John and I both grew up on farms, he on a wheat farm in Kansas and me on a cotton farm in Tennessee. While we had horses as kids, they were not show horses. John's was a pony horse, and mine was a retired plow horse but we developed an appreciation for these wonderful animals early on.
Our mission at Hoffferosa Ranch is to breed and raise N/N halter horses for show and sale.
We began showing 17 years ago, at first in the buckskin organizations and then we moved into the AQHA show arena. Over the years we have been blessed with many magnificent animals come into our lives. But additionally we truly value the many friends who are part of our life. In sharing a passion for horses, the hard work involved and the same aspirations, we have developed a commonality with so many of you around the world.
John's career path in life placed him in the automotive industry and he continues to work every day managing our three dealerships. We have the Chrysler, Jeep and Suzuki dealerships in Topeka, Kansas and the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep in Carthage, Missouri.
My path was through education with undergraduate work in Mathematics, Physics, and Nuclear Engineering at Lambuth College and the University of Tennessee, and a Master's Degree in management from MIT. I spent most of my career at Santa Fe Railway before taking early retirement to operate the Hofferosa Ranch.
Over the years we have been fortunate to work with three great trainers, Mike McMillian, Aaron Hall, and Denny Hassett. Not only have they taught us so much, they have also cared for our horses in the most professional manner.
We especially value our relationship with Bill and Ann Lanning of Edgewood/Lanning in Pilot Point, Texas. They stand our stallions and love them like they were their own. Bill and Ann are also wonderful friends and we feel honored to be associated with them.
Lastly, we have the greatest appreciation for our customers who have purchased horses or breeding's to our stallions. It has been our privilege to work with them and get to know them, we view our customers as part of our extended family of friends. Our intent is that any horse associated with Hofferosa Ranch, either purchased or from our stallions, will bring happiness, excitement and the fulfillment of dreams into their lives.
Quite simply, our business is to produce the highest quality N/N Quarter Horses for show and sale, but we never forget what exciting and beautiful animals whose care is entrusted to us, and we never forget that each is unique and deserves the greatest respect.