5M Ranch Fostering Community, Quality and Professionalism in San Juan Capistrano

For Devon Martin, ranch ownership was not always her dream, she sort of fell into it. Devon rode horses as a child and always enjoyed hanging out in the clubhouse with friends but it wasn’t until years later, when her daughters got into horses that she caught the competition bug again. Unable to find the right facility she bought a small property in Newport Beach, only enough room for twelve horses. There she created a small lounge for her few boarders but soon the facility started to bust at the seams. She needed more space. Luckily for Devon this beautiful property in San Juan Capistrano came available. The property already had a storied past as a high end hunter hunter jumper barn, but now, Devon has turned it into a state of the art AQHA western all around facility.

5 M Ranch is a sprawling seventeen acres, it has two arenas, with one of them covered for all weather riding. It backs up to the Rancho Mission Viejo public riding area and miles of trails. 5 M Ranch has only the top of the line amenities, such as hand mixed dirt footing, a vet clinic on property, 24 hour cameras in each stall, salt water spa system for the horses, solar lighting for the covered arena and it’s own water well. The barn itself is made of mahogany. There is a property manager living onsite as well as accomplished All Around Trainer Carolyn Rice.

For Devon and Carolyn their partnership could not have been more perfectly timed. The trainer that was at 5 M had just told Devon she was moving away from the area and coincidentally the facility where Carolyn had her business had just been sold. Now Carolyn is the sole trainer at 5 M Ranch. She lives on the property and is not only working with Devon and her four horses but has opened her business there and is welcoming new clients. Carolyn is well known as an AQHA all around trainer so the partnership was really a no brained for both of them. Devon has a beautiful Ranch Riding horse that she’s really enjoying named Revolves Around Whiz. She was just recently Champion with him at the Pinnacle show in Las Vegas last month. She also has a young horse that Carolyn is bringing along as well as two others.


As an NSBA foundation board member, Devon has been focusing on improving competitors horse show experi- ence and is looking forward to a summer series she’s going to host at 5 M Ranch. This series will include clinics, speak- ers, veterinary symposiums, and venders. She also hopes to include the public and her local riding coalition.

Community is very important to Devon, so of course 5 M Ranch has a beautiful lounge to relax and enjoy as you spend time at her extraordinary facility.



“5M Ranch is 17 Acres of beauty in San Juan Capistrano with top of the line amenities”

For more information call Carolyn Rice at 425-876-7423.