Wendy Gray-Bizzaro, Co-Owner

Wendy Gray still remembers the first horse her family had – a Shetland pony named Blackie that would trot up to the back door each morning for his daily carrot or apple. From there on out, Wendy was hooked. She began taking riding lessons, taking her horse to camp, and riding to school.

After attending college at the University of Wisconsin, Wendy embarked on a successful career as a clothing designer. It was while on a business trip to New York that she met and later married Richard Bizzaro. After raising a family, Wendy decided to devote her time, talent, and energy to training and showing Morgan sport horses. As the consummate perfectionist, she strives to improve the Morgan line through breeding, training, and performing. Wendy travels extensively each year to enter her Morgans in Dressage competitions, and has earned many national Dressage awards.

Richard B. Bizzaro, Co-Owner

Richard Bizzaro never thought he would be involved with horses when he was a boy growing up in the Bronx. The closest he ever came to one was when he saw a mounted policeman.

But in 1975, he met Wendy Gray, a successful clothing designer, and it was love at first sight. A year later he was living in California and learning to ride in the hills of Malibu. His feelings for Wendy resulted in a 30-year romance with 7 grandchildren and 12 horses. His greatest pleasure now is to see Wendy developing championship horses that compete on a world-class stage.

Richard has had an exciting career building dynamic companies in three industries - fashion, fitness and transportation. As a top executive at Cole of California and the co-founder of Wendy Gray Sports Editions, he helped introduce Active Sportswear to the fashion market. Richard retired from his CEO position with Weider and found that a life of leisure was not for him. He recently purchased two companies, All Resorts Express in Park City and Lewis Brothers Stages in Salt Lake City and has never been happier.

When Richard was born, his mother named him after her grandfather, Richard Barron. Thus the heritage for the ranch name Gray-Barron.

The Ranch

The Gray-Barron Ranch, located in Park City, Utah, specializes in breeding, training, and showing Morgan sport horses. Richard Bizzaro and Wendy Gray-Bizzaro purchased the nine-acre property in 1995 and designed and built the home, barn, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, turn-outs, and pastures.

In November of 2008 Richard, Wendy and their stable of horses moved to their new ranch in Southern California which was the original ranch that Wendy kept her horses after their move to the area in 1975. The newly refurbished ranch is now home to their show horses so they can train and compete year round.

The Future

Tracy Young, trainer and Hilda Gurney, coach are continuing to propel the Gray Baron Ranch horses to National honors for 2011. Greentree Ever Reddi’s first foal, 2004 Bay mare Gray Barron Midnite Serenade made her debut in the dressage ring in 2009 and proved to be as talented and athletic as her dam earning several scores in the 70’s in Training Level and earned top honors in 2010. Greentree Ever Reddi had a beautiful filly by Santa Fe Renegade in spring 2010 and will return to competion in 2011 in Intermediate I and II. Gray Barron Major Star, our first gelding to show earned several awards in his first year in the dressage ring. GBR Gold Bar, a gelding out of  our champion mare, WTR Chocolate Bar will begin his show career in 2011.

 

About Us

Richard and Wendy at the 2006 Swaner Nature Preserve Benefit at their ranch which borders the preserve.

Wendy is always happiest when outside with her horses

Aerial view of the ranch

in Park City, Utah

For more information or inquiries,
please contact

Wendy Gray-Bizzaro.


WendyGrayBizzaro@aol.com

5304 Mountain Meadows Lane

Park City, Utah 84098

Ph (435) 655-9992

Cell (435) 901-2081

Fx (435) 655-9009

in California

20700 Northridge Road

Chatsworth, CA 91311

(818) 812-9764

Gray Barron Midnite Serenade and Tracy Young