The storied ranch is being offered at auction by United Country Real Estate | Western Land & Lifestyle Properties.
June 6, 2023 (PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo.) – Parelli Ranch, the famed home of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, is up for auction June 30 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This world-renowned property was owned by legendary horse trainer Pat Parelli.
For decades, people have come from across the globe to visit this renowned ranch, truly a horse lover’s destination that offers an opportunity for horsemanship and education from Pat Parelli. Since moving to the property in 1995, Parelli has remodeled the house, installed roads, and constructed several buildings, arenas, corrals, and more. Pat’s hard work is evident when one sees the property and the ranch is a testament to his dedication, making it a perfect fit for a seasoned horseman or equestrian enthusiast.
Born in 1954 in Livermore, California, Parelli developed a passion for horsemanship in his youth and began participating in the rodeo circuit. In the ’70s and early ’80s, Parelli challenged himself to begin training mules and rose to public prominence. His success in professional rodeos led to a mentorship with Troy Henry, where he was taught to be not just a horse trainer, but a horseman. Since, Parelli has traveled the world to conduct clinics in front of millions, even including President Ronald Reagan, Tom Selleck, Tony Robbins, and the Queen of England. Eventually, Parelli found the perfect home for Parelli Natural Horsemanship and settled into the now-famed ranch in Pagosa Springs.
The ranch consists of 318± acres of deeded land and 328± acres of state-leased land (transferable, but subject to approval), leaving the possibilities wide open. It features rolling grass meadows and wooded hillsides bordering the San Juan National Forest. With plenty of pasture for grazing cattle, the sub-irrigated meadows in the valley could also be put back into hay production if desired. The property has multiple spring-fed ponds, depending on the season, and the property includes horse and livestock-friendly “saw buck” fencing.
The property has the potential to easily host multiple events simultaneously while attendees can stay on-site in one of the guest cabins, RV sites, or camping areas. The ranch includes numerous outdoor stalls, round pens, tack rooms, wash bays, training areas, two full-size arenas, one covered warm-up or training arena, a 12-stall horse barn with a tack room, and two lean-to horse stalls beside the covered arena. The main home on the ranch is log-sided with quality finishes including tiled floors and solid granite slab kitchen counters. A peaceful covered patio with a fire pit and outdoor furniture on the south side provides the perfect place to spend the evenings as the sun goes down over the scenic landscape.
One of the greatest features of the ranch is also its close proximity to Pagosa Springs. In just five minutes, you can go from riding your horses on miles of mountainous trails to sitting on the patio of a restaurant lining the quaint main street.
“This property offers excellent opportunities for anyone looking for a summer trophy ranch with breathtaking views or someone wanting to operate an equine operation,” says United Country Western Land & Lifestyle Properties owner/broker Robert Gash.
“This is one of those special pieces of property that when you get on it, you just feel the energy here, you can see the views, you can feel the wilderness. It really does have everything you need,” says Pat Parelli about the ranch.
Learn more about Parelli Ranch at ParelliRanchAuction.com.
Parelli Ranch is being offered at auction by United Country Real Estate | Western Land & Lifestyle Properties. To view the property or receive more information, contact Robert Gash at 970-986-2955 or visit ParelliRanchAuction.com.
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