About Us

Learn from a Gold Medalist

Christine Calao is the owner and head trainer at Cadence Ranch. She is a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist. She began her intensive education in Germany and continues to fine tune her training primarily with Betsy Steiner, and supplemented with greats such as Robert Dover (current Olympic coach), Steffen Peters,  Anne Gribbons (former Olympic coach), Lilo Fore and Lars Peterson.

Training for Horse & Rider

Cadence Ranch offers full training and lesson packages to help riders achieve their goals. Packages are sturcured to best suit the horse and rider. Cadence Ranch can help you achieve your dreams with your horse.

Breeding Champions

Cadence Ranch breeds a few quality foals each year that are offered for sale. Bloodlines include but are not limited to: Rubinstein, Weltmeyer, Sandro Hit, Contucci, Florestan, Furstenball, Sinatra Song, Charmeur, Don Deluxe, and Don Frederico. Find your next champion here.

Upcoming Events

9/4/17 .............. The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society Inspections

Cadence Ranch is hosting the Oldenburg inspections again this year. Breeders from the area will be presenting their mares, foals and stallions for inspection. If you would like to attend please contact us prior to the event. 

9/27-29/17 .......... Betsy Steiner Clinic

We are so excited to notify you that Betsy Steiner will be back for another clinic at Cadence Ranch. There are only a few rides left. Please let us know ASAP if you would like to ride with Betsy. 

Rides are $335/ each

Auditing $20/ day

Stabling $35/night

CTDS Annual Banquet ............... 11/4/17

Cadence Ranch will be hosting the CTDS Annual Banquet. Be sure to register for the banquet at www.ctdsdressage.org

Sale Horses

Devon CR

Devon CR is an elite 2016 Oldenburg filly by Dante's Weltino Out of a Contucci/Rubinstein mare. Devon has a confident, friendly personality packaged wiyh stunning confirmation and gaits. $15,000.

Charlie CR

Charlie CR is a 2016 Oldenburg filly by Chameur, a Florencio son out of an imported First Class/Donnerhall mare. Charlie was a premium elite foal who wowed the judges within three strides. $20,000

Freshman SHS

Freshman SHS, aka Otter, is a 2016 Hanoverian gelding by Furstenball. His dam is by Sandro Hit. Otter was a premium colt at his inspections. He has big expressive gaits, an outstanding temperament and an excellent brain. $15,000

Sonata Song CR

Sonata Song CR, aka Sonata, is a premium elite filly by Sinatra Song, a Sandro Hit son. Her dam line includes the well respected Wendelin line. Sonata has been a dream to work with and is eager to please. She has amazing use of the hind leg and great freedom in her shoulders. $35,000

Divine CR

Divine CR, aka Angel, is a premium foal by Dean Martin, a Don Frederico son out of a Confucci/Rubinstein mare. Angel has lived up to her name being a true Angel to work with all the time. Friendly, eager to please and lovely uphill gaits. $30,000

Romance CR

Romance CR, aka Roma, is a 16.0 h, 2011 premium elite Oldenburg filly by Routinier, a Rhodiamont son out of a Fidermark/DeNiro imported mare. Roma is truly one of the sweetest and most level headed horses I have worked with. She is very forward but in a confident and relaxed way. $55,000

Sale Horses

Dean Martin CR

Dean Martin CR, aka Dean, is an imported 2008 Hanoverian gelding by Don Frederick out of a Weltmeyer mare. He was imported as a stallion prospect, and is an approved Oldenburg stallion. He was gelded so that we could focus on his riding career.  He has a significant amount of frozen semen available.  $175,000.

Symphony CR

Symphony CR, aka Legs, is a 17.2" 2011 premium elite Oldenburg mare. Legs is a dream to ride. She has wonderful gaits that are easy to ride and she is eager to please. This is truly a very fancy FEI prospect. $45,000

Faith CR

Faith CR is an premium elite 2012 Oldenburg filly by Furstenball out of a Contucci/Rodiamont mare. Faith is the spitting image of her daddy and we believe will be equally as talented. She is a tall girl at 16.2+h already but is very modern. $30,000

Foals & Young Horses

Each year we breed a few high quality foals with exceptional bloodlines. We pride ourselves on matching our mares with the best quality stallions available. We have a wonderful selection of foals and young horses. We would be happy to tell you about our future foal crop.


We pride ourselves on having quality broodmares. Our mares have outstanding confirmation, movement and temperament. Their lines include Rubinstein, Contucci, Fidermark, Florestan, Donnerhall, Wendekreis, and Weltmeyer. If you would like to meet our mares we would be happy to introduce you.


Our goal is to breed the best foals possible by selecting the optimal cross with our mares. Temperament and rideability  are always at the top of our criteria. Some of the stallions we have bred to in the past are: Sinatra Song, Furstenball, Dante's Weltino, Routinier, Sagnol, Don Deluxe,  and Charmeur.

Contact Us

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How can we help you?

If you would like additional information about training packages, lessons,  sales horses or upcoming events do not hesitate to contact us.

Cadence Ranch



Our address is: 450 FM1660, Hutto, TX. We are conveniently located near I35 and 130, just south of Hwy 29 on FM 1660.  

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