Equine Boosters of
Montana State University 
Contact: (406) 570-4101

Providing Support for the Animal Science-Equine Science Program at Montana State University

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2013 Top of the West Horse Sale
MSU Equine Science Program

Donor Ranches

The Equine Boosters of MSU would like to sincerely thank all of our donors for providing horses for the MSU Colt Breaking and Training Classes and Horse Sale!

2013 Donors

Thank you to all our donors for providing our students with excellent opportunites to work with high quality horses!


All West Veterinary Hospital


All West Veterinary Hospital, established in 1984, is conveniently located on Love Lane, just off Huffine Lane.  We are a full-service hospital providing veterinary care to dogs, cats, horses, mules, birds, pocket pets, cows, goats, sheep; “all creatures great and small.” We also offer a full-service boarding facility.

We are family owned and operated with a friendly, competent, and highly trained staff.

All West Veterinary Hospital offers the services of six veterinarians and fourteen support staff. We provide excellent, full service veterinary care six days a week. Our equine veterinarians are also available outside of regular business hours for emergencies.  Small animal and exotic patients are directed to the Pet Emergency and Trauma Service (PETS) 406-587-3996, cooperatively owned and staffed by local veterinarians as an after hours emergency clinic. 

We welcome you to our new, state-of-the-art facility where you will receive the most high quality, personalized, compassionate patient care. Whether a horse, mule, dog, cat, bird or something more exotic is part of your family, we’re here to ensure your pet remains healthy for years to come.


Fullmer Ranch; Barry Fullmer

Bedford, Wyoming

Horse Donated: "Banner" Grade Gelding

The Fullmer Ranch is located in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, which is about a 5 hour drive to Bozeman. Nestled right below our part of the Rocky Mountains, they operate horse and cattle operations simply for the joy and satisfaction of working with the animals. For many years they have trained, bred and sold registered quarter horses with an emphasis on cutting and reining. The Fullmers said, “Friends and family often come from all over the country to enjoy our horses on trail rides in the mountains, elk and deer hunting and just plain putting a kid on an old horse and leading him around! As ranching and riding seem to be on the decline, we're proud of the family tradition of ranch life and all that goes with it, right down to the big old red barn!”


Gasser Quarter Horses, Loyd Gasser & Chip Gasser

Horses Donated:

Modocs Hickory Chex, AQHA Mare (Loyd)

LH Tashas MS Colonel, AQHA Mare (Chip)


Loyd and Chip Gasser of Hamer, Idaho have been raising good  Quarter Horses for almost 50 years. Loyd says they started their cow/calf operation in 1969, and run their cattle currently on Monida Pass, trailing them 50 miles from winter to summer pasture and back with their home-raised horses. The foundation for their broodmare bunch came from the King Ranch back in 1948.

Harrington and Hirschy Ranches

Donated Horse (Don Harrington):

Dual Peppin Whiskey, AQHA Mare

Donated Horse (Mark Harrington):

Last Dandy Doll, AQHA Mare

The Harrington Ranch has been raising quarter horses for almost 60 years, having produced a national college barrel racing champion, numerous roping, PRCA/WPRA and high school rodeo winners as well as show ring winners.   The Harrington and Hirschy ranches focus on performance and pedigree. 

They currently breed 6 stallions, including the new addition of Cash Us McClain (by Nu Cash), earner of over $50,000 as NRCHA Hackamore Non-Pro Champion, NRCHA Reserve Non-Pro Bridle Champion, NRCHA 3rd Non-Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity.  They also breed own sons of First Down Dash, Peptos Stylish Oak, Paddys Irish Whiskey, Doc O Dynamite, and Oklahoma Fuel. 

They have one of the largest bands of Doc O Dynamite mares in the region.   

Their young horses are run in big, rough country to mature, earning their way on the ranch before going on to the arena, show ring, or for pleasure. The horses are bred for disposition, soundness, conformation, and cow with speed and brains.  The Harrington ranch raises cattle and horses in Dillon and the Grasshopper Valley.  The Hirschy family has ranched in the Big Hole for over 110 years, and runs cow/calf and yearling operations in the Big Hole and near Twin Bridges.

