Under New Management




Hosting all equine events and meetings. Book your event with us today.


A wide variety of horse care options available in Fountain, CO.


The home of LJ+ Performance Horses, featuring professionals experienced in cowhorses.


Our Facility

Complete with 2 Full Indoor Arenas, Over 100 Quality Stalls and 4 Outdoor Arenas



New Owner – Luis Praxmarer-Cassani
Previous Five Star Ranch & Equestrian Center owner returns

Back in 1996 Luis Praxmarer bought Bara Farm and he built up to the successful Five Star Equestrian Center. After his sale he now returns 15 years later and takes over the Cactus Creek Ranch and renames it to Five Star Equestrian Center again. Luis says "our ambitions are to build this place up to a Five Star place for horses and events. We are very happy to have an excellent Ranch Manager with L.J. Crossey. L.J. has already made great improvements to the place and there is a lot more to come. In the short time he has been here he has already organized many successful events“.

New Ranch Manager- LJ Crossey

LJ Crossey has been involved in the horse industry for his entire life. LJ began team penning and ranch sorting at a young age with his father and has since increased his skill set to involve training rope horses, cow horses, cutting horses, and a variety of other disciplines. In addition to his extensive background in the horse industry, LJ has managed and owned many businesses and brings a host of leadership, maintenance, and problem solving skills to Five Star Equestrian Center. 


18550 Midway Ranch Road

Fountain, CO 80817

(719) 382-5601



Mon - Fri: 8am - 8pm

​​Saturday: 8am - 8pm

​Sunday: 8am - 5pm

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