Seven Springs Ranch ~ Grass-fed Beef ~ Glide, Oregon

 

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Established in 1969 and owned by the Young family for 33 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.

 

Who runs this amazing ranch? Meet Stan and Linda Young, 7 Springs Ranch owners, and their herd manager, Heather.

Stan and Linda Young with their grandchildren; Daniel, Aidan and Blake. Oh yes, and their Cha-Weenie, Bennie . . . hiking at Fall Creek Falls.

Stan and Linda Young with their grandchildren; Daniel, Aidan and Blake. Oh yes, and their Cha-Weenie, Bennie . . . hiking at Fall Creek Falls.

* 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 33 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 and Brandon at their property in Glide.

Heather and Brandon at their property in Glide.

* I am very excited to be assisting with ranch operations and herd management. I have known the Young family for most of my life and raised market steers with their children in the 1990s. In the Fall of 2010, I came back to Southern Oregon and have re-integrated into the community in many ways. Other than spending time at Seven Springs Ranch; I own/operate HB Horsemanship, manage the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market, volunteer with the Humane Society of the United States on their Pacific NW Agricultural Advisory Board and spend my "free time" on our personal property with my partner, Brandon Johns, and our critter family. * ~ Heather Barklow