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OCT 2017 Another epic journey to Fort Worth was once again worth the drive!! This time both Spook and Doc travelled down to compete at APHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW. Spook came home with 3rd place finish in BOTH the Amateur Working Cow Horse (1/2 point behind reserve !!!) and the OPEN/SENIOR Working Cow Horse (against 7 OPEN riders/horses!!) !!! Spook also competed in the Amateur Reining where he ended up in 9th place AND the Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail Classes where he placed 6th in the Amateur Ranch Riding, 15th in the Amateur Ranch Trail & 16th in both the Open Ranch Riding & Ranch Trail. A pretty versatile horse to take in all those classes and be competitive in each of them!!
Doc (DFN SPOOK A DOC) came along to compete in the Cow Horse classes as well and he had a great show as well placing 2nd in the Non Pro 4/5 Working Cow Horse Challenge, 3rd in the Open 4/5 Working Cow Horse Challenge, 4th in the Open Junior Horse Class and 5th in the Amateur Working Cow Horse class. Not too bad for a 4 yr old who missed almost a full year of training with his eye injury/surgery as a 3 yr old.
SEPT 2017 Saskatchewan Reined Cow Horse Association competition has once again wrapped up for the season. Spook ended up the Futurity/Derby show with a Reserve Champion title in the Non Pro Bridle class and also was the Champion in the SRCHA Stallion Incentive Bridle Horse Class. Next stop: APHA World Show in Fort Worth Texas end of Sept !!
MAY 21, 2017 FOALING season 2017 has arrived!! In the last 2 days we've welcomed 2 new baby colts to the family. Stay tuned for updates including 4 more babies expected in the next month or so. Photos will be added to the "FOAL" page or check Spook's facebook page for current info/pictures as they arrive.
February, 2017 Spooks Delta Dude will be competing in Canada's Ultimate Cow Horse Competition at the Saskatchewan Equine Expo in Saskatoon, SK on Feb 17 & 18. Unfortunately there was not enough entry in the Non Pro division so it was cancelled, however the decision was made to stay on and compete in the Open division of the competition, even as a Non Pro riding a Non-Pro-Trained horse. Anyone attending the show please stop by for a hi and visit with Spook and I, AND, for anyone interested, I'm giving away a couple pairs of tickets to the evening performances - to enter please head on over to Spooks Delta Dude on Facebook to enter (a few fun questions to answer but it's all in FUN and everyone will get a chance to win!!)
October 1, 2016 Spooks Delta Dude had a successful trip to the 40th edition of the CANADIAN SUPREME in Red Deer, AB bringing home some nice hardware!
Spook ended up Reserve Champion in the Novice Non Pro Bridle class winning a fancy set of 40th Anniversary Spurs !
Spook also made the finals (top 5) in the Non Pro Bridle Class earning him a fence-run at “Saturday Night at the Supreme” where he had a good solid fence-run to earn him a 4th place finish in that class as well.
AUGUST 28, 2016 Another GREAT weekend of COW-HORSE competition at the SRCHA (Sask Reined Cow Horse Association) Futurity/Derby show over the weekend in Saskatoon, Sask. Spook brought home another fancy buckle for his efforts for CHAMPION in the NON PRO RIDER division with hi-point weekend aggregate score. It was very exciting to bring home the championship in our home club and rewarding after a number of years of being a serious contender for this award to finally have everything come together and bring home the championship!!
AUGUST 15, 2016 - Spook had an AWESOME weekend at the Coteau Range Versatility Ranch Horse Competition in Moose Jaw, Sask bringing home the CHAMPION buckle in the AMATEUR All-Around division (All-Breed + AQHA combined). A total of 12 amateur horses/riders (10 QH + 2 Paints) competed in a total of 6 different events over the weekend with the placings all combined into the All Around Versatility awards to determine the true most versatile ranch horse.
Note only did we show that Spook can compete on par with the AQHA horses in attendance, he also proves that yes is IS a VERY VERSATILE guy!!
JULY 2016 - Spooks first born-son, Bandit AKA:SPOOKSSTRAITSONOFAGUN has found a GREAT new home & is officially SOLD !! Bandit has found his perfect new family near Saskatoon, Sask and is hoping to become a new mounted-shooting mount for Susan & Vance. Thank-you so much & I wish you much success in the years ahead, and please keep us updated!
JUNE 2016 - Foaling season is well underway with 4 beautiful Spook-colts on the ground and one more expected soon. For photos of the new arrivals visit the "foal" page.
JUNE 8, 2016 - VERY EXCITING new arrival at Down the FENSKE Cow Horses today! A new addition to the broodmare band, "Do Be Colord", a daughter of the one and only Color Me Smart & representing some great APHA cutting/cowhorse breeding, I'm very excited to see the colts she'll produce with Spooks Delta Dude starting next spring. More info on my new girl "Princess" on the mare page.
