Welcome to Thunder Hill Equine Drum Horses
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Located on the edge of the Rocky Mountain foothills, northwest of Calgary Alberta near the Hamlet of Harmattan, we are a small select breeder of the wonderful Drum Horse. The Drum Horse is considered a type at this time, but it is our vision to not only bring colour back to the heavy feathered horses, but to attain full breed status for the Drum Horse using some of the best Gypsy, Shire, and Clydesdale Horse bloodlines.
Our policy is not to breed what we think people want to buy; but to breed the kind of horse that makes our hearts pound, the ones we wish we could keep forever.
News and Events
May 11: THE Calliope (Callie) had her first foal 12 days early. THE Enigma (Iggy) is the sire so there are a lot of firsts with this baby: first foal for both sire and dam, first foal of the year, and first foal produced from two home bred horses. THE Hyacinth is a F2 solid Bay filly that has the conformation and personality that we were hoping for from this pairing.
April 26-28: Our fourth annual hosting of the IDHA booth at The Mane Event was once again a hugh success. It was wonderful to hear people walking by and telling their friends about the Drum Horse. Our horses Spencefarms Apache, Mariah's Esme, and THE Fianna were wonderful ambassadors for the breed along with several others.
July 20-22: We attended the Canadian Pinto Horse Association National show and the Alberta Pinto Horse Association Open Show With THE Enigma, and DCF Arianna. Arianna performed as always and showed the best qualitys of a Drum Horse. Iggy tried hard but found himself distraced by all the hustle and bustle of his first show.
July 19: Mariah's Esme presented us with her first Drum foal for us. THE Gaia is a F2 Bay Tobiano sired by Spencefarms Apache. Gaia is a lovely solid girl that has potential to bring much to our breeding program.
July 16: Heart Mt. Hoover presented us with yet another beautiful Drum foal. This foal is a F2 solid Bay sired by Spencefarms Apache. THE Genessa is another example of Hoovers ability to produce consistant quality. She is for sale.
June 9-10: We attended the Canadian Pinto Horse Spring Show with DCF Arianna and Spencefarms Apache. As always Arianna did extremely well, she and I also participated in our first ever driving classes. Archie held his own in the in-hand trail classes against the light horse types.
April: Once again we had a booth at The Mane Event in Red Deer under The International Drum Horse Association banner. Our booth was right next to the main doors in a prime locaton so we had many visitors learning about Drum Horses. We took five horses to showcase the Drum Horse in the breed presentations as well.Go to Top
July 21-23: We attended the combined Alberta and Canadian Pinto Horse Association National show and the Alberta Pinto Horse Association Open Show in Ponoka with Arianna and Archie. Arianna was a superstar: First in Open Mares 5 years and older, at the Alberta Open Show and first in Pinto Draft at both the Alberta Pinto and National Pinto shows. Archie placed second in Open Stallions at the Alberta Open show, but didn't do as well in the Alberta and National Pinto Stallions class.
June 24: Heart Mt. Hoover gave birth to a beautiful filly foal sired by our young stallion Spencefarms Apache. This is Hoovers third foal and should be as amazing as her first two: THE Balafon and THE Enigma. This is Archies first foal and will be for sale. The filly is an F2 solid Bay that we have named THE Fianna. She is for sale.
June 10-11: We had planned to attend the Canadian Pinto Horse Spring Show at the Olds Megadome. Unfortunately we were unable to attend because Willow decided to foal three weeks early as I was finishing packing the trailer to leave. Willow also retained her placentia so I made the decision to stay home and monitor my horses. The filly is a big Bay Tobiano that will go Grey like her Dam. We have named her Thunder Hill Roxy and she will be perfect to join her mother on our Rocky Mountain packing trips.
April 21-23: We attended the Mane Event in Red Deer, Alberta. We had a booth again, and met many nice people who were interested in learning more about the Drum Horse. We also had 5 of our horses there to participate in the Best of the Breeds Demo. Spencefarms Apache and DCF Arianna were shown under harness as a team and acted like they had been doing these events all their lives. Mariah's Esme and THE Enigma were a bit nervous but performed quite well for their first trips off the farm, they had several admirers come and visit them in the barn. THE Calliope was so relaxed that she was positioned to walk beside a young stallion to help keep him calm and learn his show manners. The announcer even changed our script to mention Callie because she impressed him so much. Thanks go to Stuart, Holly, Christina, and Jaycee for all your help with the Thunder Hill horses.Go to Top
July: We attended the Canadian Pinto Horse Association National show and the Alberta Pinto Horse Association Open Show With THE Balafon, Spencefarms Apache, and THE Calliope.
June 27: Heart Mt. Hoover presented us with her second Drum foal. This foal is a F2 Bay Tobiano sired by North Fork Peso. THE Enigma (Iggy) has been sold.
May: We attended the Canadian Pinto Horse Spring Show with THE Balafon and Spencefarms Apache. In the Open Stallion Class Fonzie placed 4th and Archie placed 5th with some very tough competition. In the Draft Horse class Fonzie placed 1st and Archie placed 3rd.
April: We had a booth at The Mane Event in Red Deer under The International Drum Horse Association banner. Many people stopped to learn what Drum Horses are.
July: We attended the Canadian Pinto Horse Association National show and the Alberta Pinto Horse Association Open Show with THE Balafon and Spencefarms Apache
May: We attended the Canadian Pinto Horse Spring Show with THE Balafon and Spencefarms Apache.
August 2: DCF Amarillo Rose presented us with a beautiful F2 Bay filly. THE Calliope will be retained for our breeding program. Callie's sire is SNG Baxtalo Romeo.
May: We attended the Spring Show for the Canadian Pinto Horse Association(CPtHA)with DCF Ariannna, Spencefarms Apache, and THE Balafon. In the Draft Class Arianna placed 1st, Fonzie placed 2nd, and Archie placed 3rd. The judge, Duke Ness, a well known person in the Paint Horse World said that if Archie had bothered to trot (bad boy) then he would have placed 1st.
September: We had the great joy to purchase a well put together and heavy boned weanling colt to become our future herd sire. Spencefarms Apache (Archie) is a F1 Bay Tobiano that will add diversity to our bloodlines. Thank you to Jean and Charles Spence of Spence Farms in Alabama.
June 22: Our Shire B mare Heart Mt Hoover foaled a F2 Bay Tobiano colt we named THE Balafon or Fonzie for short. His sire is SNG Baxtalo Romeo.
2012 was the year we began with Drum Horses. Our first Drum was born to our Clydsedale mare DCF Amarillo Rose 4 May. DCF Arianna is a F2 Bay Tobiano and has been retained for our breeding program. Ariannas sire is SNG Baxtalo Romeo.
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