About The Ranch

We were established in 1984 by Jim and Susie Leaverton as a joint venture with Jim’s parents. Jim had been a public trainer working for a large quarter horse and breeding operations in northern California, previously in Washington. Our main objective was to create a state of the art facility to breed, raise and train American Quarter Horses for cutting working cowhorses and reining. We traveled all over the country to collect the best broodmares including the daughters of King Fritz, Mr. Gunsmoke, Doc O’Lena, Peppy San, Doc N Willy, and Little Peppy. All of those offspring were started on cattle as 2 year olds and sold all over the United States. In 1992, Bill passed away and Jim and Susie continued with the breeding and training with the help of their three sons. Today, JBL Ranch offers training lessons and sales, as well as clinics. 

Jim and Susie have raised three sons who are all college graduates leading happy and successful lives. Jim and Susie have continued to breed top broodmares to the best stallions in the industry, but on a smaller scale. Jim still trains a few young horses but our new focus is on teaching cutting, working cowhorse, and advanced horsemanship with private lessons and clinics. Jim and Susie have also opened their beautiful ranch to the public for weddings and special events.

JBL Quarter Horse Ranch

James Leaverton                                      17410 Bowman Rd, Cottonwood, CA 96022                                        (530) 347-3195

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