The Routier Ranch is located in Buffalo, South Dakota, and is home to Riley, Jessica, Braden, Payton, Rayna, Rose and Charlie Routier. Together with Riley’s parents- Terry and Laurie Goehring, and brothers- Ryan and Randy (and Randy’s wife Traci), the operation covers 10,000 acres, and includes about 800 cattle, 40 horses, and a small herd of bucking bulls.
Riley and his brothers were raised on the ranch, and they all grew to be cattle- and horse-people at a very young age. They excelled in the roping events throughout their childhood, and into their early adult life. Riley and Ryan continue to rope today, and their favorite rope horses are those that have been raised on the ranch.
Jessica grew up training horses with her mother, Shelly Mueller, who trained cutting, barrel racing, and rope horses. She has won numerous titles, from high school rodeo to pro rodeo, and mostly focuses on barrel racing these days. Her greatest accomplishments have been winning the College National Finals Rodeo in the barrel racing in 2003, and qualifying for 4 Dodge National Circuit Finals rodeos.
Braden (11) and Payton (9) also love horses, cattle and ranching. They both already have their own brand, and their own small herd of horses and cattle, and a couple of great cow dogs named Sally and Spurs.
Both have been rodeo-ing since they could walk and Payton has devoted much of her time to becoming a trick rider.
Both are great help on the ranch, and with their baby sisters.
Rayna and Rose, identical twin girls, were born in April, 2015. To add to the chaos, Charlie arrived in June, 2016. The three of them have already seen their share of rodeos and ranching, and they love all of the animals. There is not much (or any) downtime on the Routier Ranch but we wouldn’t have it any other way!