Ken married Ramona in 2000 and they had their son Pierce in 2003. His favorite sport to watch is anything with his son Pierce. Ken spends every Saturday (when he is not at a horse show) with his family at Pierce’s sporting events. Ken, Ramona, and Pierce attend St. Peters Lutheran church of Elk Grove.
Ken Wold graduated from Elk Grove High School and went to college at Modesto Jr. College, finishing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a BS Degree in Animal Science and a Minor in Biological Sciences.
In college Ken was heavily involved with the rodeo team where he calf roped and team roped and roomed with Cal Poly Rodeo teammate, and todays PRCA Announcer Bob Tallman. During college Ken was in a roping accident that ended any previous dreams of having a roping career. It was then that he got involved with the Equine Reproduction Program. He didn’t know it then, but that was the beginning of what would become the large focus of his career.
Ken first facility was in Sonoma, California and he later moved to Sacramento, California, making a living by starting colts and giving lessons. It was in 1972 that he built his own training facility at his family’s ranch in Wilton, California. From there his business flourished. He began training Trail, Western Pleasure, and Stock horses.
In the early eighties Ken began teaching Equine Reproduction Physiology and Horse Production at Consumnes River College. He taught there for five years and today sits on the CRC Board of Equine Management as a liaison to the communities.
Ken has been active as a member of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Board for the past 30 years, serving two terms as President. He has traveled all over the world giving clinics for cutting and reined cow horse owners and trainers in Chili, Canada and Italy. Ken has made a lasting impression as a horseman within the NRCHA and the American Quarter Horse Association. He is an AQHA Professional Horseman, finalist and money earner in the National Reining Horse Association and National Cutting Horse Association, was the 1998 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Hackamore Champion with $388,434 in lifetime NRCHA earnings.
Ken has ridden several different breeds throughout his career, earning World and Championship titles in the American Paint Horse Association (2 Jr. Cutting World Titles), the Arabian Working Cow Horse, Reining World Championships, and Appaloosa Reining Futurity World Championships.
Away from work, Ken enjoys reading, roping with his friends, and watching TV: especially bull riding and NASCAR with his son Pierce. He enjoys attending many sporting events such as watching the local Sacramento Kings games, and Sunday afternoons are normally set aside for family, friends, and Sacramento River Cats baseball games. Ken and his wife Ramona also enjoy attending the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ramona graduated from Chico State with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health Science. Prior to marring Ken she was a High School teacher and coach in Willows Ca. Now Ramona spends her time helping Ken on the ranch as well as escorting Pierce around to his various sporting activities.
Pierce is currently attending St. Peter’s Lutheran Elementary School. He is very active in his school and church. In his spare time (which there is not much of) he enjoys competing with his teams in tackle football, baseball, and basketball. Occasionally you will find Pierce in the horse show arena showing his horse Ill Be A Lil Smarter.
Ken, Ramona & Pierce are all very active in their church, their family and their horse program.