November 2015 A definite "buck-it" list item that we have been working towards for the last 3-4 years has finally come to pass!! Spook and I made the LONG journey to Fort Worth, Texas to compete with the best paint horses in the world at the APHA WORLD Championship Show. Spook competed in 2 reining classes (Novice Amateur & Amateur) and 2 cowhorse classes (Amateur & Open Senior) and was pleased to come home with 3 top 5 placings including RESERVE WORLD CHAMPION in the Novice Amateur Reining, 3rd place in the Amateur Working Cow Horse and 5th in the Open Senior Working Cow Horse!! he also ended up 15th (out of 26) in the Amateur Reining. Not too bad for a little home-trained cowhorse and his non-pro owner/rider!! We were pleased with our success but reality is that it only fueled our desire to go back and try it again...so yep, it's back on the buck-it list for the future....
October 4, 2015 Spook had another successful outing at the Canadian Supreme in 2015. With a new personal-best fence score (145) he ended up 3rd in the aggregate in the Novice Non Pro Bridle class and also was in the top 5 to make the finals in the Non Pro Bridle Class...when the dust settled at Cinch-Night (finals) we came home with a fourth place finish in the non pro.
September 8, 2015 Spook and Bandit had another successful outing at the South-East-Sask Dressage series. Spook came home with the Champion title in the Basic Level and Bandit tied for Reserve spot, also in basic level, so one spot back of Spook. Pretty good for none of us ever having done dressage before this year!
August 16, 2015 Spook and I had fun at the Coteau Range Versatility Ranch Horse competition on the weekend and came home with the Champion title in the ALL-Breed division! Thanks to the organizers for offering an all-breed division this year for those of us on 'non-quarter-horse' horses to come out and try the event; we've been interested in trying it since it was first introduced a number of years ago, and yes, it was as interesting and FUN as it sounded!!
June 27, 2015 For a change of pace, & a step outside of our usual 'comfort-zone' Spook & Bandit and I decided to try something new and attended a Western Dressage competition even though we knew very little about it going in..turns out the boys were actually pretty good at western dressage - in the Basic Levels tests Spook scored 70.65 on the first test & 69.444 on his second for a first place both times, and Bandit (Spooksstraitsonofagun) also in the Basic Level scored 69.032 & 67.500 on his two tests to place 3rd and 2nd behind his daddy both times. I was VERY PLEASED with our outcome and look forward to trying out more dressage in the future...as I already knew, this just confirms that a well-broke working cow horse can do almost anything !!!
Jun 10, 2015 DNA test results are back for 3 of my main broodmares and the 2 Spook-foals born in 2015. Happy to see that both Foals tested 5 Panel N/N and not surprised that the white filly tested homozygous Tobiano with Splash White 1&2 mixed in for some fun...2015 stud-colt tested Tobiano T/N SW2/N
Broodmare results posted on mare-page.
May 28, 2015 A fancy, almost solid white filly showed up this morning from old faithful momma Luckydee Teena! She's a good strong filly, looks like going to be a good size, as usual with Teena.
May 24, 2015 The first Spooks Delta Dude sired foal of the season arrived early this morning! Omega Kitty, my daughter of High Brow Cat, foaled a very loud and very uniquely marked sorrel tovero colt. He will be offered for sale. Watch for pictures soon on the “Foals” page
May 24, 2015 DFN SPOOK SUGARNSPICE, yearling filly sired by Spooks Delta Dude out of Luckydee Teena left for her new home near Sundre, Alberta today. Good Luck with your new filly Britt & thanks for giving this sweet girl a great new home!
May 18, 2015 DFN SPOOKS LUCKYSMILE, 2 year old gelding sired by Spooks Delta Dude left for his new home this morning near Viscount, Sask. Good luck with your new partner Ashley!
May 9, 2015 Elphabelena foaled a nice strong palomino stud-colt this morning to kick off foaling season at Down The FENSKE Cow Horses. This little guy is sired by Heza Diamond Spark and has already been spoken for. I’m looking forward to breeding Ella to Spook for a 2016 foal.
April 28, 2015 – As we patiently wait for foaling season at Down the FENSKE Cow Horses we have had a few new developments to share. Doc “DFN SPOOK A DOC” is recently home from 2 months with Tyler Darroch at Darroch Performance Horses where he is showing great potential as a future cowhorse. After a brief vacation, during which time he’ll also be gelded, Doc will continue on in training with Tyler with plans to keep him “on track” for the 2016 cow horse futurities. Taking his place at Darroch Performance Horses when he came home, was Magoo, “DFN SPOOKS PEPINIC”, who will also be started under saddle with Tyler, after which we will make some future plans for him as well. It’s very exciting to see these youngsters excel and show the potential that I was planning for when making breeding decisions many months and years ago! It is such a great feeling to watch the results of my breeding decisions turn into such great horses and of course this is only the beginning!!
