About Us

Located in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, Happy N Ranch sits nestled amidst grand oak trees between Buellton and Solvang. Happy N Ranch specializes in Equine Retirement, Rest, Rehabilitation and Pasture care. Lisa Novatt established her business in 1991 at the Jaybaree Ranch in Buellton, CA. After selling the ranch in 2014, Lisa and her husband Gary, purchased 103 undeveloped acres, also in Buellton. Thus the Happy N Ranch was established, ground was broke and a new ranch developed. Lisa has continued and expanded her equine endeavors with state of the art equine facilities. 2020 saw the addition of 63 acres with the purchase of a portion of the famed River Edge Farm, now known as the River N Ranch. With a lifelong passion for horses, Lisa is also a registered and licensed Veterinary Technician, specializing in equine care.

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Our Staff

Lisa Novatt, a Licensed and Registered Veterinary technician, makes the ranch her home, with her husband, Gary.
Lisa is teamed up with 6 full time employees. The employees see the horses throughout the day and tend to feeding, cleaning, watering, turn out and all basic needs. Horses that are rehabilitating or on a show break can be turned out or put on an exercise program with our state of the art covered Eurociser. Cameras are also present to further monitor the health, safety and security of the horses