“I have had my horses in the care of Jon Ray Ranch for 20-plus years. Not only are we friends, but it is wonderful to not have to worry when my horses are there. From breeding, foaling, lay-ups , starting colts and all the other services the ranch provides, I always know that it will be done right with the welfare of the horse being the first priority. I always recommend clients use Jon Ray Ranch if their horses are in Arizona.”
Joyce Long, Bloodstock Agent
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 maintain a herd of high-quality working quarterhorse broodmares to take advantage of the class and athleticism of our quarterhorse stallion – NMSU Brite Gleam (1996 AQHA Palomino). “Gleam” has produced successful – and colorful – performance and working cow horses that are competing all over the Southwest.
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, as well as sales prep and consignments. Clients appreciate our quiet, people-friendly foals and yearlings. Lots of early hands-on work pays off when training starts.
Jon Ray Ranch was 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 from 2005 to 2013, thoroughbred stakes-winning sire Individual Style put his mark on the history of the ranch. From 2010 to 2020, Rebs Royal Dasher, quarterhorse stakes-winning stallion and 2019 leading sire at Rillito Park Racetrack, also bred mares for racing and other working or speed events.
Ranch Manager Sharon Denham and Barn Manager Jesus Hoyos Martinez are leading the ranch forward with a combined 70 years of horsemanship.