About Clews Ranch

Clews Ranch has been boarding horses in Carmel Valley since 1992. Christian and his son, Colton, enjoy running a family based horse ranch focusing on traditional horsemanship. They live on-site in order to provide comprehensive ranch management, as well as reliable, long term employees that are experienced in in day-to-day ranch operations.

Christian was raised on a working horse and cattle ranch in coastal San Diego County. He went on to get a degree in animal science and he was active in local riding clubs. Christian has shown NCHA cutters, reined cow horses and currently competes in ranch roping across the western United States.

Colton was born in 1998 and has grown up on the ranch. He has been riding alongside his parents since he was twelve days old.

Christian also gives ranch roping and traditional Californio Horsemanship clinics that are held at the ranch several times a year. They are open to riders at all experience levels wishing to enhance their ability to handle their horses and livestock. Christian teaches safe rope handling methods with an emphasis on horsemanship first.

"I want to teach people this but they have to remember horsemanship comes first. It's the foundation that will allow them to rope. The stockmanship is more important than just throwing a pretty loop, and you have to be safe in order to keep it fun. Safety is a high priority when you have this many animals and sixty feet of rope." - Christian Clews.