Photo by Kathy Whisman at 2018 Terri Cage Photography Clinic
Photo by Carol Willard at 2018 Terri Cage Photography Clinic
Elliot and Caitie Holtzman
work together as a team to incorporate their formal and informal equine educations and experiences into their operation each day. Both are working to hone their skills and to learn more as they continue to study under experienced horsemen in the industry as often as they can. Elliot is a 2014 Legacy of Legends scholarship recipient. Caitie attended North Central Texas College to study Equine Science and Management and went on to gain a Bachelor and Master of Science in Agriculture with a focus on Equine and Ag Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. A combined foundation of horsemanship, experience, and education is what their operation is based upon. Their goal is to help their clients with their horses, be honest with them and give them the best experience they can have in the horse industry.
Cross Creek Ranch
Amenities and comforts here on the ranch
Versatile Horsemanship, LLC is now operating out of Cross Creek Ranch, a brand new 268 acre facility in Gainesville, Texas. The ranch includes a 7 stall barn with 80 ft. runs, and indoor hot/cold wash rack, outdoor wash racks, stocks, and a Martin Collins CLOPF Fiber + sand footing indoor riding area. Plenty of paddock and pasture space for turn out adjacent to the barn, 10 shed-row-style stalls with runs are on either side of the main barn, a new-to-us, free-stall, rubber footing Preifert hot walker, plenty of parking, RV electric hook ups (30 amp, 50 amp, and 110), and all stalls, other than the overflow stalls, and all paddocks are complete with JUG automatic waterers. We also have two sand footing arenas, access to the rest of the property for riding out, obstacle courses and trails always being expanded and improved upon, and the ability to house cattle. The outdoor arena has an indoor observation deck with more restrooms and another shower, in the main barn we have temperature controlled office with sleeping quarters and adjacent full bathroom with shower, temperature controlled tack room, feed room, and a catering kitchen. Upstairs with have an observation deck and dance floor. Offering horse training in North Texas, colt starting, training for versatile performance horses, stock horse and ranch horse competitions, cow horse, and lessons on your horse.