Welcome to Painted River Ranch
Earlier this year, I announced the passing of my husband and business partner - Bruce Martin (a.k.a. "Rancher"). After a noble battle with cancer, Bruce passed away December 23, 2014 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. See the "In Loving Memory" page about Bruce's life, his tribute videos & his contributions made to cancer research and to the success of Painted River Ranch
I will continue to breed a few broodmares to our 2X Pt.H.A. World Champion Stallion, Pistol Packin Frekles and raise 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 start them with a good solid foundation with a combination of outside miles and arena training, that 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 we 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 & 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. The buckle below, Youth geldings, was won by Shealyn Fehr with PRR Fancy Paintings (a.k.a. Lincoln) at the APHA Zone 10 show August 2015
PRR horses have proven they can hold their own at World APHA levels . 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 was the only Canadian, and Justin was the only home grown horse on the list that had been bred & trained by his amateur owner.
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). (See stallionpage for details). 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