Awards & Recognition


2014 • RanchWeb.com • Gene Kilgore 2014 2013 • RanchWeb.com • Gene Kilgore 2013 World’s Best Ranches Award

Over the past two years, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo has earned the Gene Kilgore “World’s Best Ranches Award” from RanchWeb.com “in recognition of excellence, your unwavering dedication to guest ranching, along with the superb hospitality you share with guests.” RanchWeb.com is the #1 website for dude ranch vacations worldwide, and Westgate River Ranch was cited for its high quality of service and dedicated equestrian program, as well as for achieving Best of Class standing among dude ranches and receiving excellent testimonials from guests.




2012 • Tripadvisor • Certificate of Excellence Winner

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo has received the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.




2011 • Florida Chapter of the National Skeet Shooting Association Skeet Club of the Year

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo was named “Skeet Club of the Year” by the Florida chapter of the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) for its outstanding contributions to the sport of skeet shooting in the state of Florida. Founded in 1928, the NSSA is the world’s largest skeet shooting organization and hosts the annual World Skeet Championships. With state-of-the-art facilities, the Trap and Skeet Range at Westgate River Ranch offers an exciting opportunity for guests to test their skills.