The plan to develop a Standardbred breeding farm started the summer of 1975. As a veterinary student I spent that summer working as a vet. student at Gunnholme Farm near Lloydminister Alberta. I was working with another veterinary student under the supervision of the Reproduction Department at the Western College Of Veterinary Medicine. The college had a working relationship with Dr. Brad Gunn to find interested students to work on the farm both during the breeding season and for the summer.
I really enjoyed the work and became interested in the breeding history of Standardbreds and liked the fact you could research back the pedigrees to nearly the start of the breed. I also liked the fact you could measure the results of your genetic selections as that could be measured by the speed attained and the earnings of each horse.
So with those initial ideas and because family is very important to me I started planning to someday have a breeding farm so I could work at something I liked and be home more with my family. So gradually over the past 20 years or so I have built up our breeding farm.
For 2018 we are making some changes at the farm. For my health issues Mystery Chase will be moved to stand at Olds College and be under the direction of Dr. Marion Anderson. We will no longer be taking outside mares to breed at the farm.