Team Tuff

At Center Ranch, we are proud to provide professional training at our own facilities under the guidance of NCHA Hall of Famer, Ronnie Rice and his great nephew, NCHA Million Dollar Rider, Tarin Rice.  Charles Dorsey, Breda vanReenen, and Tanner Baker support the program, giving our horses a firm foundation breaking and starting 2-3 year-olds. With this solid start, we've found our horses under the saddle of some of the finest NCHA professional trainers, and we value the relationships we've cultivated over the years with Boyd Rice, Tag & Tatum Rice, as well as Matt Miller, Gerald Alexander, Phil Rapp and Austin Shepard. Center Ranch is proud to have only the best riders working with and for us.

We also know its not just trainers and horses that build a solid cutting program...

Fresh Cattle Make for Better Cutters

Our on-site trainers work closely with the Center Ranch cattle operation, utilizing our fresh fall and spring calves in the training of our 2 and 3 year olds. In addition, the ranch uses truckloads of consigned calves every few weeks to keep the young horses in training at the top of their game.

Finest Facilities

Center Ranch houses one of the finest cutting horse training facilities in Central Texas. In the Spring of 2014, and after the addition of Tarin Rice as another resident trainer, Center Ranch expanded their facilities to include even more working area.

  • Two large covered riding arenas
  • Over 90 horse stalls
  • 4 cattle pens
  • Working and loading cattle chutes
  • 8 Big Ass ® Fans
  • Elevated viewing platform
  • Lighted outdoor round pen
  • 3 "Equiciser" free walkers
  • The trainers also take advantage of a cold water spa and Aqua-Tred on site, benefiting the performance horses tremendously while in training.
    • Both the cold water spa as well as the Aqua-Tred are available to outside horses by appointment only.
    • Please contact Del Bradshaw to inquire about special package pricing.

Interested in Owning a Center Ranch branded horse?

Many Center Ranch horses are available through private treaty. To inquire, please contact Ronnie or Theresa Rice at the training barn at 903.536.4008.

Center Ranch prospects and fully trained horses can also be found at the annual Texas Legends sale at the Waggoner Ranch in Electra, Texas and at the Western Bloodstock sales in Fort Worth.


NCHA Hall of Famer
NRCHA 2014 Worlds Greatest Horseman