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Lester Buckley


Our desire is to help people and their horses from all walks of life and disciplines to gain insight into the horse’s point of view and how we can be the best stewards of all aspects of their life with us. Be it a English dressage rider or eventer looking for a more joyful, fluid performance; someone who enjoys trail riding or rescuing horses and giving them a better life; Western Disciplines, Sport Horse competitors and thoroughbred race horse owners looking to improve performance;  ranchers and cattlemen honing stockmanship skills—anyone who wishes to create a better relationship with their horse; this is the question I help answer with my clients.  We have successfully helped people and their horses from all of these areas.


 Platinum Performance

Platinum Performance® was founded by renowned equine veterinarian and surgeon, Dr. Doug Herthel in 1996. From our earliest days we have held a strong commitment to veterinarians and the highest respect for their role in guiding the health and performance of the horse.

Since the first buckets were made by hand on the grounds of the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center over 23 years ago, Mark Herthel, eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Sue Herthel, has led the company with a simple mission.

“Growing up in a veterinary clinic we had clients, not customers. We know them, we know their horses, and our mission every day at Platinum is the same as it is with our patients at Alamo Pintado; do right by the horse and its owner,” says Herthel emphatically. That simple credo has led every decision the company has made since day one. “We set out to redefine the role of therapeutic nutrition in veterinary medicine and sport,” says Herthel, “and we work every day with that focus.”


art of the cowgirl logo 

 In order to encourage and assist emerging artists of the western genre, Art of the Cowgirl provides a showcase through an annual gathering that celebrates cowgirls and their artistic contributions to western lifestyle. In so doing, it raises the necessary funds to support emerging artists in expanding their knowledge and skills via fellowships with master artists in their field.

The event will not only provide entertainment and honor women of the west, but also provide fellowships to individuals to further their knowledge with master artists in the trade of choice. The contributions of these cowgirl makers are truly worth celebrating and we look forward to sharing them with you.


rancho del charro

Rancho del Charro

At Rancho del Charro, we are focused on providing  training services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.


Andy Camacho is a consulting trainer for Rancho Soñado

 buildings and barns

Buildings and Barns


Buildings and Barns owner, John Tackett, has 25+ years in the steel industry, working directly with thousands of manufacturers at their facilities to provide them the special products and service required for their products. No other Builder or contractor in our industry has this unique knowledge and experience.


Buildings & Barns, Inc. has been serving the equine community since 1998 and since that time we have put together a knowledgeable & friendly staff that has a combined 45+ years of equine experience. Buildings & Barns offers a wide range of standard and Custom Barns, mare motels, shed rows, round pens, arenas and any other specialized or individual needs you may have at your equine facility.


 ABCentre - Ali Brady

ABCentre - Ali Brady


Anyone that knows Ali will agree she is extremely passionate about her horses.  Her tenacity along with talent has brought her and her students to the height of triumph at the National levels.

Ali has grown up in the Arabian industry, as her mother worked with some of the leading trainers such as Jerry Sindt and Ron Palelek.  In 1992 she moved to Chico, CA to enroll in college.  There she began her professional career assisting LeAnn Lacey, daughter of Meril Lacey.



"You can never rely on a horse that is educated by fear.
There will always be something that he fears more than you. But, when he trusts you, he will ask you, what to do when he is afraid."

~ Antoine de Pluvinel
16th century equerry to King of France

Quality Horses and Boarding Facility

Rancho Soñado offers performance Arabians and Half-Arabians for sale plus quality boarding facilities for all breeds.

Whether you are new to horses or a seasoned showman, we have special horses that will be your most trusted partners!