In 1991 Mariah Farms was the first ranch to be approved in Douglas County as a horse boarding facility. On October 12, 1991 the Daily News - Press wrote that the county commissioners were "delighted" to have a boarding facility that offered great care and horseback riding lessons to the community of Castle Rock.

Since purchasing Mariah Farms in 2003, Jim Lamke continue to provided top quality boarding services to all levels of equestrian enthusiasts.

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Jim graduated from CSU and was part of the rodeo team. In addition to running Mariah Farms, Jim was a big game hunting outfitter for 10 years whose hunts were conducted solely on horseback. His attention to detail, mechanical ability, and pro-active management of staff keeps Mariah Farms clean and safe for all. He is not afraid of hard work and takes the time to listen to the concerns of the horse owners. The wellbeing of the horses is his top priority.