Welcome to Trout Creek Ranch Quarter Horses!
Trout Creek Ranch Quarter Horses raises quality horses to perform in the cutting and reined cow horse disciplines as well as to use around the ranch. The ranch is located 36 miles east of Yellowstone National Park in the beautiful Wapiti Valley 15 miles west of Cody, Wyoming. The land consists of both high country pastures and lower pastures with Trout Creek running through most of the property. The Southern portion of the ranch is adjacent to the Northfork of the Shoshone River and the Northern boundary is the Shoshone National Forest.
The earliest recorded history for Trout Creek Ranch dates to the 1890s when a family moved from Wisconsin to homestead the property. The ranch has had many owners and purposes over the years. At one time the ranch ranged west through most of the Wapiti Valley to Yellowstone National Park, bordering the Shoshone National Forest on the north. The property has been a hunting camp, raised agricultural crops, sheep, registered Herefords, dairy cows and horses over the years.
Today, Trout Creek Ranch is focused on raising quality horses. We breed, train, show and sell performance horses specializing in cutting and reined cow horse disciplines. Trout Creek keeps a string of show horses that we compete with regionally in NRCHA and NCHA sanctioned events. Our training program has horses that range in skill levels from two year olds just started to seasoned show veterans.
The ranch stands a 2001 buckskin stallion Playgun Chex, an own son of the great Playgun ($185,000+ LTE), along with maintaining a small band of broodmares with outstanding performance lineage. We enjoy being able to take part in every aspect of the performance horse industry and strive to raise quality performers with good temperaments, trainability and longevity.
In addition Trout Creek has a remuda of ranch horses that are used for everyday work around the ranch. These horses do it all on the ranch; they assist in training as turn back horses, travel over miles of mountains to fix fence and check pastures, help in wrangling other horses and provide a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The versatility of these ranch horses allows us to indulge in one of our passions, which is to maintain the beauty and integrity of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. With them we can access almost all parts of the ranch without using motorized vehicles. This helps us to preserve the fragile landscape and maintain the seemingly untouched splendor of the surroundings.