February 15, 2015 - Welcome home to the latest quality broodmare that is being added to the band here at Down the FENSKE Cow Horses. For more info on Elphabelena, aka "Ella", my new daughter of Smart Aristocrat, check out the "mare" page.
February 15, 2015 - Spook competed at Canada's Ultimate Cow Horse competition this past weekend at the Saskatchewan Equine Expo in Saskatoon & ended up a very respectable 4th in the overall aggregate in the Non Pro class after two 3rd place scores in the herd-work and the second fence-work run of the weekend. We were pleased with his show and are now looking forward to and working towards the 2015 summer show season.
November 20, 2014 - There has been some questions as to the OLWS status of some of Rein’s foals. Rein Dancin Strait has now officially been tested OLWS N/N so combining that info with Spook’s N/N status means that ALL of Rein’s offspring with Spook will also be guaranteed OLWS N/N
October 22, 2014 – We are VERY proud to say that Spooks Delta Dude was recently featured in a Paint Horse Journal article on www.apha.com
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October 4, 2014 - Spooks Delta Dude had a very successful outing at the Canadian Supreme in Red Deer, Alberta! Not only did we make it into the top-5 and into the finals, earning fence-work run Saturday night at the Cinch-Night performance, he smoked out an awesome fence-run to earn him 3rd place in the Non Pro Bridle class! It was a pretty emotional & proud moment for his Non-Pro owner who also happens to be his only trainer!!
September 14, 2014 - some new pictures of the yearlings posted today! and photos taken on Aug 26, 2014 are finally added to the website also!! Check out how all the little guys are growing up!
September 8, 2014 - both Spook & Bandit had good outing at the SRCHA Classic Futurity/Derby show in Saskatoon over the weekend. This ends Bandit's first show season on a very good note, while Spook continues to prepare for the Canadian Supreme in Red Deer AB in a few weeks.
June 19, 2014 – the final foal of 2013 arrived safely this morning and we finally have a FILLY !! for those of you keeping track this is the first time we’ve had a filly from Spook and yes, she was worth the wait! A pretty and fancy little girl to add to our collection of little Spook-boys.
June 18. 2014 – Dr Wood was out today to do some work and my 2013 foal-crop now consists of 2 great stallion-prospects & 3 now geldings – all are currently being offered for sale on the sale-barn page.
June 15, 2014 – after getting out to our first SRCHA (Sask Reined Cow Horse Assoc) show of the season in Melfort this past weekend, both Spook & young-fellow Bandit had a great weekend. Both came home with pay-checks for their efforts which means Bandit brought home a check at his very first competition!! A nice testament to the trainability, talent and ability of Spook’s offspring!! Looking forward to even better as the summer progresses!! (stay tuned!)
April 7, 2014 - we are pleased to announce that we will now be offering Cooled/Shipped Semen, with shipping available to anywhere in North America, as an alternative to live-cover for breeding to Spooks Delta Dude. Spook's semen tested very high quality and should be great for shipping. Please contact for more info & pricing.
March 21, 2014 - Gem (APHA Texas Gem) has been sold & delivered to her wonderful new home near Swift Current, Sask. Thank-you Lawrence & Judy I know you will enjoy her
January, 2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our followers & friends
NEW for 2014 Spooks Delta Dude will be nominated to both the Canadian Supreme and the Sask Reined Cow Horse Assoc's SRCHA Stallion Incentive Program - making the foals from 2013 forward eligible for Canadian Supreme and ALL of his foals eligible for the SRCHA program. A little added incentive making foals eligible for added cash & prizes in these two programs!! please feel free to contact for more information on either of these programs.
2013 FOALS are all halter-broke, very friendly and are handled, catch, lead & tie -- ready for new homes!! They have grown so much & are filling out nicely, can't wait to see them without all the hair in spring!! Stop by for a visit any time!
September 1, 2013 -- new photos and descriptions now available on FOAL page - please check them out!!
-- Spooks Delta Dude will be showing in the Non Pro Rider class at the SRCHA Classic Futurity/Derby show in Saskatoon, Sask on Sept 7 & 8. If you're in the neighborhood stop by and check out some cowhorse!
-- Spook will also be showing again this year at the Canadian Supreme at the end of the month in Red Deer, Alberta. This year at the Supreme he'll be showing in the Non Pro Bridle class.
June 13, 2013 -- I am proud to announce the arrival of Solanos Hickory San - 1997 AQHA Chestnut Mare -- Solanos Peppy San x Docs Hickory -- a proven producer, into my broodmare band. She will be at the ranch for breeding To Spook this month and will be returning again to stay after weaning her current foal.
June 4, 2013 -- ALL of the 2013 foals have now arrived safely at Down the Fenske Cow Horses -- 5 new beautiful baby colts sired by Spooks Delta Dude -- photos and info now posted on the FOAL page
Click to read an article from October 2012 THEODORE FREE PRESS
Click to read an article from April 2013 THEODORE FREE PRESS