Prairie Hills Experience with Ronnie Smith Kennels

Prairie Hills Experience with Ronnie Smith Kennels

Working dogs at Prairie Hills

Working dogs at Prairie Hills

A Premier Outdoor Couples' Retreat with Bird Dogs, Fly Fishing, Shooting and Unique Experiences in the Osage!

For the past few years our little bird dog mecca in Osage County has provided guests and clients respite from the fast paced hectic world. The bluestem covered prairie hills dotted with oak groves is a place where you can sit on a rock ridge and let your mind relax as you watch the colors of the hills morph in the evening light. It is a place that offers a fun, relaxing environment to work and learn more about the bird dogs we love so much. Inspired by people's reaction to the area and their enjoyment of working dogs here, we have decided to offer a wholly unique Osage outdoor weekend retreat to help people hone their skills and create their own upland adventures. We are fortunate to be able to bring on some extremely talented people in the industry to create a memorable, multi-faceted experience that incorporates all of the outdoor elements that we have a passion for.

The great outdoors provides incomparable opportunity for adventures. Our group of instructors will focus on helping attendees achieve their outdoor adventure goals. We will spend a fun-filled weekend combining in-depth coaching on living and hunting with your bird dog and instruction on shooting and fly fishing. Both Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love will be tailoring instruction to help individuals with their dogs in the field. Stephen Haynes, founder of Dog Specialist, will be available to help individuals with home training or obedience needs. Reid Bryant, Endorsed Operations Manager at Orvis, will be giving fly fishing instruction. Shawn Roberts will provide shooting instruction on Saturday. Joni Nash will be on hand for the weekend as hostess and event coordinator.

Attendees are encouraged to bring one of their own pointing bred dogs to work with during the weekend. There will be opportunity to get some bird work in with your dog each day. The weekend is designed to help attendees with all aspects of living and hunting with their pointing companion. There will be instructors dedicated to both field work and home obedience skills.

These private coaching sessions are balanced with a taste of the Osage. On Saturday afternoon participants will have the opportunity of a private tour highlighting Osage County history at Woolaroc Museum. Woolaroc is a 3,700 acre wildlife preserve in Osage County that was established in 1925 as the personal ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. Woolaroc is a testament to the unique lifestyle in the Osage during that time and also a museum with an outstanding collection of western art, artifacts, and one of the finest collections of Colt firearms in the world. Part of the tour will include a behind the scenes tour of the private rooms in the Phillips' lodge. Osage County is proud of its history and heritage and we look forward to sharing this experience with you.

The ultimate cowboy luxury lodging will be provided at the Pioneer Woman's Boarding House. This small town, boutique hotel contains 8 luxurious rooms that have been personally designed and decorated by Ree and Ladd Drummond. Rooms at the Boarding House have been known to book 6 months out in less than an hour and we are fortunate to have been able to secure them for this event. The day's activities will culminate with private dinners created by the Pioneer Woman's Mercantile at their special event center in downtown Pawhuska.

This unique weekend retreat offers a taste of the very things that makes Osage County so special. This is a small group event, catering to each couple's needs. There are only a total of 7 couples' tickets available for this event. Only one ticket needed per couple.

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General Itinerary

General Itinerary

Friday, June 24:

  • Check-in at RSK and drop off dogs and/or any equipment.
  • Get settled in at the Pioneer Woman Boarding House and enjoy wine and cheese on the private balcony with fellow attendees.
  • The group will enjoy a private dinner catered by the Mercantile at the Pioneer Woman Event Center.

Saturday, June 25:

  • Morning pastries and coffee will be provided by Pioneer Woman Mercantile followed by a morning of field work with the dogs, discussion on home obedience, fly fishing instruction, and shooting instruction.
  • After the morning sessions, a ranch lunch will be provided at Prairie Hills. That afternoon the group will enjoy a short Mercedes-Benz van ride from Pawhuska to Woolaroc for a private tour of a local gem, the historical ranch of Frank Phillips and museum, sharing the unique history of the area and how it was shaped by Native Americans, cowboys, outlaws, oilmen, and many other vibrant American characters.
  • The group will enjoy a private dinner catered by the Mercantile at the Pioneer Woman Event Center.

Sunday, June 26:

  • Following pastries and coffee by The Mercantile, Sunday morning will bring the entire group together for bird dog work in the field. A ranch lunch will be provided at Prairie Hills before the group breaks up to head home.

Tickets Will Go Fast!

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This is an all inclusive weekend. One ticket per couple provides the following:

  • Two nights stay in at the Boarding House (Friday & Saturday night),
  • Pioneer Woman pastry breakfasts (Saturday & Sunday morning),
  • Ranch Lunches (Saturday & Sunday),
  • Pioneer Woman private dinners at the Mercantile Event Center (Friday & Saturday night),
  • Private tour of Woolaroc, including transportation via Roaming the Osage to and from Woolaroc (Saturday afternoon),
  • One morning of private instruction on shooting, and fly fishing, 
  • Two mornings of private instruction on bird dog field work and obedience,
  • Two nights boarding for the couple's dog at RSK.

*Transportation to and from Pawhuska for the event are not included.

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