For over a century and a half, common threads like conservation, sustainability, agriculture, and stewardship have been woven into the products made and sold by King Ranch Saddle Shop.
The King Ranch Saddle Shop is known for timeless quality in our handcrafted luxury goods. Woven into the uncommon products we make and sell are some necessarily common threads. Things like conservation, sustainability, agriculture, and stewardship might be the talk of the time, but King Ranch has been walking that walk for over a century and a half.
The Santa Gertrudis Creek, around the time of our founding in 1853, was described as an oasis in the Wild Horse Desert of South Texas, and King Ranch continues to be that sanctuary in ways both expected and unexpected. The land itself provides habitat for all manner of wildlife like quail, deer, Rio Grande turkey, and nilgai antelope, and it’s hard to ride down any ranch road and not be impressed by the size, the number, and the health and well-being of the animals who benefit from the ranch’s many environmental initiatives.
King Ranch is committed to sustainable agriculture not simply because we support it, but because we live it every day. From our earliest days in cattle ranching and farming, to the diverse agribusiness we have become, the men and women who grow, harvest, process, and deliver the citrus, cotton, sugar cane, and turfgrass that we produce are meant to meet the highest standards other than ours. Yours.
To do that, we join and thank hundreds of thousands of other farmers who plow a straight line, make a bet on the weather, and carry a crop to market, all to bring safe, affordable, and available food to our kitchen tables — food like Valencia® oranges that we produce with our partners in Consolidated Citrus®.
Consolidated Citrus is at the cutting edge of both production and conservation, utilizing advanced technology to water and fertilize only as necessary, depending on the size of individual trees. That attention to detail produces fruit that benefits both the consumer and the environment. Captain King envisioned this combination from the very beginning, though he probably didn’t see the orange trees coming. Still, he’d be delighted to come home to the confluence of past and future that King Ranch has become.