At Peacock Hill Ranch horses enjoy herd living and the company of friends in dry pasture by day, and tucked into cozy stalls for unchallenged meals and a rest. Visitors arriving at Peacock Hill after 6 p.m. find a stable full of well-fed, relaxed horses.
Only a few steps from the stall and paddocks is easy access to the pasture where horses roam at liberty between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Meals are fed at 5 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Peacock Hill exits onto McBroom Street from which the trails in the Hansen Dam watershed are half a block away. From there we can ride tree-shaded paths, through streams and on groomed trails, all the way to the famous Doc Larsen trail and up into
Meet the Clapp Family
We are so excited to call Peacock Hill our new home and look forward to getting to know you all and becoming a part of this community. With this move Cody has finally been able to return to what he knows and loves, living and working with horses and we are so thrilled to have the unique opportunity to raise our girl ranchy in the city and surrounded by amazing animals.
Life is good. We are looking forward to a brighter 2021 and this new adventure with you all.
Here’s to it - Happy New Year!
Cody, Tina, Isa, Wyatt, Boz and Poppy Clapp
Cody grew up ranching and cowboying in Idaho and Wyoming. He then took those skills and his love of adventure and the outdoors and started a career being what I refer to as a “Professional Fun Haver”. He was a backcountry snowmobile guide in Yellowstone National Park, mushed Dogs in Jackson, Wyoming and then moved to the Torrey, Utah and the mouth of Capital Reef National Park where he began an outfitting and outdoor adventure business specializing in backcountry horse pack trips. He also started his own horse breeding program in an effort to create the perfect mountain horse. He ran that business happily roaming the wilds of Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming with a herd of 45 horses until he met me on a ski trip in Park City, Utah…
I am a documentary filmmaker and TV Producer and was living in Venice Beach. We got married in the horse pasture in Torrey and managed to keep both of our lifestyles and businesses alive commuting between Utah and California until we had our daughter Isa and we decided to plant the whole family, full time, in California. It then took us six years and lots of wishing and dreaming to find Peacock Hill, but we are finally here and couldn’t be happier about it. And perhaps the luckiest of all with this move (besides Isa) are our pups Boz (the German wirehair, AKA the Professor) and Wyatt (the yellow lab AKA Blonde Ambition). And Isa finally got to get the kitten, Poppy, she has been longing for “her whole life” now that there is enough space for everybody…
A little Ranch History
The Peacock Hill property has a rich history. In the 1950s it was home to one of the Lone Ranger’s “Heigh-ho!” Silver horses. Fun fact: The stall you see Silver in is now the apartment where Butch, the barn manager lives.
In 1989 it was purchased by the Hermans. Marc Herman was a motion picture stunt pilot and Royan is the family horsewoman and daughter of Roy Engel, the original Sky King.
A committed supporter of the equine community, Peacock Hill has hosted ETI Corral 20's Harvest Moon fundraiser several times, a memorable, fun evening of dinner, dance and music. It also has served as an evacuation site due to recent fires and floods as well as rescuing/rehabbing/rehoming horses in dire need.
Meet the Team
If you have questions, need help with your horse or like to talk about deep sea fishing, Butch is your guy. He's also a vet's dream--basically a vet tech, great at follow up care and medicating.
Juan is not only great when it comes to the ranch, horses and plants but a real horseman, both on the ground and in the saddle.
When you see Joel around the ranch, whether he's feeding, cleaning or taking care of plants, he's always smiling.