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Visit Ironwood Kennels to see our hunting dogs!
Ironwood Acres is located on 67 acres just outside of Maple Plain, MN. We are only 40 minutes from the St. Paul/Minneapolis Int’l Airport. Heinie worked for the original owner of Ironwood Acres, Joan Davis, for over 30 years. They started out showing Paints: competing in Halter, Western Pleasure, Reining, Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Hack and Hunter Under Saddle. In 1978 Heinie showed a 2yr old Mare, Shes Just Tops to Leading Halter horse in the Nation, all ages, all sexes. Then in October of her two yr old year he and Joan hauled out to Bakersfield, CA, and beat the then World Champion halter mare for Grand Champion Mare. Heinie also rode Shes Just Tops in the 2yr old Snaffle Bit Futurity out there winning that as well.
In 1979 Heinie and Donna were married and started showing Quarter Horses. Heinie has trained:
My Daddys Diamond, winner of the first ever Jeep Waggoner Hi-point Amateur Horse in the Nation.
Daddys Frosty Chick, Superiors in both Amateur and Jr. Western Pleasure, then sold after finishing 6th @ the Congress in the 3yr old Open Snaffle Bit.
Swift Senorita, Donna’s first time at the Congress and finishing 16th out of 180 Open 2 yr olds.
Tru Lady Ben, Superiors in both Amateur and Open Western Pleasure, and placing 7th overall in the 3 yr old NonPro @ the Congress.
These name just a few of the many horses that we have had.
In 2000 with the arrival of MDR Impulsive, we now show both Quarter and Paint Horses again.
In 2004 our first foal crop by both Stallions, Frosty The Goodbar and MDR Impulsive arrived.
With a select group of broodmares, including daughters of Zippos Mr Good Bar, Good Asset, A Sudden Impulse, Mr Mac Reynolds, The Mister, Ironmaker and As Good As It Gets, we are well on our way to raising some great babies. In 2006, with the oldest crop of foals winning in both the 2yr old Snaffle Bit and Longe Line Futurities and earning pts in Western Pleasure. Both “Frosty” and “Juan” are well on their way to proving themselves, through the Performance of their get!
We invite you to stop out and visit us and our fine selection of Prospects, from weanlings to finished horses.
Heinie & Donna Hendley
Owner Heinie and Donna
Manager and Trainer Heinie Hendley
4150 S Lake Sarah Dr
Maple Plain MN 55359