About Us

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. He has been lucky to have the chance to learn from and work with horsemen such as Alfonso Aguilar, Buster McLaury, Mike Sears, Chris Cox, Martin Black and Craig Cameron and he keeps attending clinics regularly. In 2011 Juan was the first European trainer to participate in the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, Texas. In Texas, he collaborates with True Blue Animal Rescue. Juan regularly participates in fairs and events in the U.S. and Europe. In April 2013 and 2014 Juan participated in the Horsemen's Re-Union in Paso Robles, CA, where twenty of the best horsemen from different countries started forty colts in six days. His book about Horsemanship has been published in Spanish and German and Juan presented it at Equitana in Germany in March 2015, where he offered demos again in 2017. He was invited as a clinician to Global Equus International in Brazil in January 2016. In 2017 he was invited by the Mexican Association of Veterinarians specialized in Equines to their international event for Equine Etology and Handling.In 2017, 2018 and 2019 he was a part of the Mustang Makeover Germany as a judge and clinician. In 2019 he was a clinician at Americana in Germany and at Festival du Cheval in Switzerland. Juan keeps collaborating with different universities such as the University of Vic and the University Autonoma of Barcelona in Spain. Apart from the work with colts and 'problem' horses, Juan focuses on helping riders to overcome bad experiences or ride with more confidence.

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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
Juan A. Vendrell
Washington, Texas 77880
Tel. # (936) 419-3717
Cell # (936) 419-3137

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Courses & Clinics

Riding Lessons

Horse Training

Customized Ranch Vacation