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Lockewood Stables Fetes Guests at Saturday Open House

Alyce Peterson

January 6, 2020

Lockewood Stables welcomes locals at open house on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Curious visitors and equestrians will experience what is "behind the iron gates" facing Elliott Road.

Lockeford, CA, January 6, 2020 -- Curious neighbors, horse people and trade professionals will see the horse boarding and training facilities at Lockewood Stables at its Open House slated for Saturday, January 11, 2020 between 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The stable is a passion-project for its proprietors, Leonard and Alyce Peterson. The property is blessed by beautiful grand oak tree and pastural views. The couple found the property in 2016 while Leonard looked at a nearby, riverfront property. Leonard still recalls Alyce’s words, “Hon, go by this other property. It might be the one.” Thinking that 22 acres was more than the couple needed, Leonard reluctantly conceded. As it turned out, the property had great bones and essentially what they needed. “We had 16 horses on our ranch in Southern California. So, going bigger was a matter of scale,” explains Alyce with a laugh. The couple took a long road trip and horse vacation to Wyoming with daughter, Janna and granddaughter, Amanda. With lots of time atop a horse to think, the couple made an offer on the property when they returned.

Lockewood Stables’ Rich History -- Formally known as the Box Dot Ranch, the property marked its entry with a cutting horse sign noticed by passersby on Elliott Road. Locals tell the Petersons that the covered arena, built in the late 1960’s, was one of the first. Started in 1960’s, the Box Dot Ranch, owned by Don and Adele Nesbitt was known for their cutting horse showing and breeding programs. Their mare, Bar Gal, was a champion cutting horse and one of two founding mares to the breeding program. Don’s rodeo career included the title of World Champion All-Around Cowboy of 1932 and riding Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame saddle bronc, “Five Minutes to Midnight”. Adele Nesbitt met Don at the Western National Livestock Show in Denver, CO. An accomplished competitor in her own right, Adele showed Tennessee Walking horses.
Honoring its history and the land, the Petersons have lovingly restored and added to the property’s beauty including a 14-foot high iron gate that marks the new entry, an obstacle trail course, two 60 foot round pens, two tack rooms, pastures with shade shelters, and new bathrooms.
About Lockewood Stables
Lockewood Stables is a horse boarding and training facility located in Lockeford, CA. For more information about Lockewood Stables, visit: Lockewood Stables is a DBA of L.A. Delta Investments, Inc. Photo credit: Melony Wood

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