Welcome to Skelton Performance Horses at the Rock Front Ranch.

We are proud to provide foundational training for horses to last their lifetimes, no matter what breed or discipline.  We specialize in facilitating the skill development of functional ranch horses and performance horses such as: reined cow horses, cutting horses and reining horses - from colts to finished horses.  We emphasize versatility in training that enables a functional and experienced ranch horse as well as an arena athlete.

Barney has been a strong performer in the show pen in the following, local, regional and national associations:

NSHA Open I/O & Limited Futurity and Derby

NRCHA Open I/O & Limited Futurity Derby and Stallion Stakes 

AQHA World Show Qualifier Junior Reining   AQHA World Show Qualifier Junior Working Cow Horse  

CCRHA Year-end Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Reining   

SVYEA Super Cow Horse Champion  

Santa Barbara Old Fiesta Days Open Hackamore Champion  


Barney brings integrity and honesty to years of positive experience for the development of a thoughtful and well rounded training program that produces a mentally and physically sound horse.

In addition to showing, we provide service for legging up a horse, layoffs and recondition of horses with rehabilitative needs and boarding.  We have an extensive trail network for positive exposures outside the arena.

The Facility has 5 arenas, working cattle, flag and miles of safe trails which are available to clients.

If you wish to arrange for horse training, riding lessons, boarding, or are looking for a horse to purchase please contact us.

Visitors welcome by advance appointment only.

Please e-mail barneyskelton@aol.com or call 805-478-9395

Member of the following local, regional and national associations:  

NRHA - www.nrha.com  NRCH - www.nrcha.com  

NSHA - www.nsha.com  

CCRHA - www.ccrha.com  

PCQHA - www.pcqha.com  

CCHA - www.cowhorse.org  

AZQHA - www.azrcha.com 

AQHA - www.aqha.com  

SYVEA - www.syvea.org



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