There has been an eerie feeling around the ranch the past few months. We lost a great man whose entire world revolved around these horses. Wade brought Zollinger Quarter Horses to life in 1971 when he bought Lad Leo. It was the beginning of a dream come true. He has accomplished so many things with his horses and for many years we have all enjoyed this experience with him, but this year we have had to do it without him. We will continue with this dream together as a family. We are still here and devoted to breeding and raising quality horses with good minds, great dispositions, correct conformation, and athletic ability.
Almost 50 years ago Wade bought his first Quarter Horse mare. She came from Hamilton, MT in the back of a chicken hauling bus. Later he bought a beautiful bay son of Prince Bar by three Bars TB. He ran them on the chariot and also rode them. Later, more horses came along including a little bay mare named Bay Ida Mae by Cowboy II by Joe Moore out of Baldys Ida by Baldy Joe by Joe Hancock. she was little, 15 hands, and could really run. She went on to produce a track record holder by Lad Leo and seven other AAA/AA colts including one by the great Azure Te.
In 1971 Wade bought Lad Leo, the last own son of the great Leo. Lad, became the cornerstone of the Zollinger breeding program. Like his father, Lad Leo stamped his offspring with correct conformation, good bone, large feet, excellent muscling, intelligence, and, of course, a willing disposition. Lad put Wade in business, and his son JX Leo Sun Up and the Lad Leo daughters and granddaughters keep him in business.
After many years working in the Quarter Horse Industry, Wade has accomplished some of the highest honors there are in the Horse World. The ranch has been featured in the Quarter Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse, and several other books and magazines across the world. The Western Horseman in Germany did a five page article about the ranch and its accomplishments. In 2010, Western Horseman named Zollinger Ranch as one of the Premier Breeders of Performance Horses in the nation. We are proud of our program and what we've accomplished in the quarter horse industry.
Our goal is and has always been to breed and raise quality horses with good minds, great dispositions, correct conformation, and athletic ability. We raise horses you can do anything on.
This year Zollinger Quarter Horse Ranch will hold our Annual Production Sale on September 13, 2014here at the ranch in Oakley, Idaho. We will offer an outstanding selection of bloodlines, conformation, color, and quality. Our Lad Leo broodmares are the foundation of our breeding program; crossing them to some of the best bloodlines in the country. Our stallions include Double L Boon by Peptoboonsmal, JX Leo Sun Up by Lad Leo, WZ Poco Hollywood, a grandson of Poco Bueno and Bailey Joe, Money's Illusion by Dash for Cash, Mr Silver Pistol by Playgun, Dynamo Dunit by Hollywood Dunit, Shiners War Leo by Shining Spark and Pecos Little Peppy by Peppy San Badger.
Hope to see you soon,
Zollinger Quarter Horse Ranch
25th Annual Production Sale - September 12, 2015 - Join us at the ranch September 12, 2015, for our 26th Annual Production sale.
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