Horse Training, Horse Breeding | Copper Ridge Ranch Ellensburg, WA

About Copper Ridge Ranch

Wendy Mason - Owner

Wendy Mason

My original dream was to have a horse ranch someday.  To my delight, my dream has grown much bigger that I ever imagined it would.    Some days I have to pinch myself and make sure that I won’t just wake up to find it is “just a dream.”


I have been around horses since I was 6 years old.  My mom loves horses so it was natural for her to want to share this with me.  As I grew older the love of horses became instilled in me as much as breathing.  I ate, slept and lived to be on a horse.  When I was 9 years old we lived next door to a man who raised, trained and showed Arabians.  Up to that point I had very little knowledge of this amazing breed.  I fell in love!  He would let me ride bareback on his Arabian stallion (Rey Del Sol). I was in heaven!  I learned a lot from that man. That was the beginning of a long romance with Arabians. When I was 9 years old  my mom bought a half-Arab, half- mustang mare named “Lucky.”  We were inseparable.  I had to let her go to heaven at the wonderful old age of 32.  That was a sad day for me.  My love for the Arabian breed continues to this day.


When I was ten years old I went to the draft horse classic in Grass Valley, California.  There I saw my first Friesians.  I was spellbound.  I couldn’t take my eyes off of them.  When Clay Meyers jumped a Friesian stallion through a hoop of fire I was in tears.  I was never the same.  My love for Friesians had begun. When I was 21 years old I went to the Friesian extravaganza in Reno, Nevada.  That is where and when my love of Friesians expanded into a dream of owning my own.   I will never forget that night.  Friesians have a presence about them that is something to behold. I promised myself that someday I would own at least one. That dream has also come true.


I moved to Washington State in my early 20's.  I was a single woman that loved horses and had a big dream.  I had an Arab and a Quarter Horse at the time.  Benjamin, my Quarter Horse, had a shoeing problem.  A friend of mine recommended I call a man named Scott mason.  She said he was an excellent farrier and great with horses.  So I did.  Well, the story begins.  Scott already had a horse ranch  (his dream also).  He also loved Arabians.   Together it was a winning combination.  We have worked hard, built our ranch bigger and better. We have been blessed with a wonderful little cowgirl who is now 7 years old. 


Our ranch has a combination of Arabians and Friesians that are a delight to behold.  We are expecting our first Friesian Arabian cross this summer.  We can hardly wait to see what he/she will be like.


We want to share our love of horses & horsemanship with all.


Please come enjoy our ranch.  You are always welcome.

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