So when owner Derek Freeman adds another trainer, he seeks to keep the quality high, and is pleased to announce Dev Branham as their newest trainer. Branham is a lifelong horse rider, having grown up around his parents' horse training stable. As a teen he rode in USEF "A" and AQHA show circuits, both on his parents' sales horses and his own jumper "Dash."
After college at TCU he ran a successful show barn with his parents in Beaumont, and worked closely with renowned trainer Janet Christie.
Hurricane Rita uprooted Branham from Beaumont to "Southwind Farms" in Brenham Texas. "The irony of the Southwind name was not lost on me," quipped Brenham, who rebounded nicely by opening Devereaux Sporthorses in Tomball in May, 2007 to "focus more on developing a competitive string of 'A' show horses and riders."
Now with multiple USEF "A" and "AA" rated championships, high Medal/Maclay placings, GHHJA Year End Champions, USEF Jumper classic wins, and an AQHYA World Show champion in Jumping under his belt, Branham joins forces with Derek Freeman at Freeman Ranch & Stables, a well-loved ranch in Katy that's a full service equestrian facility providing horse boarding, training, and lessons tailored for the specific needs of horse and rider.
Freeman Ranch is situated on over 900 acres of land ensuring a quiet peaceful atmosphere for both horse and rider. According to Branham, "I'm very excited about the new relationship with Freeman Ranch and the opportunity to expand my team's success into the Katy equine market through Freeman's beautiful and superbly run facility."
Riders and horse owners can reach Freeman Ranch at 713.416.7792 or via http://FreemanRanchAndStables.com to learn more about training, horse boarding, or just to chat with owner Derek Freeman, a lifelong horse rancher who is always happy to share.
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