Welcome to Willow & Wolf Ranch, a family-owned horse boarding stables and premier training facility nestled in the heart of Livermore, CA, within the beautiful Bay Area. Spanning over 120 acres, our ranch graces a serene hillside, granting breathtaking views of the Tri-Valley region. While conveniently close to everything, our location offers the perfect escape, providing a tranquil and peaceful setting that feels like home.
Our property boasts expansive open fields and lush pastures, providing a beautiful and inspiring environment for visitors. At Willow & Wolf Ranch, we strive to create a space where you can feel at home, at peace, and free to be your best self. Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, our ranch offers a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for all.
Vision: At Willow & Wolf Ranch, our vision is to be the foremost equestrian haven, uniting individuals with a shared passion for horses in a nurturing and inclusive environment. We strive to build a vibrant community that values family, integrity, kindness, and the joy of sharing our love for horses with others.
Mission: Our mission is to provide exceptional care and first-class training for horses and riders alike, fostering a harmonious connection that enriches lives. We aim to create an inviting sanctuary where equestrians of all levels, from seasoned riders to beginners, can thrive, learn, and grow. Emphasizing integrity and compassion, we aspire to be the go-to destination for equestrian enthusiasts seeking a supportive and inspiring home for their equine companions.
About Our Family
At Willow and Wolf Ranch, a vibrant and thriving equestrian haven, you'll find the visionary owners, Alicia and Demetrious Shaffer, leading the way. This dynamic husband and wife team have nurtured a dream of crafting a space like this for years, and now, with immense pride, they call it their own and extend a heartfelt invitation to share it with you. Together with their three children - Campbell, Liv, and Mayer - the Shaffers wholeheartedly embrace every facet of ranch life and are passionately committed to fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone who graces their ranch with their presence.
Demetrious Shaffer - Owner
With a career dedicated to serving his community, Demetrious Shaffer has spent his life making a positive impact. Beginning as a firefighter and ultimately retiring as the Fire Chief for ALCO, his incredible ability to connect with people has been a defining trait throughout his professional journey. Now, as a ranch owner, he brings this passion and expertise to create a smoothly-operating ranch. As a firefighter-turned-entrepreneur, he is committed to providing a unique environment for all horses, visitors, and boarders to enjoy. Demetrious takes pleasure in the peaceful atmosphere of the ranch and works tirelessly to ensure it remains a one-of-a-kind destination.
Alicia Shaffer - Owner
Alicia Shaffer, a talented dressage rider and powerhouse entrepreneur, is extremely passionate about horses and has created an impressive equestrian empire. As the founder of the most successful Etsy shop and a leading e-commerce clothing and accessories brand, Alicia has garnered recognition from top media outlets like the Steve Harvey Show, FOX Business News, Good Morning America, Rich Dad Poor Dad, CBS News, the New York Times, and more.
In addition to co-managing the ranch and equestrian facility, Alicia hosts a popular business growth and marketing podcast. She is committed to transforming the ranch into an unparalleled training ground for the equestrian community while simultaneously pursuing her thriving business ventures.
With our 3 kids...
Family: We cherish the bond of our ranch family, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere where every individual is embraced as part of our close-knit community.
Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards, promoting honesty, transparency, and accountability in all our interactions and operations.
Kindness: Compassion is at the core of our values, as we treat each other, our horses, and our visitors with empathy and respect.
Creating a Community: We believe in building connections and fostering camaraderie among equestrians, promoting a sense of belonging and shared passion.
Sharing Our Love for Horses: We take pride in our dedication to horses and delight in sharing our profound love for these majestic creatures with others.
At Willow & Wolf Ranch, we invite you to experience the splendor of our expansive open fields and lush pastures, basking in the beauty of our inspiring environment. Whether you're an experienced rider or a beginner embarking on a new equestrian journey, our ranch offers a supportive and friendly atmosphere for all. Join us as we create cherished memories, forge lasting friendships, and celebrate the magic of horses together. Welcome to our equestrian family!
The Meaning Behind the Brand:
wolf symbol is a powerful representation of loyalty, strong family ties, communication, intelligence, and understanding. Among all land animals, wolves possess the strongest supernatural powers and are the most skilled hunters. These social creatures communicate with body movements, touch, and sound. In Native American culture, the wolf symbol holds great significance, representing the values of many First Nations communities in North America.
Some believe that wolves are the reincarnation of deceased hunters, and they are often impersonated at ceremonies. If one is struggling to find direction or purpose in life, the steadfast determination of the wolf can help overcome fear, indecision, and confusion. Healers often take on the form of wolves in their work, as they embody fierce loyalty, independence, and offer support on even the most challenging healing journeys.
The Willow tree has a rich history of symbolism rooted in spirituality and cultural traditions. Its flexibility is one of its most valuable traits. The willow tree is one of the few trees capable of bending in extreme positions without breaking. This can be a powerful metaphor for those seeking recovery or a spiritual path. The message of the willow tree is to adapt to life instead of resisting it, surrendering to the process, and using your energy to grow.
Just like the Willow tree, we believe that all women possess the strength and determination needed to better themselves and create a fulfilling life. They are strong and resilient, able to overcome any obstacle that comes their way.
If you're searching for a tranquil retreat, a stunning location to bond with horses, and a community of wonderful people, we might be exactly what you're looking for. Connect Today!