Art and Susan Belsom purchased the wooded 30 acre site in 1989 and affectionately
named it 4B which stood for “4
Bitches” consisting of Susan, her sister and 2
friends. Their original intention was to raise Longhorn
Steers but this didn’t really “get off the
ground.” 4B started with a single
building which was the old house built in 1935 and it
still stands today. The first order of business was
to remodel the old home which was accomplished in 90
Art's next project was the horse barn which was built
in 1992. He also cleared and fenced the perimeter of
the property. On January 1st 1993, construction
of the saloon was started and work was completed in
July 1993, just in time to host the State Chiefs of
Floyd Roy and his wife, Edgar Bains and his wife and
two other couples were the fist ever campers.
The outdoor cooking pavilion was built by Art in 1994
as were four cabins in 1993. The loft was added in 1995
for his business of equipping police cars, which he
did downstairs. The upstairs was for police item retail
sales. The first bank of stalls were added in 1999 and
the pole barn in the pasture in 2000.
Art handled exterior maintenance and construction while
Susan decorated and kept the premises immaculate. Unfortunately
the police car equipping business declined and forced
Art to sell to Finley Matthews in 2003. Art and Susan
divorced but Art has returned to live at Rustic Sky
Horse Camp - you’ll be missing a very pleasurable
experience if you pass up the opportunity of his vast
knowledge of the camp and its history - he is a very
fine and well-respected man.
Finley built a tack room and the 2nd and
3rd set of stalls on the east side of the
camp during his ownership. He also built what is now
In 2008, Tony and Sambra Bettvy bought the 4B
Ranch and added “Lucky”
to the name. They remodeled the tack room into the 5th
cabin and named it The Frontier. In
2012 they added a swimming pool and in 2013 they added
another set of stalls on the west side of camp. They
also added the building attached to the pavilion which
will become a hair salon.
Schuyler “Sky” and Gina Wright purchased
Lucky 4B Ranch in October 2015 and
renamed it to the Rustic Sky Horse Camp.
Prior to purchasing, they had leased some permanent
spots next to the saloon and added 4 stalls plus a storeroom.
They have since sold their ranch in Stonewall, LA and
now permanently reside at Rustic Sky Horse Camp.
If you have information or can assist
us with additional information about the History of
this wonderful Camp, please share it with us.