Conifer Quarter Horses is owned by Brian and Kim Brandriet, situated on a quarter of land in Watertown, South Dakota and is home to two amazing western pleasure stallions. Upon entering the stall barn the first sounds you will hear are friendly nickers coming from the stallion’s stall. The first horse you will meet will be our Congress Champion, “Macs Good N Plenty” affectionately known as “Mac.” Mac has sired numerous longe line, western pleasure, western riding, Hunt seat, showmanship and trail champions including an AQHA Res Congress Champion, 8X PHBA World Champion, 2X Reserve World Champion, Top 10 Congress Open & Amateur divisions, (2) #1 Intermediate Open High Point NSBA Horse s , Multiple Major Circuit and Futurity Championships including the Triple Challenge, The Southern Belle Invitational, The Reichert Celebration, NE Silver Classic, Candy Apple Classic, Kansas City Royal, Iowa Extravaganza, Top Ten AQHA World Show, Multiple Superior point earners in AQHA, APHA and PHBA and many, many others. Mac dominantly “stamps” his babies with his gorgeous head, modern elegant movements and big hips and of course, one of his finest qualities is being passed onto his foals which, is his temperament. He is the kindest, most gentle stallion you could ever ask for.
Next to Mac is his young son, “Ty.” Ty is a 15.3+ hand, 2004 seal brown stallion whose first foals were born in 2007and they are already winning in the showpen. His babies are OUTSTANDING & we are extremely optimistic that his “kids” will live up to all of our expectations (and they are high!) under saddle. This stallion is absolutely gorgeous to look at and his movements are “10” all the way and that trait is passed onto his offspring. Ty’s disposition is just like his daddy’s (Macs Good N Plenty) and they don’t come any better minded. You wait a lifetime for a colt like “Ty” to come around!
As part of their successful breeding program, Brian and Kim feel it is very important that Mac and Ty stand at a professional, qualified breeding facility. Mac and Ty both stand at Iowa State University at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center located in Ames, IA. This new, state of the art breeding facility offers shipped cooled & frozen semen or on premises breeding. Discounts are also available for point earners, pt earner producing mares, world and congress champion mares.
Our Mission: To exceed the expectations of our customers by delivering exceptional value, to continually improve our ability to meet the needs of our customers through learning, advertising, showing, breeding and contributing to the success of our customers. Their success is our success! To earn the respect, confidence and loyalty of our customers and become their trusted advisor to build long term relationships, to continue to be recognized for our integrity, honest business ethics, professionalism, dedication, expertise and passion. We love what we do, we love our horses and we believe whole heartedly in our stallions siring abilities! The customer value of a relationship with Conifer Quarter Horses is not only realized the day you breed to one of our stallions or when you purchase a prospect from us but the value continues to grow for years to come. We offer our customers an opportunity to add their offspring to our website when they are for sale or to advertise their show progress all at no charge. We love to use the show photos in national advertisements as well. Most importantly, we strive to make you happy and satisfied and you have our guarantee that we will continue to promote both stallions. Another great enjoyment is receiving e-mails from past breeders telling about their new Mac arrivals, sharing show results, getting new photos, or just talking about their Mac foals. Brian and Kim feel very fortunate to have met such great customers and fellow horsemen and women. This type of teamwork is what continues to make this program come to a full circle and what has made “Macs Good N Plenty” a premier breeding stallion and “Ty” an up and coming premier breeding stallion.
“Just Plenty Good” – 2009 NSBA HIGH POINT 2 YO Ltd OPEN HUS horse and 4th
in the 2YO NP HUS. Congrats & thank you to owner, Lauren Massengill &
trainer, Liz Flohr Rechuitti
“Givin Up the Goods” – 2009 NSBA RESERVE HIGH POINT horse – 3/4 YO Trail
Horse. Congrats & thank you to owner, Karen Zarda and trainers, Leslie &
“Heavenly Mac” – 2009 NSBA HIGH POINT GREEN WESTERN RIDING and 2009 NSBA
RES HIGH POINT JR WESTERN RIDING horse. Congrats & thank you to owners,
The Moran family & trainers, Charlie Cole & Jason Martin. Also, tied for
4th in the nation in Jr Trail with Charlie Cole.
“MGP Gorgeous George” – 2009 NSBA HIGH POINT RESERVE (tied) horse & rider.
Congrats & thank you to owner, Mallory Vroegh & trainers, Shannon Vroegh
& Linda Anderson.
“Macs Cruisin Chip” – 2009 NSBA HIGH POINT RESERVE NOVICE YOUTH WP horse &
rider – Congrats & thank you to owner, Mackenzie & Stephanie Fallis &
trainer, Shannon Vroegh * Hannah Lind.
“Lookin Good N Gold” – 2009 NSBA (tied for 3/4) HIGH POINT horse & rider
in MATURITY NON PRO WP – Congrats & thank you to owner, Courtney Stephens.
“Macs Dandy Rose” – 2009 RES NSBA HIGH POINT 2 YO LTD NP WESTERN PLEASURE
with rider, Lisa Merfeld. Congrats & thank you to owners, Dean, Marlys
Adkins & Lisa along with trainer, Mitch Adkins.
Macs Good N Plenty is RANKED # 20 on the pleasure sires list!
We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers, breeders, trainers, friends & judges for making this all possible. Without all of you…none of this would have been possible!!!
