy a private Equine Coaching Session and a luxurious massage during their stay for the ultimate wellness experience. What’s included:

  • Private Equine Coaching Session

  • Relaxing 60-minute massage

  • five days of equine experience

  • Group Equine Coaching
  • Horseback riding
  • Camaraderie and inspiration
  • Private lodging and healthy meals
  • Curated wellness gift bag
  • Taxes and services fees included.
  • Payment plans available at checkout, click here to learn more.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • We offer payment plans through Paythen. To learn more about how payment plans work, click here. Please note that a 5% processing fee is added to the total retreat price for all payment plans.

  • If you cancel your reservation, please note that your deposit is non-refundable. To read our full Cancellation Policy, please click here.

  • We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. Please note that to receive the full benefit of travel insurance, it needs to be purchased within 14 days of booking. Please click here to learn more about travel insurance for your Unbridled Retreat!

Frequently Asked Questions

This retreat is for ALL riding levels, including if you’re brand new to horses, haven’t ridden in years, or have been riding your whole life. Sylvan Dale Ranch has wonderful, safe horses for every riding level. No horse experience necessary to attend.

Quite simply, it’s healing through horses. As prey animals, horses are highly intuitive and masters at reading human body language. They sense your energy and see you for who you are, not who you pretend to be. Horses give you honest, non-judgmental feedback that can help you reclaim your authentic self.

How much longer do you want to feel stuck, unfulfilled, and HIDING who you are? If you’ve read this far, you know it’s time for a soul-nourishing adventure!

Only the morning Equine Coaching sessions are a must-do. We encourage you to join the group horseback rides or you can simply relax, journal, hang out by the pool, get a massage (you can book one while you’re at the ranch), or go on a hike in the beautiful mountains.

Enjoy creek-side morning yoga/pilates stretching during your retreat! This experience is a fantastic way to connect with your body before your day with the horses. Yoga is optional and takes places Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7am. No yoga experience necessary to attend, mats are provided or you can bring your own mat.

Attendees tend to be between 35 — 65 years old, but all women 21 years old and up are welcome. This retreat is limited to 14 participants.

We require all participants to be fully vaccinated 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date. If you have recently been infected we need a doctor’s note that says you’re no longer contagious or proof of a negative COVID test. To read our full COVID policies, click here.

We offer one time payments or installment plans through Paythen, a secure payment platform that will break your payment into three equal installments. To learn more about payment plans through Paythen, click here. Upon booking, you will be responsible for a deposit, which is non-refundable. We strongly encourage travel insurance for all Unbridled Retreats, to learn more click here. To read our full cancellation policies, please click here.

Your registration includes lodging, meals, group Equine Coaching Sessions, Horseback Rides, Create Your Vision Workshop, tax and service fees.

The VIP Retreat Package also includes a private Equine Coaching Session, in-room luxurious massage, and post-retreat Virtual Coaching Session.

Registration does not include flights, airport transportation, alcohol, or gratuity for ranch staff (optional and encouraged).

Denver International Airport is located one hour and ten minutes from the ranch.
For transportation to the ranch from Denver International Airport we recommend Genesis Executive Transportation, which we have found is the most reliable, private car service with direct service to Sylvan Dale Ranch.

There is free Wi-Fi and some cell phone service on the ranch, although reception is spotty. You are highly encouraged to UNPLUG as much as you can. Take a look at our recommended packing list and what to expect at Sylvan Dale Ranch for more information on how to prepare for your adventure.

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Meet your guide, Devon Combs

Devon Combs is the founder of Unbridled Retreats, and leader of the award-winning Unbridled Retreat for women.

She is a globally recognized Equine Coach, inspirational speaker, and contributing author in the Amazon bestseller, Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories from Inspiring Women.

Named “Equestrian of the Wellness World” by esteemed Canyon Ranch Resort in Arizona, Devon helps women find clarity and purpose through the healing power of horses.

Her synergy with horses and expert intuitive coaching provide profound breakthroughs to participants who seek to unlock their unlimited potential.

A lifelong horsewoman with a charismatic and down-to-earth attitude, Devon experienced the healing powers of horses firsthand. Her transformational work with others grew directly out of her own journey through bulimia and depression, where at the crossroads, equine therapy saved her life. It opened the door to her life’s work of connecting others with horses for healing and spiritual renewal.

Devon and her work have been featured in Travel and Leisure, Sunset Magazine, Travel to Wellness, on Good Morning America, in COWGIRL Magazine, Horse Illustrated Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, AvidLifestyle Magazine on Horsemanship Radio, and Glambition Radio. To learn more, visit unbridledretreats.com.