Las Vegas businesswoman Marilyn Gubler
found herself at age 50 "burned out" on the business world and decided to pursue a lifelong ambition of creating a place where folks could go to experience the Wild West.
"Horses have always been a part of my life," said the 60-year-old Gubler
, whose parents came to Las Vegas in 1939 to start the town's first radio station, KENO 1460-AM. She
parents bought horses when she
was a child and learned to ride early.
"One of my very earliest memories is riding on (a horse named) Major behind my mom and holding on for dear life to her
fluffy gray sweater," Gubler
recalled."I've had a lot of different careers, but horses have always been a part of my life." Gubler graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., taught school for eight years, became a political consultant and a government affairs specialist, a lobbyist and activist for the Republican Party (serving as chairman for the county and state GOP and on the Republican National Committee).
Along the way Gubler operated a number of businesses.
"When I hit 50, I got burned out from the rat race.It just wasn't fun anymore," Gubler
said."It was time for a change, but it took me five years to figure out what I really wanted to do.
"People need to know what the West is all about," Gubler
said."I'm 45 minutes and 100 years from the Strip."
No shortage of space for horse owners 5 Mar. 08:14:34
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