Charlie and Cindy were both raised to the western way of life in the State of Washington. Charlie grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch just outside of Goldendale, Washington. He learned the value of a good ranch horses to help with all the duties of running a cattle operation. Cindy, grew up on a small horse farm near of Sunnyside, WA, where her family raised quality race horses. She developed her love for quarter horses through the racing and performance end of the equine industry. In high school, Cindy was going to horse shows and Charlie was participating in a few junior rodeos.
They met each other while attending Washington State
University (GO COUGS!!) Charlie was already on the
men's rodeo team and Cindy was investigating the
possibility of joining the women's team. Ahhh, the love
Charlie got his degree in Agriculture and they were
married in 1978. Rodeoing and horses were put on hold
for a few years while priorities were sorted. Their
daughter, Jodi, was born in 1983; the spitting image of her
father, complete with his affinity for horses and rodeo.
After a full childhood of participating in ballet, gymnastics, clogging and all other sports known to
mankind, her love for barrel racing began to shine. Always on the lookout for a faster and better horse for Jodi to compete on, the decision was made to start raising their own. And that is how/why we are focusing our farms future toward barrel racing and arena performance horses.
They purchased the farm they currently operate in 1992.
The farm consists of 35 acres, split between 8 large pastures. The current barn has 5 stalls, including one 12 x 24 foaling stall complete with monitoring cameras. There are 12 outdoor pens measuring 24x24. Our round pen is solid 10 foot solid sided and measures 65 foot. We also have a European horse walker, known as an Equisizer. Our large outdoor arena is complete with roping chutes, return alley, stripping chutes and holding pens. The arena is sand and is large enough for any event.
Cornerstones of Our Operation
In 2002, we purchased Frenchmans Falcon as a weanling at the Open Box Rafter Sale from consignor Frances Loiseau. Although he was only four months old he was gorgeous! A palomino colt out of one of Frances' best running bred mares, PC Frenchmans Bojet and the legendary sire Frenchmans Guy was something special from the get go. With this type of purchase, the farm is now fully committed to the horse industry.
We are now in our fourth year of breeding with Falcon. His first foals are now 2 year olds as of 2008. We could not be more pleased with the overall look of these babies. He has thrown over 85% color. They seem to have their sire's remarkable disposition.
The first foals are now being broke and they seem to be willing and quick learners.
We have only a small band of broodmares, but
we are constantly on the lookout to improve our
herd. Currently, we have a new mare that we
acquired from Cindy's Father, that we are very
excited about. Cocktails Anyone won over
$245,000 on the track. And with only 2 foals to
race she has produced a $75,000 winner and a
$13,000 winner. We will be excited to get some
Falcon babies from her!!
We invite you to come and inspect of our farm, stallion and horses. The coffee is always on.