First of all, we would like to thank all of you for the years of breeding, raising, purchasing & showing our prospects & offspring sired by Macs Good N Plenty or Ty. We have cherished our opportunity to own one of the Top leading sires in the pleasure industry for over 13 years and with that pleasure we have made many, many friends and have made a lot of fond memories.
In the past few years, we have had substantial growth in our other business ventures combined with time & some health restraints it has made it very difficult to do justice to their breeding program. We wanted to be the first to let you know that we are offering both of our stallions, “Macs Good N Plenty” and “Ty” for sale at the Congress Super Sale on Oct. 20, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
We are requesting that one of conditions of the Sale is that all of the customers that have a rebreed coming for the 2014 breeding season will have their contracts honored. We sincerely appreciate all of your business, friendship and support during the time period that we have stood our stallions. We could not have had much success without you!!! We will have new owner updates on our website after the Sale. Please check back for updates.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call anytime. We will continue to show all of Macs Good N Plenty & Ty offspring and hope to see you at the shows. Again, we have enjoyed all of our years breeding because of great customers like you & awesome minded stallions such as Mac & Ty.
Brian & Kim Brandriet
Conifer Quarter Horses
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Landscaping For Horse Ranches Some Do’s and Don’ts
Many individuals landscape their farms and houses to improve the visual appeals of the property. Sadly, many of those appealing plants are toxic to horses. In this article you will find out more about a few of the more common plants that can hurt horses in the south eastern region. Consult your county extension representative to find out more about harmful plants in your region.
In South Florida areas like Orlando Landscaping is more plant oriented, many plant choices often are based upon aesthetic appeals and strength. Plant toxicity is perhaps a more crucial element to consider when making use of plants in places where horses are stabled. Even if trees, flowers and shrubs are grown well out of reach of pastured or stalled horses, direct exposure is still possible. Strong winds, storms, and flooding can come with branches and other plant products into pastures. Horses can get away from stalls or pastures and get unintended access to locations usually out of reach. Garden employees in some cases discard plant trimmings into pastures, unaware of how toxic some plant trimmings and particles can be. Additionally, lots of farms have resident canines and cats, and visitors commonly bring pets with them, so companion animal exposure to farm landscaping have to also be considered.
If possible, Below are some landscape plants that should be avoided on horse farms. This list can be offered to landscape architects and gardeners prior to landscaping tasks are started. Brick Pavers are listed as safe for horses but, you still might want to check what they are made of, we found safe to use Pavers In Cape Coral ranch.
For those farms with established landscapes, a list of existing plants can be compared to see if removal or replacement of plants need to be thought about. Talk to your veterinarian or a veterinary toxicologist experienced with horse poisoning for more details on the dangers associated with different garden plants and trees. The list listed below is meant for use in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and surrounding areas. It is by no ways complete, however likes a few of the more typical or vital plants that might posture a hazardous threat to horses and farm pets or felines.
Trees to prevent on horse farms like: Red maple and other maples, wild cherry, black walnut, black locust, oak, Kentucky coffee tree, buckeye, golden chain tree, mimosa, persimmon, chinaberry, tung nut and cycad palms.
Shrubs to prevent like: Other or japanese yew (Taxus) bushes, privet, common box, elderberry, Carolina allspice, choke cherry, serviceberry, buckthorn, fetterbush, laurel and day-blooming Jessamine. Taxus bushes are particularly toxic and consumption of disposed of Taxus hedge trimmings is a typical cause of death in horses.
Flowering garden plants to prevent consist of: Delphinium, lily of the valley, rhododendron, azaleas and foxglove, lobelia, sweet pea, castor beans, bulbs such as autumn crocus, lilies, iris, hyacinth, amaryllis, and daffodils; poppies, morning splendor, bleeding hearts, pieris, lantana, lobelia, ground cherry, angel’s trumpet, periwinkle, monkshood, harebell, hibiscus, clematis, Star of Bethlehem, bracken fern, rosary pea, baneberry, pheasant’s eye, Lords and Ladies, begonia, butterfly weed and other showy milkweeds, yesterday-today-and tomorrow, caladium, diffenbachia and philodendron species, moonflower and other Datura types, sesbania, honeysuckle, might apple and blue indigo.
Numerous vegetable and crop plants can likewise be toxic to horses and other animals if unexpected exposure to these plants occurs. Crop gardens should be well fenced to avoid animal access. Garden crop plants that can be poisonous consist of: onions, chives, garlic, shallots, rhubarb, potatoes, tomatoes and turnips (leaves and green fruits), tobacco and avocados.
Lots of weeds are harmful to horses and other animals. Garden weeds can position a danger to horses if disposed of into pastures. Some mulches can pose dangers to animals. Avoid black walnut mulches and cocoa hull mulches in specific. Additionally, talk about dangers of harmful plant direct exposures with neighboring homeowner so they do not inadvertently toxin your horses by disposing of garden trimmings into your horse pastures. One method of avoiding weeds and to many plants is we employed a Paver Company in Cape Coral Florida that created several walk ways and walls for the horse pasture area.
This list is not all-encompassing, and it does not include crucial poisonous plants that are not usually grown in the southern region (for instance, oleander is an extremely harmful plant that causes lots of equine deaths in southern states). Similar to other toxicants, the exposure dosage determines whether or not intoxication will take place. Meet with your veterinarian or a veterinary toxicologist to determine if your garden plant options could position a threat to horses or other animals.