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Nestled in the beautiful Uinta Mountain range, Skyrider Wilderness Ranch is a 17000 acres ranch located in Tabiona, Utah. The Ranch was bought and expanded upon by D. Gary Young who made that place what it is now. He fell in love with this place at the moment he laid eyes upon it. Even more so, that after Gary’s death on May 12th, 2018, in Gary’s honor, Young Living donated 11,597 Acres to create a conservation easement and the largest conservation easement donation in the history of The Nature Conservancy’s Utah chapter. Young Living is committed to preserving and protecting vital habitat for wildlife, as well as for current and future generations. Skyrider Wilderness Ranch stands as the symbol of this philosophy to the world.

 

 

Donald Gary Young (July 11, 1949 – May 12, 2018) was an American businessman specializing in essential oils and alternative healthcare. He was the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Young Living, a Utah-based multi-level marketing company that sells essential oils and dietary supplements. Gary is wildly recognized as the father of modern essential oils.

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    D. Gary Young Founder of Young Living Essential Oils.

In D Gary Young words himself:

“For the past few years, I had been thinking about buying a ranch as my own getaway—a place to rest. I was always looking and at one time was considering a ranch in Montana but didn’t have time to fly up to look at it. Then in the fall of 2014, while hunting elk, I was told about an elk ranch in Tabiona that had been repossessed by the bank and had been sitting empty for about five years.

“I became curious and felt a bit of excitement, and I decided to take a look. Mary and I flew to Duchesne, where we were picked up by the real estate agent. It was beautiful and serene, and the rugged mountain terrain and gentle sloping valleys were so engaging. I felt a peacefulness as if going back in time.

“It seemed strange, but as we came closer, I was amazed at the majestic construction set back against the mountain overlooking the valley. I could see that the lodge had not been taken care of and was in a rather deplorable state. The grounds were full of weeds, and tons of rocks had been pushed up against the windows, completely blocking the natural light.

“It was supposed to be an elk ranch, but the elk were skinny and were all bulls, which presented a slight problem that I would have to solve. The land was wide open and flat—perfect for farming perfect for many things. If this were mine, I would have my safe haven away from people and the cement city, and I could create and build as I desired.

The excitement of the newness reminded me of how I felt when I signed the papers for my section of land in Canada that was part of the homestead act, but the circumstances were very different. “When we walked through the doors into the huge kitchen, we found our eyes following the immense stonework of the fireplace up toward the ceiling.

Around the corner on the other side of the stone wall was yet another huge fireplace, built to warm the spacious living room that had a wonderful, alluring energy. Massive logs spanned the ceiling that was about 25 feet high, and beautiful handcrafted scenes of the great outdoors and the animals that ruled were eloquently carved in the walls.

“The original owners built it as a hunting lodge but never finished it for financial reasons. Drawers were missing handles, tile work was not finished, and many cabinets had not been installed. But the possibilities were enormous for me and for Young Living, and the ideas were spinning in my head.

It was perfect—my sanctuary where I could work and build as I wanted, envelop myself in the spaciousness of the isolation, breathe pure air, and drink unpolluted well water. The realization of my dream was before me, and, of course, true to my nature, I wanted to share my dream with my Young Living family.

“I made the bank an offer that was less than half of what they wanted. Naturally, the bank wanted more than what I was willing to pay, but they also wanted the property off their books. They tried to make a deal with me, but I was unwavering with my offer: “Take it or leave it.” Within 24 hours, they took it, and on March 12, 2015, I purchased the 3,748-acre ranch at my price.

Everyone marveled, but it was meant to be. In that same year, I also purchased several other pieces of property adjacent to the ranch that I could farm, bringing the total to 4,500 acres.

“I looked out over the fields and the majestic mountains that spanned the Duchesne River at 6,500 feet to the mountain tops at 10,000 feet, and I could see all the potential that God’s paradise could bring to our Young Living family, from corporate activities to member retreats.

“In my mind, I could see the new Elk Barn Inn with its gigantic kitchen, sleeping rooms, and big dining and meeting areas on the top floor, with the elk pens below with the baby elk.

I could see that old-fashioned barn dance in the horse barn and my horse saddled to take me to the mountain. I needed a garage for Mary and then a gym on the second floor. “I could see the einkorn swaying in the wind, and the new distillery was busy with members who were there for the harvest of the crops that would eventually be planted.

