Dawn & Steve Matthews
Dawn and Steve Matthews are the main supporters of the horses. If they were not as interested as they are, we would not be showing as much as we do. They are the at home crew that cares and gets horses ready for shows when Shelby is away a majority of the year traveling for work. Dawn is the main lady going to the shows, she acts as a driver, photographer, and is basically a show mom. Steve attends some shows when work allows. They both work full time but find time to make it to the shows.
Former Clydesdale queen, Shelby is the main horse handler. She trains, prepares, and shows the horses. In January of 2014, she took an extensive breeding course to help further her knowledge of breeding. Since then she has been able to ultrasound, culture, and do a lot of the breeding work when our regular vet was out for health issues. Shelby took a job traveling the West Coast with a Clydesdale hitch in November of 2014. Because of this she travels most of the year with the hitch and makes it home a couple weeks a year to show and help with the farm.
Alec Smith & Deborah Kintzele
Alec and Debbie have been instrumental in the success of the 2015 show season. They are former 4-H kids that have a passion for the draft horses. The kids have put in countless hours driving, working with the foals, and busting butt at the shows. They have fun showing the horses and hope to continue showing around the Midwest for us.