News and Happenings


In memory of Desperado Moon 511567
owned by Amber Smith


Quester age 23 - still winning
Owned by the Dimmicks


Joker Despooking over fire


Ruger now sold as a vaulting horse


                    Syd, Parker and Zach Thieme - Born 9/2/2013


Syd recieving her MASTER's degree in Businiess  June 2012


2012 Cameo and filly

2012 Seattle's Mr. Dreamy  meets Bar-D Ranch greeter!

2011 Reserve World Ch. Reining  'Signed by Wrangler' and Mike Stokes

Kerisa married Ryan Desmoines May 2010, and her first love, Black Jak


the CHIEF, Jess, and Linze,   Weyerhauser trials Enumclaw

Bodacious Breyer signed by 9 professional bull riders!

Dynamic Jazz, a Sir Wrangler daughter owned  by Karen Weidkamp, graces the Feb. 2009 Appaloosa Journal


WINTER in March '09

Wrangler's Stehekin and full sister Sarah,  out of Baretta Bright by Sir Wrangler. 

Owned by Shawn Farmer

Dee, BLIND, rescued and used by a drill team, now  taking care of this girl!


2008 - Sydney's Annual  Playday


Jan and Sal, Laura and Isabella, PCT south of Snoqualmie Pass 9-08

Kerissa with her Paint Spotless and  Toolman yearling, Black Jack (2nd at first show 9-08)


Chris  on Isabella Wrangler (Wrangler)  leading Annie's Lady (Toolman)-  


Josh and Linze on her Paint horses-  Rascal Fats and  Jake


Kendall, Syd and Koala bears in Australia Dec 07


Jan and trainer Doug Wallace on Zee and Robin, now age 3 (2008)

Wranglers Stehekin, age 18, with Shawn Farmer and

Wrangler's CoopDeVille (age 3) with Sue Baker at the Nov. 07 Donida show

Tooman son, Sirius T. Black with owner Marcia Karr and folks



Zip up my Wranglers and the Wrangler Robin, both two yr. olds, Sir Wrangler's LAST foals,  being ridden by Syd and Laura,  Nov. 07

Linze in Afghanistan 9/07 (had to ride SOMETHING!)

She will be there in the military until spring, 2008

August  2007 show at Donida.  Pam, Jim, Sarah, Kendall.




Syd vacationing in Maui, Hawaii, Feb. 2007

The Bar-D Ranch welcomes it's newest member on Aug. 5, 2006

  Linze and Lucas Owen Bard


Congratulations Barbara Thomas on reaching 75!
Surprise birthday ride June 2006.


Sydney Bard Training Stables

Sydney graduated June 2005 with a B.S. in Business from the University of Washington.  Now a Boeing employee.

 1915 Wisconsin Carriage, newest addition to Bar-D collection!

Bob Countryman and Annies Luck,  a Toolman daughter.



               Jim Peters and Wrangler's Sonny Dee.                           


 Laura Junjek and Sedona, Nov. 2005



Patti Shores and Ernie


August 2005 Games at the Bar-D

Trophy winners: 


King County 2005 Fair WINNERS!

Allison Drinnon:  2006 WASH. STATE 4H CHAMPION BAREBACK  EQ!

Grand Champion Bareback Equitation with DIZ.  This pair won 6 Supreme Champions this year (14 total).

Grand Champion In Hand Trail AND Lunge Line and was Reserve Champion Showmanship with Callie (Mighty Cute Wrangler, yearling Toolman daughter)

Western Games High Pt. Trophy and Sportsmanship Trophy with Pride

Kendall Samford

Grand Champion Stockseat Equitation with Wrangler's Nikita




Sydney Bard and her mare, Ruby Red Wrangler

Marcia Karr and Sirius T. Black, son of Toolman

Melissa Vreeburg and Wrangler's Top Gun

Linze Bard (home on brief leave from the Navy) and Nick's Double Shot




 Zip Up My Wrangler's (pending), 2005 Wrangler colt out of the AQHA mare, Zips Classy Lass.  Read her story, Dances with Death, on the article page.     Wrangler's Robin, filly below, born May 1, 2005.


2004 Sir Wrangler foals:











Syd and Jan after a flight in the B-17 Flying Fortress, Fuddy Duddy, May 2005.   Jan's Dad, Bob Bradley, flew one of these in WWII.





