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It was Serendipitous from the Start.

My father and I walked the land during the long search for another place in Montana to call our own. From the moment we drove into the driveway, a feeling of awe washed over us; what we found was a little piece of heaven nestled in the mountains atop Mt. Ellis Lane, with the Bridger Ridge and Gallatin Valley meeting our gaze. On our walk of the property, we spoke not a word. We just glanced at each other and smiled.



 Our Latest News:




We have Foals on the way!   We will have a foals from Peach and  Prima, via surrogate mare. We thank Dr. Tamara Dobbie and the entire staff at the New Bolton University of Pennsylvania large animal center. The two surrogate mares will soon be arriving back at the ranch and we can’t wait to post pictures of the new arrivals when the foals are born!




“Brilliant brilliant brilliant I knew it years ago at Devon” said a judge, in Wellington where Prima  won her class in Intermediate B with a score of 69!  March 2014



February 2014, Classy Sinclair (aka Scamp)  came in second at 4th level with an amazing score of 9.5 in his canter work at the Global Dressage Festival!  

Classy Sinclair 2014 

August 13, 2014, we are hosting the Oldenburg Inspection, North American Division of Verband der Zuchter des Oldenburger Pferdes e.V.

This a wonderful courtesy they extend to our area. We do breed some wonderful horses here in Montana Idaho and Wyoming. Sadly our population does not allow for an inspection every year. The inspection is for mares going into the studbook . My two-year-old gelding will be getting his registration and microchip. If anyone is interested in joining us please call us and download the appropriate paperwork from the Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society website. Please do not hesitate to call me at 406 539-0440 if you have any questions. We have stalls if you need to come in early.  Meet our team and bring your horses.  


More about Thunderball Ranch:


Thunderball Ranch - View From the HillThunderball Ranch - View with Rainbow

Our focus is to raise exceptional horses that have the conformation, temperament, intelligence and eagerness to learn and please. Our beautiful mares are crossed with some of the most prominent sires in our industry such as Sandro Hit, DiCaprio, Sir Sinclair, Last Detail, Winkin’ Deluxe, and The Last Captive.

Kidd in the pasture

We give our horses patience, respect and understanding to build a horse with a willing heart and the desire to please. Our horses are the healthiest and most balanced you could ever find in our industry.

Father at Lookout Point

Our foals are handled from the day they are born, and are halterbroke to walk with you at the throat latch. All of our horses are taught to bathe, clip, load and shoe calmly. Our horses respect, are eager to learn and will give what you ask for with all of their heart.

Four-Wheel Training

Give us a call and we will talk about your potential foal. Chances are the foal of your dreams is already on the way!