I officially started Quail Valley Walkers in 2010on a small farm located near Marshfield, MO. However, horses and training have always been my passion and I was training long before that. In the beginning I was not breed specific, so after riding my first TWH I found that the gaited horse could perform in every way my Quarter Horses could and also provided a smooth ride. I bought my first Tennessee Walking Horse more than 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since! With a chance encounter, I fell into Field Trials where I would ride my horses in training to get them better exposure to different elements. 4 years after riding in my first field trial, I made the jump and purchased my first Field Trial prospect. Although I had a blast handling my own dog, I found my calling in developing field trial horses.
Now, I am able to develop a select number of carefully chosen horses, and offer them for sale to our amazing clients. As a field trialer myself, I offer a unique opportunity for those looking for field trial horses- My horses are actually used to handle and work dogs. I do not sell anything that I would not use for omyself. I train using Natural Horsemanship methods and develop horses for "working" -- multipurpose horses who are versatile, soft, easy to handle, sound minded, and naturally gaited. Our horses also make excellent lifetime trail mounts!
On top of offering the highest quality of trained field trial horse, I also raise a handful of foals each year. In breeding I aim to achieve the perfect field trial horse. Only breeding the best horses- where conformation, trainability, gait, and soundness of mind come before color.
"Keep calm & gait on"
My first field trial dog, FC A Trace of Bourbon with Diamonds.
My main sidekick, Rockstar, is a stunning 14.2 hand Tennesee Walking Horse. He was sired by Wizard Jack (Bred by Billy Taylor) and out of SC Jubals Spring Zephyr (bred by Slush Creek Walkers). Rockstar has a perfectly natural, barefoot, four beat gait, and is my main mount for all of my various equestrian events! I love this horse!
Please see our For Sale section to see available horses