The results for  the Sundance 500 2019 photo contest are in!  The Keenan Ranch was awarded 2019 Sundance Foal of the Year.  We also received first placements in the following categories:   Friends,  At Liberty,  Head Shots, At Work and Modeling.   The  winning photos are posted below.    

As I was looking at some Appaloosa websites one day, I came across and found this photo of  the George Phippen Appaloosa used by the ApHC during the 1970's.  The photo instantly reminded me of our mare, BCAP Cheyenne Maki!     Below is the text found on the profile page of of the George Phippen Appaloosa.  For more Appaloosa profiles and information, you can connect to their site with the button provided.       

"APPALOOSA BY GEORGE PHIPPEN - 196?                  This drawing was an official Appaloosa profile commissioned by the Appaloosa Horse Club Board of Directors from renowned Western artist, George Phippen.   Phippen reportedly used photographs of early Appaloosa champions, as well as conformation illustrations/ measurements of top Thoroughbreds including Man O' War, to make a composite of the ideal Appaloosa. Palmer Wagner's book "The American Appaloosa Anthlogy" tells that Phippen submitted several drafts to the BOD which were sent  back for revision before the final image was approved. This image was used in  official ApHC Standards, The Appaloosa News, and in ApHC correspondence until  the late 1970's. A 1972 colored version by Merilee appeared on the cover of the  paperback volumes of the" Appaloosa Horse Club Stud Book and Registry"." 

~ Reprinted with permission from

At Liberty

Keenan Ranch News.....

​John & Katie Keenan

Ismay, MT  59336


At Work




                       Head Shots


2019 Sundance Foal of the Year:   KR Tobena Bay.   Toby is sired by DREA Chewelah Celilo and out of KR Cheyennes Image.

We have joined Fine Art America with a few select photos from the Ranch available as prints, greeting cards, coffee mugs and other items.  You can connect with them by using the button provided.