Painted Horses above designed by Lynette Leier
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Blackburn Foundation Quarter Horses
Welcome to Blackburn Foundation Horses website. The Blackburn Foundation Ranch has expanded and grown in the last few years. We now have 2 locations. I have moved to the NORTH unit of the Blackburn Ranch, with Tyler McCabe (Granville, ND). The Blackburn Ranch-South (Velva, ND) is operating under my children, Justina and her son Jarrett Bilby, along with Lyrissa and Justin Ronyak.
The Blackburn Ranch-South is located approx. 40 miles SE of Minot, ND. The Blackburn Ranch-North is located
approx. 22 miles E of Minot, ND.
Our roots in the horse business run deep - back several generations. My grandparents used foundation horses, utilizing the Blackburn lineage that Harold Schaefer brought up from Texas with own daughters of Blackburn. Relatives of mine help haul those mares up from Texas, and worked on the original Blackburn ranch in Bismarck, ND.
My daughter, Justina Bilby, has partnered with me in the purchase of
Jaz Acero Hombre.
We couldn't be more pleased with this stallion. He is an outstanding horse, with respect, kindness, and such a big heart, he has been an asset in preserving and perpetuating my
breeding program. I have heard it called the GENTLE GENE carried in the Jaz horses, and he definitely has that gene, and passes it down to his offspring.
We also have added 'IJ Steeldust Poco' as Hombre's back up on the Blackburn daughters. Both his sire and dam are from the Jaz program, and he is a Grullo, 15 hands, and Homozygous Dun. His first foal crop for us will be in 2019. I also stand 'Blackburn Grulloczar'. He is an own son of Mr Blackburn 946 x Poco Blakburn 165 (Beauty) He will carry on the Blackburn legacy. He is 100% Foundation. No rounding up.
We will continue to offer historically proven genetic bloodlines & pretty color as a bonus, the old recipe the Waggoner Ranch started so many years ago. Our program is built on Performance,
Foundation, & Heart. The goal in breeding these Blackburn horses is to produce foals that have conformation, disposition, speed, ability, & versatility, with good trainable minds, good
arena prospects, all-around ranch horses, or family riding horses. My family has used these horses in Rodeo, AQHA Shows, 4-H, Ranch Horse Competitions, Open Shows, Trail Riding, & on cattle.
BLACKBURN #2228 is still listed as #5 of the All-Time Leading Broodmare Sires of AQHA Champions. This is quite a feat considering that BLACKBURN was foaled in 1927. POCO BUENO sired 36 AQHA champions, 18 of which are from daughters or granddaughters of BLACKBURN. POCO BUENO is listed as #3 of All-Time Leading Sires of AQHA Champions. All Horses 5 Panel Genetic Test N/N.
Take a minute to visit our Founding Sires page for more information on these fine stallions.
Be sure to read the article about us and
The Blackburn Effect!
Written by Frank Holmes and appeared in the 2010 Breeders Edition of the Today's Horse Magazine.
Come in - enjoy your visit!
We have had many horses that have impacted our breeding
program and our hearts. Just to name a few......
Mr Poco Blakburn 108 "Mister" ~ 2002-2013
Blackburn Bonnett "Bonnett" ~ 1990-2012
Lassie Blackburn "Lassie" ~ 1996-2012
Blackburn Grulloking "Dandy" ~ 2010-2012
Silver Red Sandie "Sandie" ~ 1991-2011
Poco Blakburn 010 "Sage" ~ 1992-2010
Papoose Skip "Folly" ~ 1983-2009
Psycho Suey, Skeeter, & Champ
Blackburn Foundation Horses-North
Lynette Leier & Tyler McCabe
5758 10th Ave N
Granville, ND 58741
Justina & Jarrett Bilby
1216 35th ST N
Velva ND 58790
Lyrissa & Justin Ronyak
3451 12th Ave N
Velva, ND 58790