Montana Horse Company; Bob Hanson

White Sulphur Springs, MT

Donated Horses (Bob Hanson):

Naturally Spunky, AQHA Gelding

Fritz Chic, AWHA Mare

Grade Gelding

Donated Horse (Julie Hanson):

Red Chic Bars, AQHA Gelding

Montana Horse Company is a 4th generation working cattle ranch just south of White Sulphur Springs, MT. Bob Hanson and his family welcomed CHIC OLENA 0067 to the Montana Horse Company in July 2007 to replace their late stallion GINNIN ROAD (1998-2007). CHIC OLENA 0067 was standing stallion from Miller Land and Livestock, of Wyoming, where he was in training for the National Reining Futurity. CHIC OLENA 0067 is a full brother to SMART CHIC OLENA he would have made good competition. Smart Chic Olena (LTE $167,400+), NRHA Hall of Fame Champion, was the only stallion to win AQHA World Championships in Reining and Cutting, and with offspring earnings of $5,291,200+.

Chic Olena 0067 has a wonderful disposition, great conformation and passes along his superior genetics to his foals.

Open Spear Ranch

Horses Donated:

OSR Chex The Chick, AQHA Mare

OSR Smokey Olena, AQHA Mare

OSR Hickory Bo, AQHA Mare

The Open Spear Ranch is a family-owned ranching operation in south central Montana north of Big Timber.  We raise quality registered American Quarter Horses and commercial cattle. 

The Open Spear Ranch currently runs 40 registered top quality quarter horse broodmares carrying foundation bloodlines of: High Brow Cat, Docs Hickory, Peptoboonsmal, Reminic, Playgun, Peppy San Badger, Freckles Playboy, Montana Doc, Nu Cash, Chic Please, CD Olena, That Sly Cat, Docs Hickory and a grandson of Shining Sprak/Freckles Playboy. 

These OSR horses exhibit super dispositions and we have many cutting, reining, roping, working cow horse, and stud prospects for sale private treaty.

Walker Quarter Horses
G.J. Walker & Sally Jane Brothers

Horse Donated: GS Invest In Color; AQHA Gelding

GJ and Sally Jane stand GS Invest In Me in Anaconda. GS Invest In Me is siring Halter & Pleasure winners that have good minds and gentle dispositions.  His sire, Vested Pine, is 1996 Congress Western Pleasure Limited Maturity Champion; Top 10 in 3 World Shows in Jr Western Pleasure; 95.5 Western Pleasure points, 5 Western Riding points and 3.5 Halter points.  Vested Pine is the Sire of Brittany Pine - 2004 World Champion Jr Western Pleasure Horse, and Vested Faith - Reserve World Champion Jr Western Pleasure Horse.  His dam, Good And Gorgeous, is winner of $18,000 in 2-Yr Old pleasure futurities; has a ROM in Western Pleasure, and is a full sister to Good Version. GS Invest In Me is Incentive Fund Nominated.

Erin Baar

Horse Donated: Stormy Suns Desire, AQHA MAre

The Equine Boosters of MSU would also like to thank Erin Baar for donating a nice colt! 

2012 Donors

All West Veterinary Hospital

Ron Bos Farms:

"Lucky" - Grade Mare

Fullmer Ranch Quarter Horses, Barry Fulmer:


Gasser Quarter Horses, Loyd Gasser:

Modocs Lady Fritz, AQHA Mare

Gasser Quarter Horses, Loyd Gasser:

"Fe" Grade Mare

Modocs Lady Tee J, AQHA Mare

Harrington & Hirschy Ranches, Mark Harrington:

Kay Bee Lena, AQHA Mare

RVA Okie, AQHA Gelding

Harrington & Hirschy Ranches, Don Harrington:

First Down Quixote, AQHA Mare

Garth & Robbie Isbell:

 RI Vested Enough, AQHA Gelding

Montana Horse Company (Bob Hanson):

