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Strand's Arabian Stables
A Family Tradition of Excellence for 60 Years
This amount of success in the Arabian horse industry proves two things: outstanding horses and superior horsemanship, the kind that spans generations. At Strand's Arabian Stables, in Toddville, Iowa, Jody Strand absorbed the lessons his father, Ed Strand, and his Uncle Milt taught him as they turned the fledgling operation into one of the industry's most respected breeding and training centers. The farm's gilt-edged reputation is based as much on Jody's contributions as its history. The result is that Strand's Arabian Stables is not just successful; it is a household name in its industry.
Over the years, Strand's Arabian Stables was home to several high-quality sires, both home-bred and those owned by clients. Now, however, the 55-acre facility is focused on developing and showing horses from the local to the national level, and its record includes numerous national titles. Training in nearly all traditional disciplines (western, hunter, country pleasure, English and driving) is offered, but over the years, Jody Strand has become so famous for his expertise in the western division that new acquaintances are sometimes surprised to find that the farm offers so many other venues.
Three generations of Strands have been so fortunate to live a life and have an occupation which captures their heart and drives them passionately every day. This feeling has now spanned over five decades. They continue to be grateful to work in this industry and be touched by the Arabian horse.
Owner/Trainer: Jody & Janice Strand