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 our 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.
I also stand two full brothers, Blackburn Grulloczar and Blackburns Last Hero. They are both sons of Mr Blackburn 946 x Poco Blakburn 165 (Beauty) These 2 young stallions will carry on the
Blackburn legacy. They are 100% Foundation. No rounding up. All three of the stallions are also listed with the Steel Dust Horse Association and the APHA.
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.
And even more great history about the influence of the Blackburn lineage can be seen at:
Blackburn & the Waggoner Mares
Ted Ressler & Blackburn Mares
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Jaz Acero Hombre
100% Foundation Grullo
2 upcoming sons of
Mr Blackburn 946
Blackburn, Poco Bueno, Pretty Buck & more
Check out their pedigrees and offspring for sale!
Some of the best reining, penning and working cow horse breeding in the Country!
Great Selection from foals to finished horses!
Painting of Mr Blackburn 946 (Sara Erhardt Schank)
We have had many horses that have impacted our breeding
program and our hearts. Just to name a few......
Mr Blackburn 946 "Burns" ~ 1994-2013
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
Blackburn Foundation Horses-South
Justina & Jarrett Bilby
1216 35th ST N
Velva ND 58790
Blackburn Foundation Horses-South
Lyrissa & Justin Ronyak
3451 12th Ave N
Velva, ND 58790