It all started with a horse named El Glaoui (Al Marah Radames x Adastra).
Glaoui had been leased to the Kistner family of Flying C Arabians, Nye Montana.
Danielle, who had just graduated from the Stephens College Equestrian Program in Columbia, Missouri, was hired
to show the 3-year old Arabian stallion. These were the days when the Arabian horse could and was expected to do it all.
El Glaoui was truly the "Versatile Arabian," not only competing, but being successful in all divisions. It came time to return the leased stallion to his owner, Venus Kilmer, of Silver Springs Arabian Ranch in Lusk, Wyoming. Danielle went with him and essentially said, "Here is your horse..and I come with him." It was the start of a long and wonderful friendship.
When Fred graduated from Veterinary School at Colorado State University, he, Danielle, and El Glaoui returned to Billings, Montana, Danielle's hometown and Sacrifice Cliff Stables came into being.
El Glaoui (Al Marah Radames x Adastra)
Over the years mares (mostly Crabbet) were acquired and bred and foals filled the pastures. The Schmidt children were
an integral part of the operation. Son, Guy preferred to ride bareback in the pastures - the faster, the better.
His younger sister, Kymry at age 6, announced that she wanted to "show those horses." So- she did and still is "showing those horses."
Kymry has shown her various horses to numerous Regional and National titles. She now manages the boarding aspect of SC Stables. Danielle and Kymry are active members of the horse community, holding offices in Montana Arabian Horse Association. They are also involved in the American Horse Show Association, International Arabian Association, and the International Side-Saddle Association. Danielle has been instrumental in the planning and operation of many of the area horse shows.
If you desire and demand excellent, worry-free care from a boarding stable for your horse, we invite you to consider SC Stables. Our boarding stable is located in Billings, in beautiful Yellowstone County, Southern Montana. A small boarding stable such as ours is able to offer personalized attention to our boarders and their owners.
For the past thirty years we have provided a clean, safe and friendly environment for the discriminating horse owner.
All Breeds and Disciplines are Welcome.