If you’re looking for a peaceful escape, a beautiful place to connect with horses and amazing people, we may be just what you need!
Willow & Wolf Ranch is a Bay Area family run ranch + equestrian training facility located in Livermore, CA. Our ranch is set on a peaceful southern hillside of 120-acres overlooking the tri-valley. We’re close to everything, but just far enough to get the calm that you need. Boasting open fields, pastures, and offering serenity to all its visitors we strive to deliver a beautiful, inspiring place where you feel at home, at peace, and are free to be your best self.
ABOUT OUR FAMILY
Willow and Wolf Ranch is owned and operated by Alicia and Demetrious Shaffer, a husband and wife duo that has dreamed of creating a space JUST like this for YEARS! We live here with our three children (Campbell, Liv and Mayer) and are actively involved in all aspects of ranch life.
Demetrious Shaffer - Owner
Demetrious Shaffer has spent his life and career serving his community. Starting his career as a firefighter and then retiring as the Fire Chief for ALCO he has an amazing ability to connect with people and has brought this passion and knowledge to create a seamlessly well run ranch. He’s a firefighter & entrepreneur turned ranch owner! He enjoys the peaceful environment of the ranch and strives to create a one-of-a-kind environment for all horses, visitors and borders.
Alicia Shaffer - Owner
Alicia Shaffer is a serial entrepreneur and the most successful Etsy shop & top e-commerce clothing and accessories brand founder. She’s always wanted nothing but horses in her life and now is living her dream of owning + operating a ranch and an equestrian training facility in addition to business coaching and other business ventures. She is enjoying the process of transforming the facility into an unforgettable training space for the equestrian community.
With our 3 kids...
The Meaning Behind the Brand:
The Native Wolf Symbol represents loyalty, strong family ties, good communication, education, understanding, and intelligence. Of all land animals, the Wolf has the strongest supernatural powers and is the most accomplished hunter. The Wolf is a very social and communicative creature, he uses body movement, touch, and sound. The Wolf Symbol has an important cultural significance to First Nations in North America.
Some First Nations people believe that wolves are the reincarnation of deceased hunters, and they are frequently impersonated at ceremonies as Wolves. If direction and purpose are lacking in life, when clarity and persistence are needed, the steadfast determination of the Wolf can overcome fear, indecision, and confusion. Healers often take the form of the Wolf in their ritual work. Wolves are fierce, loyal, independent and well able to offer support on the most challenging healing journey.
The willow tree has a long history of symbolism rooted in spirituality and cultural traditions. One of the most valuable traits of the willow tree is its flexibility. The willow tree is one of the few trees that is capable of bending in outrageous poses without snapping. This can be a powerful metaphor for those of us seeking recovery or a spiritual path. The message of the willow tree is to adjust with life, rather than fighting it, surrendering to the process and using your energy to grow.
Just like the willow tree that’s strong and unbreaking, we believe that all women have the strength and determination needed to better themselves. And, create a life they can be most proud to live.