At 7,100 feet elevation among rolling hills of pinon pines and junipers sits Founders Ranch, a unique 480± acre ranch and recreational facility that is the jewel of the Estancia Valley in New Mexico. It is currently offered for sale by the original owners of The Single Action Shooting Society.

When the current owners purchased the ranch 18 years ago, it consisted of 480± acres, a three-bedroom, two-bath ranch house, a large barn, a 7-foot high game fence encircling its 3.5-mile perimeter, a water well with a 10,000-gallon water storage tank, and a herd of longhorn cattle.

Since that purchase, the ranch has been developed into a world-class Cowboy Action Shooting™ and recreational facility. A new sporting clays facility was added, complete with a small clubhouse. This very popular course has ten stations plus a five-stand second course. Seventeen shooting bays were carved into the hills; a western town was built, complete with an entertainment | meeting hall, an Old West Saloon, and a gorgeous chapel that has been the site of several weddings and other services.

The ranch also boasts a sizeable equestrian arena, complete with an enclosed announcer stand, sound system, and a 3,000-gallon water tank to service the horses. The World Championships of SASS Cowboy Mounted Shooting™ were held here for nearly two decades, drawing equestrian aficionados from around the Southwest as participants. The arena is suitable for almost all equestrian events.

Recent use of the ranch has primarily been as an event venue. Numerous events benefitting the local public, non-profit events, and for-profit activities have been held annually. However, it would be perfectly suitable as a private ranch estate. The numerous buildings may be repurposed, and there is sufficient water and fencing to support livestock or a lovely equestrian center.

Let your mind run wild about how you would use this incredibly unique ranch property near Albuquerque and minutes from I-40. The ranch comes with an incredible inclusion list, including a small herd of longhorns!


  • 480± acres
  • Three-bedroom home and outbuildings
  • Faux western town & event center
  • 7-foot-high perimeter fencing
  • Large equestrian arena
  • Water well and stock tanks
  • Shooting berms
  • Sporting clay course
  • Small herd of longhorn cattle included
  • Very accessible year-round
  • Extensive inclusion list of shooting and farm equipment
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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