Wild Oaks Ranch was founded as a premier private dressage training and breeding facility. This picturesque 630-acre equine ranch is located in the rolling hills of North Texas, an hour northwest of Fort Worth. Drs. Jerry and Jackie Fulton, both sixth-generation Texans, approached Dallas architect, Steve Chambers, AIA, to create an equestrian center at their ranch with a western architectural style that looked as though it had been in Paradise, Texas for 150 years. In particular, they were inspired by the ‘Sunday houses’ of Fredericksburg, Texas, where Jackie lived during her childhood.
The Fultons began with the guest house, which gave them a comfortable place to reside while the equestrian training center, horse barn, and larger ranch home were being designed and constructed.
A sustainable lifestyle with vegetable gardens, Texas heirloom rose garden, energy conservation (including 4 Rumford fireplaces), daylighting, and cross-ventilation is important to the family. All of the structures, including the larger ranch home, retain the straightforward, honest and authentic details of historic Texas ranches.