“It was all mine, mine to create and build as my vision grew. My eyes welled up as my feelings of gratitude went to my Father. This was home, to enjoy my final opportunity where I could fulfill the dreams of my creation, and live a life of peace and happiness, and ride up to God’s living room and feel His presence for whatever time was left that He was going to give me.

D. Gary Young, Young Living Founder

Skyrider Wilderness Ranch is Utah’s first nursery for deseret horn sheep.

For years, Young Living’s Skyrider Wilderness Ranch has been a destination for hunters. Wildlife enthusiasts have come from around the world to be part of their guided game hunts. The ranch is located in the Uinta mountain range, just outside of Tabiona, Utah, and its pinon forests and rocky bluffs are home to thriving populations of native animals. Beyond that, the ranch has a commercial high-fence domestic elk preserve, which has been the foundation for the ranch as a hunting outfitter.

Conservation has always been at the core of the Skyrider ranch’s hunts, but now, conservation will move the ranch in a new direction as Utah’s first Desert Big Horn Sheep Nursery. In a first-of-its-kind partnership with the state of Utah and Nevada, the ranch has ended its hunting operation and converted the high-fence elk space to be habitat for a herd of bighorn sheep, transplanted from Nevada. 

Conservationists throughout the west are searching for ways to support bighorn sheep and create opportunities to improve the health and longevity of herd populations. Phil Crowther, Director of the Domesticated Elk program for the state of Utah, is one of the people seeking a long-term solution for bighorn sheep survival in the west. His thinking spurred the idea for the bighorn sheep project at the Skyrider Ranch. In this new approach, sheep will be moved from their current habitat, where they are at risk for disease and death, to a protected location. Once the herd is healthy, sheep will be placed in weaker herds across the west to help improve overall health of the species.

A number of features make the Skyrider Wilderness Ranch the ideal location for this endeavor. The ranch is already home to the D. Gary Young Wildlife Sanctuary, a conservation easement donated to The Nature Conservancy in 2019, which encompasses over 18 square miles of critical wildlife habitat. The property plays a pivotal role to native wildlife, serving as a migratory corridor to the large herds of elk and deer that pass between winter and summer ranges, along with mountain lion, bear, and the struggling greater sage grouse population. With a model for conservation partnership already in place and a perfectly-suited environment, the ranch is an ideal location for transplanting the bighorn sheep.

The high-fence area the ranch has for its domestic elk is ideal for supporting the bighorn sheep herd; it will protect them from some of their greatest threats while putting them in a habitat with the high cliffs and bluffs where the species thrive. However, because the sheep face such a high risk of disease transmission, they cannot commingle with domesticated sheep. 

Young Living CEO Mary Young and a team of Young Living farm managers decided that ending the high-fence elk hunt to help preserve the bighorn sheep population is directly in line with the conservation efforts that founder D. Gary Young had in mind when he started the ranch many years ago. 

Government and Young Living leaders alike hope this partnership serves as a model for other organizations. Commitment to conservation and preservation of natural landscapes and wildlife are core to Young Living’s values, but they hope other business leaders can find ways to leverage property and resources in support of protecting the planet, regardless of their operational goals.

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Visitors can enjoy canoeing, fishing, and hiking and photographing the elk, buffalo, deer, and maybe even a cougar if they have a telephoto lens. Wonderful Native American petroglyphs carved into the rock on the mountainside offer an amazing photography opportunity. The beautiful red rock terrain, also found only in this area, is breathtaking to see. Enjoy the beauty of the Skyrider Wilderness Ranch, a special place—Gary’s final resting place that he loved so much.

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We will process your order in our warehouse in one business day. Upon shipping you will get an email from us with a tracking number from one of our shipping partners (USPS, UPS or FedEx) that will give you an estimate shipping arrival date. Note that macroeconomics events and carrier backlogs increasing the normal shipping time are likely but not usual.

You should get the package deliver to you in 4-5 business day from the moment you place your order.

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Yes, but the payment will need to be made upon placing the order or we won’t be able to set it aside and in case of inventory shortage you won’t have priority.

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It depends on the quantity and the type of products. We will strive to send as little boxes as possible, but you might get more than one box if you’ve ordered a lot.

Our boxes used for shipping are sturdy. Feel free to recycle them or reuse them for personal storage to reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gases.

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Rarely a package of our perishable products may be damaged during shipment or may have a defect from the manufacturing or packaging process. Damage to or a defect in a package containing an oxygen absorber for preservation may cause the contents to mold. Skyrider Wilderness Ranch™ will replace any spoiled perishable product within 30-days of your purchase. We do not accept any return of perishable products.

