Wallis and Jane Winegar purchased Green Valley Ranch in June of 2004
from the Pickett Family, along with a half interest in top reining
horse stallion, Lil Ruf Peppy. The Winegars have been involved with reining horses since 1998. Married
for over 20 years, the couple has four children-James, Melinda, Megan,
and Emily. Emily, the youngest is actively involved in the reining
industry and is beginning to build a successful career.
Originally from Southern California, Wallis and Jane own Winegard
Energy, Inc., a company that specializes in energy conservation and
contracting with utility companies.
Since 2002, the couple have developed a working association and
friendship with reining trainer, Brent Loseke. Wallis met the Texas
trainer during a business trip to Dallas, where Winegard Energy had an
office. Forced to stay the weekend, Wallis made a trip up through the
various ranches north of Dallas, and eventually met Brent as he went
from ranch to ranch.
The two quickly became good friends, and when Green Valley was put on
the market, Loseke called Wallis with the news. As luck had it, Wallis
had been to Green Valley Ranch for the Legacy Sale, and was an admirer
of the beautiful and sprawling facility.
After attending the 2004 Green Valley dispersal sale, the Winegars
inked the deal to purchase the facility. Drawn to the unique ranch
because of its proximity to Dallas, not to mention the beauty of the
land and impressive amenities, the Winegars decided to expand the
facility into what it is today.