beautiful linebred Joe Hancock Quarter Horses
with an emphasis on his grandson Blue Valentine

sunrise picture taken off the back step of our house Oct 2003

Heritage Hancock Quarter Horses
Alberta Canada

John Coffee Hayes

standing: John Coffee Hayes
2002 blue roan stallion
UC Davis tested homozygous black



Heritage Hancocks, registered American Quarter Horses. Beautiful line bred Joe Hancock quarter horses with an emphasis on his grandson Blue Valentine. Cowy horses, that are smooth moving across the pasture, and quick on their feet in the arena.

Blue Valentines have a long history of being topnotch working ranch and competitive rope horses, as well as enjoying success in barrel racing and working cowhorse, and have won literally hundreds of thousands of dollars (more likely a million dollars or better) at amateur and PRCA rodeos, jackpots, and in USTRC competition. More than one good Blue Valentine has been used as a rodeo pickup horse: A demanding job that requires a courageous constitution, and the ability to turn on to get a bronc rider out of a bad way, and turn off;, to stand quietly while waiting for the next rodeo competitor.

Blue Valentine bred horses have been finding their way into AQHA, FQHR and NRHA arenas as more people discover their trainability and sensible, affectionate temperaments, old fashioned quarter horse type with a modern competitive edge. Our horses are superbly suited for ranch horse versatility and ranch roping (Vaquero/Buckaroo style) competitions and clinics that are becoming so popular. These are quarter horses bred to have a good work ethic.

Our horses trace to Joe Hancock through get such as Red Man, Texas Blue Bonnet, Roan Hancock, Buck Hancock, Julie W, Seminole Sue, Little Joe The Wrangler and Joan.

For more information on Hall of Fame Joe Hancock P 455, and his grandson Blue Valentine, visit, the Hancock Horses Breeders Group website we proudly co-own with our good friend Donna Vickery of Bucking V Outfit in Montana. On the Articles and History page, you will find a wealth of old photos along with facts and observations of Joe Hancock, and many of his sons and daughters, by some of the most prominent Quarter horse historians and authors of that time. Also included is the most recent article about Blue Valentine by Baru Forell Spiller, first published in the June 2004 Ranching issue of the AQHA Journal.

Other foundation bloodlines we value are Leo, Joe Reed II, Driftwood, Grey Badger II, Gold King Bailey, and Oklahoma Star. We also appreciate the contribution to the quarter horse breed that Three Bars has made when crossed with some of the best of the original AQHA bloodlines.

All young stock for sale is Hancock bred, top and bottom. Go to our progeny page to view horses for sale. Call us for more information on any of our horses. Visit our Facebook page for most current news & photos.

Michelle & Don Thompson
RR # 1, Endiang, AB, Canada
T0J 1G0 • (403) 579-0007

Joe Hancock
4 yrs old  (1923-1943)

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Cowboy Valentine (reincarnate?)
picctured here in 2005 at 2 yrs of age


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Brent Trout Horsemanship
Delia, Alberta 403-364-3009

Specializing in starting colts with a proper foundation;
all breeds; all disciplines.



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horses for sale are on progeny page and on our Facebook page

Don & Michelle Thompson
RR # 1 Endiang
Alberta Canada T0J 1G0
(403) 579-0007

Brett Thompson was the 2009 Canadian bullriding champion.

He was also 4th in the PRCA rookie standings
and he did that without going to a single US rodeo...
just the dual rodeos approved in Canada...
The last segment of this clip shows Brett's winning round


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All photos on website taken by Michelle Thompson unless otherwise credited.

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