TJ was born and raised in Merkel, TX. He grew up loving horses and cattle and learned many valuable lessons about the cattle industry from his Dad. TJ started his first job at 17 working for a cutting horse facility. He later started training horses for the public and himself; along with doctoring wheat cattle for Sellers Cattle Co. for 10 years. In 2009 he went to work for Spires Ranch as a camp man and became manager in 2010. He worked for Spires Ranch for 4 ½ years before coming to Tongue River Ranch in April 2014. TJ has been very blessed in his life. His biggest accomplishment is his family and watching his kids grow and their love for Jesus Christ. TJ says that his wife Kristin, daughter Bailey (15), and two sons Brazos (9) and Blaine (6) have always supported him in everything he does. He gives God the glory for everything that has come his way including working for Tongue River Ranch and being a part of a wonderful group of people. He enjoys team roping, showing horses and loves to snow ski. TJ and his wife Kristin take great pride in being a part of the Tongue River Ranch, its premier Quarter Horses and cattle operations, its heritage and its families.
Tyler was born in Amarillo, Texas and spent most of his childhood in the North western Panhandle town of Channing, Texas. It was there that he began learning the value of hard work and the importance of family. He moved his family from the Long X Ranch to Tongue River Ranch in 2010. He and his wife, Tabitha, have three handsome boys, Weston, Hagen and Corbin. Tyler really enjoys working with leather in his spare time. He likes to build chaps, headstalls and one day would like to build saddles.
Quentin grew up on his family cow/calf ranch, Windmill Ranch Cattle Service, in Central Texas. After graduating from Lewisville Christian Academy in 1999 he worked for the Quien Sabe Ranch for a couple of years and spent three years at the JA Ranch. Quentin returned to his family’s outfit for four years before coming to Tongue River Ranch in the Spring of 2012. Quentin is married to Angella and they have three precious girls; Grace, Paisley and Bentley. He enjoys playing the guitar and spending all the time he can with his family. Quentin says that he is truly blessed. He thanks God that he has such a wonderful wife who is truly a gift and that he gets to do what he loves every day.
Kye grew up on a ranch between Albany and Abilene, Texas helping his Dad at the Alexander Ranch where he helped take care of a yearling operation and trained colts. He has worked for the Spayberry, JY, 7-Triangle, Davis and Hanes and Slant B Ranches. Kye, his beautiful wife Tanya along with their daughter Brylee Bo and son Bronc came to Tongue River Ranch in March of 2015. He enjoys riding and training horses, roping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Zack Peters – North Camp Cowboy
Zack was raised on ranches in the Texas Panhandle. He spent summers and most weekends on the Quien Sabe Ranch until his junior year of high school and graduated from high school in New Deal, Texas. He has day worked for ranches including the 6666’s Ranch, Spade Ranch, Moorhouse Ranch Co, La Mejor Livestock and Swenson Land and Cattle. He had full time positions at the Y Ranch, Quien Sabe Ranch, Lee Francios Cutting Horses, Curtis Bass Quarter Horses, Lawrence Cattle Co, Circle Bar Ranch and Pitchfork Land and Cattle before coming to Tongue River Ranch in May 2015. Zack is a 2015 Graduate of TCU Ranch Management. He and his wife Danielle have a beautiful daughter named Hazlie. Zack enjoys football and going fishing in his spare time.
J.T. Schuringa – Horse Trainer
JT grew up on a yearling operation outside of Weatherford, Texas. His wonderful parents supported him with whatever he wanted to do. He has worked for the Twin V Ranch, Clark Cattle Company, Haythorn Land and Cattle and the Muleshoe Ranch. JT joined the Tongue River Ranch rodeo team in Spring of 2015 and often-times rides the bronc where he has had great success. JT enjoys roping, training and riding young horses, and enjoying whatever he is doing.