Small town, big appeal
Approximately 60 miles north of Dallas and just 10 miles south of beautiful Lake Texoma, Whitesboro is truly a getaway destination and home to national and world champions in equine discipline. Festivals include Whitesboro in Bloom (April), the Peanut Festival (October), Holiday in the Park (December) and the Rodeo and Fire Work Show (July 4th weekend).
To compliment your Equine touring experience in Whitesboro, Visit Historic Main Street & the Diamond Station once a stop along the route traveled by the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Route. Treat yourself to a slice of the best homemade 'Peanut Butter Pie' this side of Georgia at Lovejoy's On Main Street, www.lovejoysonmain.com, open for dessert Mon-Sat and lunch Mon, Wed, & Friday. Wander through 45,000SF of custom crafted western furniture, clothing, footwear, and equestrian needs at Dennard's Farm & Western Wear, 541 US 377N, www.dennardsfarmsupply.com Come sit awhile with Mike Allred at his Boot Shop as he shares his craftsmanship in handmade Custom Cowboy Boots located at 102 3rd Street 903/564-7447 or stop by the North Texas Saddlery on West Main and visit with R.M. Kilpatrick to experience first-hand the craftsmanship placed on a handmade Custom Saddle, Reins and other leather goods 903/564-7840.
Plan your next destination with our support: Whitesboro Economic Development Corp www.WhitesboroTexas.com or Whitesboro Chamber of Commerce www.WhitesboroTX.com 903/564-3331, info@WhitesboroTexas.com.
A. Kyle Ranch, 13526 Hwy. 377, owners Pete and Tamra Kyle have a great passion for the Quarter Horse and excel in the discipline of reining. Pete Kyle – AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year, won the NRHA Open World Championship aboard Dun It The Hardway, a member of the 2008 Silver Medal FEI USA Reining Team in Italy, and serves currently as Chairman for both AQHA Judges Committee and USEF Reining Committee. Home to ABueno Poco Dunit & Tejons Peppy Doc. Visitors Welcome, www.petekyle.com, 903/429-3161.
B.Larson Performance Horses, 1818 Shadow Valley Rd., Larson Performance Horses specializing in training, marketing and managing reining horses. Jordan Larson has developed a number of winners for his clients. He has several NRHA titles under his belt including winning the prestigious 2010 National Reining Horse Association Futurity riding Spooks Gotta Whiz. There he took home over $125,000 in winnings alone! Jordan was also the 2010 Co-Reserve Champion in the Open National Reining Breeders Classic on Stop Like A Dream, as well as the $25,000 Open Champion on Out Shinin Wimpy. This year he also defended his World Championship Title at the American Paint Horse Association World Show on Dolled Up Gunner, and was also the SWRHA Open Futurity Champion on Mr Jerry Lees Surpriz. www.larsonperformancehorses.com, 903/564-9041.
C. EE Ranches, Inc., 23018 Hwy. 377 N, is recognized as one of the premier breeders of superior Cutting Horses. The stallion barn is home to twelve resident stallions and the ranch offers full breeding services. The great mare Laney Doc resides as the grand matriarch of EE Ranches. They have many horses with accolades including Dual Rey the #2 leading Cutting Horse sire with offspring earning more than $9 million. www.eeranches.com, 903/564-3692.
D. McCutcheon Reining Horses, 229 Bones Chapel Rd., owned by Scott and Kathy McCutcheon, is a full service training and breeding operation specializing in Reining Horses and is home to multiple world champions in the NRHA, AQHA and the APHA. Scott was a member of the Gold Medal USA Reining Team in Jerez Spain. They are standing the leading sires Inwhizable and Mega Jac. Visitors welcome. www.scottmccutcheon.com, 903/564-3249.
E. Ron Thompson Reining Horses, 333 Leneta Rd., owned by Ron and Becky Thompson, is a Quarter Horse Reining Ranch, and trainer Ron Thompson specializes in 2-year-old futurity prospects. One of his horses set the National Reining Horse Association Futurity sales, Hesa Smokin Shiner. www.ronthompsonreininghorses.com, 940/637-2536.
F. Curran Farm, 4243 CR 136, owned by Pat and Janet Curran, boasts both Quarter Horses and Paint Horses and is home to the stallion Royal Chic Olena, whose offspring have earned money in NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA,APHA,AQHA. Visitors welcome. www.curranfarm.com, 940/668-2442.
G. Ford Farms/South Ford, 11403 E. Hwy 82, has both Quarter Horses and Paint Horses that excel in the discipline of Halter shows. They are the home to multiple world champions. www.fordfarms.com, 903/564-6205.
H. Smith Show Horses, 11162 E. Hwy 82, is a family affair as the entire family participates in the discipline of Halter Horses. The ranch boasts Quarter Horses, Paints, Palaminos and Appaloosas. Visitors welcome. www.jsshowhorses.com, 940/368-4629.