Our Story

Aiming High Ranch is owned and operated by Cliff & Julie Bailey. The Bailey’s are well-known for training and breeding quality performance horses including Quarter Horses, Paints and Thoroughbreds.

Julie Bailey

Julie Bailey

Julie Bailey specializes in barrel horse training, but also starts colts and can train a horse for any discipline. She has experience in race training, reining, working cow horse and western pleasure.  Julie’s approach to training ensures that the horse receives a proper foundation and is based on learning something new each day to ensure future success, no matter what their future holds for them.

Julie began riding at the age of 5 and galloped her father’s racehorses at 10. She began training barrel horses professionally at 18. She has many accomplishments as a barrel horse trainer including winning the APHA Jr. Barrels World Championship in 1997. She has also been a finalist at UPRA and CPRA rodeos. She regularly attends barrel races and exhibitions, as well as gives lessons and teaches clinics.

Cliff Bailey

Cliff Bailey

Cliff Bailey has been breeding and training racehorses for over 30 years. He is a third generation racehorse trainer and true horseman. From donkeys and mules to stakes winning Thoroughbreds, he has trained everything in between. Cliff has the experience and knowledge to assist you in the purchasing of breeding or racing stock. He has been the head trainer at many established Thoroughbred facilities in East Texas and will work with you to ensure your investments are sound and successful.