Froelich Quarter Horses

September 18, 2010 • Froelich Ranch, south of Mandan, North Dakota

  With more than 60 years as a family-run ranch, Froelich Quarter Horses remains focused on breeding pretty horses with disposition, conformation, working horse attributes and color. 

  John J. Froelich, who had a preference for palominos with pretty heads, purchased a registered palomino stallion, WRs Commanche Boy, in 1948. He added in the bloodlines of Poco Bueno, Doc Bar, Blue Valentine, King Trumpet, Blackburn 90, Baron Bell and Two-Eyed Jack, remaining focused on producing horses with disposition, conformation and color that were ranchraised and versatile. 

  John passed away in 1993, and today his five sons and grandsons are carrying his dreams forward. Honored in 2009 with the American Quarter Horse Association’s Legacy award, the ranch features ranch-raised stallions West River Blue, FQHR Red Star McKeag and Blue Stars Fire. Recent stallion additions include ID Watch Two, a bay roan with world champions on both top and bottom; Two ID Red Badger; Red Bucks JD Lynx; and Goldun Poco Storm, a flashy grullo reserve world champion. 

  Each fall, the five Froelich brothers work together to host the Froelich Ranch Production Sale, and this year marks the 40th annual sale, offering about 70 head of weanlings. The sale is held at the 25,000-acre
ranch, located some 45 miles south of Mandan, North Dakota. 

  “We specialize in roans and grullos with refined heads and excellent conformation and athletic ability,” says Terry Froelich. 

  The sale typically draws about 300 people from around the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and for many of them it isn’t their first trip to the ranch. 

  “A lot of them are repeat customers,” says Terry.  “That’s the backbone of our business.” 

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