Panther Creek Trail Rides was started in 1999 by the Patterson family. The first full year of scheduled rides was in 2000. In March of 2011, Dave and Theresa Fleming from Southeast Iowa became the new owners. For more than seven years, the Flemings were successful in creating a place where trail riders, friends, and family could gather to enjoy the ranch with their trusty steeds.
In July of 2018, David and Melinda Burgoon became the newest owners of Panther Creek Trail Rides. As visiting guests of the ranch since 2003, they have made many wonderful memories here with their friends and family. Therefore, they eagerly embraced the opportunity to ensure the preservation of a centrally located equestrian trail ride facility in the heart of Missouri. It is their desire to see that the time-honored tradition of providing a unique riding experience on a longhorn cattle ranch will continue into the future for others to enjoy.
“Our goal is to work hard to continue the great hospitality that the guests of Panther Creek Trail Rides have grown accustomed to. We seek to provide a clean, quiet environment, with a down-home friendly atmosphere.”—David & Melinda Burgoon