Mary Ellen and
Bum's Warrior at 28 years old. - Photo by PJ Wamble
Mary Ellen Wilson Areaux was raised
on the Mississippi Gulf Coast riding Saddlebred horses at Gulf Park
College. After being introduced to the Tennessee Walking Horse
at the Dixie Jubilee Horse Show as a child, Mary Ellen dedicated her
interest in horses to the Tennessee Walkers - a love that has lasted
In 1967, after moving to Dallas, TX, Mary Ellen purchased her first
Tennessee Walking Horse in Tulsa, OK - a white mare with a black
colt by her side. Since that time, there have been numerous
horses in her life and her interest over the years has become
focused on breeding and sales of Tennessee Walkers.
Currently, Mary Ellen
is the owner of six Tennessee Walkers, four of which are stallions,
one gelding and one mare. Three of the stallions stand at stud and
are popular breeding stallions. Semen is shipped on all
breeders throughout the entire United States.
In addition to her love of horses, Mary Ellen is a graduate of the
University of North Texas, a Real Estate Broker and Commercial
Leasing agent for major enclosed mall shopping centers.
During the last year, Mary Ellen, whose horse operation is known as
Walkers West - Double W Ranch, located in Kaufman, TX, has sold
horses to Canada, Brazil, Germany, Holland and nearly every state in
the United States.
Mary Ellen Areaux on Bum's Warrior - left
(the stallion is 21 years old). Deborah Price on
Bum's Scarlet Ribbons - middle -
This mare is a daughter of Bum's Warrior (by Delight Bumin Around)
and The Missing Angel (by Mack K's Handshaker) - 13 years old.
Carol Stimson on The Missing Angel -
right (mare is 22 years old).