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I’m a kid from Chicago who grew up asking for a pony for Christmas every year. 

I was the one in the back of the station wagon on family camping trips, gazing out the window, wishing that was me on the horse loping down a country road.  




an equine boarding facility and ranch that my husband Joe and I have spent 20 years building, creating, working and managing. 

We started by camping out on the property, dropping rocks where we thought the house should sit, then built a workshop/bunkhouse, barn/stalls and finally, what seemed like years later, the house. 

The only thing better than waking up every morning to a view of 4 Peaks is being able to live among this natural beauty and to share this dream with others.  It’s an incredibly special, almost spiritual place, surrounded by majestic Saguaros, mountain ranges that glow in the early morning sun, and stars that blanket our dark skies in the evening.  

50 years later, my dreams have come true at Rio Rancho Verde..

The people we’ve met are the most fun part of it all.

Everyone brings a new story and a new perspective, which constantly reminds us how blessed and grateful we are to be here.

We hope you can join us and share the experience....

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