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Visited James Kifer farm in Hartselle, Alabama, May 26-28
Purchased OBB Cool To Touch, see her in the broodmare section. She is bred to JF Skip N Style, AQHA World Champion Palomino stallion.

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Marty Miller now plays polo...........

July 21, Gonzalo Bunge Polo Benefit hat contest

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December 14-26, 2012… Maui, Hawaii.  Went on 6 whale watches with niece Alyssa.  Sally Sullivan came too.

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December 1, 2012… Sheriff’s Quarter/Paint Horse Sale, Cannon Falls, MN

October 12-14, 2012… Visited Mike Clites and saw Norma Gene. Then visited John & Emily Kaibesman in South Dakota and also Marlene Voeltz to see her mare.

September 23-24, 2012… Rita Crundwell’s Sale.  Bought her Remington statue and a 16.5” silver show saddle

September 22, 2012… Breeders Halter Futurity, Des Moines, Iowa

September 13-17, 2012… Murfreesboro, Tennessee to the Big Money and the WCHA Halter Futurities. Diva won $3100.00.

September 2, 2012… Tom Scheckel Sale, Iowa

August 2-4, 2012… Tulsa, Oklahoma to see and make decision on JMK Im No Tease

July 6, 2012… Bought JMK Im No Tease from Brinkman’s Bushy Park Farms with Daryl Lankin’s assistance.

June 26 - July 2, 2012... Texas to Terry Bradshaw Sale and visit other farms in the Pilot Point/Aubrey area.

June 22, 2012… Took ImaFullMoon DIVA to Kathi Lawrence, Carthage, Missouri for fitting

June 11, 2012… Mr Elusive’s owner, Tim Meyer, visited and really liked his colt

March 14, 2012… I M Cool (Te Coolest X A Phenomenal Lady)

March 5, 2012… Red Carpet Romeo born  (My Intention X On The Red Carpet)

February 16, 2012… Mr Exclusive born (Mr Elusive X Way To Glorious)

February 8, 2012… DMM ImaFullMoon Diva born (JMK Supernatural X Contemptified)

January 3-9 2012… Visited Prince Farms, Palmetto, Florida

Jan.– May, 2012...  audited Equine Reproduction class at UW River Falls, Wisconsin

January 2012

I got the surprise of the century !!!! The UPS man delivered a box that I did not want to sign for because I had not ordered anything. After my many refusals & his insistence, I signed for the box. When I opened it, this is the trophy that was enclosed. I did not know TOUCHES TOP GUN, 2009 stallion by Contemptified, was being shown and was taking Grand Champions at a “number” of AQHA shows out East. Earl & his son, Todd Hoffman, of Harrisburg, PA, who by the way, lead Contemptified to her Reserve World Championship, sent this surprise to me. CONGRATULATIONS on your many show wins & THANK YOU Earl & Todd Hoffman for the wonderful surprise.

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November 2011 Sedona, Arizona

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November 2011 Grand Canyon helicopter shots of Colorado River

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October 20, 2011 Helicopter ride over the Canadian Horseshoe Niagara Falls, on my way to the All American Quarter Horse Congress

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October 19, 2011 Night time US Niagara Falls

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June 11, 2011 Canterbury Horse Racing event (will learn how to bet, don’t know if that is a good idea)

June 4, 2011 Jack Brainerd Western Dressage Clinic in Eau Claire, WI

May 24, 2011 – June 3 Fabulous Scotland vacation with Nathan, St. Andrews was his highlight

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April 28, 2011 – May 4 Florida Keys vacation with the family (son, wife, grandson). Caught 100 lb. shark

April 6-12, 2011 Visited Alyssa in Seattle, WA; naturally went on a whale watching cruise

January 20, 2011 - Way to Glorious had black filly by Hurricane Ivan. She is eligible for the OPEN Breeders Cup Halter Futurity and eligible to win the 22% payback of the $125,000.00 for this class.

January 22, 2011 - Attended the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association Banquet/Auction

#1 Item on Diane’s Bucket List was to Meet Toby Keith

9/19/2010 concert pictures taken by Diane

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November 15 – 21, 2010 - Attended the AQHA World Show/Sale

October 16, 2010 - Diane Driving Dandy, First driving lesson!

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October 7, 2010 - Birthday!!!!!

October 6, 2010 - Bought a Horse Drawn Bob Sled; 2 horse sleigh, 2 seater

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September, 2010 -
Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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September 25, 2010 - Attended Simon’s Quarter Horse Sale in Cannon Falls, MN. Bought Way To Glorious bred to Ivan Harder’s Hurricane Ivan bred for a January 21, 2010 foal. This mare is in the Kentucky Pay Back Fund if returned to Kentucky to foal.

September 19, 2010 - Attended Toby Keith Concert in Duluth, MN and actually met Toby Keith…..WOOHOO. 

