1908, "First Wagon Tracks".

Charlie Russell sure knew how to paint the West!   


The results for  the Sundance 500 2018 photo contest are in!  The Keenan Ranch received 1st placements in three categories:  Modeling, Friends and Funtime.  The  winning photos are posted below.    

As I was looking at some Appaloosa websites one day, I came across appaloosaspot.com 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 appaloosaspot.com 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 appaloosaspot.com.

KR Celilospottedhawk and KR Cheyenneselegance, 1st Place "Funtime"

Keenan Ranch News.....



​John & Katie Keenan

Ismay, MT  59336


 KR Biscuits N Honey, 1st Place "Modeling"

Visiting with Keenan Ranch foals and mares, 1st Place "Friends".