Saguaro Ranch offers Quarter and Paint Horse  stallion services, as well as horses for sale
Saguaro Ranch offers Quarter and Paint Horse  stallion services, as well as horses for sale
Saguaro Ranch offers Quarter and Paint Horse  stallion services, as well as horses for sale


WELCOME TO SAGUARO RANCH

Gail and Phil Stephens have owned horses for over 25 years. But, did not become interested in showing "World Class" Halter horses until their 40s. "World Class" Halter horses So, in 1994 they bought their first Halter horse, a weanling APHA World Champion, Sheza Lady Broker. After that first purchase, they always had their eyes open for another world-beater. Soon the opportunity arose, and they purchased MR BEVERLY BROKER as an unshown yearling. As a 2-year-old, MR BEVERLY BROKER won the APHA World and was High-Point Open 2-Year-Old Gelding and High-Point Open Gelding Overall. Those accomplishments really lit the fire!

The tradition begins
In 1996, Gail and Phil decided to really get serious. They purchased a 172-acre ranch, known today as Saguaro Ranch. Next, they hired their friends Jay and Shirley Ralston as Ranch Manager and Trainers. In Stephens’ opinion, Jay and Shirley were the best in the business, and Gail and Phil accept no less than the "best." This strategic alliance has produced numerous high-point awards, titles and… serious recognition.

Over the recent years, the Stephens’ have acquired an impressive band of AQHA and APHA World Champion and Superior Halter mares with the emphasis being foremost on the modern producing pedigrees!

Gail and Phil accept no less than the "best."The search is over
Gail and Phil recognized almost immediately that in order to make their ranch work, they had to have a "World Class" stallion. They literally searched for 3-1/2 years to find "the stallion" to fit their program.

"We had many opportunities to buy some really good stallions, but something was always missing," explains Gail. Then, in October 1999, Gail and Phil acquired IM FINE LEE, a 1995 AQHA Superior Halter stallion…and unanimous 1999 Quarter Horse Congress Champion Aged Stallion! "IM FINE LEE is an incredible stallion. We knew immediately… he was the one!" says Gail.

Where we're headed
The goal of Saguaro Ranch is to raise "World Class" AQHA and APHA Halter horses without jeopardizing the soundness of mind, fitness and health of the horses. "And, if you’ll look around, you’ll see that we are proudly accomplishing that goal!" adds Gail.

Where we're locatedThe Ranch is less than an hour’s drive from the Dayton and Cincinnati airports and, is easily accessed within minutes of I-71 and 1-75 in Waynesville, Ohio
Visitors are always welcome at Saguaro. The Ranch is less than an hour’s drive from the Dayton and Cincinnati airports and, is easily accessed within minutes of I-71 and 1-75 in Waynesville, Ohio… “The Antiques Capital of the Midwest.” Please feel free to stop by and visit our ranch in-person, and check back to our cyber site often!.