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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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    Home of $1Million Dollar 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 $980,000 mark.

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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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    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.


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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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    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. 

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.

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Most Exciting 10 Minutes in NCHA World Finals Cutting!

Boyd Rice and CR Sun Reys Sweep World Finals


Center Ranch Sigma Standard Fall Sale - Online RSVP Now Open

Sale Weekend October 9th & 10th

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. Reservations are strongly encouraged to attend the Clinic, Sale Preview and Dinner on Friday, as well as Sale on Saturday.

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Latest News

Meanwhile, back at the ranch..
3Rices Big 5

5 CR horses Entered, 5 headed to B.I. Finals

Team Tuff has done it again... This time at the Breeders Invitational. Our five stars of the season include '11 CR Too Tuff $53,872'11 CR Missnjethro Woody LTE $40,317,'11 CR Tuff Lucy LTE $142,632, '11 CR Highlight and '11 CR A Little Peek, four of which were Futurity Finalists as well. Each of these incredible horses has had a great season in their own right, including THREE Woody Be Tuff babies, folks! We are excited to see what Ronnie, Boyd and Tarin can do Saturday night at the Open Finals in Tulsa. Its our pleasure to have such talent atop our horses in the show pen, and standing behind us as we continue to promote our stud Woody Be Tuff and develop our training program.

And take a look at this impressive statistics regarding the sires of the Open Finalists.

22 May, 2015

Center Ranch advances two WBT babies to the Super Stakes Semi-Finals

Every spring hundreds of horses and professional trainers vie for the elite Super Stakes Open Title. The busy and competitive spring season has already weeded out the hundreds more who took a shot at the December Futurity but didn't pass muster to pursue the next big triple crown event. With that said, the April competition is stiffer and the stakes are that much higher. Center Ranch is excited to share the following results:

16 April, 2015
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Quarter Horse News 2014 Cutting Stats are out!

We're excited to share the results of a pretty darn successful year! The stats are accumulated over the calendar year and are compiled, researched, tabulated by Equi-stat, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group.

SIRES All Ages / All Divisions *************************

Sire / #Money Earners / Average $ / Total $ / Top Performers, $

 25. WOODY BE TUFF  18   $17,553,   $315,953

      CR Tuff Lucy, $85,469,
      CR Tuff Boo Bear $42,658
      CR Missnjethro Woody $40,317
      CR Tuff Doc Olena $32,088
      CR Docs Woody Rose $ 28,902 

NOTE: Tuff's progeny have the 2nd highest average earnings of any cutter, with the LEAST number of performers showing! Now THAT'S TUFF!

24 March, 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 2 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 $140,884

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 $155,434

2011 Sorrel Mare
(Woody Be Tuff X Lucindas Catolena) 

16 January, 2014
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