About Our Operation
2021 Foals are all listed on the Foal Page and the pictures have all been updated! This year is the last foal crop for Strikes Quincy Blue, there is a colt sired by Goldin Warrior (son of First Timber). This is a great group of foals! We work hard every year to improve our program and the horses we are producing. You can really see the long term value in the group of foals offered for sale this year. For anyone purchasing a foal from us - after weaning there will be a weekend in both September and October that the foal can be dropped off in Red Deer/Ponoka, AB, or Swift Current, SK to help out with the trucking to get your horse home.
Our mare base is around 15hd to foal in the spring. With each foal crop we strive to improve the caliber & quality of colts that we produce. Be sure to check out the sale pen!! The stallions that we use are very strong individuals, their offspring are working well for us! All stallions have photos and pedigrees listed on the stallion page.
Shelbie, and I hope that everyone has enjoyed the trainer's challenges! It has been an absolutely unforgettable experience for us, what a great group of people to meet, and get to work with. We are proud to have supplied the horses to the 2012-2018 Red Deer Mane Event Trainers Challenge. Incredible work and performances were put on by everyone. The 2018 Mane Event had trainers Kade Mills, Alex Alves of Hat Creek Performance Horses, and Jason Irwin. Kade Mills won the challenge with AOC Bueno Country Chex. The 2017 competitors were Martin Black, Shamus Haws, and Glenn Stewart with Martin Black winning. In 2016, Steve Rother won, fellow competitors were Doug Mills, Patrick King, and Steve Purdum. In 2015, Patrick King won, with runners up TJ Clibborn, and Kateri Cowley. The 2014 winner of the Trainers Challenge was Kent Williamson. The 2013 winner was Heath Marshall of Colorado, with competitors Wylene Wilson Davis and Sean Patrick. In 2012 the competition winner was Martin Black, with Kerry Kuhn and Mike Kevil being the runners up.
Having had cattle for years is not only an asset, but key to the maintenance of our broodmare band. Ace of Clubs Quarter Horses is an equine business with a discerning focus on quality; breeding, raising, and selling horses who are able to excel on the ranch or succeed in the performance arena. Versatility of disciplines that a horse can achieve is an essential selection criteria in our breeding program. The stallions within our battery are selected to compliment each mare's conformation, pedigree, disposition, and production record. These critical elements will ensure that our future offspring will be compatible & successful partners with their new owners.
To understand the management strategy of our operation and the focus that we maintain, you have to realize that our breeding program revolves around these key strengths:
- Fertility - Directly correlated to good nutrition, but also to the individual animal selection. Fertility is a must! Who has the time or money that a problem mare costs to manage?
- Maternal - With cattle our focus was on maternal strength, and is no different with our horses. An excellent mother is not only a fertile mare, but one who can milk, and raise a foal by positively nurturing it. A good producing mare should always put what she has into raising the best foal possible.
- Genetics - Blending different bloodlines is certainly going to produce a variety of results. Each person has his or her own opinion of what the perfect bloodline is, and I certainly respect this as a breeder. Particular bloodlines have proven that they can excel incredibly well in chosen venues. It is simply finding the right cross that works for you, and within your program. This is something given our numbers, and the maternal strength that we possess that we can experiment with.
- Affordability - Our horses have got to be affordable, no matter their age or sex. Each dollar that a person spends is hard earned and we have great respect for this, and every buyer wants the best bang for their buck.
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