Jon Ray Ranch has built a tradition of high-quality training and breeding, excellent horsemanship, and personal service. A full-service ranch located just north of Douglas, Ariz., our network of clients reaches across the southwest and into northern Mexico.
We train horses from basic handling and ground work through saddling. We start long yearlings/2-year-olds with systematic groundwork in the round pen that progresses to the saddling process. We also work with and retrain horses off the track for new occupations that allow them to be useful for a wider range of riders.
We maintain a herd of high-quality working quarterhorse broodmares to take advantage of the speed, class and athleticism of our two quarterhorse stallions – NMSU Brite Gleam (1996 AQHA Palomino) and Reb’s Royal Dasher (S.I. 106, 2003 AQHA Dark Bay). “Gleam” has produced successful performance and working cow horses all over the Southwest. Reb’s first foals are just starting at the track and are also being trained for team roping and barrel racing.
The ranch provides a full array of boarding services to meet individual needs. We specialize in conditioning a horse after lay-up due to injury or illness. Exercise and recuperative layups are also a part of our business, along with sales preparation and consignment.
Jon Ray Ranch also offers foaling services, foal and weanling training, starting of colts, and starting of 2-year-olds in race training.
The ranch has been in existence for more than 40 years and has built upon the foundation laid by the late Jon T. Ray, who wanted quarterhorses with speed, stamina and intelligence for himself and his fellow team ropers when he started the ranch in 1969. To achieve this goal and satisfy his competitive nature, Jon introduced quarterhorse racing to the ranch, and thoroughbreds were added in the 1990s.
Today, the ranch team is led by a manager and equine agent and staffed around the clock by a lifelong horseman who provides a broad array of services.
We are bilingual; se habla español.