Foundation For Pure Spanish Horse - April Clinic

7th Annual Clinic With The Foundation For The Pure Spanish HorseApril 17-19, 2015


This year will offer something for everyone!!! The three day event features private lessons with Michael Vermaas on Thursday evening and Friday and a jumping clinic with Michael on Sunday. Howard and Erica Peet will join us again, offering private in-hand lessons on Friday and a group in-hand clinic on Sunday. Friday afternoon will include a free Working Equitation Play Day for seminar attendees. Just bring you horse and practice on the obstacles to your heart’s content! Janet Wheeler, a nationally known and incredible farrier who consults and trims horses in multiple states, will not only be a Saturday speaker, but will be available to evaluate, trim, and balance your horse’s hooves on Friday and Sunday by appointment. Saturday’s schedule is simply AWESOME!!!! We are pleased to announce that Barb Clark, Janet Wheeler, Madalyn Ward, DVM, Dree Ward, and Dale Moulton will all participate in morning sessions focusing on the whole horse – optimizing your equine partner’s health and well-being. After a scrumptious pot luck lunch, we will enjoy a schooling show (in hand, DSHB, saddle classes) and a W.E. practice show, with ribbons to the winners! The Saturday event will end with a delicious catered dinner and time to visit with clinicians and your friends!

We ask that you bring something for a pot luck lunch on any day that you participate - Friday, Sat, and Sunday. A continental breakfast will be provided daily, and a catered dinner is planned for Saturday night. As usual, we will have a silent auction. Any donation would be greatly appreciated – horsey or non-horsey! Books, jewelry, tack, children’s items, clothes, riding apparel, goodies, treats, etc.

Because individual & clinic lessons with Michael & Howard, hoof evaluation, trimming, and balancing by Janet, and schooling show entries are limited due to space and time constraints, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible. If you have any further questions, please call Judy at 979 - 299 - 4785 or Walter at 979 - 292 - 5784.




DEAR MARE OWNERS, Rancho del Lago is happy to announce a new program for those breeding to our stallions. If you go with Rancho del Lago for your stud service, you'll pay a stud fee only after your mare is confirmed in foal. It's not too late to breed your mare. Our 3 National Champion stallions with nearly 200 show titles have produced over 160 foals, including many National Champions. There's no need to worry about owing a stud fee if your mare doesn't take. You'll pay only the breeding cost up front (for the disposable equipment involved). We ship anywhere or can do everything on site at the ranch.

Surveys show that the characteristic most valued in a breeding stallion by mare owners is good temperament. Well, take a look at about 2 Dozen Offspring Of Our Guys (VIDEO!).

Welcome to Rancho del Lago

We're Glad You're Here!Walter & Judy Henslee


RANCHO DEL LAGO sits nestled in the quaint countryside of McDade, Texas - approximately 35 miles east of Austin. Specializing in producing the pure Spanish Andalusian (Pura Raza Española), Andalusian Crosses, and the Peruvian Paso, Rancho del Lago proudly offers award winning horses at fair prices.

A ranch visitor once asked us, “Why do you suppose you’ve sold so many horses to numerous buyers in recent years?” Our response was simple: “Because they found exactly what they wanted.” (We've sold over 100 horses to 60+ buyers since 2004 in 17 states and even Europe).

Rancho del Lago horses and their offspring have been awarded approximately 400 Championships, Reserve Championships, High Point and Movement Awards in Regional and National Shows.

From this award winning stock, Rancho del Lago offers a very competitive foal crop each spring. For those with adored mares they’d like to breed to outstanding lines, we stand 3 grand champion stallions at Rancho del Lago.

Rancho del Lago strives to produce exceptional horses, offers a considerable range of services, and would love to visit you about your horse needs.

Please give us a call or stop by for a visit!


  • Walter & Judy Henslee