   The great snowstorm of January 2004, unusual in Western Washington!   Jan Bard and Mark Junjek

Joe Bard & Reba


Jerry Miller and Wrangler.  Jerry has shod Wrangler for 25 years!

           First place winner at the Wilderness Lodge 2003 Christmas tree contest!      Ornaments completely  western.    Surrounded by Genie Deutsch, Jan Bard, Ruth Bradley and Sydney Bard.


Kyle Kimple and daughter, Teanna, with The Wrangler Blonde.  Kyle can be seen with Neon on the photo page  (Appaloosa Club Poster Boys!).  Kyle is a math teacher in Artesia, New Mexico, and owns The Texan Blonde, this mare's dam.


Ms. Wranglerette, now owned by Linze Bard, is a 2002 full sister to multiple world champion Dude to Wrangler.   


 Pam Huber and Charm.   Pam has an embroidery business out of her home.             




    Kendall Samford, her Mom, and Nikita.  2000 Wrangler daughter.   Started by Sydney and Kendall.  Incredible gaits.  Watch for them on the 4H circuit.

WAY TO GO!   2004 4H finals:  5th in the STATE Bareback Eq.!!


At the Unit, good memories, good horses, good people!





Alaska, our dog.  Found by Linze while in San Antonio, Texas, 2005, next to a gas pump.  Skin and bones, no ID.    GREAT dog, loves the snow!


Allison Drinnon and Diz.  Multiple open show winner.    2004 State Champion 4H Stockseat; and Mighty Cute Wrangler, now a 2 yr old!



          Melissa Vreeberg and Wrangler's Top Gun



Tracy and Jim Peters. Outstanding father/daughter team! 



Jackie Peters and Blister











Jacqui Mount and Reba Wrangler winning English at Cedar Downs




Ruby Wrangler, Sydney and Sarah Clark


Laurie and Natalie Thompson and Mos Wonderful



Kelly Ferguson and Honor Me Wrangler.  Multiple wins with Kelly AND her mom, Joan! 





Ed on Sedona and Marcia on Classy.  Ed has helped with our web site and Marcia has won with Classy.  Marcia is the new first-time horse owner of Sirius T. Black, weanling son of Toolman.  There are more pictures of Sirius on their web page.

Dr. David Smith and  Zippos Classic Lass-  AQHA mare that won a battle with death in the form of a bacteria, Clostridium Perfringens.  Dances with Death, is a more complete account of her struggle.

   Her "warm and fuzzy" story is in the book, "Horse Tales for the Soul", # 5, AND on video tape, Volume 5 by Bonnie Marlewski-Probert

Sadie Smith and The Wrangler Blonde.  3 yr. mare learning the reining discipline.





Sirious Cash and Patti Shores-  Oct 2003-  Shady Oaks Combined Driving Event in Lodi, California. Won the marathon and 3rd intermediate single horse!  See her on the brag page for all her Western Pleasure and Reining wins.  Amazing horse and rider.

Now showing full colored brother, Ernie, successfully in combined driving.


Wrangler's Sedona-  Easiest horse to teach to drive.  Good Wrangler can-do-anything attitude!  Being driven by amateur cousin's, Peter and Tony Coronado.





Linze enlisted in the Navy and left Sept. 11, 2002.   She did boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois, then took her training in Pensacola, Florida.  She was stationed at Lackland AirForce Base in San Antonio, Texas.   Yes, landlocked with the Marines and Air Force.

   Linze was gone for 4 years.    Being a horsewoman, she bought a AQHA weanling  and kept him on base at the equestrian center at Lackland!  His name, of course, is SAILOR!  Then in Feb 2004, Sailor came to Washington and Jake, her Paint, became a Texan for more than a year.

San Antonio and Linze's prize possessions!

                               Oct. 20, 2003

 Petty Officer Bard, Nov. 2004.



May 2005 Roswell, NM, McDonald's.  Jake on his way back home to Washington.  Linze's next Navy assignment:  Pearl Harbor, Hawaii!

Linze and co workers stationed in AFGHANISTAN Oct. 07 to March 08

             Renee, new owner of Sailor, herself a

Navy officer  2008  (keeping him in the family!)

2008 trip to Wash DC