Skyrider Wilderness Ranch™ will credit you for the total purchase price, upon your returned any non-perishable products within 30-days of purchase. If you are returning a product that was originally purchased with a gift certificate, you will receive an in-store credit as your refund.

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You have 30 minutes after placing the order to cancel it at no cost. Past these 30 minutes, we cannot guarantee cancellation. Please call our Customer Service a soon as possible at (phone number). If the product has been shipped already, there are no way for us to stop the shipping process. If the product is a non-perishable product, you may return it in the next 30 days upon receipt for a full refund. If the product is a perishable product, we do not accept any return and won’t process any refunds.

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From time to time, unexpected demand can put us out of stock on certain items. We will do our best to increase production and get these orders filled as quickly as possible. For non-perishable items please call us to know more about their future availability date.

A high-resolution picture of the nutritional value and ingredients is provided on all product descriptions pages for easy access. If you have any unanswered question on the matter, please call our customer service.

All our perishable products are distributed to customers after having been inspected thoroughly by the USDA. USDA stands for U.S Department of Agriculture.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the federal agency that proposes programs and implements policies and regulations related to American farming, forestry, ranching, food quality, and nutrition. President Abraham Lincoln founded the USDA in 1862, when about half of all Americans lived on farms. The department now has 29 agencies with wide-ranging responsibilities, from food safety inspections to economic development for rural communities.

You can buy and consume our products safely knowing they have been tested and have been found harmless to you and in our case even beneficial for your organism.

Wagyu beef comes from a specific breed of cattle called Wagyu. Wagyu cattle originated in Japan and were first brought to the United States in the 1970s. “American Wagyu” beef is the result of crossbreeding Japanese Wagyu with the high-quality continental breeds of cattle.

The Wagyu Beef Bites do contain naturally occurring sugars from the apple and date powder in the recipe. While you may have noticed that the label says “0g Added Sugars,” the total amount of sugar from apple and date fruit powder, and other ingredients is less than 0.5 grams per serving. In the U.S., labeling requirements allow total sugar values of 0.5 grams or less to be rounded down to 0. So while the included date powder does contain sugar, the amount present in Wagyu Beef Bites is negligible.

No, the Wagyu beef and bison in Wagyu Beef Bites are raised naturally without added hormones or antibiotics.

The Skyrider Wilderness Ranch Snack Pack includes Wagyu Beef Bites that are flavored with Young Living’s Basil, Oregano, Marjoram Vitality™ essential oils. 

No, Wagyu Beef Bites have no added sugar or soy sauce and are processed without added MSG, nitrates, or nitrites. 

Store the Wagyu Beef Bites in its sealed package at room temperature in a dry cupboard or counter area to ensure maximum freshness.

The recommended shelf life for Einkorn Crunch is 1 year. The product should be consumed completely after opening.

Einkorn Crunch is both vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Avocado oil contains high levels of monounsaturated fat, which means it stays fairly stable when heated.  It also is non-allergenic and is high in oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid) which makes it highly resistant to oxidation. Additionally, avocado oil contains minerals and antioxidants including vitamin E and has higher levels of phytochemicals like tocopherols, sterols, etc. which makes it a great oil to use.

Yes!  Einkorn Crunch is ready to consume straight from the package.

The Einkorn Crunch snack pack is being offered as a limited-time product through www.youngliving.com with potential to become a permanent product in the future. It will live permanently on www.skyriderranch.com as part of the Skyrider Ranch product line.

Wagyu beef bites is being offered as a limited-time product through www.youngliving.com with potential to become a permanent product in the future. It will live permanently on www.skyriderranch.com as part of the Skyrider Ranch product line.

Einkorn Crunch should be stored in a cool, dark place.

 

Einkorn berries are the whole einkorn kernel (grain), consisting of the bran, germ, and endosperm. 

Einkorn is slightly more flavorful than modern, hybridized whole wheat. The taste can be described as slightly nutty.

Yes, einkorn berries naturally contain gluten. If you have additional concerns about the use of this product, we encourage you to speak to your health care provider.

The facility that manufactures Einkorn Crunch also processes tree nuts, peanuts, soy, and milk. Though there may be allergens processed in the same facility, please rest assured that according to CGMP (current good manufacturing practices) the machinery is cleansed and sanitized between productions to prevent contamination. If you have additional concerns about the use of this product, we encourage you to speak to your health care provider.

It is grown on Young Living Farms located in Utah and France.