Seven Springs Ranch ~ Grass-fed Beef ~ Glide, Oregon
Established in 1969 and owned by the Young family for 35 years, Seven Springs Ranch is a 444 acre ranch that was once part of the historic W.E. Chapman land donation claim of 1886. The original pioneer home served as a stagecoach stop for travelers heading east. The ranch operates today as a high quality, direct to customer, 100% grass-fed beef producer.
Seven Springs has a rich tradition of hosting premier events such as; horse shows, dressage and combined training competitions, weddings, countless private celebrations and was also host to the Western States Regional Championship for sheep herding dogs.
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades, Seven Springs Ranch is located near Glide. Glide is known as the home of Colliding Rivers, where the North Umpqua River and Little River merge head-on—the only place in the world where this phenomenon can be observed.
Meet Stan and Linda Young, Seven Springs Ranch owners, and their cattle herd manager, Heather, with her partner, Brandon.
* Stan, a Glide native, met Linda (born in Klamath Falls, OR) during college in Ashland. The young couple married, started a family and eventually made it back to Stan's hometown in 1983. When they started their journey at Seven Springs Ranch, their two children (Kirstan & Erik) were in grade school, Linda was managing the horse stable and Stan was splitting time between a career in law enforcement and his beloved ranch. The Young's co-managed the cattle for several years with Stan's parents, Harry and Audrey Young. Fast forward 35 years . . . The Youngs continue to raise the highest quality beef available and carry on the rural, ranching lifestyle that was instilled in each of them at a young age. * ~ written by Heather Barklow
* Heather Barklow has known the Young family for most of her life and grew up with their children in the late 1980's and 90's. When Heather returned to Southern Oregon in 2010, integrated herself into the community in many ways. Other than working at Seven Springs Ranch; she operates HB Horsemanship, volunteers with the Humane Society of the United States on its' Pacific NW Agricultural Advisory Board and is currently undergoing her apprenticeship for residential real estate appraisal. She spends her "free time" with her partner, Brandon. Brandon grew up in Nebraska in ranching family and moved to Oregon in his youth. He is also an advocate for the humane treatment of animals, supports sustainable agriculture and enjoys life on the North Umpqua River. * ~ Heather Barklow