Cross Creek Farms is located east of Tucson, Arizona, on a 100 acre property close to town but secluded and pastoral. The acreage is divided in two by Sabino Creek, one of Tucson’s last viable riparian streams and the inspiration for the farm name. Cross Creek is owned by Carol Parker, mother of top rider/trainer Michelle Parker who is now based in San Marcos, California. This peaceful Arizona farm provides a haven for Michelle’s deserving old campaigners, now retired and enjoying a life of leisure.
CCF is also the home of a small breeding program utilizing select broodmares, competitive horses in their own right, that are being selectively bred to quality stallions. In 2011 Cross Creek imported the exceptional Holsteiner stallion Clintord I from Europe to be developed into an international caliber mount for Michelle, and he is now the sire of choice for the CCF breeding program going forwards.