Russ and Fran Silha established the Quarter Horse program early in their marriage. They hosted our first production sale in 1959 and we celebrated our 60th annual production sale in August 2019, making ours one of the longest running sales in the United States.
Russ and Fran at their 50th anniversary party.
Russ and Fran on their wedding day, 1947.
The ranch has been recognized by the American Quarter Horse Association with both the Legacy Award and with the Ranching Heritage Breeder's Designation. The ranch was awarded the 50 years of continuous production award in 2010 and Logan and Diana were able to make the trip to Amarillo to receive the award. Also in 2010, family patriarch, Russ, was posthumously inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.