1972, Pat and Carolyn formed Gully Cattle Company.
The Gullys had three children: Coleta, Ginger, and
Matt. Pat, a cattle buyer from Rowena, TX brought
the knowledge to the ranch of buying and selling cattle.
This side of the ranch business is still conducted
today. Pat attends local sales weekly buying for the
ranch and for others.
Gully Ranch formed another side of the
business when their son, Matt became interested in
roping events. Matt was a pro team roper and helped
conduct ropings around the country until an accident
took his life in April 2003. Furnishing stock for
the roping events and leasing steers to individuals
had become a big part of the Gully Ranch and operates
under the name of Gully Productions. The family now
only ropes as a hobby and sells a few roping horses.
Gully Ranch not only participates in
the cattle business, but raises cutting bred horses.
An own son of Little Peppy and a Doc Bar mare, Bertie
De Badger stands at the Gully Ranch. The Gully family has been raising, showing, and
promoting Cutting Horses since 1983. The Ranch offers
about 50 head of top bred cutting horses for sale
With the availability of cattle, Gully
Ranch supplies over 30,000 head of cattle to cutting
horse events during the year, the largest being a
corporation called The Abilene Spectacular Cutting
Event. This event began in 1993 when Carolyn saw a
need to bring an event of this type to the city of
Abilene. It has grown to be one of the largest in
the Cutting Industry today. This event is always held
the first two weeks of the year, beginning on January
1st. This cutting event is totally run by the family
members of the Gully Ranch. Carolyn, Coleta, and Ginger
run the promotion and operation of the event, while
Pat keeps the activities with the cattle under control.
This event along with a 5 day circuit started by the
Gully's in 1983 lasts 17 days and brings millions
of dollars to the West Texas town of Abilene.
Gully Ranch is located in a mountain
area, covered with live oaks and cedar trees. Wildlife
is seen every day. Deer, turkey, porcupines, birds
and snakes are very common. The ranch is located 38
miles south of Abilene, TX off of Hwy. 84 S to 604
W to 382 S to CR 181. Drop by to pay us a visit if
you are in our area.
let us know how we can be of service to you. Along
with cattle sales, leasing, and stud services, we
also offer quality cutting and roping horses for sale
at all times.