We carry performance lines and speed lines and crossovers of the two. Horses from our program have proved to be very versatile and have competed successfully in timed event competition including multiple barrel, rope
winners, movie stunt hores, race, wagon horses, dressage, reining, mounted shooting, penning, ranch horse
competition, cutting, ranch, youth and ladies mounts as well as been the building blocks for the programs of
We have been breeding quarter horses for over 35 years. We started with bloodstock from three award winning ranches; Hayes Brothers in Thermopolis, Wyoming, O’Haco and Heartz ranches in Winslow, Arizona. Over the years we have added stallions from California and Utah, also from top breeders. We have developed a researched and developed program from this by building on the foundations of the breeders before us as well as expanding on our own looking for niches. We have horses proving themselves all over Western Canada and the US. Developing these fine horses has been and continues to be our passion.
Testimonial from Brandon Smith - Colony, Oklahoma on horses; Reed Key ( Hydel Doc ) and Tcai Ree ( Scotch Hyball)
" as a trainer and clinician I can tell you these horses were good, balanced horses - good rope horses. Reed Key was a top horse in this part of the
country, winning a lot of roping, cutting and sorting. He went on to winning at heeling in High School Rodeo and was on the College Rodeo Team -
a really nice horse.
If you believe that by breeding modern QH to modern QH the breed is moving away , then read on about the uniqueness of Ria Dee
As verified by AQHA search conducted by Tammy Garrison, Director of Customer Service, RIA DEE is blood percentage at 14.0625%
King P-234, 17.1850% Leo, 12.500% Three Bars and Joe Hancock 28.1250% for a total of 71.8725% blood of 4 of the greatest AQHA sires in the development of the breed. These 4 sires were used extensively in the development of the breed. As AQHA researched
there is NO other horse in the world with blood percentage EVEN close to Ria Dee. He would cross with all lines going today and
grow the breed. He is gentle, smart, fast, athletic, keen-headed, strong bone, moderate muscle. He is a horse of average size, free
moving with a ground covering stride and an alert, willing and interested attitude.
There have been 44 Supreme Champions; 37 of them carry some or all of King, Leo, Three Bars and Joe Hancock, plus Depth Charge
which Ria Dee also possesses.There have been 19 Superhorses; 17 of them carry some or all of King, Leo, Three Bars, Joe Hancock and Depth Charge. This IS the pedigree of RIA DEE.
When you consider that there are no "New" genes, the signifigance of this horse, loaded with the presence of blood of 'most' of the greatest all time QH's becomes apparant. The strength of these bloodlines have dominated these Champions. Whether these
bloodlines came together to produce the TOP versatile champions of the breed came together on purpose or by chance, they rose to the top, like cream.
The Quarter Horses we have today were largely developed from crossing these lines out on other lines, a lot of thoroughbred which you see in the conformation today. By continuing to breed these 'new type' horses the breed is moving away from how the horses
of today were created in the first place. RIA DEE can take you back to the beginning!