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Meet the Wiens


Pictured, Left to Right: Lauren (Oldest Daughter), Isabella, Joey, Blair, Tante Debbie (Diana's Sister) Grant with Tucker, Diana, Tom, Hannah (Youngest Daughter) with Elin, Allison, Boone, Henry, Travis (Son) Sarah (Middle Daughter), Knox
Not Pictured:  Cade (Sarah's Husband)

The Wiens Ranch: A Legacy of Colorado Excellence


Nestled in the heart of Sedalia, Colorado, the Wiens Ranch stands as a testament to generations of hard work, stewardship, and a deep love for the land. For decades, the Wiens family has left an indelible mark on Colorado’s agricultural.

  1. A Family Tradition: The Wiens legacy spans five generations, with grandchildren now learning the art of stewardship. Their commitment to sustainable practices and humane cattle care sets them apart.

  2. Premium Beef, Ethical Practices: At Wiens Ranch, cattle are more than livestock—they’re family. Following Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) standards, the ranch ensures humane treatment. The result? WR Premium Beef, gracing tables across the Front Range.

  3. A Western Experience: The ranch’s red-rock-bordered hills host fundraisers, equestrian events, and corporate functions. Sunset trail rides and rustic barn gatherings evoke the spirit of the Old West.

  4. Sustainable Stewardship: Beyond cattle, Wiens Ranch yields high-protein hay for their horses. Regular rotation maximizes nutrition, harmonizing land, livestock, and legacy.

  5. Champion Cutting Horses: Wiens Ranch breeds and trains cutting horses with precision. These equines carry forward a lineage of champions, embodying the grit and partnership of the West.

As the sun sets over the Colorado plains, the Wiens family continues their timeless legacy—one that honors tradition, embraces progress, and nourishes the soul.

Meet Craig Morris

Craig Morris Cutting Horses is renowned for excellence in the world of cutting horses. With decades of experience and a deep passion for the sport, Craig Morris has established himself as a leading figure in training and breeding top-tier cutting horses. His impressive track record includes winning the prestigious NCHA Futurity on a horse bred by Wiens Ranch, a testament to his skill and dedication. Craig has accumulated over $2 million in NCHA earnings, showcasing his consistent success and expertise in the competitive cutting arena.

The Sport of Cutting Returns to the Front Range

Press Release: The Sport of Cutting Returns to the Front Range




Colorado, June 12, 2024 —What do you get when you cross a first-class Colorado cutting horse facility, cattle ranch and residential development, with a Texas born Hall of Fame cutting horse trainer? The Perfect Team. Former Colorado Senator, Rancher, and Entrepreneur Tom Wiens and Trainer, Producer, Television Personality and Entrepreneur Craig Morris have teamed up to bring the sport of cutting back to the front range of Colorado


Tom Wiens: A Legacy in Cutting


Tom Wiens of the Wiens Ranch is no stranger to the sport of cutting. He has bred and

raised National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Champions. He helped to create a

“cutting dynasty” through The Smart Look and her offspring in the cutting arena, which

is still influencing the sport today. “We want to create an environment for cutting to

flourish again on the front range. Events, instruction, first class horses and a place for

the entire family to learn and enjoy the same sport that we raised our family around. The

Western way of life and the Sport of Cutting is what we want to share with others,” said



Craig Morris: A Horse From Colorado Propelled to Fame


Craig Morris, NCHA Hall of Fame rider with approximately $2 Million in earnings, grew

up on the back of a horse but it was one that was bred and started in Colorado at the

Wiens Ranch that allowed him to reach his lifelong dream of winning the coveted NCHA

Open Futurity Championship in 2003. 


One Smart Looking Cat was the first High Brow Cat ($40 Million dollar producer) offspring to win the NCHA Futurity and his dam was none other than The Smart Look (Million-dollar producer) from the Wiens Ranch. She is also the only horse in NCHA history to produce a Champion of each of Cuttings Triple Crown Events from three different sires - two of which were bred and raised on the Wiens Ranch.


 The Ultimate Equine Athlete


“Cutting is how I was raised and it’s where I raised my family. I may be a little

prejudiced, but I think the “Cutting Horse” is the ultimate equine athlete. No other

equestrian sport requires a horse to be able to STOP Hard, Run Fast, Turn Quick and

Out-Think a cow all while on a slack rein, with very little help from the rider. The need for

Conscious Thought by the horse, to anticipate what a cow is about to do, is what really

separates them from the rest of the herd,” said Craig. “And we are excited to share that

with more people here at the World Class Cutting Horse Facility at the Wiens Ranch.” 


Tom’s Comments about Craig


“We are so excited to have such an incredibly talented and caring individual leading our team here at the Wiens Ranch. It is truly an honor to have Craig here, a World Class Cutting Horse Trainer and Competitor who operates with the highest level of integrity, to reignite the Sport of Cutting on the Front Range of Colorado.


About the Ranch


Situated halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Wiens Ranch offers more than cutting horses. They breed quality angus cattle for their direct-to-consumer beef business (WR Premium Beef) and grow premium quality grass hay. Meanwhile, Remuda Ranch, part of the new residential development, graces the farthest West point of the ranch, overlooking the famed Red Rocks and located just minutes from Castle Rock.

A Wiens Family Memory
Told by Tom Wiens

My dad, his 2 brothers, and my grandfather broke sod in eastern Colorado during the 1940s and planted and harvested thousands of acres of wheat. This led to expansion and other aspects of agriculture including the registered cattle business

My dad Joel was a custom combiner and later developed a significant anhydrous ammonia distribution business helping farmers bring nitrogen to their crops to increase yields. He developed one of the largest registered cattle herds in this part of the country with operations in Colorado and Western Nebraska. My mother Phyllis would recruit my brother and me to help name. Below is a picture of Mom and Dad with our 1977 World Champion Polled Herford Bull, "Mr. Beef"!


Dad and Mom, pictured 3rd & 4th from left, along with their partners from Montana’s Bear Tooth Ranch

Dad later made the decision to change our cattle operation to Black Angus and we still produce Angus Cattle today.


Wiens Ranch Black Angus Cattle

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