My Chic Olena Bars, AQHA Mare

Lenas Little Chic, AQHA Mare

Main Olenas Manor, AQHA Gelding

"Thistle" Grade Mare

MSU-Equine Science:

Agility Jill, APHA & Jockey Club Mare

"Catalina", Grade Mare

Bandanas Star Angel, AQHA Mare

Enchantingecho, PtHA Mare


2011 Donors

Fullmer Ranch Quarter Horses, Barry Fulmer:

Harrington & Hirschy Ranches:

Montana Horse Company (Bob Hanson):

Robert & Lisa Tidler:

Walker Quarter Horses, G.J. Walker & Sally Jane Brothers:

2010 Donors

Burns Ranch Quarter Horses; Ron Burns:

Tern N Burn N; AQHA Mare

Diamond R Enterprises, Pete Rothing:

Parkers Blanco Oro; AQHA Gelding

Whimsical Son; AQHA Gelding

Fullmer Ranch Quarter Horses, Barry Fulmer:

Too Tuff Cricket AQHA Gelding

Gasser Quarter Horses, Chip Gasser:

LH Tequila Sunrise AQHA Mare

Gasser Quarter Horses, Loyd Gasser:

Modocs Peppy Moon AQHA Mare

Garth Isbell:

Vested In Secret AQHA Gelding

Montana Horse Company (Bob Hanson):

AQHA Sorrel Mare

AQHA Sorrel Gelding

AQHA Sorrel Gelding

AQHA Sorrel Mare

AQHA Dunn Gelding

2009 Donors

Diamond R Enterprises (Pete Rothing):

     Bucks Yellow Angel; AQHA Gelding

     Last Celebrity; APHA Gelding

JN Quarter Horses (Marilyn Woods):

     SR Poco Badger Bar; AQHA Mare

     JN Excel Lena; AQHA Gelding

     JN Jewel Jack; AQHA Gelding

     OSR Cee Bars Chance; AQHA Mare

Montana Horse Company (Bob Hanson):

     Ginnins Delight 985; AQHA Gelding

     Watch Dawn 985; AQHA Mare

     San Lena 985; AQHA Mare

     Twinkling Blue 985; AQHA Gelding

     Manor Six 985; AQHA Gelding

     Fritz Road 985; AQHA Gelding

     B.G.; Grade Gelding

Lou Spain

     "Squirt" Grade Gelding

Sally Jane Walker

     "Dewey" AQHA Gelding

2008 Donors 

Connolly Cattle Company (John & Jill Connolly):

       Monster Badger; AQHA Sorrel Gelding

Copper Spring Ranch (Klein & Karen Gilhousen):

     That Roan Fly; AQHA Bay Mare

Diamond R Enterprises (Pete Rothing):

     Oro Maiden; AQHA Smoky Buckskin Mare

     Peanut Sin Kid; APHA Bay Tobiano Mare

Brenda Faulkner:

     Siraj BR; Half-Arabian Sorrel Gelding

Gasser Quarter Horses (Lloyd Gasser & Chip Gasser):

     LH Ace High Chex; AQHA Red Roan Mare

     Modocs Flashy Lena; AQHA Sorrel Mare

Kountz Arena (Dayle & Capi Kountz):

     Blue Lightning Eyes; AQHA Blue Roan Mare

     Calamity & '08 Filly; APHA Bay Roan Overo Mare & Palamino Overo Filly

     Lek; Blue Roan Mare

Montana Horse Company (Bob Hanson):

     Ford Creek Pesco; AQHA Sorrel Gelding

     Ford Creek Babi; AQHA Bay Mare

     Ford Creek Straight; AQHA Bay Mare

     Babylon Road; AQHA Sorrel Mare

2007 Donors

Montana Horse Company (Bob Hanson):

     Doc O Road; AQHA Gelding

     Snip of Gin; AQHA Mare

     Destinys Pep; AQHA Mare

     Gin At Dark; AQHA Mare

     Penny; Grade Mare

     Cole; Grade Gelding

Andi Shockley:

     Peppy San Reese; APHA Gelding