Let your horse become a SUPER STAR at Hidden Springs Ranch!

Hidden Springs Ranch – A winning combination of experience and service

Since Mary Ellen and Robert Mckee established Hidden Springs Ranch in 1999, the Peeples Valley, Arizona property has provided their customers with excellent, professional service. Hidden Springs Ranch offers lay-up services, as well as breaking and training, sales prep, and foaling.

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The Breaking and Training Program

Hidden Springs Ranch emphasizes the careful development of each horse as an individual. Under the skilled eye of trainer Dwain Grissom, who personally determines the training plan for each individual and oversees his progress, a solid foundation is laid. While safety and long-term soundness are of highest priority in these early training stages, the individual approach taken at Hidden Springs Ranch ensures that these young athletes are physically and mentally ready for the next step in their career.

Each horse’s training begins at the breaking barn, where he undergoes several weeks of basics, including extensive ground work and driving, before graduating to the training track. The 5/8-mile oval at Hidden Springs Ranch is raked daily. Every three to four weeks the surface is ripped and graded to ensure safe and optimal footing when working the youngsters alone or in pairs. In addition, the track is equipped with a four-stall starting gate.


"All my horses that have shipped in from Hidden Springs Ranch were ready to go on with."  "It's a big plus that way, Kinsale King being one of them won...

by Dr. Patrick Sheehy on Hidden Springs Ranch

"Over the past 6 years my yearlings and lay-ups have all went to Hidden Springs; when they arrive at the track they are prepared well and in good condition...

Our Successes

The brilliant Misremembered is among those that have graduated the Hidden Springs Ranch program. The son of Candy Ride (Arg.) earned $1,306,709 by winning six of 13 starts, with five seconds. His first graded stakes success came in the G2 Swaps Stakes, followed by the G2 Indiana Derby. At four, Misremembered won the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr.1) and returned a year later to win the Santana Mile in 1:33.50.

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Why Hidden Springs Ranch?

  • Knowlegable Staff

    We take the health and safety of the horses entrusted to us very seriously. Everything we do is with the best interests of the horse in mind.

  • Official 5/8 mile Track

    From the beginning our champions train on an Official Full 5/8 Mile Track .

  • Health Conscious

    Our staff are trained in multiple Health Conscious disciplines.

  • Swimming

    A horseshoe shaped world class Swimming feature provides Low Resistance with High Benefits resulting.

  • Irrigated Pastures

    Natural springs irrigate all of our lush, green and spacious pastures.

  • Dedicated & Patient

    Nothing can take the place of time or do what nature can do on its own. So we are patient and dedicated to the success of each client.

Our Crew

The staff at Hidden Springs Ranch are the best in the business and are dedicated to providing young horses with a solid, comfortable introduction to the racetrack. We invite you to get to know more about the people who make your horses safe journey to success their number one priority.

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