August 28, 2010 • Laramie, Wyoming
Behind the Sale: Twelve years ago, Randy Dunn of Bath Bros Ranch, Chip Merritt of Merritt Quarter Horses, Sam Shoultz of KeSa Quarter Horses, and Dick Van Pelt of Vista Grande Ranch had one thing in common—the legendary Blue Valentine. Wanting to preserve the bloodline and make it available to other horsemen, they created the “Come To The Source” partnership, using their wealth of experience and the depth of their Blue Valentine bloodlines to offer top quality horses.
Best known for: Blue Valentine bloodlines, and quality performance horses. “At one time, there was a chance that the Blue Valentines were just going to quietly slip away,” says Kathy Merritt. “We knew there were people out there who liked these horses. What none of us knew at the time was just how much interest would develop. Blue Valentine was well known in rodeo and roping circles, but his offspring have shown they can do just about anything, and that's a big draw.”
Expect to see: Quality Blue Valentine colts with that trademark color. “You can't go anywhere and see a group of horses like these all in one place. Because of the depth and diversity of Blue Valentine genetics, we can concentrate on the high percentage of Blue Valentine and blue roan color while producing a quality horse,” Kathy says.
Web site and contact information: Log on to cometothesource.com, or call Dick Van Pelt, 307-742-6746; Sam Shoultz, 970-484-5688; Chip Merritt, 970-215-3537; or Randy Dunn, 307-742-4669.