Putting Horse Ranch Inc. is located at the property called Poburan Farm owned and operated by Chris and Liz Poburan, married in 1984 with a vision to do something special together at the land they have developed that was for horse and family growth and development. The company was founded in 2008 but the farm has been home to the Poburan family since 1989, the year that Denver, the son of Chris and Liz arrived. Jennifer was only two years old at the time and so, along with many horses and their eventual offspring and many other loved pets, the children were raised at the property and the original house was built in 1994.
Denver, Jennifer and Corey were instrumental in helping with the development of the golf areas and we are blessed to have loving family members to help along the way and to enjoy a round from time to time to see who the reigning champion of the putting course is. Chris still has us all beat though… *sigh*
In 2012, Jennifer and Corey were married at Putting Horse Ranch and in 2016 they welcomed little Ivey, who likes horses too!
The meandering Atim Creek passes along by the west and north side of the house, that is bordered by the golf and horse riding areas – part of what today is Putting Horse Ranch. Guests visiting Putting Horse Ranch enjoy the splendor of the property while also enjoying the golfing fun and fire pit at the patio at the greens on the putting course and lights after sun down. The lounge has a media meeting room plus the venue offers full catering services and a barbecue concession and public washrooms located below the main house in it’s walkout basement by the creek and beautiful swan ponds. We are fortunate to have the use of two live swans each year from friends who raise them and lend them every spring to fall. We enjoy watching them paddling around the pond and swimming up to greet visitors while playing golf.
Renovations are underway for the banquet hall for larger events requiring a capacity of 200 to 300 seats. It is located in the building already on site at the new golf course, a Par 3,4 & 5 challenge loop around two man-made lakes. The golf course venue has lights over the greens for Night Golf.
Wagon rides and horse riding on the many well trained and ranch raised horses that were part of the show string of quality animals is another fabulous feature of what once was mainly only a farm but a great place for top horses to come from; many have gone on to be show champions in many disciplines of the equine world. Chris and Liz and family all have horse training experience and have raised horses for over 35 years.
Chris Poburan has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Alberta, majoring in soil sciences and is the main developer of the grounds. Together, Chris and Liz and seasonal staff and volunteers run the day to day operations. His wife, Liz Poburan is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the Province of Alberta. She is an Associate with Homes & Gardens Real Estate Ltd. in Edmonton Alberta – Commercial, Residential and Rural Real Estate and Member of the Realtors Association of Alberta. Her Real Estate Agent website address is http://www.buysellponyexpress.com