Welcome to Holy Cow Performance Horses
Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC is located at San Lucas Ranch in Santa Ynez, California. Even though this operation is a relative newcomer, opening its doors in 1999, it has become one of the leading breeding operations of performance cow horses in the state of California.
In December of 2012 Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC expanded operations to a second location in Weatherford, Texas introducing Holy Cow Performance Horses Texas LLC. Breeding, raising and showing quality performance Quarter Horses is our passion. We’re dedicated to breeding quality working cow performance horses that are world class in their respective fields. Reined Cow horses, Cutting and Reining horses as well as all around working ranch horses are raised at our California and Texas facilities..
At our facility in Weatherford, Texas we have a full breeding barn with foaling stables, covered arena, show barn, roping chute, round pen, trailer and motorhome hook ups; and living quarters for both our Ranch Manager and Trainers aside from the main house.
Holy Cow Performance Horses is proud to be associated with the following trainers:
- Matt Miller
- Sarah Dawson
- Phillip Ralls
- Todd Bergen
FOR ALL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT MELISSA RIVAS PH: 805-331-2408
Cattle ranching has, traditionally, required the use of horses to move cattle from pasture to pasture, to separate and doctor ill cattle and to separate cows and calves for sale. We are firmly committed to preserving that tradition. The modern sports of cutting, reining and reined cow horses evolved from ranching activities. With the continuing loss of agricultural operations country wide due to onerous taxation and environmental legislation, we have made a conscious choice to buck the trend. It is our goal to continue the equine genes that produce champions in these disciplines. Our herd may not be the largest, but it includes some of the finest breeding lines available. We have purposefully selected the very best mares who have shown that they are capable of being a champion. The next few years will show us whether they pass this on to their offspring.
Because of our ranch background, we have the ability to expose our horses to more varied experiences making them more versatile and well-rounded physically and mentally. Because of our personal knowledge of the show horse lifestyle, we are able to fine-tune each individual horse to the discipline each is suited for. Our ultimate goal is to produce each year a select group of foals from outstanding bloodlines who can excel in cutting, reined cow horse, reining or ranch events.