Draft Horse Digest Podcast- Ep 33 – Breeder Profile: Kealey’s Percherons

In episode 33 we talk with Dean Kealey and his mother Iva about the history of Kealey’s Percherons and their breeding philosophy.  We discuss some of the horses which have been influential in their breeding program and how they have utilized a number of different sires to improve upon their original foundation stock.

Kealey's Crystal
Kealey’s Crystal, Carp Fair Champion Mare 1995
Kealey's Joanna
Iva Kealey driving Kealey’s Joanna.
Blooming Grove Volunteer
Blooming Grove Volunteer, shown at Carp Fair after the Kealey’s acquired him later in his life.

 

Rosedale's Bethany
Rosedale’s Bethany, a mare Dean and his father Darryl picked out of the Gordyville sale. She went on to be a Reserve All-American halter mare and part of the 2006 Word Champion Mare Team.
Kealey's Darcy
Kealey’s Darcy, a Volunteer daughter out of Rosedale’s Bethany.

 

Kealey's Zelda
Kealey’s Zelda, one of the best producing mares at Kealey’s Percherons. Zelda is the dam of Kealey’s Tequila, the 2016 Ultimate Supreme Halter Horse in Canada.
Kealey's Tequila
Kealey’s Tequila competing in the cart class with Dean on the lines.

 

Kealey's Tequila
Kealey’s Tequila
Kealey's Tequila
Kealey’s Tequila

 

Kealey's Athena
Kealey’s Athena, a 3/4 sister to tequila, out of Kealey’s Zelda and sired by Anderson’s Bentley.

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“Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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