Painted River Ranch is nestled in the scenic Blucher hills just east of Saskatoon, Saskachewan, It is the perfect country for raising and training quality show and recreation horses.
I raise and train colorful, versatile paint horses for a wide variety of disciplines whether you are looking for a started show horse or a reliable recreation, trail riding or ranch horse. They are started with a good solid foundation combining outside miles and arena training, to make it easy to build on to the discipline of your choice. Our prospects have gone on to pursue successful careers in the dressage pen, rope pen, show pen and competitive trail riding events.
Our APHA horses are amateur and youth friendly and compete successfully at 4-H, local & world show levels. One of the first paint horse I raised went on to become a 5X APHA World Champion speed event horse. Smokey still holds the record for most APHA World Titles won by a Canadian Bred horse.
In today's competitive and saturated horse market we realize that not everyone is looking for a show or arena horse. Most folks want something broke, honest, reliable and most of all safe. People are more busy today than they were decades ago, they want something trustworthy they can jump on and go for a relaxing ride on whether they ride once a week or once a year. These horses need to be consistent and reliable. I try to build those types of horses starting at conception. Dispositions and brains are the most important qualities our mares and stallion must posses & we are constantly striving to improve disposition, conformation, movement and athletic, versatile abilities.
When you visit our sale page you will not find a lot of broke horses or horses from other breeders. We ride and sell what we breed, and those horses sell very quickly once lightly started. You will rarely find a PRR horse advertised for sale, and when you do, they sell quickly. Most PRR horses become life-long companions and are a truly cherished investment.
PRR horses have proven they can hold their own at World APHA levels. PRR Classy Whiskey, A.Pt. H.A World top five youth halter geldings and APHA superior halter, PRR Time for Scotch. We bred and trained the 2012 APHA Zone 10 Novice Amateur All-Around Champion and A.P.H.C. High Point Open Jr. Trail Horse. PRR Time For Scotch - (Justin). Laura and Justin made the APHA Top 20 Novice Amateur World list in 2012.
I own 2X World Champion and Reserve World Champion (Pt.H.A) Paint Stallion Pistol Packin Frekles, APHA/Pt.H.A. (a.k.a. “Pete). Pete has APHA superiors in western pleasure and trail, ROM’S & World Titles in horsemanship, a Reserve World Champion title in western riding, APHA points in halter, showmanship, hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation. He has been shown in amateur and novice amateur divisions, proving he is a great minded, athletic & versatile stallion. We know the introduction of this World Champion to our selected broodmare band will only improve our offspring's talent, ability, disposition and movement