Prairie Thunder Ranch


What's New!

Our 2016 foals due page is up!

KWPN broodmare Videlia is added to our lineup

RPSI premium mare Fancy PT is added to our lineup


Prairie Thunder Ranch is a performance horse breeding farm. We raise Holsteiners and Warmbloods. Our goal is to always produce exceptional sporthorses with the correct build and personality to perform at the highest levels of competition. We usually have purebreds and partbreds available for sale and breeding. If we do not have what you are looking for please feel free to contact us anyway. We may be able to refer you to someone who does have the horse you are looking for. Please look around, enjoy yourself, and visit often. Please scroll down to view anything new happening at the ranch. The beautiful picture above shows one of our broodmares, Contessa PT as a three year old showing off for the RPSI judges on her way to an impressive score of 52 and premium mare status. The picture was taken by my brother, Scott Burns, a semi-professional photographer in CA.

More about Prairie Thunder Ranch

     Our ranch is situated on the beautiful grass lands of western South Dakota. We have a great view of the Black Hills and of the magestic Bear Butte. Bear Butte is sacred to the indians of this area, and it is also quite beautiful. The advantage of living on the plains is the availability of good grass lands for grazing the horses and for cutting our own hay. Over the spring and summer months the young horses and the broodmares enjoy their days grazing on about 150 acres of good grass with ponds and creeks to play in and drink from. In the winter months all the horses are moved closer to the barn and are free fed hay from big round bales that we cut and bale ourselves. The photo to the right is of a beautiful double rainbow with outgoing and spunky Colonial Scarlet (Checkmate/Stealth) showing off and her mother Sterling Moon PT looking on. This fantastic photo was taken by my sister-in-law Jennifer Burns. Photo of Sunset

Prairie Thunder Ranch News

Zamaya PT by Czar's Legend and out of Prairie Rose PT winning in 2014 in the Low Adult Division, 1.05 meters with her owner Laura Rice Kaye. Congratulations you guys, we can hardly wait to see how far you go next show season!

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Whisper by Legado De Fuego is the top scoring mare in the nation for the 2011 AHHA tour!

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Whisper by Legado De Fuego and owned by Eve Vawters is the highest scoring mare in the nation for the 2011 American Holsteiner Horse Association tour! She scored an impressive 51 points, beating 175 mares nationwide. Congratulations Eva on producing such a spectacular mare. Eve is offering Whisper for sale, for more information please contact me and I will give you Eva's contact information.

Congratulations Isabel and Merlin!

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Congratulations to Isabel Sheets and "Merlin" Le Danzante PT (Legado De Fuego X Samara Andalusian mare)on there great success showing last year. They finished the 2011 Championships for training level in 7th place and have plans to show first and second level in 2012. Best of luck in the 2012 show season!

Congratulations Lisa and Tiara!

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We would like to extend a big congratulations to Lisa Graf and her mare Tiara (Legado De Fuego X She's got A Spot APHA)on there great success showing last year. In their first show season these two earned Senior Adult Amateur training level champion for the year for EDCTSA and they had the highest average score with a 69.4%. They also finished 10th for the year overall for Senior Adult Amateur for training level with the NCDCTA out of a very large number of competitors. On top of all of that they also earned a 70% in training level test 4 giving them one qualifying score for the Great American Insurance championships for 2010. We are very proud of you both and we know with your skill and wonderful training the sky is the limit for you two. Have a wonderful 2010 show season!

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Prairie Thunder Ranch
12873 Bighorn Road
Whitewood, SD 57793