Welcome to Carol Ward Cutting Horses


Crafty With Cows

Crafty With Cows and Carol making their debut at Super Stakes. This is the first go of the NP. We are enjoying this homebred so much! He has already made it back to the semi finals in the Open with RL Chartier.

We would like to welcome
Hall of Fame trainer Darren Simpkins to the team.
We are very excited about the experience he will bring to the table.
With nearly $2 million in LTE, we are looking forward to riding with him.





   The original ranch was established in the mid 1800’s as a dairy farm and cheese factory supporting the Sierra Foothill Gold Rush. The route through the ranch and across the Cosumnes River was so popular it often took two hours to get in the line of wagons and stagecoaches headed toward the gold fields. The last dairy barn was built on the property in 1929 and remodeled into a horse barn in 1982.

  Since then, the “gold” has been of the equine sports variety. Today the ranch is divided into two operations, half consisting of the Murieta Equestrian Center (www.murietaequestriancenter.com), hosting many world class equestrian events, including the El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta as well as the El Rancho Spring Classic. The other half is dedicated to the raising and training of champion cutting horses.

  Offering a fine selection of Cutting Horses for sale and Cutting prospects.


Carol Ward - LTE $724,832.
2014 PCCHA Non Pro Champion
2014 NCHA Hall of Fame
2014 Ed Smith Memorial Award
Click here to view her acceptance video.
2013 PCCHA Hall of Fame


Carol Ward Cutting Horses
14300 Jackson Rd.
Rancho Murieta, CA 95683
PH: 916-354-2074
FAX: 916-354-9652
Trainer: Darren Simpkins
Texas Headquarters:
500 Fletcher Rd
Weatherford, TX 76087
Caretakers: Don and Jennifer Barnes
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