Very seldom is it ever an accident that certain horses excel to the pinnacle of their discipline. It takes a combination of pedigree, care and horsemanship. No one element is more important than the other and when they all come together, that when magic happens. Schiller Ranch has invested in some of the best bloodlines in the industry…
Dash Ta Fame, FDD Dynasty, FireWaterOnTheRocks, Tres Seis, PYC Paint Your Wagon, On The Money Red, Frenchman’s Guy, Firewater Filt, JL Dash Ta Heaven, Nik Dell, Chasin Firewater, Streaking Six, Feature Mr Jess, Walk Thru Fire, Valid Expectations (TB) among others. However The best bred horses in the world are only as good as the care and conditioning they receive.
Thats why Kristi Schiller joined forces with one of the leading barrel futurity and derby conditioners in the world, Latrica Duke. Latricia has an uncanny ability to make horses perform at their absolute personal best. She has campaigned some of the most notable names in the barrel industry. Horses like… FirewaterontheRocks, Three Carat Diamond, KR The Black Pearl, Sign of Passion, Runnin Ricochet Bar, Dial It Fast, Famous Aunt Wandy, Cornona Dude Dancer, Heza Bug Leo and World Champion Yeah He’s Firen aka “Duke”. If there was a horse that excelled on the barrel circuit, more often then not, Latrica Duke had her hands it!
Its no accident that Kristi and John Schiller chose historic Millican, Texas as the Schiller Ranch fixed base of operations. Only minutes away from the prestigious A&M Equine Facility, Schiller Ranch incorporates some of the best minds in the equine medical profession on a daily basis. From weanlings to winners, each and every horse at Schiller ranch receive the very best care available. A customized nutrition regimen and vet supervised inoculation program are incorporated on each animal tailored to their specific needs. As with any athlete, no two are the same and a “One Size Fits All” program just does not work. Especially when you are dedicated to producing some the best equine athletes in the world as Schiller Ranch is.
When someone buys a Schiller ranch horse, whether its for Barrel competition, cutting pen or destined for the race track, they can rest assured that that animal has had the very best care and conditioning available. After all champions are raised, not born!
Achieving real success requires a true love for the animal and an understanding of the importance of pedigree. It is no accident that some of the best horses in the world are out of champions or proven producers and performers. Real success in the horse industry means being able to consistently produce solid performers and even champions. You can only do this with a dedicated breeding program. Breed the best to the best and watch what happens!
Conditioning performance horses is more of an art form than anything. Especially when you are trying to compete at the upper echelon of the sport. That’s why you will almost always see the same names over and over again at the top of the scoreboard. Of all the top conditioners none stand out more than Latrica Duke. Her accomplishment in the industry are nothing short of astonishing. Especially when your consider her ability to reach the top with very limited stock and resources.
Conditioning performance horses is more of an art form then anything. Especially when you are trying to compete at the upper echelon of the sport. That why you will almost always see the same names over and over again at the top of the scoreboard. Of all the top conditioners none stand out more than LaTricia Duke. Her accomplishment in the industry are nothing short of astonishing.