Join actress Debbe Dunning (formerly the Tool Time girl from Home Improvement) as she travels the U.S. and showcases the best dude ranches in the country. Each week, Debbe Dunning's Dude Ranch Roundup will visit a different dude ranch and show fans the wonderful amenities each ranch has to offer. From the white water rapids of Colorado to mountain biking in Arizona, these ranches offer fun and adventure against a backdrop of natural beauty.
Check out Debbe on KTLA talking about her new RFD-TV show. Debbe Dunning's Dude Ranch Roundup will air this fall on RFD-TV.
What Inspired Debbe Dunning’s Dude Ranch Roundup? Find out more from Debbe Dunning below.
I recalled the fantastic dude ranch that I took my daughter to as a surprise when she was a little girl. We reached out to the owner Russell True at the White Stallion Ranch in Arizona, the same one we had visited 10 years earlier, and he was more than excited about the idea of showcasing his ranch on our show. Russell True, former two-time president of the Dude Ranchers Association, has since been lassoed in as a consultant and coordinator for the show sharing his expertise and much valued knowledge along the way. My goal is to visit all of the dude ranches across the U.S. and beyond and feature all of the wonderful amenities each Ranch has to offer. I was quite nervous at the first production meeting but that quickly subsided in all of 10 minutes. I met with my cameraman and make-up artist and knew they had the passion and support needed for what I was trying to accomplish. The next few months we worked diligently to create a quality experience that I could share with all of you.
Everything we shoot is original and unrehearsed. Together we will take on the white-water rapids in Colorado, we’ll mountain bike through the deserts of Tucson, we’ll discover the petroglyphs of the Arizona mountains and we’ll zipline through the trees in Montana. I’ll bring the dude ranch experience right into your living room because I want to share with you everything these amazing ranches have to offer.
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had admiration and love for horses. I feel so blessed that my job has taken me to this point in my life where I can be around them every day. Often filmed from the saddle, I can’t wait to share with you the diversity in each and every dude ranch and hope someday that you consider taking your family to experience it yourself first hand. From my heart I can tell you, it’s an experience like no other!