Storm Ranch is a small farm located only 15
miles south of metro Denver which was founded in1995. Beginning in 1997, Storm Ranch was actively involved
in the business of developing the Rocky Mountain Horse breed in Colorado.
Over the years John and Carolyn Loughridge were very successful
in showing their Rockies both locally and nationally. They bred, foaled, trained, and rode five different of
their horses to grand championships in various RMHA, KMSHA, and UMH sanctioned shows Their horses not
only did well in the show ring, but were all regularly trail ridden.
The Loughridges have been and still are involved in local and national
RMHA issues and activities. John is both a Senior RMHA and KMSHA Certification Examiner. He has served on the national board
Genetics and Nomination committees for the RMHA. Carolyn and John are both officers in the regional RMHA
affiliated club chapter and have been participants in the Rocky Mountain Horse Brigade, a group of Rocky owners which
has performed numerous breed demos in the Denver area over the years.
One of the highlights occured in the fall of 2007 when the Carolyn
and John returned their stalllion, J. Toby's Shadow, to the RMHA International Grand Championships
held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. They found and purchased Toby at
the 2000 International and wanted him to end his show career back there. At the 2007 International, Toby placed high
in many classes and qualified for both the AOT Trail Pleasure and AOT Show Pleasure Grand Championship classes. These results in
the big time were icing on the cake for a great show career. Toby is now retired from the show ring.
John and Carolyn have unfortunately found it necessary to cut back on their
breeding, training, showing, and sales activities. This due to a non-horse related injury suffered by Carolyn in late
2010. They still have a few riding horses for their own and friends use, and that are available to demonstrate to others
who may be interested in learning about the Rocky Mountain Horse breed. Call the Storm Ranch for scheduling.