|Cecelia and Chris Brown established their ranch in 1983 to train and
show cutting horses for their owners and non-pro riders. Over the years, many
champion riders and horses have come out of their training
programs.With the passing of Chris in late 2022, Cecelia became the sole owner
and manger of the ranch. Her mission is to continue to provide boarding and
training services to horse owners and the cutting horse community in
Cecelia's background is in Finance and management.
She started out in banking with Golden West Financial in 1973 and after 7 years
in corporate management there, she became a financial advisor for Pain Weber
and RBC for a total of 22 years. In 2009, Cecelia became President and CEO of
her 67 year old family business, Kresky Signs in
Petaluma.Cecelia has served on for-profit and non-profit boards of directors
and was voted one of the Top Women in Business, Leaders, Innovators &
Visionaries in the North Bay.
|Allie Hartman has loved and
ridden horses most of her life and is now the resident Horse Trainer at the
ranch. After participating in Three Day Eventing, Show Jumping, and Dressage
for several years. Allie discovered the joy of cutting horses and was
determined to make training and showing them her life's work. Chris became her
mentor and coach and Ali soon became the Assistant Trainer at the ranch.
Allie is adept at starting colts and introducing horses to cattle and
cow work, as well as starting, schooling and training cutting horses. She
provides a myriad of riding lessions to riders of all ages and trains cutting
horse riders to compete in local and open
Allie attended college in New Orleans, Lousiana and at Santa Rosa
|Barn Managers: Cassandra and
|Barn Maintenance & Grounds
Keeper: Pedro Alcala
|Cassie and Stephen co-manage the
barn and provide back up maintenance on the ranch. They live at the ranch thus
providing 24/7 support. Cassie started riding when she was two years old. She
worked at a dude string stable in Half Moon Bay in high school and in 2017,
managed a dude string in Golden Gate Park. She is the Staff Development Manager
at the La Petite Baleen Swim School in San
Francisco.Stephen . He is also groomer at a services in Petaluma.
|Pedro has been providing feeding
and maintenance serivces on the ranch for over 20 years.
Herding Helpers: Luke, Missy,
Night Patrol: Thelma and
Dr. Jim Meyers at
|Farrier Services: Rod