CW Quarter Horses
REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE BREEDERS
50-Year Breeders: Janice and Risty Schmidt
These breeders have had American Quarter Horses longer than Canada has had the maple leaf on its flag.
Janice and Risty Schmidt are retired teachers in Ontario who have had American Quarter Horses longer than Canada has had the maple leaf on its flag.
“I’ve had Quarter Horses since 1964,” Risty says. “In those days, we’d show halter in the morning and reining and pleasure in the afternoon – with the same horses! Jan and I were partners in horses even before we married. We built our barn and our house –in that order – and started to collect the best mares we could afford.”
The Schmidts have two farms near Petersburg, Ontario. Coolwater Ranch, a 56-acre show and breeding operation, has between 15 and 25 horses at any given time, including two stallions that they no longer stand to the public. CW Highpoint is a full-service boarding facility on 100 acres.
Read the fully story in the AQHA Journal here.