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    Blaze Faced Babies, Everywhere!

    Nothing punctuates the landscape of rolling hills, green grass, and big Texas skies quite like our band of big round recipient mamas and their sweet babies. That's right - spring means the new crop of Tuff babies have arrived! And they are looking better than ever- big boned and blaze faced!

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    Quality Uniformity Reputation

    Center Ranch offers F1 Brangus, Brangus, and Brangus Baldies including Pairs, Heavy breds, and open females. All heifers have undergone strict health protocols and met minimum standards for pelvic area prior to being bred to low birth weight Angus bulls.

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    Production Sale Date Announced

    We are excited to be partnering with Western Bloodstock to bring you the Center Ranch Fall Production Sale - October 9th and 10th, 2015. This weekend's activities will include ranch tours and a cutting clinic on Friday. The Cattle and Horse sale will follow on Saturday.

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    We've Got Mare Power, How 'bout You?

    A great sire is important, but your can't underestimate the power of a proven dam. Over 1/3 of our broodmares have LTE in excess of $100,00 - many of whom have exceptional produce earnings with just a limited number of foals competing. 

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    Home of Champion Sire Woody Be Tuff

    Woody Be Tuff's progeny are making waves all over the cutting industry. His first three Center Ranch foal crops ('12-'14) have produced Futurity Co-Champion, CR Tuff Hearted Cat as well as 3 other Open Futurity finalists, Kittyswood, CR Tuff Lucy & CR MissnJethro Woody. In less than three years, his offspring earnings have surpassed $840,000 mark.

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    3 Rices + 4 CR Horses = Futurity Finals Success

    There was a lot of buzz about our program at the 2014 NCHA Futurity, where five of our entries ranked among the top go-round contenders and four qualified for the Open Finals, a record showing for an individual owner.

     

Welcome to Center Ranch

Home of Champion Sire, Woody Be Tuff

A Real Working Texas Ranch.

Founded by Finis Welch in 1987, and managed by Jay Dickson since 1992, Center Ranch is located near Centerville - among the piney woods and rolling hills of East Central Texas.

Over the past twenty-five years, Center Ranch has grown from a 130 acre property to a 8,800 acre thriving hay operation, cattle business, training facility, and equine veterinary center.  The Ranch has balanced a combination of traditional Texas cattle ranching with some of the most technologically advanced agricultural services available to make it a leader in the ranching industry.

Center Ranch’s experience, selective breeding, and equine care have allowed them to produce and sell top quality cutting and ranch horses to their clients. NCHA Hall of Famer, Ronnie Rice manages the 2 and 3 year-old training program giving each of the started cutting prospects and ranch horses, as well as the riders who ride them, a distinct advantage in the cutting arena and on the ranch.

Most Exciting 10 Minutes in NCHA World Finals Cutting!

Boyd Rice and CR Sun Reys Sweep World Finals

 

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch..

Ronnie and CR Too Tuff Take Open Title at Bonanza!

What a great night of cutting and special thanks to our friends at Cutting Horse Central for this great highlight video!

 

16 February, 2015
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FALL PRODUCTION SALE ANNOUNCED

WESTERN BLOODSTOCK PRESS RELEASE: There was a lot of buzz about Center Ranch at the 2014 NCHA Futurity, where 5 of the ranch’s entries ranked among the top go-round contenders and 4 qualified for the Open Finals, a record showing for an individual owner.

11 February, 2015
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Tarin and CR Tuff Lucy Take the first Open Title of 2015

Tarin Rice & CR Tuff Lucy - Abilene Spectacular Open Champions

16 January, 2015
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Our Trainers

Our Million Dollar Dream Team

Ronnie Rice

NCHA Hall of Famer
3 Time NCHA Futurity Champion

Boyd Rice

NCHA Hall of Famer
NRCHA 2014 Worlds Greatest Horseman

Tarin Rice

2012 NCHA Futurity Co-Champion

Charles Dorsey

Head 3 YO Trainer

Woody Be Tuff's Outstanding Performers

Tuff has produced 5 NCHA Futurity Finalists in just 3 years with limited breedings.

'09 CR Tuff Hearted Cat LTE $276,864

2009 Sorrel Mare
(Woody Be Tuff X CR Cats Meow)

16 January, 2014
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'09 CR First Tuff LTE $126,143

2009 Sorrel Stallion
(Woody Be Tuff X Dees Cats Meow)

16 January, 2014
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'10 CR Tuff Boo Bear LTE $41,771

2010 Black Mare. 
(Woody Be Tuff X CR April Boon)

16 January, 2014
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'11 CR Tuff Lucy LTE $115,664

2011 Sorrel Mare
(Woody Be Tuff X Lucindas Catolena) 

16 January, 2014
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