KeSa Quarterhorses

KeSa Quarter Horses

Home of the High Percentage Driftwoods and Blue Valentines

Mr Junewood

Mr Junewood

Blue Fox Hancock

Blue Fox Hancock

"Blue Fox Hancock is now owned by the Lauing Ranch and Sunrise Farm. They have also leased MR Junewood that I still own. They will both be at Lauing Ranch in the summer and winter-spring at Sunrise Farm. Both have horses with my genetic mix and I wish the very best to both of them with these two proven stallions. Both are top notch operations."

~ Sam Shoultz

The Founders

Ken Matzner and Sam Shoultz

Ken Matzner and Sam Shoultz were the original co-owners of KeSa Quarter Horses. They spent decades carefully selecting and breeding the horses T the core of their program. The ultimate goal was to create horses that are good-minded, well-structured and athletic. They successfully used two foundation bloodlines (Driftwoods, Hancocks, plus Peppy San and Leo) to create just that.

Ken passed away on March 28, 2016, but his legacy lives on.

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Aphroditie & Dyonisus

Aphroditie & Dyonisus

Our Breeding Program History

The breeding of our horses was carefully planned. We bred line bred Driftwoods, line bred Blue Valentines, and the proven golden cross, Driftwood X Blue Valentine. We would 'weave' these bloodlines back and forth utilizing our eight stallions and 50-60 mares, some line bred, some utilizing the blended bloodlines. That gave us the individuals that embody the best attributes of both bloodlines.

Filly - Leo Grullo Valentine x Hancock Red Fox

Leo Grullo Valentine x Hancock Red Fox filly circa 2012

This blend has a long history of working and producing top notch performance horses. Red Man by Joe Hancock was often bred to daughters of Driftwood, and these Driftwood daughters were often out of mares by King (P234). In the background of many of our Driftwood mares, there were crosses to Poco Bueno by King (P234), and then these resulting mares were bred to a Driftwood Ike (by Driftwood) son that had running blood on his dam's side. This running blood went back to Clabber, which goes back to Lone Star, which ties this bloodline to the Blue Valentine line.

This 'weaving' of the Driftwood X Blue Valentine bloodlines works because of the common ancestors involved, that were proven producers of top using horses. The only stallion that they did not raise is Driftwood Sensation, and he was chosen when still on his mother, to add some differing lines of both Driftwood and Joe Hancock. Driftwood Sensation goes back to Roan Hancock by Joe Hancock (said to be a brother of Red Man), and War Chief by Joe Hancock, and two Driftwood offspring not related to Driftwood Ike. Easy Keeper by Driftwood is out of a Waggoner mare, and Brown Beulah by Driftwood is out of a King (P234) daughter. They carefully added some Peppy San, Sugar Bars, and King Fritz to this mix of Driftwood X Hancock bloodlines.

Mr Junewood is the result of a carefully planned blending of two different mare lines of Driftwood Ike sons (Driftwood Ike is by Driftwood). Both sire and dam lines go back to Joe Hancock, but the sire line (Wayward Ike) is closer to Little Joe (by Traveler). The mare line (Junewood Miss) goes back to the running blood of the immortal Clabber, a direct tie through Lone Star to the Blue Valentine lineage. The mare line also goes back to Poco Bueno by King (P234) by Zantanon, by Little Joe, another tie in, further back using different mare lines. KeSa created a concentrated 25% Driftwood pedigree, but added enough outside blood to keep it healthy, and still tie in with the Little Joe blood. Also thrown in is a background cross to Blue Valentine's ancestors. This is what we mean when we say that we `'weave' our bloodlines.

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