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Toni & Rick Petersen w/ Etch

In the great Pacific Northwest on 95 acres tucked away in the foothills of the Willamette Valley, Rick and Toni Petersen breed and raise all around Appaloosa Horses at their ranch Limited Spot Appaloosas. The Petersen's stand six stallions, breed 15-25 outside mares per year and have 20 of their own broodmares. They have 8-10 foals per year and since 1991, they went from 5 horses to 44 horses.

Not only do they take care of the daily demands of the ranch, but Rick runs a satellite communications company in Philomath, Oregon and Toni is a special education teacher at Sweet Home High School, in Sweet Home, Oregon.

The Petersen's place an emphasis on the all around horse. Disciplines include: Western pleasure, hunter in hand, trail riding and more. They have raised two Reserve World Champions and had numerous horses place in the Top 10 at Nationals.

Etch A Marshall, a 1994 ApHC, stallion out of Marshall's Dixie, a mare owned by the Petersen's, and by the late Etch To Impress is currently standing at Limited Spot Appaloosas as a 100% color producer. During his Weanling year, the Petersen's entered "Justin" in the first Etch To Impress Futurity, held in Tacoma, Washington, at Pacific Rim Farms. With a $700 entry fee, only the best of the best entered the competition. Etch A Marshall took top honors and the Petersen's began establishing a respectable breeding program.

Doctor Debonaire, a 1995 ApHC, stallion, own son of Debonaire Dude, winner of the Oregon Appaloosa Breeders Futurity, earned the 1997 Canadian National Champion title in suitability for dressage, 1997 Tall Timber Champion in suitability for dressage, and many regional club championships. Doctor Debonaire passes on an outstanding conformation, personality and movement to his get.

Mr. Tinsel Town, a 1996 AQHA stallion, out of own daughter of Two-Eyed Jack and by Slick City an own son of Littletown. Doing well in cutting training.

LSA View:

The Petersen's view each horse as an individual. They do not ever want to lose sight of the importance of the animal. As breeders, the Petersen's believe you must target your market and have a public to sell your product to, keeping quality number one.

The Petersen's start their foals from the ground up. Mares are video monitored when foaling, and Rick and Toni work hard to be in the stall during this time to imprint each foal. The foals are handled daily, blanketed and their feet are trimmed. The Petersen's have a strong belief that what you do with the foals when they are little will stay with them.

In addition to their day jobs and breeding operation, the Petersen's also take an active role in their community. To date, six orphan foals have found sanctuary at Limited Spot Appaloosas.

Rick and Toni extend their facilities to a local 4-H group. They enjoy watching and teaching the kids how horses and people complement each other. Their goal is to promote the health of the breed to a group of people interested in what's best for the horse, not just in winning.

You can contact Rick & Toni Petersen!

Phone: 541 367-8882
Fax: 541 367-8998

Email :

Doctor Debonaire

38232 Courtney Creek Rd
Brownsville, OR 97327
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Mr. Tinsel Town

Colt by Doc

Mr Tinsel Town
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