Bluffview began with Jack, Carol, Mindy and one 2-1/2 month old Clydesdale, Chips, in Troy, Missouri back in 1984 and a love for Clydesdales. Within a year we had increased our family of Clydesdales by two mares and a foal and that baby was our "Sadie", the start of a wonderful adventure.
Over the course of the next ten years our stable grew to 25 Clydesdales; two stallions, mares, foals and a six horse hitch of geldings. During that time Mindy became a self taught horse women and driver. At the age of 18 Mindy won the Unicorn Hitch at the National Clydesdales Show and our gelding Terry won the Traveling Trophy three years in a row and they brought it home to stay.
After Mindy's murder in 1995 we purchased our first Friesian mare and gelding. This was the beginning of our breeding program of Friesians. In 2004 we moved to Ocala, Florida with 10 Friesians, 7 Clydesdales, l Gyspsy Vanner, 7 dogs and 4 cats.
Oh, what a move that was!
In April of 2010 the Clydesdales Breeders of USA,
in recognition of all their support and hard work,
Jack and Carol Angelbeck
and in the memory of their daughter
were named to the HERITAGE HALL OF FAME.
Our number one goal in breeding Clydesdales and Friesians has always been to improve the breed. We have a Friesian stud colt which is for sale so you can share the adventure. See our sale page.
See the photos featured on Ocala.com's webpage.
I saw a Child
by John Anthony Davis
I saw a child who couldn't walk,
sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
then ride it through a field of daises
and yet he couldn't walk unaided.
I saw a child, no legs below,
sit on a horse, and make it go
through woods of green
and places he had never been
to sit and stare,
except from a chair.
I saw a child who could only crawl
mount a horse and sit up tall.
Put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at wonder in our faces.
I saw a child born into strife, take up and hold the reins of life
and that same child was heard to say,
Thank God for showing me the way...
Copyright © 2012by Jack and Carol Angelbeck