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A Little Something About Us...
Amy Schimke was born and raised into the life of ranching and rodeo. Her father, Dale Schimke, is a 4th generation rancher and also played the drums in the Company Cowboy Rodeo Band. The Company Cowboy Rodeo Band, along with the late Kyle Evans, was a familiar sight at many PRCA rodeos all across the United States, including the NFR, throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. Having retired from the crop insurance industry, Dale is now active working on the Schimke Ranch.
Amy’s mother, Jean Shultz, is also involved with raising cattle and performance horses, and is a partner on the stallion, Firewater Finale. Jean qualified for multiple Badlands WPRA Circuit Finals Rodeos in the mid 1980’s, and continues to run barrels “for fun” at local NBHA, SDBRA and Open 4D Barrel Races. In 2010 Jean won the State NBHA Finals for the Senior Division on Firewater Finale. She ran the fastest time of the entire weekend on Firewater Finale, and it was only the 3rd and 4th time she had ever run the young stallion. Jean owns a couple of very nice broodmares in the Schimke Ranch herd, and has weanlings for sale every fall.
Amy has been an active member of the WPRA since 1989. She has graced the Badlands Circuit Top 15 a few times, although her full time ranching occupation greatly limits the number of rodeos and the amount of time she can spend traveling. She competes on many young horses at Open 4Ds, and Barrel Futurities around the area in addition to a few rodeos. She enjoys starting young horses on barrels, and usually has some nice prospects on hand for sale for someone else to purchase and continue on with.
In November 2006, Brett Borkowski married Amy and joined the fun at Schimke Ranch. Brett has been a wonderful addition, with a lifetime experience with cattle and machinery, talent and ability to tackle anything put in front of him, and a love of good horseflesh. Brett joined the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Assn. in 2006 and quickly became hooked on the sport. He has ridden several different horses at the various shooting competitions around the country, but his main mount has been the Schimke Ranch stallion, Frostman San Peppy (aka Pablo). Brett has qualified for the CMSA World Finals 4 years in a row. In 2008, Brett won the CMSA Men's Level 3 World Championship title, and in 2009 he won the 2009 Men's Level 4 World Championship. Both of these titles were won on Frostman San Peppy. Brett has also had success on some of the Schimke Ranch broodmares including Milliondollar Secret, First Flicka Frost, and the stallion, Firewater Finale.
We are offering some of the top bloodlines in the world at prices that the average working person can afford. We have a nice selection of hand- picked broodmares and stallions to fit any timed event program. Our horses have the conformation, brains, and stamina to stand up to the rigors of every day ranch work and the pedigree to back it up. Our mares and stallions are all proven—they are either speed-rated on the track, have performed in the arena, or have produced offspring that have done something.
The horses coming out of our breeding program will excel at anything that is put in front of them. We nearly always have young horses for sale, that are ranch broke, and can be started on barrels, or shooting. Check out our Sale Barn page for the horses we currently have for sale.
Amy Schimke & Brett Borkowski
37008 221st Street
Wessington Springs, SD 57382-5114