August 29, 2010 - Attended The Madison Police Department Despooking Training Session at Trinity Equestrian Center, Eau Claire, WI

July 10, 2010 - Diane attended Rita Crundwell’s Sale in Dixon, Illinois. Bought A Cool Letter who is bred to Reflections Kid for a January foal

March 27, 2010 - On The Red Carpet bred

March 25, 2010 - Contemptified bred

March 20, 2010 - A Phenomenal Lady bred

March 18, 2010 - One Awesome Easter Lily bred

January 23, 2010 - Diane bought JM Keifer’s, JMK Supernatural breeding at the Illinois Stallion Service Auction

For the second year, the highest earning horse is Cluitions Impression owned by Shannon Whitney of Adams Center, New York. Shannon bought Cluitions Impression from Diane Miller Quarter Horses in Hager City, WI. Cluitions Impression earned a total of 393 points in 2009 getting Ms. Whitney a total payout of $1373.90. Congratulations Shannon!

November 9-15, 2009 - AQHA World Show & Sale; Diane coordinated the WCHA (World Conformation Horse Association) Stallion Service Auction

September 4-6, 2009 - Diane attended the Go For The Gold in Tulsa, Oklahoma looking for a palomino mare/filly

July 11, 2009 - Diane attended Rita Crundwell’s Sale in Dixon, Illinois

April 22, 2009 - Touches Top Gun was born

March 2009 - March 8th, CKS Sterling Silver was born. March 22nd, CKS Spartacus was born

February 2009 - February 1st, Cool Superbowl Sunday was born. Ted Turner along with John Lawrence visited Diane Miller Quarter Horses. Diane was elated that he took the time to come and see her mares. Mr. Turner was in Minnesota to do a halter clinic for the MN Quarter Horse Association. 

November 2008 - Diane and Ms. Betty from Idaho duked it out on the bidding for Contemptified, Reserve World Champion and Congress Grand Champion.  Contemptified is now at Diane Miller Quarter Horses in Wisconsin and Diane and Betty discuss horses frequently.

September 2008 - Diane just cannot stay away from Doug Tallent’s!! She flew back down to see more horses in Texas, spent a morning at Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses where Chad Wing was most helpful in showing her all the horses on her list to see. This time Diane brought only one mare home from Doug’s, Sierras Dream Doll bred to Cooler Than All. Can’t believe she got out of Texas with only one mare.

August 2008 - Diane drove down to Kansas to visit with Barbara Hoffer, to see Not Kiddin Me and End Zone Dancer and all the other stallions and babies at Hofferosa.

June 2008 - Diane and her son Marty, took a quick trip to Kentucky to visit Triple C to see Caribbean Kid and all of their stallions and visited with Kari and David Sipes. Then visited Grace Berton and saw her wonderful Sir Cool Skip and Rawhide Outlaw and of course, her mares. Last stop was Mac Crawford’s place to see his stallions, The Finest Mocha and The Elusive Kid. Diane & Marty squeezed in a Thoroughbred Farm, Gainesway Farm, to just see how the other half does their breeding program.

November 2007 - After a quick Amtrak trip to Whitefish Montana, Diane got home and jumped into her truck and drove down to the World Show in Oklahoma to watch the halter classes. She did not attend the sale... for the obvious reasons listed below.

September 2007 - Diane again spent a week in Whitesboro Texas and looked at all of the broodmares and stallions she could fit in her 14 hour days and chatted with everyone along the way. Visited Chip & Sue Ellen Knost to see what they had. This time was even better than the year before!  Diane bought 4 mares at the Doug Tallent Sale: Toughdown Maggie, VR Antuanette, Kids Classy Lady and Concentions FoxyLady. Three were consigned by Chip Knost. Whew!!! Now that was a trip and a half.

September 2006 - Diane made a trip to Whitesboro, Texas to the Horse Country Invitational Sale at Doug Tallent’s...

Diane used her extra time well by getting up each day and visiting horse farms - Fossil Gate Farms where Gary Gordon spent hours showing the group all of his fine stallions and mares; Chip Knost, Mike Murray and Reata Ranch where Katrina & Wayne Jordan &  Edgewood/Lanning, Inc. All were so gracious to do the same.

The trip proved to be most successful with Diane buying at the sale, A Phenomenal Lady, 2001, a 16H sorrel mare, superior halter with 89.5 points; 60.5 open, 20 Amateur, & 9 Youth. This mare was previously owned by L. J. Kruidenier, Inc. and is in foal to Golden Gunslinger for a January baby. As if that was not enough, Diane visited Chip Knost and bought his 1999 gray mare, Design by Major, 16.1H who has her ROM in open halter, is in foal to CK Kid for a March baby and has produced a World Champion gelding who has 186.5 points. Diane will be visiting Pilot Point and Aubrey, Texas soon. She just had way too much fun to not return as soon as possible.

Lily Won 2 firsts - 2 seconds - 1 third and a Reserve Grand Champion in the All Mare Championship Class. Another 8 points!!

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In 2006, One Awesome Easter Lily, born on Easter Sunday morning 2005, has been shown at the MN Palomino Horse Breeders Show, twice in Windom, MN and at the Iowa Palomino Horse Breeders show, twice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and once in Hutchinson, Kansas at the Kansas Palomino Horse Breeders Association show. Lily has accumulated 33 halter points earning her "Register of Merit" in open halter and she has won 40+ color points also winning her "Register of Merit" in the color classes and winning the coveted Class A Color Championship twice. Lily is going to become our rider for my grandbaby....soon as the two of them are ready.