Circle M Farm
American Paint Horses in Top modern Western Pleasure Bloodlines.
& TLBAA Registered Texas Longhorn cattle.
"They don't cost, - they pay"
Click the pictures to see some of our "Longhorn trips" in Texas:
In 2018 we had the fantastic luck to end up in the middle of two major Longhorn events in Texas.
First step was a great TLBAA Sattelite Horn measuring at Star Creek Ranch owned by Darlene Aldridge DVM.
Here, we had the pleasure to meet some of the Longest horns in the world! - AMAZING!!
Most interesting was Darlenes great cow KINETIC MOTION OF STARS, she was measured (just for fun, - because she should enter the Horn Show Case at the following weekend).
At the 2018 Horn Showcase she was the first Texas Longhorn cow to officially measure 100" Tip To Tip.
So, all together she won:
First, in: Tip To Tip
First, in: Total Horn
First, in: Composite
And she ended up being: ULTIMATE COW at the 2018 Horn Showcase
Beside Kinetic, Darlene took home a bunch of trophies for all the fine animals she entered at the show.
We are VERY proud to have a fine little herd of embryo cattle from Darlenes breeding program. Check the pedigrees on our herd here:
Another fine animal at the Star Creek Ranch sattelite measuring was a steer, Star Flight, also from Darlene´s Breeding program.
The owners, Ricky Jatzlav and Trey Sheffield, Ledbetter TX, were very proud of this fine Longhorn steer.
Try to check his measurements at the labels above!
The day after, we went to another fantastic experience!
We joined Darlene and Mrs. Sandi Nordhausen, (Director of TLBAA) to measure another new WORLD RECORD:
In Bay City, Texas, we measured the amazing Steer "SATO", belonging to Pam and Scott Evans.
He ended up beating the current world record steer Lazy J's Bluegrass, who is 117.25"
SATO was measured to be 126.9525", so he ended up being a new WORLD RECORD, ever.
And he was measured for both the TLBAA as well as GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS.
All in all, a fantastic weekend for Annette and I, THANK SOO MUCH to Darlene and Sandi.
This was a highly interesting year to visit Texas.
At these days there was a "TLBAA Satellite Horn measuring program" going on at a number of locations in Texas:
At the weekend the TEXAS LONGHORN SALE went back to the Historical Fort Worth Stockyard Auction Araena.
I all began with an interesting interwiew of 7 wellknown personalities, who told us some "fine secrets":
94 of 98 lots sold for a total of $ 1,154,050
And at the sale Bob Loomis sold his World Record Bull for $ 165.000:
And we also found time to visit a fine herd of private Longhorns by Larry and Toni Stegemoller, Texas:
Thank y'all Larry.
And finally also a little visit at the TLBAA new "temporary" office, to have some paperwork fixed.
Thanks to Dana & Rick.
3´rd time at Darlene's Ranch in Somerville, Texas:
We allways feel very welcome when we visit Star Creek Ranch. So we had to do it again this year.
Thank you so much Darlene.
Back again at Darlene's Ranch in Somerville, Texas:
We had to come back again to visit Star Creek Ranch owned by Darlene Aldridge DVM.
Again this time Darlene spent all day, showing us her fantastic breeding program and after that she took us to the Torkildsons Bull Creek Ranch in Fayetteville, Texas.
Thank you so much.
TLBAA Horn Case, Texas:
We normally each year go to Texas in November to visit the Paint Horse World Show.
But this year we could not leave our farm in November. So, we changed our plans and went to visit the TLBAA "Horn Case" in October instead.
And that was also highly interesting. Hereby a few pics:
At the same week the the American Team Penning Ass. held their World Show at the very same showground.
So we "wasted" a bit of the long waiting time at the Horn Case to visit the Team Penners, Pretty entertaining:
At the TLBAA Office
At Bernard Lankford's 131-acre farm southwest of Weatherford, Texas, we saw a wonderful collection of "Butler-bred" Longhorns.
Bernard and Annette hardly couldn’t stop talking again, after telling each other about the many very different rules and regulations between the US and Denmark.
Thanks for a great one, Bernard and Bette
At Bob Loomis's Ranch in Oklahoma:
Breeding American Paint- & Quarter Horses for, as many years as we have, we always knew who Bob Loomis is.
In the National Reining Horse Association, a Loomis-bred stallion has sired offspring that have won over nine million dollars.
But what not all of you might know is that Bob and his wife Pam also are highly regarded breeders of Texas Longhorns! And therefore this year we wanted to finally visit Bob to see his famous herd.
At the TLBAA Horn Showcase, October 2013 in Fort Worth, a Loomis-bred cow and bull proved to be the first Bull and Female Texas Longhorns exceeding 90 inches horns tip-to-tip.
Bob told us that COWBOY TUFF CHEX right now is 90.75 inches tip to tip, and his mother, BL RIO CATCHIT, is 92.625 inches tip to tip.
Thank you very much Bob, for spending all your afternoon on showing us all your fine Longhorns and horses.
At Premier Longhorns in Oklahoma:
In Stillwater, we visited another kind of High Quality Longhorn breeder.....
Dee Dee rides all her Longhorns. And in her breeding program she use sexed semen to make sure always gets female babies.
About 10 heads of riding animals is her level. What a great experience to see all her very very gentle cows and heifers, Thank y’all Dee Dee.
At Darlene's Ranch in Texas:
At 500 acres near Houston we visited one of the very finest herds of impressive longhorns owned by Darlene Aldridge DVM.
Darlene spent most of the morning, showing us her fantastic breeding program and told us soo many interesting details from her long experience as a breeder as well as from her professional background as at Veterinarian.
We were very happy for your invitation Darlene. And we still talk about your many amazing animals.
Thank you so much.
2013, Circle M Farm, Denmark
In 2013 the first Texas Longhorn calf was born on Circle M Farm.
2012, Circle M Farm, Denmark
In 2012, we got our first little herd of Texas Longhorns established.
We bought a couple of Canadian imports. At that time we only had 11 TLBAA registered animals. all over Denmark.
2012, Purcell, Oklahoma
2011, Fort Worth, Texas.
Lille Zofia på 3 år på ryggen af en riding steer i Fort Worth.
2003, Fort Worth, Texas.
I forbindelse med de mange USA ture vi har hvert år har haft omkring vores American Paint Horses, har vi også altid brugt lejligheden til at studere en ligeså spændende amerikansk kulturarv, nemlig the Texas Longhorn Cattle.
Allerede i 1990 så vi for første gang disse prægtige dyr, som jo ikke findes magen til noget andet sted i verden.