Coverdale Farms - George & Barb Coverdale
G & K Training Centre's website would not be complete without a page on Coverdale Farms. George & Barb Coverdale have been a part of Gary & Kerri's lives for many years. There are two horses with the well known CF brand on their hip. Genuine Oso (Sire: Oso Triple, Dam: Ima Nother Imp) and Triples Gal (Sire: Triple Otoe, Dam: Leo Leyanda).
What is now a common brand, Coverdale Farms, got their start with the purchase of their first stallion, Three King, who was sired by Hank's Perish. George's first mare was Annie San Two. Thus began a legendary Quarter Horse breeding facility, which was one of the first in Ontario. All of George's bloodlines go back to Three Bars, King and Leo. Two of George's most remembered stallions are Tiple Otoe and Hired Hank. Hired Hank won the 1965 High Point Stallion in the Ontario Quarter Horse Association and Triple Otoe won the N.R.H.A. Sire Award.
In the early 1960's George helped found the Ontario Quarter Horse Association (OQHA). He served as President in 1964, 1965 & 1966. He was also one of the instigators for Quarterama which came to be one of the largest Quarter Horse Shows in Canada for approximately 30 years. One of George's projects was Stallion Avenue at Quarterama, which was a huge success for stallion owners wishing to get exposure. He also started up and ran a show called Western World, which was similar to Quarterama. Since there was beginning to be a demand for the Quarter Horse breed in Ontario, George along with Doug Rapson and Don Nye, started up Red Ribbon Sales in Oakville, Ontario in the early 1960's. George also owned the first AQHA Champion mare in Ontario named Cricket Whipple. Hired Hank was the first stallion to sire a Quarter Horse to go to Germany.