Wagon Wheel Ranch Announces Complete Dispersal
“While this has been a difficult decision to make, we believed it was the right one for our family,” said John C. Gist, son of the late Fred Gist, who passed away in 2009, and his wife, Elaine Conger Gist. “Since my father’s passing, my mother and I worked faithfully to continue the mission my father undertook more than 40 years ago.”
“Our family has very much appreciated the many stories shared about the impact our horses have had around the world and we are delighted to see this amazing collection go to dedicated new owners.”
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Then, a man came along with the foresight and determination to restore and preserve the valuable Foundation Bloodlines. That man was Fred G. Gist. Heritage is the story of Mr. Gist’s visionary work at the Wagon Wheel Ranch, and the impact he’s had on the future of the American Quarter Horse.
An Emmy Award Winning Director tells the story of how a geologist changed the face of horse breeding in America with a natural instinct, diligent research, and a passion that carries his legacy on to this day.
From his genetic studies, to his cross-country travels gathering horses carrying valuable Foundation Blood, to his pushing the genetic envelope like no other –Fred Gist blazed a trail from the past to the present preserving Foundation Bloodlines for generations to come.
In 2014 on November 21st, Total Horse Channel launched “Heritage: Preserving The Foundation of the American Quarter Horse.” Later, Heritage aired on RFD-TV’s Equestrian Nation, and received 2 Emmy nominations for the story and cinematography.
This documentary from Wagon Wheel Ranch was Directed by: 5x Emmy Winning Director – Nick Nanton of Celebrity Films and The Dicks+Nation Celebrity Branding Agency.
YES, #HERITAGE WAS NOMINATED FOR 2 EMMYS!
Thanks to everyone who participated in preserving the legacy of Mr. Fred G. Gist and his work at the Wagon Wheel Ranch!
They had so much fun the first time that Red asked Fred to come back again.