Kalicia and Shawn Walters, along with their two daughters Lilly and Linkoln and their two boys Bronc and Curry, live on the former Washington Ranch in Love County, Oklahoma. Consisting of 470± acres of rolling grassland dotted with hundreds of mature pecan and oak trees, the ranch is also home to Diamond Dub Quarter Horses.
The ranch itself has a long and interesting history. Among the array of colorful Oklahoma characters, few equal the stature of William “Billy” Washington, the original owner of Washington Ranch. For 40 years, from about 1880 until 1920, Washington was a dominating force from Red River to the Arbuckle Mountains, as he amassed a huge herd of cattle, a great fortune, and not a few enemies. Today, the heart of his great empire is the home of Diamond Dub Quarter Horses, the centerpiece of which is an 8,500-square foot mansion known as “The Cattleman’s Castle,” built in 1888 and now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Shane and Kalicia have added their own touches to this timeless ranch. Including a new covered 300x 150 arena, round pins, walkers, stallion turn outs, offices and a lounge. The horse trainers dream. Kalicia and Shane encourage friends and customers to come enjoy the ranch. With Guest housing available for overnight guests, and ATV’s ready to take you on a shopping trip through the weanlings and yearlings you can come out and be apart of the ranches history.
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