Who we are
Juan A. Vendrell gives clinics at his ranch in Texas, the U.S., South America and Europe. Juan started riding at the age of six in the Spanish tradition ('doma vaquera'). Since the early nineties he has ventured in the world of horsemanship. Apart from other American horseman, his 'compadre' Alfonso Aguilar has had the biggest influence on his training. In 2011 Juan was the first European trainer to participate in the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, Texas. In this event, five- and six year old wild mustangs have to be trained and shown in four months. Juan has appeared at different fairs in Europe and the U.S. in April 2013 and 2014 Juan participated in the Horsemen’s Re-Union in Paso Robles, CA, where twenty horsemen such as Martin Black, Chris Cox or Craig Cameron start forty colts in six days. In Texas he collaborates with True Blue Animal Rescue. Apart from the clinics on his ranch, Juan offers clinics in Europe several times a year. Currently Juan is collaborating with the University of Vic and the University Autonoma of Barcelona in Spain. His book about Horsemanship has been published in Spanish and German and Juan presented it at Equitana in Germany in March 2015. He was invited as a speaker to Global Equus International in Brasil in January 2016.
Juan manages the ranch together with his wife Ira, who is originally from Germany. She also assists Juan in the horse training and courses at the ranch. Ira started riding in Germany at the age of six and has been eager ever since to learn more about horse behavior and training. She has had the opportunity to learn with breeders and trainers in Germany, Spain, Idaho and Texas. She showed the mustang Latigo that Juan helped her train in the 2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, where they made it to the finals in the Stars Division and placed 8th.
Where we are
TC RANCH is located in an optimum and distinctive area of Texas. We are in the “Birth Place of Texas”, 15 miles east of Brenham with excellent connections to Houston (70 miles), San Antonio (140 miles), Austin (88 miles), and Dallas-Forth-Worth (210 miles).
TC Ranch Ventures
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