Snell Valley Ranch - Horses for sale

horses for sale


Snell Valley Ranch is home to a small herd of very high quality Arabian horses. These horses are of quiet and excellent temperament. They are "good using" horses that are athletic and possess good conformation. 

The mare bloodlines are French, CMK, Russian, and Polish. All the mares possess strong proven endurance and or flat track racing lines.

Our  herd sire is the internationally known French import Doran SBFAR. He has size, an outstanding disposition, and was the 2002 undefeated multi- stakes race winner in the United States. He has sired many stakes winners, and is the sire of several of the 2012 Darley Award nominees. He is a son of Dormane, a sire of sires (**** rating in endurance). He is also the full brother of Oration the most decorated Arabian Champion Sport Horse and under saddle competitor in the U. S. As of fall 2015 Doran SBFAR has been exported and lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE where he will continue to stand at stud. We have stored frozen semen and several mares in foal to him for 2016. We look forward to many years of Doran foals.

We were honored that in 2012 the board of directors and ranch manager Lyle Sherfey of The Rush Creek Land and Live Stock Company granted permission for the brand and legacy of "Rushcreek Arabians" to continue here in California at Snell Valley Ranch. We had been fortunate to have been able to purchase their best producing mares such as Rushcreek Patti, Rushcreek Tiki, Rushcreek Tigger,  Rushcreek Pecan, and Rushcreek Reata to add to our herd.

Snell Valley Ranch is owned by the Smeding Family. The Smedings are avid horsemen and endurance enthusiasts. The family has several thousand endurance miles on record including 4 Tevis buckles. Over the years many Snell Valley Ranch horses have competed in endurance. Farrabba, the 2012,Haggin Cup winner and 2013 AERC National 100 mile Champion was born and bred at Snell Valley Ranch. Monk, an incredible AERC National Endurance Champion and USA record holder for the fastest 100 miles (6 hours 53 minutes), was born and raised here at Snell Valley Ranch.


DORAN SBFAR (Domane x Ortie by Djouran) 

Our herd sire is the internationally known French stallion Doran SBFAR.  He has size, an outstanding disposition, and was the 2002 undefeated multi-stakes winner in the United States. He has sired many stakes winners competing in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.He has good bone (9" cannons), and hooves (size 2-3). He is the full brother to Oration the most winning and decorated Arabian stallion in the US for Sporthorse and performance. Doran was the 2002 US unbeaten stakes winner. He is fast and has incredible movement. His son IT'S FAR FROM OVER won the Season Finale Championship Stakes in UAE March 2015. His son Doruud aka Trinity is the 2016 National Best Condition Champion for endurance in the US. He has won and or gotten the Best Condition Award in over half of all his starts to date. 

Domestic frozen semen is available. Stud fee is $4,000.00. Live foal guarantee.  

Doran's Equibase Speed Index is 123!

DORAN SBFAR has moved to UAE to his new home. We have been very fortunate to have had him. We have many upcoming offspring besides the weanlings and a couple of available yearlings. He is truly an international sire! 





 RUSHCREEK TIGGER (Comar Raphael x Rushcreek Kitti by SAHR Magnafy)

Tigger is a well put together 14.3H grey Arabian mare that is sturdy and beautiful.


RUSHCREEK REATA (Comar Raphael x Rushcreek Gwen by SHR Magnafy)

Reata is a 14.3H well proportioned grey Arabian with chestnut speckles.

RUSHCREEK TIKI (Comar Raphael x Rushcreek Joni by SAHR Magnafy)

Tiki is a very correct large bodied substantial 15.1H grey Arabian.

(Burning Sand x FC Bint Chezi by Ala Croixnoire)

Chickie is a 15 hand grey that is powerfully built.

She had a stellar track career with Stakes wins.

 T M SOLD OUT (Burning Sand x Selma Croixnoire by Ala Croixnoire) 

"Indigo" is a well built dark bay just like her dam Selma.  She has

joined the broodmare herd. Here is a photo of her with her dam Selma….



GABRET (Bengali d'Albret x Galaactic by Samstar+/)

Gabret is a beautiful 15+H chestnut mare with incredible race wins including Stakes wins. 

CAARABINE CS (Aneto x Caapela by Elaborat) Solidly built heavy boned flea bitten grey mare. Dam of Darley Champion race mare Abra Cadaabra. 

SVR FIREFLY (DORAN SBFAR x HCC Toana x TC Exeter) Foaled 11/22/2014. Firefly is a solidly built dark bay mare with incredible movement. She is a very powerful beautiful horse.

TA REENOIRE DANCER (Line Dancer x Reenoire by Ala Croixnoire)

Reenoire is a big flashy tall chestnut with a blaze and two rear socks. She loves to frolic with Kabelina.

She is very well built.

SVR FIREFOX (DORAN SBFAR X RUSHCREEK TIKI X COMAR RAPHAEL). Firefox is a beautiful blood red bay with a solid build.

 Horses FOR SALE

 Young horse prices start at $4,000.00. These foals are out of Internationally known Doran SBFAR. They are flat track racing and FEI endurance prospects. We have a few 2014, 2015,& 2017 foals available.

 Horses for Sale

Contact us directly if you are seriously looking for a good athletic horse:

We have several youngsters for sale that are sired by Doran SBFAR and AYERS (an amazing Burning Sand son). We breed for well rounded performance horses. 


HOT TO WIN ( Mucho Caliente x All Virtue by Virgule Al Maury)

Hottie is a beautiful elegant racy looking bay mare. She stands about 15.1H. She has a lot of go, yet is very kind


 SVR BENZZ (Doran SBFAR x Merzedes x By Golly +/. Benzz is an awesome overall athlete. He is bay with four white socks. He stand at 15H. This gelding can do anything. He would be a good match for an experienced rider.


SVR BULLSEYE (Qjuick Sand PW x Cabin Fever x Virgule Al Maury) Foaled 6/1/2017. Bullseye is an incredible athletic big grey gelding. He is already 15.1H and growing. He is a spectacular mover and correct. He is a an FEI prospect. A very nice horse! SOLD


SVR LE ROI ( Doran SBFAR x RB Bettedaviseyes) Big Anglo Arab *SOLD





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