After eleven years of pro rodeoing in the events of tie-down roping and saddle bronc riding, Townsend returned to the ranch and fell in love with a pretty blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl next door, Caree Schrader. In the fall of 2013, Townsend and Caree were married on her family’s cattle ranch across the road from our ranch in a beautiful Western setting. Townsend and Caree are fulfilling their lifelong dreams of owning and operating a cow/calf operation at Trails End Ranch and integrating it into the program at Cherokee Park Ranch. Townsend has spent his entire life riding horses and studying the styles of many clinicians, such as Buck Brannaman. Every colt born on Cherokee Park Ranch is started by Townsend from foundation to completion. This allows our guests to observe, learn and experience natural horsemanship first hand.
Caree grew up raising cattle on Trails End Ranch. Not only is she handy with a horse, but extremely talented with a paint brush or any other medium that you would find at an art store. Caree designs custom-made beautiful, Western leatherworks including belts, bracelets, and chaps. You will get to know Caree very well as she is always out and about around Cherokee Park Ranch. They welcomed their first baby into the world January 2020, Pippa! Townsend and Caree bring a fresh, new, vitality to Cherokee Park Ranch. Our guests are loving working with them and their cattle!