About Us:

Our family has owned horses longer than we can remember. Originally they were to tend the land, but now they live the life of luxury and we tend the land. We built our barn and riding arenas in 2006.

Brittney got her first pony when she was 3. His name was Roscoe and was a bit of a grouchy old man at the ripe age of around 30, give or take a few years. Her "Pawpaw" had to lead her around on him because he would decide he was done and lay down.

Wild Rose Ranch Facilities

In 1999, at 9 years old, Brittney decided she wanted to show horses. Being persistent, her mom, Leigh Anne, finally gave in and bought her first horse, Dixie. Dixie still lives with us today, and has had many babies, some who went on to be very successful in the show pen.

Since Dixie, there have been multiple wonderful horses and multiple grand and reserve championships in all kinds of disciplines, from western pleasure to hunt seat. She has several top 20 finishes at the Appaloosa Youth World Show. In 2004, she was 4th in the world in western pleasure. And in 2005, she won the sportsmanship award at the Appaloosa Youth World Show as well. She also showed in IHSA in college for NC A&T State University.

In 2019, Brittney decided to switch to reining horses. We currently have one reining horse in training with San Up Farm in King, NC. In 2019, her first year of reining, Brittney was in the Top 5 in the beginner division with the Virginia Reining Horse Association. Brittney also has taken up sorting. In May 2020, Brittney bought "Tech" from some close friends and went to her first sorting in June 2020, and has completely fallen in love with it.

Brittney is currently running the farm and working for the family business, Nelson Alarms, Inc. Her brother, Matthew, is now married to Brooke with a few babies. Leigh Anne owns Nelson Alarms Inc. and served on the Randleman Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. They are also members of Bethany United Methodist Church. Her husband, Ralph "Sparky", is retired from the Randolph County Sherrif's Department and served in the army for 25 years as well as the NC National Guard.

Our main focus with the horses currently is showing and breeding. We have currently decided we will not be boarding, as it takes up so much of our time to focus on our personal horses. Thank you for understanding!

-Leigh Anne Nelson