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Iris Bassett
Owner & Guest Communications

Iris is the voice you hear on the Dryhead Ranch phone when you call to ask about what the Dryhead Ranch offers on a cattle drive in Montana. She is also the person on the other end of all the emails while you plan your cattle drive vacation. She is our mother, grandmother, boss, example, and leader/hero.

Jennifer Cerroni
Ranch Manager

Jennifer greets you at the airport and coordinates the comings and goings at the ranch. Jen can do it all but moves in and out of all aspects of the guest ranch needs. The ranch is her office and the guests her mission statement. To put a smile on everyone’s face makes her week.

Jake & Jessie Hahn
Head Cowboy

They work more as a family than a team. Their four kids- Maddy, Cassidy, Howdy, and James bring a happy and busy mixture to all of our lives and to the lives of our visiting guests. The kids join in the fun and ride several times a week trailing cattle, horses or just having a friendly conversation with the rider next to them. They give hope and joy to all of us. Jake manages our cows, horses, cowboys, guests, and Montana cattle drives, and Jessie manages him.

Kristen Cerroni Grant
Cowgirl/Office Help

Kristen Grant is Jennifer’s daughter. She is the voice on the phone when you call the Dryhead Office.  Kristen is your voice of friendship and helps you pick the week that best fits your hopes for a wonderful horseback experience. You will also hear Aspen in the background who is her constant 1 year old helper.  Kristen is married to Braden and we see him riding with the cowboys once in a while at the ranch. Kristen is also Jennifer’s personal assistant and problem solver behind the scenes in our efforts to keep track of every person coming to be with us for an unforgettable Dryhead experience.


Donna Lee

Donna has been with us many years and has earned her place in heaven for her hard work, patience, and ability to live with all of us for so long. Donna is our most popular person (after our amazing horses) because of her wonderful food. All our meals start from home raised beef and continue to homemade cookies and  family tested recipes which keep our guests coming back.

Matthew Duke

Matthew joined us 3 years ago and has been Jake’s right hand cowboy since.  He is quiet but very talented in his cowboy career.  He breaks and rides his own horses along with almost all of ours. He is great with working cows and helping guests have a wonderful cowboy experience.  The kids love his fun personality as do the guests.

Gary Smith
Cattle Drive Help

Gary comes spring and fall to ride with us on our cattle drives and horse drives. He helps Jake take care of the saddles, horses, and our guests. He is priceless help when it is needed most.

Treena Croft
Cleaning & Maintenance

Treena is Jennifer’s step-daughter.  She is our cleaning and maintenance helper and helping everywhere needed.

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One of my favorite images from MT last summer at the Dryhead Ranch was chosen as the Opening Shot in this month’s February 2020 issue of Western Horseman magazine!  Watching James ride Yeller and rope his calf was truly one of the highlights of my trip.  The determination and seriousness on his face is priceless! Lol  Good thing two grown cowboys were nearby to help out. -Pam Gabriel Photography

The future belongs to the few that are still willing to get their hands dirty.  Thanks to all the farmers and ranchers for keeping us well fed. -PhyllisBurchettPhoto

So excited to open the May edition of Western Horseman magazine April 2020.  It be honest, during all of the craziness that is currently happening, it’s been very hard for me to stay positive about my small business.  The opening shot couldn’t have come at a better time for me!  Stay healthy and happy, my friends!  I hope to photograph you all in the coming months. -Hilary Bishop

Well, its back to reality and back to work for me today!  I’m still dreaming of the aroma of sage in the pastures in Montana and the thundering hooves. -Roam Photos

I got to photograph some colt starting while out in Montana.  It was amazing to watch the way they communicated with their young horses and Jake and Matthew were kind enough to share stories and technique with us while calmly working with each horse!  I’m sharing a couple of the most exciting moments here,  but all in all it was a pretty calm affair. -Fast Horse Photography

14 years ago and still thinking about my experience everyday. Unforgettable. -Camille Brit

 A place to meet old and new friends.  Every year I learn a little more about the work of the cowboys, a little more about how to handle horses.  It’s a place that decelerates.  All work is done in cow time.  After the holiday is before the holiday.  So I look forward to next year -Andreas Will, Germany

Such incredible memories of my week on the ranch.  A long time dream of mine and I just don’t have words for the “wow” moments I had on that trip.  Hearing the cowboys bring in the horses that first morning, galloping to catch up to and turn the strays, the stars at night, to name a few! Thank you for the memories I will forever cherish -Maureen Knibloe

Solitude. Peace. Adventure. Friendship. Great food. As close to the real West as could be.  Treat that childhood cowboy wanna-be to something special. -Jimmy Addis

I had a great time at the Dryhead Ranch.  I loved my time in the saddle experiencing Montana and getting to know the family.  It left me the best kind of tired, ready for a good nights sleep after a delicious dinner.  I’d like to think that stay gave me the clarity of mind to make the best decision of my life…to move out to Montana and enjoy riding my horse surrounded by it’s beauty…Read More

There is no place better to see beautiful scenery and enjoy the cowboy lifestyle.  Every time I go, I learn and grow thanks to the outstanding team at Dryhead.  Thank you all so very much! -Ken Fisher

For me it was the most beautiful travel I’ve never done!!!  It was a dream since I am 10 years, and I really hope I could come and see all of us one more time… -Isabelle Isa

Still my favorite place on earth!  I dream about it every night..  My feet itch to get back only I will probably never leave again..  From the feeling of family epic horses and a once in a lifetime experience..  Nothing could ever top the Dryhead.  It healed my soul in so many ways I couldn’t begin to explain..All I can say is thank you and hopefully see you all real soon. -Caty Greve

I can honestly say that this was one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Great food, great staff and some of the best scenery you could ask for. I’ll be back, and it won’t be fast enough. Jen was great in getting us started and getting us anything we needed during my stay. Jake was great with me while working with the cattle and horses as a novice rider, and the food was…Read More

Sore muscles and a dirty face has never felt so magnificent!  Having the privilege of joining the ranch family, building relationships, working hard, and experiencing the majesty all around, was truly an unforgettable experience. -Monique Gilbert

Friendly welcoming and had a fabulous time on this true cowboy hands on experience with fabulous horses.  Good homemade food set to your dietary requirements.  Clean and homey accommodations.  We felt like family and have returned for a second time. Hopefully we get to go again. -Michelle Robinson

This is a great place with great people—and the real deal, nothing fancy, which greatly contributes to why I keep coming back.  It doesn’t matter whether you are with a big group of people, or the only guest, which, by some strange coincidence, I have practically been the only guest most of the times I have been to Dryhead.  The scenery is amazing.  And you can be sure of a lot of riding on good…Read More

Once in a lifetime experience never to be forgotten.  You really do become a part of the family. -Pat Hofmann

I just came home from a week at the Dryhead Ranch and wanted to thank Iris, Jennifer, Jackie, and Jake for the greatest vacation I have ever had! I have always wanted to see Montana and this experience was more than I ever hoped for. The bunkhouse, food, horses, scenery and hospitality shown by this wonderful family is something I will always fondly remember. I came home with answers and this really did change my life in a…Read More

Third time and keeps getting better! A big thanks to Jake, Sky, Jennifer, Jackie, Cannon, Suzie, and everyone else at the Dryhead for making my third trip to the ranch so much fun. We really got to experience a little bit of everything last week! The other guests and I really got along and seemed like had I had known them for years instead of just a few days. The warm family atmosphere at the…Read More

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