My girlfriends and I recently completed an AWESOME 5 day trip to the Flying R Ranch in West Plains, MO. This group has done 100 mile treks in the Pyrenees in Catalonia, Spain, and many of us are endurance riders who like a challenging trail. The trails were gorgeous and available for all levels of riders, from Jesse James (a challenging, rocky, and pitch steep challenging trail), to the bucolic Annie Oakley trail which passes through pine forests bordering the Mark Twain National Forest, and the beautiful North Fork river. Many water crossings, caves, and in April the dogwoods were in full bloom, making areas of the Annie Oakley trail look like a fairy bower with arching white blooms everywhere. The trail was lined with blue flowering Sweet William and even though the campground was full with a fun and interesting mule obstacle and jumping challenge, the trails were not crowded. With a one ton Dodge and a 34' Lakota LQ trailer, I was also pleased with how spacious the campsites were, with water / electric and many with pull through, adjacent to corrals with deep wood shavings for your horse. After doing the fun obstacle horse - with some great and challenging trail obstacles - you can literally ride hours and miles in all directions without criss crossing the well marked trails, and the ranch provides you with a digital map app for your phone so you never get lost. At the end of a hard day of riding, you can also purchase meal packages and with my gluten, egg and dairy allergies, I was bowled over by how accomodating the staff were to my dietary needs and the great meals they prepared. A highlight of the trip was a steak and potato cookout at night, where we rode down to the North Fork, picketed our horses, and shared good food and good memories with new friends. As an equine attorney, I see a LOT of equine campgrounds. This ranks in my top 3 and I can't wait to come back. Soon!