La Chimenea
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Many thanks to Western Horseman Magazine for featuring us in their April 2007 issue
We are honored to be the first ranch in Mexico accepted into the American Quarter Horse Association's Ranching Heritage Breeders program.

About Us

We are proud to raise top quality AQHA-registered horses; champion registered Red Brangus, Charbray, and Charolais cattle; and trophy big game, including Desert Bighorn Sheep, Desert Mule Deer, and Desert Whitetail Deer (Coues Deer). 

We provide guided tours for photography, sightseeing, birdwatching, and big game hunting, as well as horses and cattle for sale and other services listed below. 

Our ranches are located in the state of Sonora, Mexico, which borders the U.S. state of Arizona.

Rancho La Chimenea is located Northeast of the city of Hermosillo; Hermosillo is the capital of the State of Sonora and located approximately 170 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The ranch straddles the Rio Sonora (Sonora River) and consists of approximately 450 acres of mixed habitat, including hills, plains, and of course the river habitat. The wildlife includes coues deer, coyote, cougar, and many varieties of smaller critters and birds. This ranch is the center of our horse breeding operation and home to many of our broodmares. 

Our other ranches, Rancho San Isidro, Rancho La Tescalama, and Rancho El Cosari are home to our big game and cattle operations; they are home to many of our using horses as well as additional broodmares. Our game preserve at San Isidro boasts trophy Desert Bighorn rams and Desert Mule Deer bucks, and our cattle program at San Isidro and La Tescalama has produced and exhibited Charbray breed champion bulls at the annual Expogan Sonora state stock show since the late 1990s. 

We typically have sunny, mild days in the late fall, winter, and early spring, with daytime highs ranging from the mid-to-high 60s to the low 80s, and crisp mornings. Late spring, summer, and early fall are sunny and hot, with temperatures generally topping 100° F from early June through August.